Last week, after the Exec Event in Palo Alto, I joined my friend W. Curtis Preston for his first Backup Central Live! event. Curtis has spent years educating IT pros about data protection, this was the first week of a new series of self-produced events. And let me tell you, although I've seen him present dozens of times, Curtis was really in his element here. He held the packed … [Read more...] about See W. Curtis Preston’s Backup Central Live!
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