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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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Non-compliance Equals BIG Fines, Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Thursday, March 10th 2011

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The Department of Health and Human Services has levied a hefty fine of $4.3 Million against a Maryland health care provider for HIPAA violations - http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/hipaa-bares-its-teeth-43m-fine-privacy-violation-022311.  This is a significant event and indicator for institutions and companies that deal with...

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What’s next for unified storage? Storage Soup blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, March 1st 2011

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Unified storage has gone from a specialty item to something offered from nearly every storage vendor in recent years. In the beginning, vendors such as NetApp took added block capability to their file system storage and NetApp’s biggest rivals have...

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Scale-out vs. scale-up: the basics

By Randy Kerns, Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

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There’s been a lot of talk about scale-out and scale-up storage lately, and I get a sense that a lot of people don’t understand that these terms are not synonymous. And that causes confusion among IT professionals when they are...

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Anatomy of Poor IT Buying Decisions – StorageSoup Blog by Randy Kerns

By Randy Kerns, Tuesday, February 15th 2011

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I had an interesting conversation about IT decision-making while attending an education foundation meeting that was focused on education. The meeting was a chance to speak with CIOs and other senior IT people in a non-business setting. These discussions can...

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What IBM’s Watson Says to Storage Systems Developers, Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Tuesday, February 15th 2011

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IBM's Watson debuted for a national prime time TV audience last night on CBS' Jeopardy. Well, to be accurate, his avatar glowed behind his center-stage podium. He did however have a real button to push when he was ready to...

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