I spent this week at the 2011 Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond, WA. It was an excellent trip, full of great information that I can't talk about: Microsoft is the only company I have an NDA with! But I can say that no one should count that company out. Although Apple, Google, and Facebook (?!) get all the attention, Microsoft is making some good moves. The Kinnect and Windows … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, March 4, 2011
Ask a Pack Rat A timely question from a comment on my cheap Momentus XT post and continued in my inbox: How well does [the Momentus XT] perform in a Mac laptop? What I've noticed is substantial slow-down on my older MB Pro when there's a lot of virtual memory usage (e.g. when running several apps plus Parallels.) For my next MBP (hopefully in the next 2-3 months), I'm … [Read more...] about Are Hybrid Hard Drives A Good Alternative To An SSD?
Yes! Compellent has just announced at Storage Networking World that they'll be adding enterprise solid state drives (SSDs) to their excellent fully-virtualized storage arrays. Why is this worth shouting about? Simply because their automated block-based tiered storage architecture ought to be able to really take full advantage of the performance offered by SSDs. If you'll pardon … [Read more...] about Compellent Does Enterprise SSD Right
My pal, Greg Schulz, just pointed out that TechTarget has posted the presentations from Storage Decisions New York 2008. If you were there, you might have tried to figure out how to download the presentations at the kiosk/table in the lobby. I couldn't figure it out, myself, though! So you might want to head over to TechTarget's page to download them yourself. And if you … [Read more...] about Storage Decisions New York 2008 Presentations Now Available
I arrived in beautiful Chicago today for the Storage Decisions show at the Hilton here. What a great event this is - loads of interested and committed storage users and some of the best minds in the business get together to talk about how we all do this thing we call storage! I was glad to see Jon Toigo here - while I may not always agree with him, he certainly has vast … [Read more...] about Hello from Storage Decisions Chicago