One of the amusing aspects of being self-employed is watching all the giants battle it out. Every company is gunning for someone, but the amazing thing is that they rarely point their sights directly at each other: NetApp is gunning for EMC who's more focused on HP who wants to knock off Oracle who's fixated on IBM. It sounds very "high school romance" but this is … [Read more...] about Every Company Is Gunning For Someone Else
This week I started getting to know a whole bunch of wireless geeks in preparation for Wireless Field Day in March. I also wrote about Light Peak, my search for an AirPrint-compatible printer, and some more on the iPad and ExFAT. On the enterprise IT side, I covered Application Performance Monitoring (with a special offer from SolarWinds) and Dell's potential acquisition of … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, December 10, 2010
My regular series resumes this week. My writing Cloud storage gateway eases transition to cloud storage services Eleven Tech Trends To Watch In 2011 How To Write To Windows NTFS Drives In Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” Introducing “Raising the Floor”, Our Datacenter Podcast Enterprise tech NetApp Snapshot: News On NetApp - Ep 4 December #SANchat - 11 … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, December 3, 2010
Today is the (a?) day of reckoning in the 3Par saga, with Dell widely expected to make a counter-offer higher than HP's bid. But this mega deal, like the Data Domain war before it, sends a strong signal to the enterprise IT world: It's open season on data storage companies! But the rising superpowers are also likely looking at networking as an area of expansion. The game is … [Read more...] about The Enterprise IT Acquisition Game
The storage industry got a lot more competitive this morning, as Dell announced plans to buy 3Par. This is the latest round in a well-established race for the enterprise storage dollar, challenging superpower (and Dell partner) EMC in the high-end SAN space. What does this acquisition say about the industry as a whole? Where are we headed? I've long wished for a new … [Read more...] about Dell + EqualLogic, Exanet, Ocarina, 3Par = What?