The mainstream media is still digesting the Oscar awards, but we in storage had our own announcement this week: TechTarget’s (now non-PDF?) Storage magazine announced their Storage Products of the Year award for 2008. Without further ado, the awards and my reaction!
In the previous post, I discussed reasons for migration. This post will cover the next step; identifying the owners of storage resources. It may be hard to believe, but many organisations canâ€™t identify all of their storage users.
EMC today announced its next generation Celerra NAS. EMC is pushing the technology towards unified storage, deduplication and virtual provisioning giving away some bells and whistles at no cost.
What are the challenges that SRM tools face? Is the problem one of scale and complexity? If you look at what we expect the SRM tool to do, we expect currently expect it to understand our storage environment end-to-end. So look at what an SRM tool needs to do.
Understanding the reasons for migration is a great place to start in developing a strategy. Seasoned IT professionals will know that change for changeâ€™s sake is not a good thing; â€œif it ainâ€™t broke, donâ€™t fix itâ€ â€“ the old adage says, for good reason. Data migrations will introduce change into an environment and with change comes risk. However there are practical reasons to perform migrations.
Stephen has a post here about pricing, about getting close to your vendor and developing a relationship with just a few trusted partners. Nice idea but in any relationship there needs to be some tension to keep it fresh and alive; otherwise you find yourselves doing something because you have always done so, it becomes comfortable.
HP Storage Products traditionally have support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0, RAID 5 and now RAID-6 ADG.
Continuing the quest on RAID 6, with my previous post related to HDSâ€™s RAID 6, here is a post about NetAppâ€™s RAID-DP (Double Parity – Enhanced RAID 6).
Hitachi (HDS) has been one of the pioneers in implementing RAID 6 in their storage products. This technology briefing covers HDS’ implementation of RAID 6 and compares it to their RAID 5 implementation.
We think of web apps as what belongs in the â€œcloudâ€. Virtualization is changing this so that both small and enterprise apps are a fit. To me there can be an internal cloud and an external cloud. As virtualization continues to evolve, we will see the lines blur between both.