February 8, 2008  12:30 PM

Pillar’s funny, but will storage admins take it seriously?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

For a company known primarily for spending hundreds of millions of Larry Ellison's Oracle bucks, the folks at Pillar Data have a good sense of humor.Take this video Pillar put together for its Application-Aware Storage release this week:

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February 7, 2008  3:41 PM

Vengeful militant dolphins…and the Internet



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center disaster recovery planning

That, friends, is without a doubt the best headline I've ever written. As many of you are surely aware, underwater Internet cables in Asia were cut last week, one of them by an errant ship's anchor, and another two (or three--I've seen

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February 6, 2008  3:28 PM

HP’s new SMB system … for remote offices



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Storage

 Why is it when storage vendors hawk a system below a certain price point - say $10,000 - it automatically becomes an SMB product? Take HP's MSA upgrade launched today. According to HP's press release,

"The easy-to-use, enterprise-class systems are designed for small and mid-size...


February 6, 2008  1:42 PM

Are storage vendors going to help send us down a black hole?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Around the water cooler

I'm sure any number of you can come up with witty figurative responses to that, but I actually mean it literally. Back in August I did a case study on CERN, the world's largest physics...


February 5, 2008  3:25 PM

Human element will be key for Dell/EqualLogic



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

So far, I'd have to say Dell has done just about everything it can to make its acquisition of EqualLogic go right. The question now, though, is whether or not it will be enough. Dell has said all the right things, gone through all the right motions, to address user and channel partner concerns....


February 1, 2008  11:23 AM

Hello Tony, Goodbye Tony



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

This has to be some kind of record. I haven't gotten hold of him directly yet, but sources close to the situation confirmed today that Tony Asaro has left Dell, less than a month after

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February 1, 2008  9:54 AM

NetApp pulls a fast one on EMC with SPC



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Storage

I don't refer to many things related to data storage as humorous, but I have to admit this is a hoot. Everybody knows by now that EMC hasn't submitted its products to the Storage Performance Council (SPC) for performance benchmarking,

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