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Archive for August, 2006

The Power 50

Var Business Magazine recently selected Karen Sigman as one of the Power 50 women in the VAR Business. As vice president of Global Channels for HDS, she has successfully expanded channels into Eastern Europe, India, China, and recently signed up Ingram micro as a distributor. Her contributions to the channels has received world wide recognition [...]

Save the date, Sept 12, to attend a Lunch 2.0 "Web Expo", which will show case web companies which store a lot of data. This event will be held at the Hitachi Data Systems Executive Briefing Center in Santa Clara. The event is free to all attendees and exhibitors. If you want to sign up [...]

Definitions for storage virtualization have been confusing at best. Remember Gartner’s Symmetrical and Asymmetrical virtualization, then in band and out of band virtualization? I believe virtualization should be categorized by where in the storage stack it resides. Hitachi Storage virtualization resides in the Tagmastore Storage Controller. Unfortunately we have added to the confusion by naming [...]

5MB to 1TB in 50 Years

Bill Healy, senior vice president of product strategy and marketing at Hitachi Global Storage Technologies was recently interviewed on C/NET. In this interview, Bill predicted that we would see 1TB Desktop hard drives in 2006. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the first disk drive which was introduced by IBM in 1956.

I was fortunate to be able to fly in and out of Heathrow for a two days of meetings. I say fortunate since the alternative is unimaginable if the latest terrorist plots had not been detected. I only missed one meeting on Thursday afternoon due to delays on disembarking at Heathrow, but all the other [...]

"The World Is Flat" by T. L. Friedman has been out for some time but I never took the time to read it since I thought it stated the obvious. With the Internet, high speed communications, globalization, the old barriers were gone. Also since it runs to 590 pages, it was not the type of [...]

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