Like clockwork, VMware has cranked out another update to their flagship enterprise product, ESX 3.5. The last update came out in early November, 2008, and included some major new functionality. What's in store this time to intrigue storage folks? Not much. For more information on earlier updates, see my articles: Storage Fixes in VMware ESX Server 3.5 Update … [Read more...] about Storage Changes in VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4
Archives for March 2009
I've called myself a "vendor-independent storage consultant" for more than a decade now, but my good friend, Greg Schultz, recently challenged me on that statement. Sure, I haven't worked for a vendor of tin boxes and spinning rust, or the software that runs the stuff, but I'm firmly rooted in the supply side of things. As a provider of consulting services, I just happen to be … [Read more...] about Consulting Is A Perilous Business But Credibility Is What Matters
Are you trying to build a business case for email archiving? Worried that the return you expect from your investment might not be real? I'll be presenting a webinar on the topic on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Join me for a discussion of the real ROI for email archiving! What: Is There a Real ROI for E-mail Archiving: Building a Business Case When: Thursday, March 26, … [Read more...] about Is There A Real ROI For Email Archiving?
I'm pleased to announce that I will be presenting at all four of TechTarget's excellent end user-focused 2009 Storage Decisions conferences in North America! I'm also very excited to be developning two entirely new sessions for the show: Tools and Tricks to Manage Capacity - Knowing how much disk capacity you have allocated, how much is actually being used, and what … [Read more...] about Two New Storage Decisions Sessions for 2009: Capacity Management and Radical Tiered Storage!
Last week I reported my progress upgrading my Mac Mini's RAM and hard drive to extract much more performance out of Apple's little desktop. And indeed, adding a 7200 rpm high-performance laptop hard drive did make a noticeable difference in system responsiveness. But a question came in via email asking, will Western Digital's killer 10,000 rpm VelociRaptor SATA drive work in … [Read more...] about How Far Can You Push a Mac Mini?