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Archive for March, 2009

An article over at Infoworld brings up again something that I’ve talked about in reference to BlueArc: thinking in parallel.  The old adage about chewing, gum, walking, holding a conversation and trying to do a math problem roughly gets to why this is a challenging task.  (I’m going to get a bit esoteric here so [...]

Some things happen so fast you don’t have time to think about what to do, you just react. I’m not sure what that metaphorical “deer” was thinking when that 18-wheeler was about to turn it into roadkill, but it certainly didn’t “do” anything, which is why the rest of us often react to events. We’ve [...]

Interesting blog from Greg Cornfield taking issue on not necessarily “who’s who” in the storage blogging community, but “who’s where”. It was a reference to the fact that some of the storage bloggers mask the fact that they work for EMC (and there may be others). And since we’re doing full disclosure, Greg spent many [...]

A recent article about Mr. Tucci points to the creation of a cross archive/content management federated search system for compliance enforcement across the enterprise.  Here’s the excerpt from the article.

I know that it is not related directly to storage, but I found the Interactive map of the Linux Kernel and highly recommend that you take it for a spin.  I think that this is relevant because so many storage applications are based upon Linux these days — well and OpenSolaris/Solaris as well.  So if [...]

USP-V/VM Goodness

I think in past posts I’ve hinted at this before, but I do want to talk a bit about the USP-V/VM’s volume migrator engine coupled to Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager.  I have a special place in my heart for these two products as I was fortunate enough to participate at the genesis of them both. [...]

So I enjoyed reading Paul Travis’ Smackdown article in Byte and Switch last week.  His reference was to us storage guys attacking each other, sometimes with subtleness and sometimes with a vengeance.  It varies, but it’s fun.

I just read the news about the Kindle application for the iPhone. While I have yet to try the application this got me to thinking a bit on my train ride home: will this do for books what the iTunes store and the iPod did for music? Since I’m in Japan I do plan on [...]

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