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By David Karas “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” ― Aristotle

As you may have read in my colleague Steve Garone’s blog post in our Hitachi Data Systems Community site, the industry is abuzz with object storage reports, articles and events such as the upcoming Next Gen Object Storage Summit for which HDS is a sponsor. This week, yet another analyst has weighed in on this [...]

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 [...]

Of the many things US President Theodore Roosevelt is known for, one certainly is the quote “Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far” and made me think that Teddy would have made a great HDSer.

So that’s a totally bogus title to this blog, but it does describe a “made up” acronym for a new mainframe product that we announced yesterday. We all have code names for products under development, and this was no exception. Code names come about for security reasons during product development. What was really announced was [...]

With all the talk of Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) and how converged infrastructure and automation enables the SDDC, it’s becoming increasingly challenging for IT decision makers to understand the path to get there. Last week we discussed how choosing the right converged infrastructure can help to enable pieces of the SDDC through the powerful combination [...]

I’m not a storage performance expert. I’m not a database administrator (DBA). But if you ask me ANY question about performance, I’ll give you the very same answer they do: “it depends”.

Are we there yet?

(Note to reader: the following blog entry contains all sorts of hidden humour, overt sarcasm, complex technical jargon, and one obscure Disney reference…reader discretion is advised)

Earlier this month, the 5th annual Germany Hitachi Information Forum was held in Mainz. With over 300 attendees, 20 presentations, hands-on breakout sessions and a panel discussion on big data, the event was an overwhelming success.

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 [...]

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