Archive for April, 2010
While the need for storage continues to increase, there seems to be a trend in the decline of modular storage business for some of the major storage vendors. This may be due to the aging of the traditional modular storage architecture.
I was recently asked by an analyst firm to review a survey that they intended to send to end users to evaluate the extent of virtualization in the data center. While most of the survey asked very relevant questions, when it came to storage virtualization, it was all over the map, primarily because there was [...]
Today, SNIA announced the first vendors to demonstrate their commitment to management interoperability by passing the Conformance Testing Program (SNIA-CTP) provider suite for the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) version 1.4. These vendors included Brocade, EMC Corporation, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, and Hitachi Ltd. As other vendors pass the conformance testing they will be listed [...]
Next week many of us in the storage industry will be heading out to Orlando Florida for the Storage Networking World. Storage conference which is jointly sponsored by Computerworld and SNIA, the Storage Networking Industry Association. This is the world’s largest event for IT executives/mangers, vendors, channel partners, press and analysts involved in storage and [...]
Updated on April 12, 2010. After posting my blog on increasing storage utilization with Dynamic Provisioning, I visited a very large customer who was in the process of implementing thin provisioning from different vendors. Our Dynamic Provisioning on the USP V was the first to go live. Thin provisioning from other vendors were still undergoing [...]