Archive for the 'Best Practices' Category
Trend 3: Greater Adoption of Private cloud My selection for trend 3 is the greater adoption of private cloud for greater business agility and business control.
Trend 1: IT will focus more on business outcomes than infrastructure The first trend is the base driver for many of the subsequent trends that I will be posting. This will be a change in IT focus from infrastructure to business outcomes.
As we draw near to the end of the 2013, I like to put together my thoughts on what may be the trends in 2014. Most of this is based on what I hear on customer visits and from industry analysts and bloggers. Last week, my colleague Michael Hay published his list of memes ideas, [...]
In our last post together, Bob Primmer talked about the concept of object stores and how they enable us to store data without the need to understand the underlying infrastructure. When asked if object stores are a replacement for file systems, Bob said that they were an augmentation of file systems.
I have read a number of my colleague Bob Primmer’s publications on object storage and our Hitachi Content Platform. I thought he would be the best person to help us understand how object storage and HCP help us address the explosion of data.
Software defined storage, SDS, seems to be the marketing phrase these days. Wikipedia calls it a marketing theme for promoting storage technologies that is lacking consensus. Wikipedia does go on to list some characteristics of SDS:
As we close out 2011, the storage industry has seen significant growth based on budgets, which were established in the beginning of the year. However, over the course of 2011, we saw natural disasters, political upheaval, and heightened economic turmoil. Companies are now looking ahead to 2012 with a great deal of uncertainty around their [...]
In 2012, power, cooling and carbon footprints will become even more critical as energy demand increases and countries begin to impose carbon taxes. IT will be asked to shoulder their share of the energy burden.
Chris Evans’ recent post raises a warning that enabling the host to issue direct commands to the storage system via interfaces like VAAI can have performance impacts which can create more work to balance environments, simply because too many VAAI requests may be thrown at the array. Chris is quick to add that he is [...]
Recently a lot of attention has been given to Capacity Optimization, and there are plenty of solutions to choose from. Compression, dedupe, dynamic tiering, and thin provisioning are those most often mentioned, and each is effective in reducing capacity in their own way. Choosing the right solution is important too—for instance, using dedupe to reduce [...]