Category: IT

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The Desired State of IT

Server virtualization has long promised unprecedented economic savings for IT; and, to be fair, there are some area where server […]

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DeDupe 3.0

At one point during my days at IBM I had the title, Storage Efficiency Evangelist.  My role was to help […]

The Data Apocalypse

2014, The Year of the Undead, the Year of Tape

I don’t know about you all, but I am really tired of hearing about tape being “dead”.  As the picture […]

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Flash: Accelerated Adoption

As any new technology comes to market, in IT we see the adoption of that technology, as long as it […]

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“Big Enough” Data

Say the word “infrastructure” at Strata conference and you hear people start talking mostly about software.  One of the biggest […]

CRIMINAL MINDS

Big Data Catches a Killer

One of my favorite shows is Criminal Minds.  I think most people that are like me, like those sorts of […]

REALTIME DATA

Big Data is OUT, Real-time Data is IN

Okay, the time has come to retire “Big Data”.  There was a great post in TechCrunch at the begining of […]

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Flape and Floud

Last week, in the midst of doing research on Flash/SSD I spent a good deal of time speaking to one […]

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Defining Big Data

Tuesday night I attended an event – storagefest II 2012, which was hosted by Valhalla Partners.  The event was a […]

Dell/Ocarina – Too Little, Too Late

On October 11, 2011, at Dell World, Dell announced a component to their DX6000G object based storage called an “SCN” […]

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Storage Alchemy LLC / VMTurbo

Okay, so it is official, Storage Alchemy LLC is off the ground and running.  Right now I am helping some […]

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Exit, Stage Left Even…

Okay, it has been about 30 days and I am now out of IBM.  It was a great run and […]

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Desinging Storage Architectures

An interview about designing new storage architectures I did while at FedScoop this year in Washington, DC.    Send article […]

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Flash is Really about Economics

Kudos to IBM!  For the first time since I can remember, they have come out, loud and proud about storage […]

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The Storage Alchemist from Strata 2013

The Storage Alchemist talks about his findings from Strata 2013.  Interesting that there wasn't much talk about infrastructure and infrastructure […]

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Deduplication for Flash / SSD & Tiering

As a part of being a storage evangelist, I spend a lot of time educating sales as well as customers […]

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The Business End of Storage

Last week I presented at an event for Storage Magazine in the famous London Tower Bridge (shown here)  It was […]

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EasyTier Trumps FAST

So, it has been a while but I wanted to start sharing a lot of the great things going on […]

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Fixed Input vs. Variable Input Compression

As a number of you know, I have been blogging about the merits of Real-time Compression.  It may be of […]

Storage Efficiency Panel – SNW 2011 Fall

Yesterday I was on a panel at SNW in Orlando Florida.  The panel was hosted by Dave Vellente, Founder of […]