Before you read this, check out Today’s Storage: Same As It Ever Was for a bit of background... For the past few decades, some of the best minds in computer science have been drawn to the question of storage. How can data be better protected, shared, and exploited? Given the price and performance profiles of various storage devices, how can we maximize benefit for a given … [Read more...] about Waves of Storage Innovation
Data storage has always been one of the most conservative areas of enterprise IT. There is little tolerance for risk, and rightly so: Storage is persistent, long-lived, and must be absolutely reliable. Lose a server or network switch and there is the potential for service disruption or transient data corruption, but lose a storage array (and thus the data on it) and there can … [Read more...] about Today’s Storage: Same As It Ever Was
Being a history buff stuck in the storage industry, I've long had an interest in how we got where we are. So much of the storage industry is rooted in legacy, and we can learn much by knowing why things turned out the way they did. I'd like to kick off a series of articles with an exploration of a key piece of storage technology, the open systems NAS array. Now, lots of … [Read more...] about Storage History: The 3Server
Marc Farley challenged us storage geeks to wave our junk flags and reveal just how many computers we have. Well, I'm really not sure... Let's see - in order of usefulness... Networked: Dell XPS M1210 laptop (killer!) with 120GB internal and 500 GB Western Digital My Book backup drive TiVo Series 3 with 250 GB (yeah yeah not yet upgraded) TiVo Series 2 with 140 … [Read more...] about These computers are not junk!