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Multi-vendor Storage

Reading Chuck’s blog during my vacation, I stopped on his comment that multi-vendor environments are on the decline due to their complexity and the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors. I have to say that firstly, I don’t believe this and secondly and companies with large storage environments would be mad not to consider a multi-vendor setup. The reasons people ... Read More »

Hitachi and Hardware II

After my last post I think I should have been a little more specific. Whist I’m aware HDS is owned by Hitachi, I pointed out that HDS is effectively a reseller for their hardware. In my experience, HDS take the hardware as Hitachi deliver/design it. I’ve not seen a huge feedback loop where hardware futures are developed with HDS (although ... Read More »

HDS and Hardware

I’m away on holiday at the moment (which is a blessed relief, looking at the Easter weather in the UK, no pun intended) however catching up with some emails I noticed the supposed post on Storagezilla’s site that IBM are to purchase Diligent. I nearly worked for the UK arm of Diligent many years ago when they were getting started, ... Read More »

Controls in Place

I work with many companies in which the storage and server/platform teams have to sign in blood in order to receive suitable access to perform their day to day work. In fact, for some organisations, it can equate to 50% or more of their time. I’ve been there and I understand and have experienced the frustrations it creates. Compare this ... Read More »

HMRC Get Better And Better

Following on from the “inadvertent” loss of 25 million personal records, it appears that good old Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs have decided that online tax filing is not as secure as they may have indicated in the past (see BBC link). High profile celebrities, MPs and the Royal Family will not be allowed to post online. I have a ... Read More »

EMC Stretches DMX Both Ways

EMC made two DMX-4 announcements today. At the top end, the first details solid state drives which replace standard spinning HDDs. At the bottom end the second announces new 1TB SATA-II drives (and other miscellaneous stuff). The solid state hard drive (or as Chuck Hollis describes it, the enterprise flash drive), isn’t just a small 1-2GB device; this is a ... Read More »