I'm not a big fan of data reduction technology, yet I found myself talking compression and de-duplication all week. Between Storage Decisions and my recent posts over at SearchStorage and The Storage Community, I've had quite a bit to say on the subject. Funny enough, I'm not really a fan of data reduction technology for primary storage. Too often, data reduction is more … [Read more...] about Data Reduction: the Condensed Version
It's been a slow week (the holidays) and a crazy one. I've started pouring out the thin provisioning series, with 10 posts so far, as well as launching a new video "talk show" about enterprise IT. And I've got a new post over at SearchStorage, too. Whew! My State of the Art Thin Provisioning series Storage is Not Getting Cheaper Thin Provisioning: Attacking Storage … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, January 7, 2011
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?