As I noted a few weeks ago in my post about joining the Nirvanix team, my professional focus is on helping enterprise IT respond to the changing business climate.
Nirvanix management understands that enterprise IT is very different from other potential customers for cloud storage, so they’ve invested in services talent to help bridge the gap between the data center and the cloud. Part of the recent series-A2 round is going to fund the hiring of enterprise services folks, for example.
Nirvanix is also trying to engage with enterprise customers to move their businesses forward. With that in mind, I’m pleased to introduce my new blog at Nirvanix, Enterprise Storage Strategies! I’ve already launched the blog with two posts my Pack Rat readers might be interested in:
- A Fork In the Road, where I talk about the impact of virtualization and cloud services on enterprise IT strategy
- Doing More With Less, where I outline the budget pressures faced by IT groups and suggest a few ways to move forward
This blog is not a marketing or sales vehicle. Rather, it is an attempt to better understand and interact with the enterprise IT world and provide feedback between Nirvanix and its large corporate customers. If you’ve enjoyed reading my work for Storage Magazine, my seminars, and my posts here and at Gestalt IT, I think you’ll benefit from this new blog as well. I’ll occasionally post summaries here to my work on other blogs, but if you want to keep up to date I urge you to subscribe via RSS or follow via Twitter or FriendFeed.
So now I’ve got three blogs with three distinct characters:
|Pack Rat Blog
|My writing on topics of personal interest, from Apple computers, computer history, and plain nonsense to my experiences with enterprise storage and server virtualization
|A shared enterprise IT “online magazine” focused on the technology of storage, servers, networks, and cloud computing
|Enterprise Storage Strategies
|Discussions concentrating on the business of enterprise IT, especially storage as a service and cloud computing
My friend Sunshine says it’s all so confusing with multiple blogs, and she’s right. I welcome your suggestions on how to keep this all straight! Should I cross-post? Link to each post? Occasionally post a digest of links? Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter!