Wandering the EMC World show floor was very revealing. Along with EMC's new VPLEX, Chris Mellor and I spotted the unannounced SDRAM-based ZeusRAM SSD from STEC. While getting some hands-on time with Iomega's new 12-drive storage array, I spotted an exciting but unannounced feature: The ix12-300r includes native Avamar backup client! Chocolate and Peanut Butter EMC's … [Read more...] about EMC Mixes Avamar Into Iomega ix12-300r
It's that time again, when everyone who thinks they're a pundit (that would be everyone with a blog or Twitter account) has to make predictions for the coming year. But predictions are perilous: Get it right and you look like a mere trend-watcher; get it wrong and you look like a fool. It's such a hassle! So I'm doing something different this year: I'm going to make predictions … [Read more...] about My 2009 IT Industry Predictions
EMC's Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) was one of the most welcome annoucements made during the Symmetrix V-Max introduction. It would be a significant modernization of EMC's Symmetrix line, and would be one of the first unique features of the Symmetrix V-Max line. But many, including me, were disappointed to learn in May that FAST would not be available for upwards of a … [Read more...] about EMC V-Max FAST: Coming in December … And 2010!