Heading to Europe in May

March 31, 2016

What started out as a quick in-and-out seminar in Paris with TechTarget and LeMagIT on May 10 has blossomed into a full three week adventure on the Continent. First, the LeMagIT event.  If you are in Paris, or will be traveling there on May 10, you may want to stop in to get the latest […]

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Stupid Is as Stupid Does

March 2, 2016

I know I am late to the party.  My excuse for not commenting sooner on Google’s call for a different kind of disk drive is that I was out exploring the Internet of Things at IBM Interconnect 2016. I know.  I could have written from the press bull pen at the event (a very, very […]

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Drop the Freakin’ Mic! DataCore’s Parallel I/O Climbs the Speed Charts

March 2, 2016

King Bob must be jealous of DataCore Software.  Have a read of the latest blast from the Storage Performance Council covering generation 2 of DataCore’s Adaptive Parallel I/O technology. The headline numbers:  DataCore’s software defined storage platform with adaptive parallel I/O technology, running on commodity server and storage gear, delivers 1.5 million (yes, that is MILLION) […]

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Have You Heard the Latest News about Storage?

February 18, 2016

“Hello vorld…”  Barry M. Ferrite, your favorite storage analyst and artificial intelligence, is back.  This time, he is working on some data management construction projects and taking inventory of his resources and tools. One tool you don’t want to be without is LTO 7 tape.  Barry explains why. Here is your chance to catch up […]

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Getting Ready for IBM Interconnect 2016

February 18, 2016

Getting my stuff together to head out to Las Vegas on Sunday for the start of IBM Interconnect 2016.  Once again, I am a guest of Big Blue.  They are paying for my transport, food and lodging in exchange for me doing what I always do:  live tweeting sessions, capturing nuggets of wisdom on camera […]

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Barry Ferrite Chimes in on DataCore’s Advanced Parallel I/O Technology

February 3, 2016

In keeping with the season of award shows, Storage Advisor and AI, Barry M. Ferrite shows us the trailer to the latest installment of that blockbuster franchise, Storage Wars:  The Cores Awaken. Have a listen then watch a replay of the in depth discussion on the technology and what it means for application performance acceleration […]

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Sneakernet is Not Dead

January 27, 2016

Some of us who remember this little device also recall the term “sneakernet.”  Loosely translated, sneakernet was a manual system for moving data between machines via portable media.  Actually, all nets were originally sneakernets.  Tape was (and is) a great physical transport medium for moving data from point a to point b, especially over distance.  […]

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Here Come The Cores…

January 27, 2016

Finally…and I mean finally…the Storage Performance Council has certified the SPC-1 benchmark testing conducted in August by DataCore Software.  Adaptive Parallel I/O Technology is real and it is as impressive as I promised it would be when I hinted about it at Storage Decisions in NYC and elsewhere in the press.  Imagine getting nearly 500K […]

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A Bit of Levity for a Monday Morning

December 7, 2015

Four engineers share a car to work.  On the way, the car suddenly stops working. The mechanical engineer posits that the problem is likely the starter motor. The electrical engineer disagrees, it is probably the battery. The chemical engineer chimes in, might be the fuel mixture. The IT guy suggests a fix, “Let’s all try […]

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Virtual Archival Gateways Have Arrived, Ask Barry

December 7, 2015

The latest from Barry M. Ferrite, the rise of the archival storage gateway as a virtual machine…     Don’t be a storage girly man.

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