Why should you care about how you lay your storage out?Â Maybe because it’s your job or because it’s the right thing to do.Â Perhaps it’s because your application performance isn’t acceptable or your boss won’t let you buy shelves full of 15K RPM disks anymore.Â It’s not uncommon for pure frustration to stream out […]
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) just bought Fabrik (SimpleTech and G-Technology). So is Hitachi’s combination with SimpleTech a response or challenge to EMC’s acquisition of Iomega? In a word, no.
Put NetApp in because you want to use NetApp but donâ€™t put it in to virtualise your existing environment unless you are prepared for a whole lot of work. If you simply want to virtualise and build a consolidated pool of disk, you might well be better looking at SVC or USP-V.
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.
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.