Tag: "Virtualization"

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7 Takeaways from EMC World 2014

So, I only spent two days there but what can you say? Lots of energy went into the making of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Efficiency vs. Optimization

“Storage Efficiency” has become a big topic over the past 12 months.  There are a number of new technologies that […]

A Blueprint for Primary Storage Optimization

During the past three to four months the storage industry has seen a spike in the number of reports, white […]

The Side Effects of Backup on Server Virtualization

Server virtualization has changed the IT landscape dramatically.  It has become a magic potion curing a number of ills in […]

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I Lost my Job to AWS

Okay, so maybe I didn’t quite “lose” my job to AWS, but after reading a few articles published in 2014, […]

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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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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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The Hellabyte & the Storage Efficiency Evangelist

What had started out as a joke to a bunch of Californians has turned into “The Official Petition to Establish […]

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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 […]

Virtual Disk Storage

History truly does repeat itself.  We are talking about the history of data storage.  Every once and a while a […]

Sever + Storage Optimization = Datacenter Utopia

Matt Prigge had a really great article on his InfoWorld Data Explosion blog called "VMware vSphere raises the bar -- again".  In […]

Compression 101 for CFOs

CFOs have an incredibly hard job when it comes to helping IT manage a budget.  Let’s face it, there have […]

A Data Protection Tribute to Michael Jackson

I was walking through the data center the other day when I heard one of my colleagues, MJ “Scream”, “I […]