Archive for November, 2008
These are difficult times, full of uncertainty and doubt, and many real dangers. We think of our friends and co-workers in India who are recovering from the terrors of last week and unite with them in seeking an end to these senseless acts of violence and destruction. Many of us in IT have close ties [...]
Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning, HDP, is a feature of the USP V/VM which does virtualization of storage capacity in a pool of storage consisting of multiple RAID array groups. This pool of physical RAID array groups is divided up into 42 MB pages and used on-demand by any of the virtual host volumes using the pool. [...]
Recently there has been quite a bit of back and forth between Barry Whyte and myself. In an effort to clear up any misconceptions and more clearly state our differing positions, I’ve outlined a few points that should help our understanding.
Welcome to Tony Asaro who has just joined the HDS blogging community with his blog, Tony Asaro’s Blog Bytes. Tony is a storage expert and well-known blogger who has blogged for Computerworld, Searchstorage, virtualiron, and his very popular Stor Wars when he was an analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group.
Recently I was asked: “Why did Hitachi choose an in-band approach to SAN virtualization?” This is a bit of a loaded question like: “When did you stop beating your wife?” This question implies that you are beating your wife. How do you answer without appearing to agree to the premise or appearing to be evasive? [...]