I'm not a big fan of data reduction technology, yet I found myself talking compression and de-duplication all week. Between Storage Decisions and my recent posts over at SearchStorage and The Storage Community, I've had quite a bit to say on the subject. Funny enough, I'm not really a fan of data reduction technology for primary storage. Too often, data reduction is more … [Read more...] about Data Reduction: the Condensed Version
Archives for September 2011
whith·er - Adverb/Ëˆ(h)wiTÍŸHÉ™r/ 1. To what place or state: "whither are we bound?". VMworld always generates buzz, but news of a major push to change the basic access method for enterprise storage took many by surprise. Extending the work already done with VAAI and VASA, this new development takes VMware storage integration to a whole new level. But the one element of … [Read more...] about Alas, VMware, Whither HDS?
Last week, I let the cat out of the bag regarding the next Tech Field Day event, which kicks off on Thursday! Today, let's take a look at the great lineup of companies that will be presenting at this event. Many are new startups, including Nutanix, Pure Storage, and SolidFire, while others are more established, like Nasuni, Symantec, DataDirect Networks, Arista and … [Read more...] about Tech Field Day 8 Presenter Lineup
It seems that hardware vendors are finally answering the call of Mac users seeking to use Thunderbolt as a generic interface for expansion cards. Last week, Magma, best known for its line of PCI express expansion chassis, announced a three board Thunderbolt version, the ExpressBox 3T. Although the company has not yet released timing and pricing, they are signing up prospective … [Read more...] about Magma Brings 3-Card PCIe Expansion To Mac Thunderbolt Users
Earlier this week, Hitachi GST (soon to be part of Western Digital) announced they would soon ship a 1 TB single-platter hard disk drive. But archrival Seagate rained on their parade financing immediate shipment of their own 4 TB unit. With the industry consolidating rapidly, it's good to see healthy competition among the two remaining hard disk drive giants. Seagate's 4 TB … [Read more...] about Seagate Jumps Hitachi’s Density Record With 4 TB Hard Disk Announcement