It was a week of HAM in the enterprise storage industry and angry arguments in the CloudCamp camp. But things looked up at the end with a productive discussion about backups. Google sent us a wave, but nobody was happy when GM threatened to collapse.
- HDS’ HAM-Fisted Announcement did not impress, with many wondering (So Long And Thanks For All The Fish) what exactly the company had announced. But by week’s end (USP-V and Hitachi High Availability Manager) we had figured out How It Works and even had some time for jokes.
- What should be in the cloud? How about some profiling questions nobody’s asking re: cloud applications
- Want your own iSCSI array? StarWind has responded to your comments, 2TB at no cost!
- What Is a Backup? Some great discussion (Backup to the Future) and a solution: When Is A Copy A Backup?
- Howard Marks is also doing a great job with backup and archiving: See Of Backups and Archives, Storing Archival Data – Part Deux, and All Archive Data is Not Alike
- I joined Chris Evans, Marc Farley, and Greg Knierieman for Infosmack Episode #6 – HDS USP-V announcement, EMC non-competes and changes at VMworld
- ‘Nuff said: And people wonder why I hate HP, Google Could Learn a Thing or Two from EMC, Virtualization: Why Microsoft cares
- Tim O’Reilly took a look at a technology I just didn’t get, but changed my mind with Google Wave: What Might Email Look Like If It Were Invented Today?
- Want a crazy car to get your mind off of GM and Chrysler? How about the 500-hp Ariel Atom 500 V8
- A wonderfully long and detailed article: Lessons from the Vaccine—Autism Wars
- Finally, take a look at this amazing video: Louis CK “Everything’s amazing, nobody’s happy”