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October 2, 2008  10:02 AM

IBM virtual desktop storage update – sort of



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data reduction, Data storage management, Strategic storage vendors, VMware

Last week I wrote about some confusion I had regarding IBM's virtual storage optimizer (VSO) for VMware Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), especially after I was told by a VMware official that the IBM product, credited to an internally-developed algorithm,

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September 18, 2008  2:34 PM

Further news and reading from VMWorld



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage conferences, Strategic storage vendors

A couple of additional storage announcements not captured in our VMWorld preview wrap: EMC Corp. said EMC Control Center (ECC)  6.1 will now support reporting on...


August 14, 2008  8:13 AM

The great storage chargeback debate



Posted by: Tskyers
Data storage management, small business storage, Storage and server virtualization, Storage tips

"You need HOW MUCH for storage?!" That question has been heard by many of us currently submitting budgets for the next calendar year, quickly followed by "Are you SURE you need that much disk? Didn't we just get disk last year? Where did they all go!? I want your house audited....


August 6, 2008  9:22 AM

Google Search Appliance bulks up



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management

Google has revamped the hardware and some aspects of the software for the Google Search Appliance, which can now support 10 million files in a single box, up from 3 million in the previous version. Google has also added new biasing features which allow corporate administrators to weight search...


July 3, 2008  8:59 AM

ILM seems to be MIA, but why?



Posted by: Tskyers
Data storage management

I don't see the terms ILM or Data Lifecycle Management mentioned much anymore on the Interwebs. Odd that we have this many regulatory pressures, and the one thing that could actually save us some money, time and stress when dealing with those pressures hasn't been seen in headlines for at least a...


June 27, 2008  10:50 AM

Brocade still a fan (not FAN) of software



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Data storage management

Although Brocade has a lot on its connectivity plate these days as it transitions to 8-Gbps FC switches, plots its move to FCoE and gets into the


June 25, 2008  12:17 PM

The enterprise and open-source storage



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Strategic storage vendors

Jesse at SanGod wrote an interesting post the other day entitled "Enterprise storage vs....not."

I have a cousin. Very well-to-do man, owns a company that does something with storing and providing stock data to other users....


May 6, 2008  10:54 AM

Mosso in the cloud, Monosphere in the dark



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data storage management, Storage managed service providers, Strategic storage vendors

Two small vendors trying to make their way in markets dominated by storage giants made incremental yet interesting offerings this week.   Mosso, a division of Rackspace,  rolled out a cloud computing platform called the Hosting Cloud in February and followed with the release of MailTrust...


May 5, 2008  9:06 AM

QLogic switching direction on directors?



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Data storage management

Comments by CEO H.K. Desai on QLogic's last week raised questions about the future of QLogic's SANbox 9000 Fibre Channel director switch. Several times on the company's earnings conference call, Desai said QLogic was changing the focus on its switching business to edge and blade switches. That...


April 25, 2008  12:39 PM

Primary storage still means one vendor



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Data storage management, Storage protocols (FC / iSCSI)

The term "vendor lock-in" is rarely used in a good way by storage buyers. It usually means you're stuck with products from one vendor, making it difficult to switch if you're unhappy or something better comes along. Still, with probably more options for storage products than ever before, most...


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