Archive for the 'Cloud' Category
I recently interviewed my colleague Rex Carter, CIO of Hitachi Data Systems. He joined HDS in 2006 and has played a major role in the transformation of our company through the innovative use of IT technology. He is well known to many of our customers and partners as he seeks every opportunity to engage with [...]
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 [...]
By now it is clear that cloud is a reality with many successful implementations of cloud services. One of the most valuable benefits is the way that cloud services can be acquired—namely on demand, pay as you go, and self-service.
As my colleague Claus Mikkelsen wrote, HDS is holding an analyst day for financial and industry analysts, and invited some bloggers to get an update from our CEO Jack Domme and other key executives on our vision and strategy for infrastructure, content, and information cloud. We also had three customers participate in this event.
With the announcement of our cloud strategy and portal, it is very obvious that virtualization is a key enabler. It frees data from the bounds of the infrastructure and from the limitations of the application so that it can be searched, accessed, and repurposed to provide information for the business.
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 [...]
Today we announced Hitachi converged data center solutions to enable our customers to realize faster time to business value. These converged solutions initially will focus on Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track, Microsoft Exchange, and Hitachi Unified Compute Platform. A key part of this announcement is the introduction of Hitachi Compute Blade, which has been a [...]
When I tell people this they have visions of my wife doing exercises with her android phone. In this brave new world, she can do this without breaking a sweat. She did this by downloading an app that helped her count the calories on her plate before every meal. By watching her calorie intake she [...]
Each year, I like to take a look at the storage industry and provide my thoughts on what I think will be the key trends to watch for in the coming year. So, as 2010 comes to a close, here are my thoughts on the top trends for 2011 that we’ll see around the transformation [...]