Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: IBM is planning to acquire CleverSafe, HGST bought Amplidata a while ago and RedHat did the same with Ceph 18 months ago. If you put this information alongside the fact that disk shipments are doing very well (even when compared to Flash), it’s no wonder Object storage is so hot […]
Stephen Foskett of the Pack Rat blog writes: All three of the array-scaling approaches I discussed last week preserve traditional client protocols for connectivity, an admirable goal to be sure. But the inflexibility of these protocols holds the storage industry back, often requiring extreme efforts to achieve simple goals like continuous availability. Attempts to evolve […]
Luca Dell’oca of Virtual to the Core writes: For the second time in a row, I’ve been invited to attend as a delegate the 4th edition of Storage Field Day, that’s going to take place next week in San JosÃ¨, California. Again, the list of delegates and vendors is really huge, and I can’t wait […]
Ed Grigson from vExperienced writes: Following on from last year when I attended Storage Field Day #2 I’m glad to say I’ve been invited back to San Jose this year for SFD #4, happening Nov 13th-15th. I enjoyed the experience last year and learnt a lot so while it’s another four days out of the […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku writes: Last week I saw two announcements: HDS jumped into the OpenStack bandwagon and Cleversafe raised 55$M in a series D funding round (WOW!). At a first glimpse these two announcements have nothing in common but I think the contrary and they both lead to the enterprise (private) cloud. Read more: […]
Matt Simmons comments at Standalone Sysadmin: At one point in time, I was responsible for a data set that consisted of half a million files, totaling around 2 terabytes of data. This isn’t a lot of data by current standards, but for me, at the time, it was a lot of data. The real problem […]
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!