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Archive for September, 2012

I know there is a 12-step program for addiction recovery, but I am not writing about this. Instead, I am writing about a structured, methodical approach to reduce the unit cost of IT. These methods and steps have been proven over the last 10-11 years with storage economics, but I am finding applicability to VM [...]

This week HDS announced HUS VM, filling the void for enterprise-class virtualization at a much lower entry price. See the details of the announcement here.

Last week I wrote about Amazon’s new Glacier offering, with cloud storage set at $0.01/GB/month. Let’s take a closer look behind the headlines to compare and contrast the total cost and not get hung-up on this very attractive price point. Before I could continue, I had some colleagues run a couple of comparative configurations using [...]

You may have seen this recent announcement from Amazon on their new Amazon Glacier Storage Service. This is a red-letter day in the annals of cloud storage service offerings in that a very low cost offer can be priced at $.01 per GB month. That’s 12 cents for 1 GB for an entire year or [...]

A customer recently explained to me that our storage solutions were great, but were perceived as a “Rolls Royce solution,” and that they had to look at other options because they had some new budget pressures. As I met with the customer, it became clear to me that they were blurring the difference of price [...]

NASA’s Martian rover Curiosity recently went through a complete computer software overhaul. The details of this can be found here.

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