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Archive for August, 2010

Based upon the latest round of acquisition activity in our industry, it’s fascinating to me how – all of a sudden – the IT and business world have a new appetite for ‘clouds’ and ‘thinly provisioned storage’ and all the buzz with this technology. For those of us who have played in this space for [...]

In the past I have written about the correlation to costs (savings) and activities to reduce the costs.

I had a client recently tell me that an analyst firm has directed him not to make any changes in their storage (platform, vendor, architecture) unless it can deliver a 20% TCO improvement. The argument is that the extra effort involved in training, re-tooling costs etc. are so high that they won’t see this kind [...]

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