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Archive for August, 2008

Charlie Schluting posted a recent article on serverwatch.com , where he explains “Storage Virtualization for Network Administrators” and refers to block and file virtualization. In this article he also talks about the pros and cons of storage virtualization.

I was in Bangkok last week to visit Kuhn Taveesak Saenthong and his team for the Hitachi Data Systems Thailand User Conference. There were over 400 people in attendance with around 300 signed up for the Enterprise track. The hot topics were storage virtualization, Services Oriented Storage, and Active Archive.

The EPA issued a letter on August 8, 2008 to Computer Server Manufactures or Other Interested Stakeholder, asking for a review of draft 2 of the ENERGY STAR® specification for computer servers. The response is due by September 19, 2008. 

The move to network unification recently took a step forward with an FCoE Test Drive Event in June 2008. FCoE can send FC protocols over an Ethernet network and makes it possible to have a common Ethernet network support FC storage and Ethernet message traffic. This would greatly reduce connectivity costs, especially for servers. Today [...]

Congratulations to SNIA on their 10th Anniversary and to Vincent Franceschini of HDS and Larry Krantz of EMC who have just been chosen to join SNIA’s Hall of Fame Contributors. Larry is a past Chairman of the Board for SNIA, and Vincent is the current Chairman of the Board. Both of them made major contributions towards the [...]

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