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Discussing 2015 Trends with George Crump and Greg Knieriemen

December 10 I had a webcast discussing IT trends for 2015 with George Crump of Storage Switzerland and Greg Knieriermen Technology Evangelist for HDS who is known outside of HDS for his podcasts “Speaking in Tech’ which is distributed by the Register This discussion was based on the four posts I published on the IT [...]

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2015 Trends: Big Data, Internet of Things, Data Lakes, and Hybrid Cloud

This post is the next to last post in my blog series on top trends for 2015. I will follow up with my final post after the webcast with George Crump of Storage Switzerland on December 10. These three trends cover Big Data and IoT, Data Lakes, and the growing use of Hybrid Cloud. trends [...]

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2015 Trends: Continuous Infrastructure

This post is a continuation of my blog series on top trends for 2015. These three trends under continuous infrastructure that support Business Defined IT 5. Global Virtualization adds a new dimension to storage virtualization Storage virtualization has been vertically oriented up to now, where a storage virtualization engine is able to virtualize other storage [...]

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2015 Trends: Convergence, Automation, and Integration

This is a continuation of ten 2015 trends which I started in my last post . These three post refer to three key enablers for Business Defined It. 2. New Capabilities Accelerate Adoption of Converged and Hyper-converged Platforms A key enabler for Business Defined IT are converged solutions that are integrated with the systems and [...]

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Business Defined IT Will Drive the IT Trends in 2015

For the past several years I have published top ten IT trends for the coming year, based up on my observations of the current year. Next year the trends will be an extension of this year’s trends, but with more clarity and urgency. You have already seen disruption in the market place as vendors struggle [...]

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Focus on Reducing Unit Costs of IT

Over the years I have written a lot of material around cost reduction tactics. As I look at unit costs of storage, VM, cloud, big data and long-term digital preservation, we see patterns of success across IT organizations in different vertical markets. These patterns are significant, since these general investments are much more than individual [...]

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Social Innovation with Public Safety Solutions

On Monday, April 15th of last year, two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and injuring hundreds. The FBI immediately set up a command center and began scanning every available video of the target area. They located two suspects in the videos, but could not get a clear, frontal picture that they [...]

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High Speed Backup and Restore for Databases

Surveys show that backup and restore remain at the top of the list of concerns for data centers. Each year as volumes increase, the struggle to meet SLAs and manage backup windows increases. Many enterprises with very large databases have come to rely on techniques such as simultaneously backing up data through multiple backup streams [...]

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