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3Par Acquisition: The Future For The Storage Industry

The ongoing battle for 3Par by HP & Dell tells us much more about the state of the IT Industry than just the desires of two companies to acquire some interesting storage tech.  It signals an acceptance that storage is a key feature in the future direction of the IT industry – more important than networking and almost as important ... Read More »

Data ONTAP 8.0 – Part III

I’ve twice posted now on Data ONTAP 8.0 shortcomings and this evening I did a little more research with the IBM version of Netapp’s hardware, the N-Series products.  Fortunately, IBM are slightly more generous and informative in their documentation than Netapp and this document (freely available online) provides more background information on the “DOT8″ transition process.  So, I’ve tried to ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: 4 Pillars – Service: More On Chargeback

This is a series of posts covering the subject of Storage Management.  Previous posts: The Four Pillars of Storage Management Four Pillars: Service Four Pillars: The Service Catalogue Four Pillars – Service: Chargeback In the previous article I discussed the subject of Billing and Chargeback.  This entry discusses some of the issues raised in that post as additional considerations. Chargeback and Standards ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: HP Blades Day – Lab Session – Part IV

This is part of a series of posts with video recorded at the HP Blades Day in Houston, February 2010. Previous posts: HP Blades Day – Lab Session: Clip 1 HP Blades Day – Lab Session: Clip 2 HP Blades Day – Lab Session: Clip 3 In this final post from the Lab Session, James Singer discusses more about airflow ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: 4 Pillars – Service: Chargeback

This is a series of posts covering the subject of Storage Management.  Previous posts: The Four Pillars of Storage Management Four Pillars: Service Four Pillars: The Service Catalogue In any system, resources are finite.  There is always a limitation to what is available.  However there’s also a truism that states if resources are free then they will be consumed at an ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: HP Blades Day – Lab Session – Part III

This is part of a series of posts with video recorded at the HP Blades Day in Houston, February 2010.  Previous posts: HP Blades Day – Lab Session: Clip 1 HP Blades Day – Lab Session: Clip 2 This is another post for the hardware geek in you.  James Singer discusses fans; air moving devices is you’re familiar with the ... Read More »