I'm off to beautiful Toronto, Ontario, Canada for tomorrow's storage virtualization seminar. It will be very interesting to learn if there are differences between the two countries in terms of technologies employed or (more likely) business objectives served by server and storage virtualization technology. As I noted after my date with Charlotte, American companies are … [Read more...] about Toronto Seminar: Do Canadians Virtualize?
I'm currently making my travel plans for my final storage virtualization seminar. Or, to be precise, trying to make my plans. You see, apparently one cannot (reasonably) get from Cleveland to Toronto, even though they're only 193 miles apart. Want a direct flight? That'll be $1,080 round trip on an Air Canada Dash-8. But it only takes 1:15 to get there! For comparison, … [Read more...] about Can’t Get There From Here
Next week is the final Storage Decisions conference of 2008, Storage Decisions San Francisco! I'll be in the Bay area from Sunday night through Wednesday, and invite you to say hello if you're in the area as well! If you're attending the conference, here's my schedule: Monday, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM: DATA RETENTION & RETRIEVAL track: Deep Dive Into Email Archiving … [Read more...] about Making Plans for Storage Decision San Francisco
Update: Maui is now Atmos! See my post, EMC Atmos Versus VMware VDC-OS: Will The Real Cloud Strategy Please Stand Up? Remember all the talk about a year ago about EMC's mysterious new storage product, code-name "Maui"? It was teased and pulled by Storagezilla, and rumored by one and all... Well, it wasn't at EMC World, and people were starting to claim it might just be so much … [Read more...] about EMC About To Take Us To Maui…
I've just finished my day in Charlotte on my Storage Virtualization Seminar tour for TechTarget. We had another great crowd - everyone seemed interested even if some were shy about speaking up. I was especially pleased to see the optimism about the city's post-Wachovia future. Comments at the event focused on management, with my concerns about ownership and … [Read more...] about Storage Virtualization Charlotte: Thoughts and Reactions