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IT can be a weakness or a strength to its business. Almost every industry is witnessing dramatic changes in its business, and IT has a critical role to play in the business’ growth and in some cases, even its survival. A European retailer, after 40 years in business modernized their IT solutions to make real-time [...]
By David Karas “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” ― Aristotle
It is getting to be that time of the year again. Time to make predictions on various risk levels, about what is going to happen next year. For 2014, my colleague Hu and I are going to split up the task of creating a list of technical trends and themes. Our message will span across a [...]
By Richard Jew and David Foster, Hitachi Data Systems As storage infrastructures continue to grow in size and in complexity, significant challenges arise to properly monitor storage capacity growth and performance service levels delivered to critical business applications. Since storage systems are often viewed with a level of unknown within the IT environment, i.e. “black [...]
With the release of Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Pro for VMware vSphere, we introduced a number of firsts for converged infrastructure solutions
For everyone that celebrates the holiday, Happy [late!] Thanksgiving. The week of Thanksgiving in the US is a great time to catch-up on many of those little work chores that pile up or slip through the cracks while traveling and prioritizing big tasks ahead of fun work stuff. This morning I was catching up on some HDS Industry [...]
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with John Mansfield, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions Strategy and Development at HDS. John and I discussed a variety of topics, including Hitachi’s organization design depth and expertise, along with where we can make investments that make a difference. John also tackles tough questions about what Hitachi does [...]
In March of last year, I wrote a blog about disruptive technologies, specifically how the Blu-ray technology could change the storage landscape (or not). The new Blu-ray disc format specification enhancement was defined in June 2010 for the BDXL standard. This new specification increases the recording capacities for Blu-ray discs in two ways.
The first week of October marks the largest Oracle global event in San Francisco: Oracle Open World 2011.
I’ve worked on three commercial object stores: Centera, Atmos, and now HCP (Hitachi Content Platform). In that time, I’ve seen numerous misunderstandings about this particular brand of storage technology–not just in how they function, but even more fundamentally, on where, when and why such a system would be employed. In a new blog series starting [...]