I'm really thrilled about the improvements Microsoft is making to the core SMB protocol in Windows Server 2012. But it won't really matter if nobody but Microsoft supports the new protocol. So I like to call out to all the enterprise storage vendors: Let me hear your support for SMB3.0! What We Know so Far Obviously, Microsoft is going to support SMB 3.0 in a big way. … [Read more...] about Who Will Support SMB 3.0, and Which Features Will They Support?
During the WWDC "Stevenote" we got a rare glimpse into the mysterious Apple North Carolina data center. Two shots have been seen online so far: One showing showing swoopy Teradata racks and another open, exposing HP rack servers and what looks like a NetApp array. Since Apple spent billions building out this datacenter, and has kept their product choices very quiet, it's … [Read more...] about What Datacenter Equipment Is Apple Using?
Here are my shared links from the first half of the week, featuring more Apple stuff along with storage, virtualization, and a storage gorilla! We kick off this week still focused on Apple (of course) and their new MacBook Air. Although some have suggested it uses a mSATA or PCI Express Mini Card, it definitely does not. Read Apple’s Unconventional New MacBook Air SSD for … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, October 26, 2010
The industry is buzzing with rumors that Isilon will be the next big storage acquisition now that 3PAR is safely in HP's hands. The alleged buyer, EMC, is itself surrounded by rumors of becoming a shared feast for Oracle and Cisco. But there are much more accessible and tasty items on the enterprise IT acquisition menu, and the lower cost of entry makes them much more likely to … [Read more...] about Why FalconStor, Overland, and Sepaton Ought To Be Acquired Before Isilon
Today is the (a?) day of reckoning in the 3Par saga, with Dell widely expected to make a counter-offer higher than HP's bid. But this mega deal, like the Data Domain war before it, sends a strong signal to the enterprise IT world: It's open season on data storage companies! But the rising superpowers are also likely looking at networking as an area of expansion. The game is … [Read more...] about The Enterprise IT Acquisition Game