Archive for December, 2007
The “Green tech” movement and increasing focus on IT budgets is driving a growing awareness of storage deficiencies. The storage of data has become highly inefficient, with low utilization, over allocation, stranded storage, too many redundant copies, low access speeds, inefficient search, and disruptive movement and migration. Actual utilization of storage is less than 30% [...]
H.R. 6 was signed into law by President Bush today. The provisions of this act includes raising the fuel efficiency of cars, trucks, and SUVs to 35 mpg by 2020, increase the renewable fuel standard to 36 billion gallons by 2022, and enact a national efficiency standard for light bulbs. While there are some concerns [...]
Today, the majority of data centers are configured in stove pipes. These stove pipes consist of applications which run on a server which is attached to storage. While servers may be clustered and storage may be connected in a SAN, these stove pipes do not share information between applications, do not move applications between servers, [...]
On Monday, this week, December 10, EMC made a press release entitled ” EMC Advances SAN Virtualization Capabilities with New Version of EMC Invista“. This announcement claims that this “newest version of EMC Invista – Invista 2.0- is immediately available”, and a “follow on version, Invista 2.1 which will includes heterogeneous mirroring and storage pooling will [...]
Changing Enterprise Data profile – IDC Rick Villars of IDC presented a study on the Changing Enterprise Data Profile at our APAC Storage Summit in Ho Chi Minh City last Week. He presented a chart that showed the IDC analysis of World Wide, enterprise, disk consumption by data type from 2005 through 2011.