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The Race to Zero

Some friends at Infosys sent me this article from Business Insider and asked that I comment on it. The title of the article is "Google just took the lead in the dangerous game called ‘Race To Zero’". The article is about Google's new service called Google Photo, which enables you to have unlimited cloud storage [...]

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How is Hitachi Uniquely Positioned To Deliver on its Social Innovation Strategy?

Since our Connect 2015 event last month in Las Vegas where we displayed a number of Social Innovation solutions, I have had a lot of questions about what we mean by Social Innovation and how it compares to other similar strategies. All these ideas are similar in that they try to define a new strategy [...]

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What's Required For 142 Year Data Retention?

I just became a grand father for the second time just as this issue of Time Magazine was published. I now have two grandsons and hope to see them grow up to carry on the family name. When I thought about this article, I was staggered by the records retention requirements for their lifetimes. Not [...]

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Software-Defined Is only As Good As The Infrastructure Behind It

Software defined infrastructure provides flexibility and business agility, but it can only be as good as the underlying hardware it uses. One of the key tenets for software-defined infrastructure is abstraction to eliminate complexity and provide functionality that is dynamic and scalable. Storage is only one part of the infrastructure, but it is the foundation [...]

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WHAT DOES SOCIAL INNOVATION MEAN TO YOU?

If you look up 'Social Innovation' at the fount of all online knowledge – Wikipedia – –you'll find a description of strategies, concepts and ideas that address different elements of society in which the primary objective is not profit optimization, like working conditions, education, community development, health, etc. This definition is not generally attractive to [...]

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Achieving the Dream – One Operating System for Midrange to Enterprise Storage

As long as I have been in storage, the dream has been to have a common operating system for midrange and enterprise storage. This would help to reduce development costs and cycles for vendors, while simplifying management, and providing the right price point without sacrificing functionality for end users. However, since midrange storage is targeted [...]

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Software-Defined Infrastructure Enables Greater Innovation in IT

If you google the acronym IT, you will see definitions that look like this one from Wikipedia which has been unchanged over the last 30 to 40 years: "Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other [...]

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NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT ENTERPRISE STORAGE

TBR's Data Center Server and Storage Market Forecast indicates revenue growth in the global data center flash storage market will exceed all other server and storage sub-segments from 2014 to 2018, rising at a 22.9% CAGR to more than $13.5 billion while external data center disk storage revenues will shrink at a 5.3% CAGR to [...]

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