This is part of an ongoing series of longer articles I will be posting every Sunday as part of an experiment in offering more in-depth content. I am not the typical enterprise storage user. In fact, I am not an enterprise storage user at all - I am a consultant focused for over a decade on assisting enterprises with their storage architecture and strategy, working with … [Read more...] about A Consultant’s View Of The Enterprise Storage Market
Data Robotics today introduced the second generation of what I think of as a personal storage array, but although the Drobo 2 offers great enhancements, making it a top choice for those needing massive and protected storage on a single computer, it's still not what I'm looking for in a home storage device. … [Read more...] about Drobo 2: Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree
Even though storage virtualization technologies have been on the market for 20 years or more, and numerous companies have tried to sell it as a product in its own right for at least half that long, many are still unsure of what to do with the technology. A great new piece by Dave Raffo, News Director at SearchStorage.com, discusses the wide variety of virtualization solutions … [Read more...] about Storage Virtualization: What Is It Good For?
When I reviewed the Drobo SOHO disk array back in November, I noted that it had only to add a few features before I got really interested: NAS, EXT3, and eSATA. I also noted that only the first of these three would interest the majority of users. Well, apparently the company had the same idea, so today they introduced the DroboShare, a NAS gateway for one or two Drobo … [Read more...] about The Drobo of My Dreams
There has been lots of talk about the Data Robotics (aka Drobo) SOHO "storage robot" - whoever they have doing their marketing deserves a raise! When I first heard about it, I was pretty puzzled - Why care about yet another storage enclosure, especially an overly expensive one that doesn't even have NAS features? On closer examination, I have become a believer in the … [Read more...] about Why I Like Drobo