My mom had a laugh way back then, when I got my first job in this industry: " I always knew you'd wanted to be an architect," she said, "but why does it have to be closets and garages?" That was me, Storage Architect at last! These days, when another parent at the soccer game or church asks what I do for a living, I go through a little semantic dance. I start with business … [Read more...] about Information, Data, and Storage
Archives for July 2007
"There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe there are two kinds of people in this world, and those who don't." This week, EMC's Chief Development Officer, Mark Lewis, posted a thoughtful blog "episode" supposing that there are two kinds of data in this world: OLTP and all of the rest. It's an interesting idea, so let's bat it around a little. Mark … [Read more...] about There Are Two Kinds…
So thin provisioning is everywhere! Well, at least that's what you would think if you've read all the press releases this year. It seems like everyone has just announced and provisioning. So how can you tell them apart? Here are a few easy questions to ask! Is it generally available? Many vendors have announced thin provisioning as a future feature in their next … [Read more...] about How Thin Are You?
After sticking staunchly to real CDs for home listening, I finally succumbed and expanded my terabyte house into the digital audio server domain. In the end, it was audiophile Mark Schlack from TechTarget who won me over - if digital audio is good enough for him, then it ought to be good enough for me! Although both of my TiVos can browse and play mp3 files, they require … [Read more...] about Making the Switch to Digital Music at Home
I guess I kind of touched Jon Toigo nerve when I said he was "promoting himself". Sounds like he took offense to the term, but perhaps he shouldn't have! Let me give you some background, gentle reader... I've never worked for a "product company" in the storage industry, I'm a services guy. And services are all about selling people - their skills and their time. So rather … [Read more...] about Blogketing Ourselves