Archive for August, 2011
In the past 24 hours VMware released vSphere 5, and those attending VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas will get to see this in action at the HDS booth (#533). While I won’t be attending this show, I am excited that HDS will be demonstrating the true power of our servers and storage with vSphere 5 [...]
Recently, an EMC blogger admitted that, while they do not have the ability to virtualize external storage, they ship bigger boxes. He also seemed proud of the fact his top ten large capacity VMAX only used 69% of the raw capacity. Yes, this is an improvement over the 50% utilization when they shipped DMX with [...]
During my visit to Mexico, I met with members of a large bank who described their storage migration experience over the years that they have been an HDS customer.
I came across this interesting post by Floyd Christofferson at the Active Archive blog.
This week I participated in an Executive Briefing Center on the road in Mexico City. This is where we take a number of our executives on the road and set up a briefing center for a week for customers and partners located in various locations. Customers who may not otherwise have the time to travel [...]
For the past few months, I have talked to an increasing number of customers who are telling me that power savings is their primary concern in the datacenter. With the recent nuclear disaster in Fukushima, countries around the world are re-evaluating their use of nuclear power, which is 20 to 30% of the power in [...]
I have been talking to IT users in Mexico City the past few days, as part of our Executive Briefing Center on the road. This is where we take a number of our executives on the road and set up a briefing center for a week for customers and partners located in various locations.
In 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency predicted “the explosive expansion of the Internet and computerization of society would lead to the doubling of power consumed by the data center between 2005 and 2010.”
Today, we announced we have shipped 1,400 Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) systems since its announcement in September of last year. Many of our customers are reporting 50% improvement in performance over competitive products as well as significant savings in power cooling and floor space.
Last week the CIO of a large cloud provider gave me a list of his five strategic challenges for cloud. This list included technology, process, people, financial management, and power. The key technologies are server and storage virtualization, which have a transforming effect on people and processes. The storage administrator’s role is to transform [...]