Archive for September, 2009
I am taking a break from the blogging wars over virtualization to plug a Webcast that I will be doing on The economic Benefits of Intelligent File Tiering. It will be on Wednesday, September 30 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. You can go to this website to register.
Some of you may recall that late last year Barry Whyte of IBM and I had a discussion about storage virtualization as we do it with the USP V and San Volume Controller or SAN virtualization as IBM does it, using a cluster of appliances that sits in the middle of the SAN. SVC virtualizes [...]
IDC identifies content data as the fastest growing segment of data in our data centers. Hitachi’s answer to this requirement is HCAP, Hitachi Content Archive. Here is a 60 second video that offers an opportunity for one of our HDS Business Consultants, Jonathan Preston, to present HCAP to a panel of three practicing CIO’s and answer their questions. [...]
In 2000, Hitachi introduced the Lightning 9900 storage system. This was the first enterprise storage system with an internal switch which enabled the switching of paths between front end port processors, cache modules, and back end disk processors. Prior to the introduction of the switch, the front and back end processors had to contend with [...]
Sunil Chavan, our business consultant for content services in Singapore sent me an email with a link to a blog that reported NASA had found the lost tapes from the Apollo 11 moon landing. I had posted about those lost tapes last month and so I was excited to hear how they were recovered and what [...]
On these long summer days, my wife and I like to sit out on the patio under our canopy umbrella and enjoy the evening. We have a string of lights on the canopy that casts a warm glow. I looked at those lights the other day and commented that if I replaced that string of [...]