I'm very pleased to have been invited to attend the Dell Storage Forum in London on January 9-12. I've been closely following Dell's progress in the field of enterprise storage, and look forward to learning more at this event. Even better, I have been told that many of my friends in the enterprise storage community will be joining me in London, including Chris Evans, Nigel … [Read more...] about Dell Storage Forum – London, UK
I never skip a chance to travel to Europe, and I'm really looking forward to my trip to Storage Networking World (SNW) in Frankfurt tomorrow. As always, the great folks over there are organizing a Storagebeers event, and it will be wonderful to see all my European friends once again. First thing Thursday morning I'll be on a train to Amsterdam and Storage Expo NL. Storage … [Read more...] about European Trip: SNW Europe, Storage Expo NL, and Storagebeers
It's been a slow week (the holidays) and a crazy one. I've started pouring out the thin provisioning series, with 10 posts so far, as well as launching a new video "talk show" about enterprise IT. And I've got a new post over at SearchStorage, too. Whew! My State of the Art Thin Provisioning series Storage is Not Getting Cheaper Thin Provisioning: Attacking Storage … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, January 7, 2011
Warning: This is an uncharacteristically grumpy blog post. I write about technology and gadgets. One truism that's especially true of this world is "Nil novi sub sole" - there's nothing new under the sun. Most new electronics, from flashing trinkets to data center whales, incorporate existing technologies, often in non-novel ways. Another useful metaphor is "standing on the … [Read more...] about Ask Yourself: Is This Response Adding To The Conversation?
There were some interesting events and blog posts last week. This new weekly feature highlights those! Enterprise IT 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 … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Content From the Week of May 2, 2009