I’ve been working on a new whitepaper for Hitachi focused on privacy laws in the United States and Europe, and what we mere storage folks can do to help comply with them. It’s pretty amazing stuff – the American system is totally different from the European, no surprise. Where they have sweeping top-down rights to […]
Archives for December 2007
The other day, I mentioned that a whitepaper I wrote for Quest Software was adapted into an article for Enterprise Systems Journal. If you’d like to check out the original whitepaper, it is available online at Quest’s web site (registration required). I’m also putting together a list of all the articles and whitepapers I’ve written. […]
Swing on over to InfoStor for an enlightening article on cutting the costs of disaster recovery by the most excellent Michelle Hope. I’m proud to be part of this article – it’s packed with common-sense advice. Not to sound too much like Mr. Toigo, but I’ve been telling people this for a long time: Rather […]
I remember a few years ago (after the September 11 air-travel earthquake) talking to a friend and saying that airlines needed to invent a new way to allow people to bring along baggage, since checking bags at the counter had become untenable. Well, it looks to me that a little-used old option has exploded in […]
So yesterday we finished ripping our entire CD collection – we’ve now completed our switch to digital music at home. It’s done. It amuses me to think of the statistics: We have 11,284 tracks stored, including 279 Christmas songs and 549 kids songs! Most songs were ripped using LAME at the VBR3 setting in joint […]
Chris Evans’ posting about the lack of 2.5″ Enterprise Arrays got me thinking. About two years ago, I predicted that the 2.5″ form factor would make a significant entry in the enterprise space as a way to bring performance (in the form of more spindles) to the enterprise storage array world. I reiterated this in […]
As I mentioned before, and again, I’ve been working with a team at Contoural on an e-Book for TechTarget on the topic of email archiving. Chapter 6, focused on running an RFP, was just published. This is sponsored by Symantec. Go grab a copy for yourself!
Swing on over to Enterprise Systems Journal to check out an article I wrote with Ron Robbins of Quest Software on the top ten best practices for email archiving. This was based on a whitepaper I wrote for Quest, and I’m pretty happy with how it came out.
So my family is going to see the Nutcracker ballet this weekend – a beautiful holiday tradition, I think. We wanted to rent a copy on video so the kids could get ready to see what it’s all about, but no dice. We can get Barbie, Tom & Jerry, and even Robot Chicken, but no […]
Ok, so after reading the thoughtful response from Spock’s Maia, I thought I must be crazy. I know that it didn’t say anything about sending a mail to all those people when I clicked “Request Trust”, but she says it would say that and posted a screen shot to prove it. Was I a dope? […]