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Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been doing some perusing of vendor products and benchmarks for both storage arrays and PCIe SSD cards. For the PCIe data, you can see the fruits of this labour at PCIe SSD Vendors and Products. This morning I was looking at the figures for the latest NetApp [...]Continue Reading This Post →
I read with interest Chris Mellor’s recent article on Oracle’s latest tape drive and it got me thinking. In the mid 1990′s I was doing some work for StorageTek (which is where this tape technology comes from) and was lucky to be asked to speak at the StorageTek Forum, that [...]Continue Reading This Post →
I’ve just installed Windows 8.1 in a test VM to give it a whirl. This is supposed to be the version with the return of the start button, but I think in fact Microsoft have just made things even more confusing.
The first image in the gallery below is my desktop as it stands when [...]Continue Reading This Post →
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Once again 2012 was a busy year for technology. Here are some of the highlights.
Software Defined Everything. There were two acquisitions [...]Continue Reading This Post →
Each quarter, Gartner produces a report listing their estimates on figures for sales of external storage arrays, otherwise known as “external controller-based” disk (ECB). The figures for 3Q12 are just out and make interesting reading. IBM, HP, Dell and Oracle are all down on their position 12 months ago, whilst [...]Continue Reading This Post →
On 15 February, 2012 By Chris M Evans
It’s probably fair to say that data migration is one of the most tedious tasks in storage management. Moving data from one array to another, simply to decommission a piece of hardware or for load and capacity balancing, doesn’t ever inspire me. But it’s a necessary evil and one I’ve done many times. Unless the [...]Continue Reading This Post →
I had a tweet this morning from Leo Tudisca following on from the latest Infosmack Deep Dive podcast discussing storage and virtualisation. Leo’s question was regarding sub-LUN virtual machine replication and how it can be achieved. This requirement is something I’ve been mulling over for [...]Continue Reading This Post →
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