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HDS and HP Release New Enterprise Array

Today HDS and HP will announce the next generation enterprise storage array architecture from Hitachi (see details here and here).  Both companies OEM the  VSP (HDS name) or 9500 (HP name) and so the releases are co-ordinated to occur at the same time.  I am currently in Santa Clara for the Hitachi Information Forum, at which the VSP will be ... Read More »

3Par Acquisition: The Future For The Storage Industry

The ongoing battle for 3Par by HP & Dell tells us much more about the state of the IT Industry than just the desires of two companies to acquire some interesting storage tech.  It signals an acceptance that storage is a key feature in the future direction of the IT industry – more important than networking and almost as important ... Read More »

HP Challenges Dell for 3Par

So there we have it.  A week after Dell announce their intention to acquire 3Par, HP put their cards on the table and trump the Dell bid with an updated offer of $24 a share.  This represents a 1/3 increase over the Dell $18/share offer. HP have been pretty acquisitive in the storage arena over the last few years, acquiring ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Six Reasons Why Tape is Still Alive and Kicking!

In homage to Calvin’s post of today, extolling the virtues of tape, I couldn’t help but create my own tongue-in-cheek version of his post.  So here are my reasons tape still exists in the enterprise. Because we just spent $5million on huge automated tape libraries (that mount each tape on average once a year) on a 5 year depreciation cycle ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: The Slow Demise of The Hard Drive

Yesterday Nimbus Data Systems announced the release of their S-Class storage array.  What’s different about this storage device is that it uses purely NAND memory rather than traditional spinning disk.  With it’s arrival, we’re seeing another nail in the coffin of the traditional hard drive. OK, so the S-Class isn’t going to replace hard drives overnight – at $25,000 for ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: HP Blades Tech Day 1

HP Blades Tech Day 1 is now over and what a whirlwind of a day it was.  Here’s a summary of the day’s activities: Overview of ISB (Infrastructure Software and Blades) from Gary Thome Partner Presentation from Mark Gonzalez Overview of Virtual Connect from Mike Kendall BladeSystem lab (hands on overview of the hardware) from Gary Thome BladeSystem Matrix & ... Read More »