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Will Poor SRM Products Kill The Storage Array?

A random comment made on twitter a few days ago has been stuck in my mind and been going around and around.  It’s finally emerged.  Even as we start into 2011 we don’t really have scalable Storage Resource Management products for the Enterprise. Sure, we have point products that can managed small numbers of arrays.  All vendors produce those.  They ... 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: Is the Solid State Drive Hype Over?

Have a look at this news report from Barrons.com on their Tech Trader site.  STEC shares lost a whopping 36% as quoted in the article and in fact were down almost 39% for the day.  So have solid state drives lost their sparkle? Barrons also wrote the day before on the STEC earnings call.  The interesting parts are (a) EMC, who ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Are You Happy With A Sole Supplier?

On more than one occasion I’ve discussed the idea of putting 2.5″ drives into mainstream storage arrays and asked the question why they’ve not been widely adopted.  Probably the most common response has been to justify their non-adoption by quoting the lack of multiple suppliers for the technology.   Look in your storage arrays today and you’ll see typically that ... Read More »

Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part II

This is the second in a series of articles on Sun Microsystem’s Unified Storage System, also known as Amber Road.  Previous post(s): Review: Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System – Part I So in the first post in this series I discussed the USS and gave a basic overview of the hardware.  In this post I’ll discuss the disk components of ... Read More »

The Rise of SSDs

Sun recently announced that they will be putting solid state disks into all of their server and storage range of hardware. EMC already have solid state drives for DMX-4, which was announced in January this year. EMC have also stated that they think SSDs will reach a price parity with high end FC drives by 2010. All of a sudden ... Read More »