Today is moving day for me. I’ve spent months packing up my life into three sizes of boxes (packetizing?) and now the movers are here to take it away (transport layer!) It’s amazing to me how tightly packed the first boxes are, and how sparse the last ones end up! Ironically, the most important stuff […]
Archives for June 2007
Being a history buff stuck in the storage industry, I’ve long had an interest in how we got where we are. So much of the storage industry is rooted in legacy, and we can learn much by knowing why things turned out the way they did. I’d like to kick off a series of articles […]
I’m moving. As always happens, moving is a great time to rid ones self of baggage and clutter. So I’m saying goodbye to some old friends: four PCs and two monitors. It wasn’t easy, though, and not because of sentiment. In this age of environmental regulations, how do you toss a PC?
I love the iPhone. Who wouldn’t? It combines (seemingly) useful music, internet, and phone features in one device. But I doubt I’ll ever pull the trigger on this version for one simple reason: The iPhone has a serious storage problem.
Marc Farley challenged us storage geeks to wave our junk flags and reveal just how many computers we have. Well, I’m really not sure… Let’s see – in order of usefulness… Networked: Dell XPS M1210 laptop (killer!) with 120GB internal and 500 GB Western Digital My Book backup drive TiVo Series 3 with 250 GB […]
Hu Yoshida speculated in his blog that most folks would rather outsource their home media storage than keep terabytes of storage in their home. Sure, he was speaking for HDS, which has no home storage ambitions, but I respect him and can understand his point. I already outsource my personal email because I can get […]
So NetApp is bundling their software for their low-end iSCSI arrays according to CRN. Aah that perennial battle of a la carte pricing versus bundles… Is it better to offer customers everything they might need at a single price or to give them the chance to pick and choose? Let’s think about it…
I’ve said before that Microsoft’s work in the field of enterprise storage was truly remarkable. Every other operating system vendor, as well as the grubby hordes developing Linux and BSD, should be ashamed that the “evil empire” beat them to the punch with great storage ideas like VSS, VDS, and transportable backup integration. Well, it […]
I love my new Series 3 TiVo, but I use it with a 4:3 tube TV. This is a nice TV, mind you, with 16:9 enhanced mode, but I have an issue when it comes to the TiVo. Any time the TV gets an HD signal, it switches to enhanced mode and letterboxes it. This […]
I’m a pack rat. It’s true. You should see my home office – it’s full of treasures I’ve accumulated over almost four decades. I’m even paid to be a pack rat in my professional life! You see, I’m in the business of data storage. It all makes sense now, doesn’t it? But the time has […]