After a successful presentation on enterprise storage in the cloud on Monday, I’m looking forward to wrapping up Cloud Slam ’09 in style. And what better way to discuss the storage implications of cloud computing than to get just about everybody doing storage in the cloud on one panel? I’ve got an idea! How about […]
Archives for April 2009
As I noted a few weeks ago in my post about joining the Nirvanix team, my professional focus is on helping enterprise IT respond to the changing business climate. Nirvanix management understands that enterprise IT is very different from other potential customers for cloud storage, so they’ve invested in services talent to help bridge the […]
Hiding in the shadow of the huge VMware vSphere 4 announcement was a very interesting introduction by EMC: PowerPath/VE. As I mentioned in my post on storage changes in vSphere 4, PowerPath/VE plugs into the new pluggable storage architecture (PSA) found in vSphere 4 versions of ESX and takes over the decision-making and heavy-lifting tasks related to communicating with storage systems.D
VMware officially launched their next-generation (version 4) enterprise family of products today under the “vSphere 4” name. As I’ve been doing for the last few major ESX releases, I’m focusing this post on the storage changes present in vSphere 4.
I am pleased to be part of Cloud Slam ’09, the cloud computing virtual conference! My presentation on Monday evening focuses on the emergence of cloud storage in the enterprise space: Why it’s important, what it is, and how to act on it. I start by talking about the drivers, including the unexpectedly high cost […]
Iomega has been a staple of the desktop computing environment for decades, but the company’s products have never been quite at home in even small corporate data centers. That changes today with the introduction of the iSCSI StorCenter Pro ix4-200r. As of now, EMC’s SOHO storage subsidiary is a serious challenger in the small business […]
I’ll be joining John Troyer’s VMware Communities Podcast #44 tomorrow, April 14, and will be leading a segment focused on the changing storage landscape. I’m really looking forward to talking with John and the rest, since this is such a solid, fair, and content-rich podcast series!
EMC completely took over April 14 to launch their next-generation Symmetrix enterprise storage system. Sporting their new V-Max architecture, the Symmetrix (let’s just call it DMX-5, ok?) is a scale-out system based on standard components wrapped together into a multiprocessing powerhouse. This news is so fresh you would leave footprints if you step in it, […]
DroboPro is here, and it’s quite a compelling offering. It’s generating buzz (DroboPro was the number one trend on Twitter for a while on Tuesday) but is it deserving? In a word, yes. But I’m still not going to buy one! The Drobo for Pros Just as in Apple’s Mac and MacBook lineup, the “Pro” […]
I’m off to Orlando this morning for Storage Networking World (SNW) Spring 2009. It will be great to see all of my friends in the industry again, though EMC will be quiet in the run-up to EMC World and the DMX-5 “Tigon” launch mysterious April 14th announcement! I will be wearing two hats at the […]