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Archive for June, 2011

I had a meeting with a State Government CIO this week. As is the case with most government clients, the discussion centered on cost reductions, and their perspective that in the future they need to “just buy cheaper disks” to get around their current IT budget difficulties.

Hu Yoshida posted a blog last week on the issues around data center transformation and the impact of Decommissioning Applications. Hu and I exchanged emails while I was in Europe on this topic, and he has asked that I put this issue into context around storage economics.

For the past 12 years, I have been defining and refining principles, concepts, categories and models around storage economics. In the past few years, it has become necessary to move into adjacent infrastructure areas to identify, measure and reduce the costs of IT.

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