Archive for the 'IT Transformation' Category
There has been a lot of buzz about a new Hitachi storage platform. Today we announced our Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) system for the midrange and enterprise markets, which confirms these rumors and redefines the industry’s notion of unified storage. The reason for the buzz has been the excitement that it has generated in our [...]
Technical Deep Dive’s Nigel Poulton responded to my post and Twitter conversation on the relevance of Tier 1 controllers with a post of his own. In his blog, Nigel writes that he believes SSDs have changed the game and the need for Tier 1 controllers. He ends his post with this summary:
The adoption of new technologies is essential to improve performance and availability, and stay competitive. Still, migrating to new storage technologies presents significant challenges since it involves data and applications, as well as people and processes. Detailed and careful planning must be done to ensure business priorities, data protection, and application data requirements are all [...]
As noted in previous posts, capacity efficiency has two dimensions: allocation efficiency and utilization efficiency.
Since I posted my trends for 2012, I have been looking at what other bloggers have been predicting.
I have been working for HDS for almost 15 years, so, needless to say, I am very proud that we have been recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 best companies to work for in the United States in 2012. This recognition helps to validate one of our stated company goals, which is to be [...]
Q1 2012 marks a major turning point in the storage industry. After 50 years of price declines in the magnetic disk industry, we are seeing what most analysts predict to be a 5% to 20% increase in disk prices due to the catastrophic floods in Thailand, which has had a major impact on the disk [...]
Happy 2012! While this year is starting with a lot of uncertainty around the world economy and supply/demand questions, there are still areas of assurance. One is that you can still do more with less to meet your storage needs.
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 [...]