Why does network-attached storage (NAS) have such a poor reputation? This isn't what the vendors want to be talking about, but some recent product announcements and discussions led to this thought. IT folks as a whole don't trust NAS for real work, and 20 years of effort from big names like Sun, Microsoft, NetApp, IBM, and the rest hasn't changed that. Fear Back when I used … [Read more...] about Why Do I Ignore NAS?
I'm pleased to be heading back to Interop this spring with two sessions on enterprise storage. Although significantly changed from the old "Networld + Interop" days, the event is enjoyable and technical, with many interesting sessions and speakers. And the New York show at least had plenty of end user attendees! Interop Las Vegas is April 25-29, 2010, and registration … [Read more...] about Thin Provisioning and Cloud Storage: My Interop 2010 Topics
If the enterprise storage market was the auto market, who would be who?* … [Read more...] about If Storage Vendors Were Automakers…
If reading blogs doesn't give you your enterprise storage fix, there's a new option in town: Twitter! Lots of the top folks in the enterprise storage community are now using the microblogging service, and a regular community has evolved. It's really taken off over the past few months. If you're interested in enterprise storage, here's a short list of the top folks to … [Read more...] about Storage Folks Are Twittering