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Isilon back from near death, CNET Data-driven blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Monday, February 15th 2010

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Last week, Isilon, which designs and sells clustered storage systems and software for digital content, announced the integration of STEC's solid-state disk modules to its S- and X-Series or scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) platforms built on SAS and SATA disk...

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Hello Oracle stack; bye-bye best of breed? CNET Data-driven blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, January 28th 2010

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For years the IT industry has been extolling the virtues of "best of breed." Build your IT environment using the best servers, networking gear, apps, storage--all from the best vendors within their own particular space. Now it appears to be...

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Storage Predictions for 2011, Blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, January 22nd 2010

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My worthy competitors within the ranks of the storage analyst community have been out there for the last few weeks making predictions for 2010. Since I like to differentiate myself (and let's face it, I'm a bit late to the...

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Are we ready for IBM’s Smarter Planet? CNET Data-drived blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, January 8th 2010

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By now you've surely seen at least one of the IBM "Let's Build a Smarter Planet" TV ads. I like them. They talk about computing possibilities that are truly big-picture. I also believe in the message that IBM is fundamentally...

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CA’s ‘even a caveman can do it’ moment, CNET Data-driven blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Wednesday, December 16th 2009

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Back in May of this year, CA introduced Mainframe Software Manager (MSM) to its mainframe customers and in a way, to the world of mainframe computing. MSM is for CA's mainframe administrators what a software install wizard is for the...

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The changing role of the IT storage pro, CNET Data-driven blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, December 3rd 2009

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Recently I heard the chief information officer of a large technology company observe that the consolidation and convergence of IT infrastructure is forcing a consolidation and convergence within his own department. He observed that because platforms are converging around server...

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Is IBM’s Blue Insight a model for your private BI cloud? CNET Data-driven blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Wednesday, November 18th 2009

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There's been a general outcry lately about how vendor marketing organizations are abusing the cloud by force-fitting many new and existing products into the cloud computing mold. Still, some cloud-like things actually do fit without the aid of a crow...

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What integrated compute stacks mean for storage professionals, CNET Data-driven blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, November 6th 2009

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I ended my last blog post with "Integrate and prosper." Little did I know that Cisco, EMC, and VMware were about to unveil a Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) early the following week, the biggest cross-vendor integration project yet seen in...

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Will EMC’s rising tide float all storage boats? CNET Data-driven blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Thursday, October 29th 2009

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Given that the phrase "our current economy" has such a negative connotation, EMC's third-quarter earnings report last week was downright upbeat. EMC surpassed its own optimistic guidance for the fiscal quarter just ended by 4 percent. Wow. Other phrases like...

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What the T-Mobile outage means for consumers, CNET Data-driven blog by John Webster

By John Webster, Friday, October 16th 2009

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At Storage Networking World in Phoenix this week, there was a buzz in the hallways and over breakfast tables about the T-Mobile Sidekick outage that was due, according to Microsoft, to "a system failure that created data loss in the...

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