I've got a new video podcast up and running: Raising the Floor is a series of discussions about the future of enterprise IT. I kicked the series off talking about one of my favorite topics: Cloud storage. I invited two excellent guests to join me for this conversation: Josh Goldstein, VP of Marketing, Cirtas Andres Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, Nasuni It was a pretty … [Read more...] about Talking Cloud Storage Gateways With Nasuni and Cirtas
Change is not a word normally associated with storage, and revolution is practically unheard of. Today's modern enterprise storage systems and networks employ massive resources to do one simple thing: Emulate the basic hard disk drives used over three decades ago. But cracks are appearing in our mausoleum of fake disks: Application developers are discovering the value of object … [Read more...] about From CAS to Cloud: Revolutionary Storage
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
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!
This is the second entry in my Top-Ten in Storage series. Not every innovative product can succeed in the market, and no matter how good some ideas seem, they can fail to make much of an impact. The truth is, people buy solutions, not technologies. This list includes products so cool, so ahead of their time, that they just couldn't fail. But they did. … [Read more...] about Top Ten Coolest Enterprise Storage Flops