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September 30, 2009  2:39 PM

Tech Refresh: Thin provisioning, Part 2



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, Storage Channel, storage virtualization, thin provisioning

Despite the fact that overallocation of storage capacity is extremely wasteful, it’s still a common practice. Storage managers use it to eliminate the complex and time-consuming task of expanding...

September 28, 2009  11:01 AM

Tech Refresh: Thin provisioning, Part 1



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, Storage Channel, storage provisioning, storage virtualization, thin provisioning

As a VAR, you’ve got to keep up with technology, for sure. But you also have to be aware of what you’re taking on, from a technical perspective. As vendors sometimes are not...


September 21, 2009  9:29 PM

Vendors selling services, Part 2



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, services, Storage Channel, vendor partner business issues

As I mentioned in my previous entry,   Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 19, 2009  10:35 AM

Storage manufacturers selling services, Part 1



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, services, Storage Channel, vendor partner business issues

Recently, another large (three-initial) storage hardware manufacturer announced it’s going to start selling services. What does that mean for VARs whose focus is to offer service-based...


September 16, 2009  12:31 PM

How to leverage VMware’s popularity to sell storage



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, server virtualization, Storage Channel, storage networking protocols

Originally, VMware supported only Fibre Channel as a shared storage protocol. With VMware 3.x, iSCSI and NFS were added. Now users have (even) more decisions to consider when


September 14, 2009  8:30 AM

GreenBytes on the lookout for displaced Data Domain resellers



Posted by: Sue Troy
deduplication, Storage Channel, Sue Troy

We held a briefing with startup GreenBytes last week about their new GB-X storage systems. As Dave Raffo from SearchSMBStorage.com explains, the product does inline deduplication of block storage...


September 13, 2009  10:08 AM

How to leverage VMware if you don’t sell VMware



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, server virtualization, Storage Channel, storage virtualization

As a VAR, it’s always a little tougher to get in the door than it is for a manufacturer. Since you don’t own the technology, you have to rely on the products you represent to get some...


September 9, 2009  10:17 AM

Tangible opportunities in the virtual environment



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, server virtualization, Storage Channel

Infrastructure monitoring and capacity optimization tools are always a good play for storage VARs. In a virtual environment, they’re even better. While products like VMware ESX Server...


September 7, 2009  7:08 PM

Storage-attached servers



Posted by: Eric Slack
Eric Slack, SAN, server virtualization, Storage Channel

I spent last week at VMworld and was briefed on several new and very interesting products/companies that storage VARs might want to check out. In this dynamic environment, it’s nice to...


September 2, 2009  11:33 AM

Enterprise archiving: A real solution to the backup problem



Posted by: Eric Slack
archiving, deduplication, Eric Slack, Storage Channel

In my last entry, "Dedupe: Square peg for round hole?," I talked about...


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