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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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Joint Webinar with VMware and HDS - Delivering Simplified Scalable IT with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and Hitachi Storage

I began 2015 with blog on Hitachi Storage for Virtual Volumes, arguably the most discussed storage technology in recent years. In February of this year Hitachi Data Systems announced the early support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs), simplifying customers’ cloud journey and extending the value of Hitachi’s rich infrastructure solutions. VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes [...]

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Hitachi Partners To Build A Big Data Marketplace for Copenhagen’s Green Initiative

On March 2, 2015 Hitachi Consulting was chosen to build an innovative Big Data Platform for Denmark’s capitol, Copenhagen, to improve the quality of life in the Copenhagen area, to stimulate business activity, and to help achieve its ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by 2025. What is unique about this Big Data platform is [...]

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Transforming the IT Culture: Going Beyond Collaboration to Innovation

Today all CIO’s are adjusting to the world of SMAC, Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. IDC refers to this as the third platform, which is changing the focus of IT as mainframes and client/server models have done in the past. Crawford Del Prete, the Chief Research Officer of IDC, has been quoted as saying that [...]

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