Archive for March, 2012
Nigel Poulton is a very active tweeter (@nigelpoulton) who is also known for his Technical Deep Dive blog site.
On his Dancing Dinosaur blog, Alan Radding recently interviewed Bill Smith of HDS and Dave Lytle of Brocade on their SHARE presentation given earlier in March about bringing virtual storage to the Z.
Hu: In my series on storage efficiencies, I posted on storage management efficiency. Here is another way that we have made our Hitachi Command Suite more efficient. My colleague Sean Moser provides a fresh perspective on software and some of the initiatives/discussion around it, I have asked him to give us his take on the [...]
Convergence is the coming together of two or more entities for efficiency and ease of use. Last November I started posting a blog series on trends for 2012. Among the trends I identified was the movement from consolidation to convergence.
For the second year in a row, HDS has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Thousands of companies seek to qualify and few are chosen. Even fewer get nominated and named twice. This is the result of the HDS commitment to weaving ethical initiatives into, not only corporate strategy [...]
Management efficiency is a key part of storage efficiency. The explosion of data and data types cannot be managed if we continue to take a piecemeal approach to storage management.
When you Google the definition of tier 1 storage you get a variety of results. In older definitions of storage tiers, it was all about the media—tier 1 was expensive hard disks, while tier 2 was optical disk and tier 3 was tape. No consideration was given to the control unit functions. Today that has [...]
The choice of a storage system can have a major impact on the efficiency of an application. There are storage features that can enable applications to run faster and use less CPU and memory; they go beyond the performance features of faster buses, cache, and drives. These features require communication with the application, which enables [...]
Two events in 2011 are bringing greater focus on energy efficiencies. First, the Fukushima disaster, which has decreased the use of nuclear power generation around the world, has resulted in increased costs for other sources of electrical energy.
When I normally think of mobile computing, my first thoughts are usually about the increase in the amount of data that will be generated by the mobile workforce. There will be a tremendous amount of new data generated as the workforce becomes untethered from their PCs and laptops.