There were some interesting events and blog posts last week. This new weekly feature highlights those!
- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Reliance On Backup Tapes – What’s wrong with backup tapes? They’re inaccessible, making them unsuitable for most applications. My latest post for my Enterprise Storage Strategies blog.
- Is Licensing Turning vSphere Into Vista? – A group post for Gestalt IT suggesting that VMware’s tiered licensing strategy for the vSphere 4 family might cause anguish for customers
- Infosmack Episode 2 – EMC, David Donatelli and Non-Compete Agreements – I joined the StorageMonkeys Infosmack podcast to discuss EMC, Dave Donatelli, and con-compete agreements with Greg Knieriemen, Marc Farley of 3Par and StorageRap, and Tony Asaro of the INI Group
- IT utilities, the biggest game in town – Chris Mellor of The Register suggests that the biggest IT vendors are positioning to lock up the IT market.
- The Non-Compete Clause Debate….. – Steve Duplessie muses on the pros and cons of non-compete agreements and what they mean for the IT industry
- Who’s the pot & who’s the kettle? – W. Curtis Preston reacts to the skirmishes between Tony Asaro and the EMC bloggers
- The Only VMware-certified NAS in its Category: Why the Iomega StorCenter ix4-200r Will Resonate with Small Businesses – Jerome Wendt expands on the Iomega StorCenter Pro ix4-200r
- Don’t focus too much on costs, cloud computing is about business agility – CapGemini reminds us that cloud computing isn’t just about reducing costs
- What we talk about when we talk about cloud computing – The Google Enterprise blog lays down some of the hard facts about building a cloud on your own
- Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Chris Evans provides one of the best reviews yet of Sun’s Amber Road open source-based storage systems
- Brocade Pokes Cisco in the Eye, Switches for IBM – A great headline and solid reporting by Om Malik on one of the first reactions to Cisco UCS
- TheInfoPro: Analysis or Marketing? – StorageMonkeys continues their probing of the storage analyst community
- A “Tweeterview” with Stephen Foskett, Nirvanix Consulting Director – Sunshine interviews me about Nirvanix, storage, and my new role
- Achieving Email Bliss with IMAP, Gmail, and Apple Mail – A deep, long post on GMail, IMAP, Mac OS X Mail, and how to get all three to play nicely together.
- Monitor Your Mac Remotely With iStat for iPhone – I love iStat for Mac OS X and the iPhone and had been meaning to write a review. This AppleBlog post is just about what I might have written!
- There Goes Chrysler – NPR’s awesome Planet Money blog reported the breaking news of Chrysler’s bankruptcy
- The Venture Capital Math Problem and The Venture Capital Math Problem (continued) – Fred Wilson points out that there can be no such thing as unlimited venture capital
- Is it time to cut the Ethernet access cable? – Has pervasive wireless Ethernet made wired ports unnecessary?
- Interview with Micah Baldwin, Father of FollowFriday – Micah calls me out as someone who is doing interesting things on Twitter!