The Green Datacentre

I’ve been thinking about green issues this week after we received our “bottle box” from the local council to encourage us to recycle glass bottles and jars. In particular, my thoughts were drawn to the environmental friendliness of datacentres, or not as the case may be. Datacentres are getting more demanding in their power and cooling requirements. It’s now possible ... Read More »

Storage Virtualisation

This week I’ve been thinking a bit more about storage virtualisation. I’m planning to implement virtualisation using the HDS USP product. The decision to use HDS has been based on the need to supply large amounts of lower tiered storage (development data) but retain the functionality to production tiers for data mobility. Using a USP or NSC55 as a “head” ... Read More »

Fit for purpose

I’ve been away skiing during the last week and whilst I’m sure no-one wants to hear the details of my skiing skills (which aren’t good), it did make me think about how my trip related to storage. For those uninitiated, the difficulty of ski slopes are graded by colour, in order from easiest to hardest, green, blue, red and black. ... Read More »

The technical solution is not always the best

As an architect, the best technical solution should win out every time. This week I’ve come to realise that the technical solution isn’t always best. I’ve had to deal with not putting forward the technical solution I know is the most appropriate in favour of a technically inferior solution which is more politically acceptable. I pondered for a while, should ... Read More »

Back to Blogging

I’m sure some people think writing a blog is some sort of personal journey to self expression. Some probably think it more akin to self promotion. Well what ever reason it is, I’m back writing again. This time I’ve chosen a new more neutral home. So what am I going to talk about. OK, I’m a Storage Architect. What the ... Read More »