Many storage challenges focus on correlating high-level uses of data (such as applications) with the nuts and bolts of storage infrastructure. These discussions often revolve around the conflict between data management, which demands an ever-smaller unit of management, and storage management, which benefits most from consolidation. Developing data management capability that is … [Read more...] about Granularity: The Hidden Challenge of Storage Management
After years spent focusing on personal technology, businesses are increasingly turning back to the enterprise. There are many reasons for this, but the biggest one is the poor economy. Individuals simply have less free cash to spend on gadgets and software, and the meagre profits are increasingly going into the pockets of a single company: Apple. The corporate IT market is … [Read more...] about Meet the Enterprise IT Superpowers
As my friend Stu Miniman pointed out, a recent VMware video suggests the company is about to jump into networking in a big way. Dubbed "vFabric," This new offering would be a generic hypervisor for virtual network devices, from load balancers to security appliances, and would presumably be integrated with the existing vNetwork Distributed Switch functionality. This appears to … [Read more...] about A VMware Hypervisor For Networkers?
I'll be reporting live and direct all week from the vicinity of Seattle, WA at Gestalt IT's Tech Field Day Seattle. I'm organizing this "co-op analyst day for bloggers" event series, and I'm so pleased with how it's come out. Read on to learn more about the event, the folks, and how you can be a part of it! Tech Field Day 101 Tech Field Day is a series of events organized by … [Read more...] about Live This Week: Gestalt IT Tech Field Day Seattle