George Crump

Profile of George Crump

President, Storage Switzerland
Blog Posts: 328
George Crump is president and founder of Storage Switzerland, an IT analyst firm focused on the storage and virtualization segments. With 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for datacenters across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, and SAN. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland, he was CTO at one the nation’s largest storage integrators, where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection. George is responsible for the storage blog on InformationWeek's website and is a regular contributor to publications such as Byte and Switch, SearchStorage, eWeek, SearchServerVirtualizaiton, and SearchDataBackup.
Articles by George Crump
posted in June 2009

The Cloud Needs Fast, Scalable Storage

While cloud storage providers need scalable, inexpensive but reliable slow storage, cloud compute providers typically need fast, scalable storage. In this case you have potentially thousands of users, asking potentially hundreds of users to request data from potentially one massive storage array and it can often become the bottleneck.

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Dedupe's Next Era - Part Two

The most significant component of this next era will be the move out of backup focused deduplication and up the storage stack to the secondary and primary storage tiers.

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DeDupe's Next Era -- Part One

Many will say that the next area of focus for dedupe will be in archive and primary storage -- and it will. But understand that backup will continue to be a major focus as it remains the greatest source of redundant data sets.

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BD Event vs. SNW

The BD Event appeals to new emerging companies. These guys need one-on-one time with analysts, press and fellow storage suppliers. I was surprised by the lack of large vendors at the event and it seems like a missed opportunity to me.

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Cloud Storage Status Check

The cloud storage and cloud service markets are so robust there are hundreds if not thousands of offerings, and the markets are beginning to become segmented into specific use cases.

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EMC's Next Move

EMC just submitted a major and very public no confidence vote in their current partnerships and products.

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EMC Responds

There is someone else lurking in the wings on this deal and I think now that the gloves are off we will see someone else enter the contest for Data Domain.

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