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IP Expo – 19 & 20 October 2011

This week I’ll be attending IP Expo, which has probably become the UK’s biggest IT event.  You can find more details out at the IP Expo Website, but if you’re quick, entry is free. I’ll be there both days and I’m pretty busy with vendor briefings, but if you are going, drop me a note and we can meet up ... Read More »

Travelling Again – West Coast Trip

Next week I’m travelling again and will be in the San Francisco area for the week.  For Tuesday & Wednesday I’m at the Intel IDF (http://www.intel.com/idf/) and for Thursday & Friday I’ll be attending Tech Field Day #8 (http://techfieldday.com/2011/tfd8/). I’ve not attended an Intel event before, however I’m interested to see their views on Storage and Cloud Computing futures as ... Read More »

Virtualization and Storage: Overview, Vendor Solutions

There’s no denying that virtualization platforms such as VMware and Hyper-V have revolutionized the way in which computing resources are deployed. Physical servers were usually under-utilized and took time and effort to deploy. These servers also consumed data center space, power and cooling. Virtualization reduced hardware costs, reduced the environmental requirements by saving on power and cooling and improved the ... Read More »

Storage Networking World Europe – III

Here’s another video from this week’s SNWE in Frankfurt.  This time I’m talking to Barry Whyte about the IBM Storewize v7000; a modular array with SVC tendencies.  It’s good to see another vendor acknowledging that the ability to manage external storage is justified and can offer very real benefits in cost reduction, mobility and performance.  Enough of my ranting, here’s ... 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: 4 Pillars – Service: Chargeback

This is a series of posts covering the subject of Storage Management.  Previous posts: The Four Pillars of Storage Management Four Pillars: Service Four Pillars: The Service Catalogue In any system, resources are finite.  There is always a limitation to what is available.  However there’s also a truism that states if resources are free then they will be consumed at an ... Read More »