Another bit of self-promotion: My latest article for Storage Magazine, Can iSCSI Crack the Enterprise?, has just been published in the July issue.
Archives for July 2007
Without getting into the debate on blogketing (I’ll save that for another post), I was pretty impressed by Chuck Hollis’ recent post on ILM. I think he’s made a good discussion of the wherefores of ILM, and maybe counteracted a bit of the prevailing anti-ILM argument. I’ve been in the trenches on storage content (aka […]
Just a quick bit of self-promotion… Stephen Bigelow wrote a nice iSCSI versus Fibre Channel article for SearchStorage, quoting me.
This just in! Hot on the heels of, well, everyone else in the world, Brocade announced that it was adding thin provisioning. Sadly, they have no storage to provision, but they added the feature anyway. “We felt it was important to offer this importantly important feature across all of our products,” Neil Oone, Director of […]
Looks like storage security just might happen after all. Although EMC has done little to capitalize on their acquisition of RSA, I’ve been seeing a lot of interest in the security space for the last year. Take a look at NeoScale with their global key manager, and you’ll see an interesting twist on the security […]
The Storage Anarchist asks if corporate blogs are just so much marketing collateral. Well, to me, I always take them with a grain of salt. And not just those that directly emanate from a corporate domain name, either. Remember that Mr. Burke works for EMC and has blogged much more favorably about that company’s recent […]
Marc Farley’s challenge of listing all the devices on our home networks got me thinking —I’ve got an awful lot of Linux devices, but all of them are infrastructure rather than interactive PCs. Of the 10 devices currently attached my home network, four are Linux based (two TiVos, a Linksys router, and Linksys NAS), three […]
It isn’t every day that a new hard disk technology is introduced, but Samsung recently did just that with the introduction of their SpinPoint MH80. This conventional looking SATA hard drive packs 256 MB of NAND flash memory alongside two conventional platters totaling 160 GB of traditional magnetic storage. Tellingly, it’s a 2.5” laptop drive […]
Yes, folks, China is rising in storage industry. A while back, my good friend Marc Staimer suggested that Huawei might become the next great storage vendor. Well, Huawei’s joint venture with 3Com has now become 3Com’s unit in China, H3C. That’s right, Bob Metcalfe’s old company bought Huawei out of the venture this year in […]
I’m finally getting settled back in after my physical storage and migration effort these last few weeks! I’m now located in the heartland of Wooster, Ohio rather than the headland of Massachusetts! 😉 If it’s true that “stuff”, like gas, expands to fill all available space then at least I now have more space for […]