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Processors for Storage Systems Follow Server/PC Roadmap — Storage Soup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Monday, April 18th 2011

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Recent storage system launches – such as EMC’s Isilon roll-out last week – included new generations of Intel processors that provide greater processing power and increased performance. This has become a familiar pattern — the latest generations of processors become...

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SNW, the New, the Popular, the Next — Storage Soup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Wednesday, April 13th 2011

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At SNW there is a chance to see what vendors want to inform the world about – from their product perspective.  There are also presentations that are focused on education and general information for users of storage.  This presents a...

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Virtual-desktop Integration Touches all Professions — CNET Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, April 7th 2011

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I recently gave a presentation at a small gathering of IT "enthusiasts" in Albany, N.Y. I say "enthusiasts" because the audience was an eclectic mix of IT technologists and people with advanced expertise in non-IT fields. For example, I met...

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Storage buying requires an application perspective, Storage Soup blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Wednesday, April 6th 2011

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Much information provided about storage systems reflects details about the specifications of the storage systems – known as speeds and feeds. This has been the norm, and if that information was not presented prominently, many would think the vendor is...

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Belluzzo takes Quantum leap from CEO job; COO Gacek steps up, Storage Soup blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Monday, April 4th 2011

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Backup vendor Quantum switched CEOs today. Rick Belluzzo stepped down after nine years and Jon Gacek stepped up from his role as COO and president to replace him. Belluzzo remains chairman of Quantum’s board, and both men said the vendor’s...

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Storage Area Networks Need Not Apply – Data Driven Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, April 1st 2011

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Last week I attended the GigaOM Structure Big Data conference in New York City. Although my resume says I'm a storage analyst of long standing, this was not a storage conference. However, my e-mail inbox reminds me daily that storage...

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Establishing data relevance can help archiving strategy, Storage Soup blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Wednesday, March 30th 2011

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As highlighted in many reports, the massive amounts of data being created today cause concerns for Information Technology pros – especially those who manage storage. These concerns involve how to process data, what to keep and where to put it....

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Think of Dell as a Storage Portfolio Player – Data-Driven Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, March 22nd 2011

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Last year, Dell went on a storage buying spree. Dell took in Exanet for clustered, multiplatform NAS, Ocarina Networks for extensible, cross platform data compression and deduplication, capped-off with an announced agreement to acquire Compellent's virtualized storage arrays and Fluid...

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Storage tiering draws interest, with good reason, Storage Soup blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Monday, March 21st 2011

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Storage tiering has generated a good amount of interest lately, largely because of the performance improvements it can bring to organizations using solid state drives (SSDs) in their storage setups. When it comes to tiering, it’s worth listening to what...

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IT Pulse Shows the Shows the Importance of Storage IT, Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Wednesday, March 16th 2011

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One of the things that I always pay attention to is the perception of storage both in the information technology industry and with customers.  How critical storage is for successful IT is evident to me but that understanding seems to...

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