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A Year In Review (Newsletter #1)

Each month the most popular posts will be shared on email with additional content.  Newsletter #1 offers a year-end summary.  Here’s the basis of the content, for this edition only.  Subscribe for future releases. Once again 2012 was a busy year for technology.  Here are some of the highlights. Software Defined Everything.  There were two acquisitions that had everyone talking about ... Read More »

New Year, New Site – Architecting IT

Some of the more eagle-eyed amongst you will have noted that http://thestoragearchitect.com now directs to a site called http://architecting.it. First of all  – don’t panic!  – it’s the same site as before with just a different name. I decided at the end of 2012 I needed a new angle for the blog.  Storage is a hot IT topic at the ... Read More »

Quick Post: Thought Provoking Hitachi Blogs

There are a couple of good blog posts worthy of a look over at the Hitachi website this week, good enough for me to post references to them as they aren’t purely about the latest hardware product on offer. First, Dave Merrill (aka The Storage Economist) talks about storage cost ratios in “Back to 1999 Capex Ratio“.  Dave’s content is ... Read More »

HP Storage Bets on 3PAR

At the recent HP Discover event in Frankfurt, HP announced their latest storage products in what was billed as their “most important/exciting announcement in 10 years”.  As well as re-branding the storage platforms from IBM-esque naming to more user friendly (and presumably copyright and trademark-able) monikers  the company release details of their extended 3PAR range, now called StoreServ, which in part ... Read More »

XtremIO (aka Project X) – Where’s the Innovation? (Updated)

There have been a few interesting articles discussing EMC’s anticipated release of Project X, also known as their XtremIO acquisition from earlier this year.  Tom Isakovich, CEO of Nimbus Data has a blog that does a virtual teardown on the leaked hardware specifications.  Robin Harris also chooses to raise the stakes with a commentary on EMC’s problem child.  Somehow I ... Read More »

What’s Wrong with Tape?

Last week I briefly attended the Tape Summit at IP Expo.  Unfortunately due to other commitments during the day I was only able to join the round-table.  To be fair this was probably the part of the day I most wanted to attend – hearing everyone’s opinion generates much more interest than listening to canned presentations. Unfortunately, I didn’t know ... Read More »