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Choosing Between Monolithic and Modular Architectures – Part I

The recent proposed acquisition of 3Par by Dell and/or HP has made me think a little more about the direction the storage industry is taking in terms of their storage array design architecture.  Since storage arrays became a category of devices in their own right, we’ve seen the growth of the monolithic, sometimes called Enterprise storage array.  Hu Yoshida discusses ... Read More »

Hitachi: The Value of uValue

This week I’ve been catching up with the folks at Hitachi in Japan, including a visit with the Storage Division.  Unfortunately that part of the week was under NDA and so can’t be discussed.  What I can say is what was discussed was extremely interesting and I look forward to what we get to see in the future.  However, back ... Read More »

Hitachi Geek Day: Hitachi Bloggers & Tweeters

It may come as a surprise, but many of the HDS attendees at the Geek Day are also bloggers and tweeters.  I’ve compiled a list of those within Hitachi (including non-attendees) that I’m already aware of.  Feel free to comment if there’s anyone I have missed.  I recommend you follow these people on your RSS feeds and Twitter stream.  After ... Read More »

Hitachi Bloggers Day: Day 0

Here I am again on the start of another vendor blogging day.  As the title of this post suggests, this will be a trip to see Hitachi, or HDS (Hitachi Data Systems) if you prefer.  The Bloggers Day is taking place over two days and is located in San Jose, just south of San Francisco in California.  I’ve previously posted ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Violin Memory Inc Release New All-SSD Array

I’m not a fan of making press releases on behalf of other companies however once in a while, a news item catches my interest.  So it is with the announcement of the Violin Memory Inc. 3200 series of all-memory storage arrays.  Why are these interesting?  Because I think they are moving and potentially blurring the boundaries between spinning drives and ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Which Vendors Have the Right Vintage in 2010?

There’s no doubt that 2010 will prove to be another tough year in the storage industry.  Customers are looking to continue on cost reduction and austerity programmes, squeezing assets as much as they can.  Of all the storage vendors out there, which have got the the right vintage to succeed?  Here’s my light-hearted look (in no particular order) at how the ... Read More »