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Day 2 at IBM Interconnect

March 21, 2017

Actually, this post begins yesterday, at the end of the day.  Weary from jet lag, belly full from a visit to the Mandalay Bay Noodle Shop and a bowl of their very good Tom Yum Kong soup, I was dragging my lug-a-long back to the Delano through the garage short cut when I noticed a […]

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Day 1 at IBM Interconnect 2017

March 20, 2017

After a long flight, I decided to attend the pre-IBM Interconnect event, the Open Technology Summit (#IBMOTS) at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.  It was a good choice. I admit to being somewhat remiss in keeping up on all the open initiatives out there — there are so many and little to guide me […]

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Watch Out, INTEL. Computation Defined Storage Has Arrived.

February 23, 2017

In a few hours, there will be a crescendo of noise around, of all things, a hardware platform. Yup, in these days of disdain for all commodity hardware and widespread embrace of software-defined everything, a major hardware event is about to happen. The evangelists for the new tech are three faces that have been around […]

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Is It 2017 Already?

February 23, 2017

Like the old saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun.”  I am not sure whether it has all been fun, but I have been extraordinarily busy for the past few months…as my absence here might suggest. There were ups and downs as 2016 came to a close.  We have had two really good day-long […]

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Cure for the Post-Halloween Sugar Crash: Ken Barth of Catalogic

November 1, 2016

Halloween has passed.  In its wake is an inevitable sugar crash.  If you have kids, you welcome this side effect to curb all of that frenetic energy and to provide a spate of peace and quiet.  In IT, a sugar crash often follows the acquisition of new gear or the implementation of a new application or OS.  […]

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Vblogs from the Edge: The Only Solution to the Zpocalypse – Tape

October 31, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, long time friend Ed Childers, who also happens to be IBM’s LTFS Lead Architect and Tape Development Manager, agreed to be interviewed at this year’s IBM Edge 2016.  Ed caught us up on all things tape, from the realization (finally) of the long predicted Renaissance in tape technology to the […]

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Vblogs from the Edge: Zoginstor talks Software-Defined Storage

October 31, 2016

When you talk to someone who wears the handle “Vice President of Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure Marketing,” you would think that you are going to get an earful about SDS and hyper-converged infrastructure, and maybe some hype about how it is the shiniest of shiny new things.  However, IBM’s Eric Herzog (known on Twitter as @Zoginstor) […]

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Vblogs from the Edge: Stouffer Compresses Some Thoughts

October 31, 2016

Brandishing a title like Director, Storwize Offering Manager and Business Line Manager, one would expect Eric Stouffer to spend his 15 minutes of fame (about the time it takes to shoot a short interview) waxing philosophical about the benefits of data compression (what Storwize technology is all about).  The interesting thing about Stouffer is that […]

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Vblogs from the Edge: IBM Storage in Nordic Shops

October 31, 2016

At IBM Edge 2016, I had the good fortune to cross paths with Mathias Olander, a Software Defined Solutions Sales Representative for Big Blue in the Nordic region.  A brief discussion about the appetite for software-defined technologies in Northern Europe became a bit more philosophical, perhaps because of the frequent pauses we needed to take in […]

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Vblogs from the Edge: IBM Spectrum and Data Management

October 31, 2016

Those of you who are following my writing these days may have noticed that I am very interested in the topic of data management, especially when the word “cognitive” is inserted as an adjective ahead of the expression.  Like so many concepts introduced by IBM years ago, the idea of data management is coming back […]

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