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Data center Facilities Maintenance – Its time to Change the Culture!

Data center Facilities Maintenance – Its time to Change the Culture!
February 4, 2014 2 Comments »

Asset management can have a significant impact on the operational performance and profitability of an asset intensive organization so it has become a hot topic in recent years. It is no longer about fixing assets when then break but rather ... Read More »

Until the focus expands to data protection, backup is staying alive!

Until the focus expands to data protection, backup is staying alive!
February 3, 2014 No Comments »

This is the first of a three-part series discussing how and why vendors are keeping backup alive, read part two here. Some vendors, Value Added Resellers (VARs), pundits (consultants, analysts, media, bloggers) and their followers want backup to not only ... Read More »

Defensible Deletion and the Enterprise

Defensible Deletion and the Enterprise
January 31, 2014 No Comments »

Keeping corporate data around for years is not a good practice. Companies need to understand what exists, develop a plan to manage it, and take action. In today’s legal and regulatory climate it is a risky proposition to sit on ... Read More »

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014, predictions past, present and future

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014, predictions past, present and future
January 30, 2014 1 Comment »

Good by 2013 and hello 2014 along with predictions past, present and future First, for those who may have missed this, thanks to all who helped make 2013 a great year! Looking back at 2013 I saw a continued trend ... Read More »

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future
January 29, 2014 No Comments »

IoD, IoT, IoE, IoS, IoP, IoU and IoX are in your future Have you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping up in 2013? Yup, its Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Devices’s (IoD) Assuming ... Read More »

Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage by Microsoft/Storsimple Marc Farley

Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage by Microsoft/Storsimple Marc Farley
January 27, 2014 No Comments »

Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage – A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley The O’Reilly @oreillymedia media folks (oops, excuse me, Microsoft Press) sent me out (that’s a disclosure btw) an real soft cover print copy of Rethinking Enterprise Storage ... Read More »

Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO?

Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO?
January 16, 2014 No Comments »

Blog post: Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO? Note that in Information Technology (IT) conversations there are multiple meanings for SMB including Server Message Block aka Microsoft Windows CIFS (Common Internet File System) along ... Read More »

Server virtualization nested and tiered hypervisors

Server virtualization nested and tiered hypervisors
January 15, 2014 No Comments »

Server virtualization nested and tiered hypervisors A few years ago I did a piece (click here) about the then emerging trend of tiered hypervisors, particular using different products or technologies in the same environment. Tiered snow management tools and technologies ... Read More »

Scale Up or Out?

Scale Up or Out?
December 30, 2013 No Comments »

One thing I’m regularly asked is when is Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) better than CommVault and vice versa? While each has its own advantages, the feature I’m most often questioned about is scaling. Both products scale well but they do ... Read More »

Classification Takes Data Centers from Big Data to Smarter Data

Classification Takes Data Centers from Big Data to Smarter Data
December 9, 2013 No Comments »

Despite the attention big data has been receiving, if you examine the unstructured component it is really just the accumulation of years of email, word documents, vacation photos, spreadsheets and other files created, shared and saved within the enterprise storage ... Read More »