It was a busy week, with Tech Field Day 5 posts coming fast and furious. Now we are on to planning Wireless Field Day, coming in mid-March! This regular series features highlights from the week. Tech Field Day related One of the biggest announcements at Tech Field Day was Druva, launched at our event. Their presentation drew quite a bit of attention! Can Druva … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, February 18, 2011
A few weeks ago, I was briefed on a new RAID storage system. While discussing the (embargoed) announcement, I was puzzled that there didn't seem to be any new content in the release. Everything we discussed was already listed on their web site, even though it wasn't supposed to "go live" for a week. The company was embarrassed - they had broken their own embargo! See my … [Read more...] about My Stance on Embargoes
There has been much speculation that a new generation of hybrid flash/hard disk drives was right around the corner, and Provantage confirmed it today: The reseller posted a family of "Momentus XT" 2.5" laptop drives for sale on their web site, shipping in 3-4 weeks. Many other sites began listing the drives as well, and The Register got the scoop, benchmarks, and official … [Read more...] about Smoking-Fast Laptops: Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid SSD Disk Drive Confirmed!
There were some interesting events and blog posts last week. This new weekly feature highlights those! Enterprise IT Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Reliance On Backup Tapes - What's wrong with backup tapes? They're inaccessible, making them unsuitable for most applications. My latest post for my Enterprise Storage Strategies blog. Is Licensing Turning vSphere Into … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Content From the Week of May 2, 2009
Last week, I outlined where the various enterprise storage vendors stood on the key question of whether flash memory is a cache or a disk. In that article, I noted that 3PAR is notably absent in the enterprise flash world. In fact Mark Farley, 3PAR blogger extraordinaire, recently made it sound like 3PAR would sit on the fence for a good while longer, even comparing flash with … [Read more...] about 3PAR Reserves A Seat At The Solid State Disk Drive Table