February 3, 2010  12:33 PM

Storage virtualization: Big storage thinking in a small package



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

IT folks tend to keep their heads down, focused on the problems at hand (fighting fires?). There seems to be less interest (or fewer resources) to take a more strategic approach to resolving issues....


November 4, 2009  11:34 AM

Storage magazine survey: Increased interest in storage virtualization



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

Storage magazine’s most recent


October 5, 2009  4:57 PM

Beating the recession: Sell your customers less



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

Here’s a new approach: Show your customers how they can spend less money with you. Now, before you dismiss this idea and hit the Back button, read on a little. Your customers have less...


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 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...


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