Data Robotics is back with yet another member in the rapidly-expanding Drobo family of "storage robots." The newly-announced Drobo FS brings gigabit Ethernet, file-sharing protocols, and installable apps to the platform's industry-leading flexibility and data protection. But Drobo FS is no slam dunk: It's expensive, not found in (many) stores, and the value proposition can be … [Read more...] about Review: Will Drobo FS Take The NAS Market By Storm?
If your family was like mine, Thanksgiving was a two-tiered affair: The adults sat at the fancy dining room table while the kids had to sit in the kitchen, some even using a card table and folding chairs. You knew you were grown up when you moved up to the adult table. I guess this American coming-of-age ritual is pretty common with other rituals, too. There's no formal … [Read more...] about CommVault Gives Cloud Storage A Seat At The Adult Table
Concluding my series on vendor blogs, I'd like to share my own experiences. This will be much more personal than the other three articles, but will hopefully still be helpful. We're All Selling Something I've always been a vendor blogger, and so have you. It took me a long time to come to terms with this, but nearly everybody is a vendor of one sort or another: Regardless … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned From Vendor Blogging
Something big is happening in the IT infrastructure blogging world: Previously-independent bloggers are being hired in droves by the major hardware and software vendors, particularly EMC and VMware. What does this mean for the community? This series of articles investigates the impact that this transition will have on the IT infrastructure community. Why Do Vendor Bloggers … [Read more...] about Vendor Bloggers 1: Why Does It Matter?
Today, Google announced that their existing Docs platform will soon open up to storage of all file types. This was widely anticipated, as Google evolved the Docs service over the past year and added references to "Files" rather than specific document types. This could be the next step towards the long-rumored "GDrive" storage offering. Although Google insists that this is … [Read more...] about Is GDrive Finally Being Launched?