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Problems Problems

This week I’ve been working on two interesting (ish) problems. Well, one more interesting than the other, one a case of the vendor needing to think about requirements more. Firstly, Tuning Manager (my old software nemesis) strikes again. Within Tuning Manager it is possible to track performance for all LUNs in an array. The gotcha I found this week is ... Read More »

Long term data retention

I spent some time earlier this week talking to COPAN. They produce high density storage systems, but not the sort of arrays you’d use for traditional data storage. Their product is pitched at the long term persistent storage market. I’m sure you can read the website if you’re interested however, I hadn’t really thought through what this kind of technology ... Read More »

#4 – 3Par

3Par, a storage array vendor is promising to purchase carbon emission offset credits for every TB of thin provisioning storage customers purchase in 2007. Their estimate, based on the 4PB of storage they expect to sell is that the equivalent of 700 cars or 8 million lbs (that’s about 3600 tonnes to you and me) will be offset through Terrapass. ... Read More »

#3 – The Solution

There are some very obvious things that can be done to reduce my emissions. Here are a few I think may work: Working from home Use public transport rather than drive Use a laptop rather than a PC Virtualise all my “testing” servers to a single unit It’s a fairly weak list. I suppose the problem with this is I’ve ... Read More »

Storage protocols for VMware

I’ve been doing more VMware work recently. The deployment I’m working on is using SAN presented disk. The storage started as 50GB LUNs, quickly grew to 100GB and now we’re deploying on 200GB LUNs, using VMFS and placing multiple VM guests on each meta volume. Now, this presents a number of problems. Firstly, it was clear the LUN sizes weren’t ... Read More »

Buy Buy Buy

More acquisition news; Brocade and McDATA are finally just Brocade after the purchase completes. There’s a snazzy new logo which I can’t decide is like a pair of red angel wings, or some convoluted join of the M and B from the two companies. Personally, I preferred the old logo depicting a fabric, it worked for me. I even had ... Read More »