With yesterday's release of both an iSCSI version of it's entry-level DS3300 and a complete, Microsoft Simple SAN-certified DS3400 solution, IBM is bringing the love to the ... umm ... well ... compact (?) end of the storage market. See, we can't call it "low-end" because these devices are decidedly not "low-end" in their functionality. And we can't call it "entry-level" or … [Read more...] about IBM Warms to the Compact Storage Market
Archives for August 2007
Note: This didn't happen. It was merely a rumor. The stock market was alive with rumors that Seagate might be bought by an unnamed Chinese company, as reported in the New York Times, among others. This comes after a week of insider whispers about a possible tieup between Seagate and memory-makers, Micron or SanDisk, itself a Seagate spin-off. It seems that the hot disk drive … [Read more...] about Seagate Going to China?
Beth Pariseau over at SearchStorage.com has another great interview, this time with "Mr. SCSI", Larry Boucher of Alacritech. Despite being early to market with TCP offload engine (TOE) Ethernet NICs, and iSCSI HBAs in particular, the company has been less successful than many would have expected. This is probably because most folks just didn't use 'em - iSCSI works fine with … [Read more...] about Larry Boucher: The Future Is Mine! (in 2009…)
OK, so let me get this straight. A recent study in the UK shows that 94% of IT managers in the UK regularly buy more storage than they need, 38% of all storage is unused, and 69% find storage management increasingly difficult. Yet only 44% feel that they shouldn't have to do this? What's wrong with the other half? Are they happy buying more storage than they need? I … [Read more...] about 50% of UK IT Managers Must Be Crazy!
I've decided to add additional sub-feeds to my blog for those who don't care about one topic or another. If you're currently subscribed, this means nothing to you since the current feed is a super-set containing all posts. But if you want just a subset, read on! There are now five Foskett feeds! All Posts (the superset of the following) Computer History - mapped to … [Read more...] about Five Foskett Feeds!