In an article for Enterprise Storage Forum, Paul Shread comments on the positive reviews that various deduplication technologies got at Storage Decisions from analysts and end users. He suggests that less than 10% of attendees were using deduplication already, but that others were inspired by their experience and would be using it soon. Paul goes on to quote me, saying I … [Read more...] about Is Deduplication Ready for Prime Time?
Archives for September 2008
Another Storage Decisions has come and gone, and 2008's New York show did not disappoint. TechTarget always recruits an excellent set of conferencegoers, and not even the Wall Street crisis could dampen attendance. Even Spike Lee, Richard Gere, Dian Lane, Keira Knightley, John McCain, and Sarah Palin made appearances at this year's show! (No, seriously, they were really … [Read more...] about Storage Decisions New York 2008 Feedback
This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I will be posting every Sunday as part of an experiment in offering more in-depth content. I am not the typical enterprise storage user. In fact, I am not an enterprise storage user at all - I am a consultant focused for over a decade on assisting enterprises with their storage architecture and strategy, working with … [Read more...] about A Consultant’s View Of The Enterprise Storage Market
Wow! Apple is recalling and replacing all of the compact power adapters shipped with every iPhone 3G sold to date in many countries! According to Apple's support release, the prongs can break off and become lodged in an outlet, posing a risk of electric shock. And of course, inconveniencing the person who wants to keep their iPhone charged! American-style two-blade adapters in … [Read more...] about Apple Replaces ALL iPhone 3G Power Adapters
VMware packed a lot into their 2008 VMworld conference, including an outline of their "three pillars" strategy, focused on vClient, vCloud, and something they are calling the Virtual Datacenter Operating System. While it is debatable if this last item really is an operating system, it's certainly a major strategic change in messaging. VDC-OS is divided into four … [Read more...] about What is VMware VDC-OS vStorage?