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I’ve been spending a lot of time on mainframe activities over the past 6 months or so, which is totally fine with me. This year alone I’ve visited 8 very large customers wanting to improve efficiencies. What seems to be getting the most traction are a few very unique products of ours, namely Hitachi Virtual Storage [...]

Per my previous post, I wanted to provide more concrete examples from the storage world related to the sedimentary hypothesis.

Last week, HDS unveiled its roadmap for the Information Cloud and stated that it is based on technology obtained through the acquisition of ParaScale in August 2010. In this blog post, I will explain how the ParaScale platform will serve as a foundation and enabler for the Information Cloud.

On a few occasions I’ve blogged about the drive industry, drive performance, and the effects it has on the storage array business in general, but below is a guest blog from my friend and colleague Ian Vogelesang on disk drive trends. He originally had posted this on our internal HDS website, but it’s too good [...]

Like my colleague Ken Wood, I too lied in my last post.

OK, so I lied about my last blog being the final of a three part series (1, 2 & 3). But aren’t we used to being lied to these days? I classify virtualization into three categories of prose: one-to-many, many-to-one, and this-to-that. (Turns out, I thought I blogged about this some time ago, but it [...]

I’m sure many of you have seen EMC’s latest product announcement, the VMAXe. It’s basically a “mini” VMAX which makes the name rather oxymoronic (VMAXmini?), I think. But I’d like to use that announcement to point out a basic difference in the storage strategies of our two companies.

Today’s announcement between Hitachi and VMware shows an expansion of our mutual collaboration in the Asian marketplace.  This approach was taken for several reasons:

It happens every year. I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering what happened to the summer. And now I’m suddenly finding myself planning Thanksgiving dinners (it’s a U.S. thing) and also finding myself surrounded by Christmas trees and shopping catalogs? Really. I mean REALLY!!! What happened here?

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