Although the dead-tree version of TechTarget's excellent Storage Magazine is no more, the company today released the premiere issue of its online counterpart! Available as both a web-based magazine and a PDF download, Storage Magazine Online continues with many of the same editors and writers, including Rich Castagna at the helm. You can still subscribe to the online edition … [Read more...] about Introducing Storage Magazine Online!
Archives for January 2009
Update: Check out the latest multi-vendor iSCSI post! I usually don't write about other peoples' articles on this blog, preferring to stick to my own independent work. But this time I'm making an exception. If you use or are interested in VMware ESX 3.x and iSCSI, you simply must go read Chad Sakac's post on the topic. Co-written with just about everyone in the industry … [Read more...] about Essential Reading for VMware ESX iSCSI Users!
I'm not an inherently tidy person. That's one reason that I upgraded my MacBook Pro's hard disk to 320 GB! But as a storage and data management consultant, I generally keep my computers much cleaner than my office. So I was surprised to see a pop-up window on my Mac telling me that my hard drive was full! It was time to investigate data management applications for OS X. … [Read more...] about Clean Up Your Mac! Essential OS X Tidiness Tools and Techniques
I'm not blogging to get traffic; I'm blogging because I have something to say. But, being a curious person, I do measure my blog traffic, and I've become interested in how the search engine optimization gurus ply their trade. So a recent tip on using a custom Google Analytics filter to determine "front page" placement on that search engine piqued my curiosity. After just one … [Read more...] about Measuring the Importance of Google’s First Page
I've been talking about storage capacity utilization for my entire career, but the storage industry doesn't seem to be getting anywhere. Every year or so, a new study is performed showing that half of storage capacity in the data center is unused. And every time there is a predictable (and poorly thought through) "networked storage is a waste of time" response. The good news … [Read more...] about Storage Utilization Remains at 2001 Levels: Low!