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Tech News: Hitachi, HP & Simplivity

Just a quick post about some recent news. Hitachi have announced their Accelerated Flash modules have been upgraded to 3.2TB capacity and are now supported in the midrange HUS 150 product.  The expanded capacity is behind the predicted schedule of March 2013 and comes 12 months after the initial product launch.  At a recent HDS Influencers’ Day in London, Hitachi ... Read More »

Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8”) – New Features Roundup

This post tracks a series of articles discussing new features in the upcoming Windows Server 2012, currently in beta as Windows Server 8.  This represents Microsoft‘s eighth generation operating system, succeeding the previous server release Windows Server 2008 R2.   Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8″) – Storage Spaces Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8″) – Resilient File System Windows ... Read More »

Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8”) – Storage Spaces

This is one of a series of posts discussing the new features in Windows Server 2012, due to be shipped this year and currently in public beta release as Windows Server “8”.  You can find references to other related posts at the end of this article.  This post reviews the new Storage Spaces feature. Background Storage Spaces is a feature ... Read More »

IP Expo – 19 & 20 October 2011

This week I’ll be attending IP Expo, which has probably become the UK’s biggest IT event.  You can find more details out at the IP Expo Website, but if you’re quick, entry is free. I’ll be there both days and I’m pretty busy with vendor briefings, but if you are going, drop me a note and we can meet up ... Read More »

Hitachi Acquire BlueArc (At Last)

I don’t talk about company acquisitions too often but I can’t let the purchase of BlueArc by HDS pass me by without adding my opinion.  First of all, for those of you who don’t know, BlueArc sells NAS hardware which has been resold by HDS for some years under the HNAS brand.  The hardware comes stand-alone or can act as ... Read More »

HP Touchpad – The Price Wasn’t Right?

I have to admit I was quite shocked to read on holiday that HP had decided to kill off the Touchpad and webOS after what can only be 2 months since launch. In fact at HP Discover 2011 in June, the Touchpad was centre-stage in all presentations, forming a consistent presentation layer for accessing Enterprise content. Since being discontinued, HP ... Read More »