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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.

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 [...]

What is Data Virtualization? Data virtualization is the separation of data from the application so that it can be maintained and accessed independent of the application. It also means that it can be accessed by other applications without the need to create additional working copies and maintain the synchronization of these extra copies. With one [...]

This is the first of a series of posts on what I expect to see in 2012 and how we can respond to these trends.

For those of us who know the Hawaiian Island of Maui, HANA is fondly remembered as that little town on the southern tip where you can buy shaved ice at Hasegawa’s general store.

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 VSP won the 2011 CRN Tech Innovation Award in the virtualization category. Presenting this award was Edward Moltzen of CRN’s Test Center, and accepting the award was Sean Moser, Vice President of Software Product Management at HDS.

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 [...]

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 [...]

While the need for storage continues to increase, there seems to be a trend in the decline of modular storage business for some of the major storage vendors. This may be due to the aging of the traditional modular storage architecture.

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