This is post 7 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” In previous posts I’ve discussed the need to “move up the stack” with reference to the way we manage data. To recap, what we mean here is focusing less on the bits and bytes of how data is stored and moving […]
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This is post 2 of 6 in the series “ONUG Spring 2015 Tech Talks” Defining what ONUG stands for is easy—it’s the Open Networking User Group—but understanding the acronym that doesn’t really help me understand what it is, nor why their twice-yearly events seems to have become so important for many people. This May, as […]
This is post 6 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” We previously discussed that keeping endless amounts of data is impractical and expensive, the magical promises of Big Data Boosters notwithstanding. If we’re not going to keep everything, then what do we keep? How do you decide what stays, and what […]
This is post 1 of 6 in the series “ONUG Spring 2015 Tech Talks” One of the fascinating things to me about the open networking movement is that it hasn’t happened sooner. The drivers have certainly been there for many years: vendor lock-in (at least in certain circumstances) as well as significant capex and opex […]
This is post 5 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” It’s no coincidence that data is a four letter word. And it’s a word that holds different meaning depending on your place in the organizational chart. Managers interpret data to mean things like budgets, schedules, and white papers. To counsel, data […]
This is post 4 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” In my previous post I discussed the evolution of hardware management using the seasoned analogy of pets and cattle. It’s worth taking a step back and looking at what data we are creating and why, as this gives us insight into […]
This is post 3 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” “Hoarding disorder is typified by persistent difficulties discarding possessions, resulting in significant clutter that obstructs the individual’s living environment and produces considerable functional impairment.”[i] Big data is an astoundingly powerful thing, if you believe the breathless boosterism emanating from some corners […]
This is post 2 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” Thanks to a deluge of storage marketing in the last year or two, we have adopted the opinion that flash storage will push spinning disks out of the data center. We even picked up on the term “spinning rust” and “mechanical […]
This is post 1 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” Since the financial crash of 2008, the predominant IT mantra has been to do “more with less” – perhaps it was said well before that too, because IT (and in particular storage) is on a growth curve that isn’t likely to […]
This is post 8 of 8 in the series “Riverbed Hybrid Enterprise Tech Talks” Throughout the course of this Tech Talk series, we’ve really hammered on the idea that a Hybrid Enterprise model is a great solution. But as we wrap up, I feel that I’ve left one thing somewhat unclear. That is: the answer […]