Software Defined Networking (SDN) has always looked a bit like a solution in search of a problem, at least in the enterprise data center. But there are lots of potential applications that need a dynamic and scalable network. In my mind, storage is chief among these, since scalability and flexibility has always been extremely difficult to achieve.
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Changes in Technology Drive Changes in IT Organizations and Roles
Lots of my IT infrastructure management clients are talking about how the advent of Ethernet/IP and virtualization is changing the roles of storage, server, and network administrators. The evolution of the storage role in particular in enterprise IT organizations has been a topic of particular interest to me for a while: I definitely remember thinking about […]
Granularity: The Hidden Challenge of Storage Management
Many storage challenges focus on the conflict between data management, which demands an ever-smaller unit of management, and storage management, which benefits most from consolidation. Developing data management capability that is both granular enough for applications and scalable enough for storage is one key to the future of storage.
Interested in VMware and Storage? Tune In to the VMware Communities Podcast!
I’ll be joining John Troyer’s VMware Communities Podcast #44 tomorrow, April 14, and will be leading a segment focused on the changing storage landscape. I’m really looking forward to talking with John and the rest, since this is such a solid, fair, and content-rich podcast series!
10 GbE, iSCSI, FCoE, Microsoft, and the Future
Last year, we were all wondering when the 10 GbE wave would hit and what impact it would have. That’s not worth pondering anymore. It’s not just the year of 10 GbE; 10-gig is the future of connectivity, and the future is here.