A few months ago, DCIG released their Virtual Server Backup Software Buyer's Guide. Although some were critical of the process and results of this guide, I appreciate the effort involved in pulling together the data. Personally, I would rather have a single source for data, even if I didn't agree with the recommendations! Now I have been asked to write an article for … [Read more...] about How To Select a Virtual Server Backup Product?
Next Thursday will be the first time I present my new-for-2011 Storage for Virtual Environments seminar. I've worked hard on the content, and appreciate all the input I've had from my readers and industry contacts since I first asked for help here on my blog. The Virtual Opportunity So what am I going to cover in this seminar? I hit on an interesting twist while working on … [Read more...] about Introducing Storage for Virtual Environments (From My Seminar)
TechTarget contacted me late last year to return and present a series of One-Day Storage Decisions Seminars. The topic this time around is Storage for Virtual Environments, something I'm very interested in. In fact, I presented a similar series a few years back. But it's important to stress that I'm neither a practitioner nor the world's greatest expert on the topic. So I need … [Read more...] about I’m Open-Sourcing My 2011 Storage For Virtual Environments Seminar!
Prognostication is a perilous business, but pundits are drawn to the topic in the month of December. The fact that most predictions fall on their faces demonstrates the intoxicating mix of hope, dreams, and irrationality that mark both geniuses and fools. I am neither, so I like to make predictions after the fact! But this year I've been asked to look to the future, so I'll … [Read more...] about Eleven Tech Trends To Watch In 2011
I've been talking about storage capacity utilization for my entire career, but the storage industry doesn't seem to be getting anywhere. Every year or so, a new study is performed showing that half of storage capacity in the data center is unused. And every time there is a predictable (and poorly thought through) "networked storage is a waste of time" response. The good news … [Read more...] about Storage Utilization Remains at 2001 Levels: Low!