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Archive for February, 2012

There is plenty of talk in the press today about big data, analytics and our next new wave for IT. I would like to present 2-3 blogs on a small but important subset of the big data world: storage infrastructure (and more importantly, optimal storage architectures). I will use our storage economics approach for the [...]

I had a conversation with a colleague yesterday on budget consumption, and then saw this shark-eating-shark photo in National Geographic:

There has been great news about nondisruptive migration capabilities, and Hu has a great post that you can read here on the options now available from HDS. Hu quoted me on a rate of $15K per TB for traditional migration, and I would like to address this rate and the research we have done on [...]

We live in a world of measurements, metrics and comparative standards. IT may have to consider more measurable gain justifications in order to compete for limited CAPEX and OPEX dollars. I like this quote from Thomas Monson who said:

This is part three of a three-part blog series on strategies and tactics during an economic crisis. You can read part one here and two here.

This is part two of a three-part blog series on strategies and tactics during an economic crisis. You can read part one here.

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