I've got a new video podcast up and running: Raising the Floor is a series of discussions about the future of enterprise IT. I kicked the series off talking about one of my favorite topics: Cloud storage. I invited two excellent guests to join me for this conversation: Josh Goldstein, VP of Marketing, Cirtas Andres Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, Nasuni It was a pretty … [Read more...] about Talking Cloud Storage Gateways With Nasuni and Cirtas
I've never been a fan of thin provisioning as a storage management tool. Don't get me wrong, I love having thin provisioning in my toolkit to overcome the limitations of conventional filesystems. Thin provisioning just gets under my skin when folks try to use it to solve business problems like long deployment time and slow purchasing cycles. If you attended any of the thin … [Read more...] about Overcoming The Limits Of Thin Provisioning With Automatic Provisioning!
Change is not a word normally associated with storage, and revolution is practically unheard of. Today's modern enterprise storage systems and networks employ massive resources to do one simple thing: Emulate the basic hard disk drives used over three decades ago. But cracks are appearing in our mausoleum of fake disks: Application developers are discovering the value of object … [Read more...] about From CAS to Cloud: Revolutionary Storage
I'm loving the Woo theme for this blog, and especially love that they integrated the cool TimThumb script to automatically resize thumbnails for the main page. But everything stopped working when I added TanTan's Wordpress-S3 plugin to store my images on Amazon's servers. Luckily, I found a fix! The first step was upgrading Woo's version of TimThumb.php. I downloaded the … [Read more...] about How To Make TimThumb Play Nicely With TanTan’s WordPress S3 Plugin
Data Robotics is back with yet another member in the rapidly-expanding Drobo family of "storage robots." The newly-announced Drobo FS brings gigabit Ethernet, file-sharing protocols, and installable apps to the platform's industry-leading flexibility and data protection. But Drobo FS is no slam dunk: It's expensive, not found in (many) stores, and the value proposition can be … [Read more...] about Review: Will Drobo FS Take The NAS Market By Storm?