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Archive for February, 2011

There was an interesting phenomenon occurring a decade or more ago. SAN’s and Open Systems were in their heyday (still are, but much changed) and everyone was rushing to update their skills and get certified for this and that, including myself. Those were fun times (and still fun, in my mind). This was also the [...]

Those of you who are regular readers of this blog will know Dave Wilson as a co-author for Storage STAT. Dave came from the hospital environment, so he really brings a valuable perspective that is customer-centric.

When you spend as much time in an airport as I do, you will appreciate it when I say that you meet all kinds of interesting people when you are playing hurry-up-and-wait.  More and more, I spend my time chatting to those around me. Sometimes I learn something and sometimes I teach something – like [...]

A Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), according to Mike Cannavo of Image Management Consultants, is defined as a standards-based archive that works independent of the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) provider storing all data in non-proprietary, interchange formats. A VNA also provides context management so that information can be transferred seamlessly between disparate PACS. A [...]

There are a lot of opinions in the industry as to the relationship between HDS and Hitachi Ltd. in Japan. When last I checked Hitachi is included in our name, Hitachi Data Systems, and we are most certainly a member of the Hitachi group. To dispel any lingering doubts I recommend looking at this presentation [...]

A colleague and I were recently visiting a customer to solicit some feedback about our future roadmaps.  During the meeting, he made a comment related to Legos.  Our customer mentioned that all of his vendors come in and show him the individual Legos that they sell (server, integrated networking, storage, software, etc.) but nobody can [...]

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