The cloud frenzy is getting out of control. It may be time for a reality check
What's Next With Flash?
What we need is some kind of automagic mechanism for identifying the hot data and migrating it to the Flash-enabled Tier 0
The FCoE Effect
The big winners could be the storage HBA vendors while the traditional IP card manufacturers may be at risk
Cisco Rocks the Data Center
Networking giant Cisco has declared war on IBM and HP by introducing its own servers and trying to unify the data center fabric. As for storage, it took the smart
Sun As An Independent Business Unit Of IBM
If IBM acquires Sun, and that prospect becomes increasingly likely with each day that passes without a denial, here's one thing it should consider doing: it should keep Sun intact and operate it as an independent business unit, much like EMC did with VMware.
Not So Secret Pricing
I have a couple of suggestions if you are looking for information on what storage systems really cost
Getting SharePoint Under Control
As users embrace greater information sharing and collaboration, Mimosa is offering a centralized method to archive dispersed data, apply business polices, and avoid cost
10G Ethernet Deployments Continue to Become Easier to Justify
The need for higher speed networks is evident in many small and medium businesses. Companies are moving larger, more complex files, such as video and voice, from end station to end station and need more bandwidth to support those transactions. In response, one of the industryï¿¼s leading networking vendors has tried to make it simpler for them to deploy 10G Ethernet connections.
Brits Have SSD Fun
These boffins built a gamer's PC and hooked up 24 of Samsung's 250GB MLC SSDs to create a really fast 6-TB RAID array
More on SSDs as SSTs
Enterprise flash is about a year old. I figure it will take us another three years to really know how to use it effectively
Changing Storage Priorities, Practices
Join Byte and Switch and InformationWeek for a presentation of original research on the state of enterprise storage at our 'Innovations in Storage' Virtual Event
What Does It Cost?
It seems that some storage vendors, software vendors in particular, just don't want to tell you what their products cost
SSDs Are in the Cards
Flash cards are going to be very cost effective, and that makes it possible for an SSD purchase to fly under the radar
WAN Controller Gains Security Features
The boundary lines between network and security functions have become blurrier recently. In response, one WAN controller supplier has integrated security features in its product, a change designed to make it easier for small and medium companies to manage their WAN connections.
Backup Tapes Stolen From NYPD
So what lessons can we learn from this? Encrypt your backup tapes. I'll keep telling you this til I stop seeing these stories come up
Storage vendor blogs are a good place to find product information, technical analysis, and the best trash-talking in the IT industry
Innovation Is Incremental
Almost every technological revolution was really backed by a lot of evolution that then crystallized into one vision
Seagate, IBM & Bad Firmware
If you've added any storage kit in the past nine months or so with 250 GB or larger drives, you may also face a problem
Future Of The Phone, Again
We're in uncertain times now, and vendors have to try multiple approaches to find the right product mix going forward.
Cost Optimizing for Performance
With larger drives and space optimization technologies, users have a lot of options for holding all their archive and backup data for a very long time
Clusters & Grids & Clouds! Oh My!
As reasonable storage geeks, we should be able to come up with a definition of cloud storage that serves us as users rather than the guy who wants to sell