Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We Americans take ourselves way too seriously, always getting upset over the implications of having fun. That's why I look forward to October 31 every year, since it gives us all a chance to relax and have some fun. But even Halloween has been polluted by do-gooders and jerks. Therefore, I present to you my top ten Halloween pet … [Read more...] about Ding Dong! It’s Halloween! Don’t Ruin It!
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
Looking around at the enterprise storage landscape, it is plain that certain archetypes rule: Monolithic enterprise arrays, dual-controller modular arrays, standard-sized hard disk units, NAS servers, tape libraries. Are these really the optimal designs for storage in our modern open systems world? On the contrary, I suggest that the enterprise storage world we know was … [Read more...] about Top Ten Innovative Enterprise Storage Hardware Products
All the blog talk about whether or not EMC is innovative, and indeed whether any of the major news in the industry is truly innovative, got me thinking about real innovation. What are the true turning points in enterprise storage? What are the most influential hardware and software products? And which amazing products never really made the impact that they should have? So … [Read more...] about Real Innovation