EMC’s Iomega unit today released the rack-mount storage product we have all been waiting for. The new ix12-300r packs 12 drive bays, scaling from 4 TB all the way to 24 TB, and backs it with quad gigabit iSCSI, redundant power, and everything else the small data center needs.
Thin Provisioning and Cloud Storage: My Interop 2010 Topics
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!
Drobo Adding 4K Drive Support – What About Everyone Else?
Drobo is adding support for 4K-sector “Advanced Format” drives across their product line, but others do not seem as responsive.
The Great Tech Field Day Drobo Sale!
The Drobo is a bit pricey, especially the newly-released Drobo S and Drobo Elite models. I offer a solution: Data Robotics was kind enough to arrange a special Tech Field Day Drobo sale, allowing each delegate who chooses to participate offer their own discount code!
Drobo: First Impressions
Although the Drobo “storage robot”, essentially a friendly home RAID enclosure, has long impressed me, it never fit my laptop-oriented lifestyle. But my home network has changed with the addition of a 2009 Mac Mini server, so it was time for me to pick up a Drobo of my own!