More on Tomorrow’s Webinar…

December 4, 2013

I remembered after my previous post that I wanted to share another visual that sums up my concerns about cloud storage.  There seems to be a belief that it is a good thing for users to provision themselves with their own storage resources.  I find that to be an incredibly scary thought.  Tongue in cheek, […]

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No, I Haven’t Been Lazy…

December 4, 2013

Just incredibly busy.  I can’t believe that several months have gone by and I haven’t written anything here.  Between travel, consulting, speaking and attending analyst days and trade shows, I have been going crazy.  Things should settle down a bit over this coming month.  All I have to do is finish up the first issue […]

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Talking Flash Technology Today with IBM’s Erik Eyberg

August 20, 2013

It has been awhile since I last posted, the interruption caused by the disruption of a tropical storm, waterspout, and lightning strike on my local power substation.  More on my tale of Job later.  Today,  I am preparing to moderate a webcast at InformationWeek and UBM Tech’s using the ON-24 platform featuring IBM’s Flash savant, […]

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Here at IBM Edge 2013 Continued…

June 10, 2013

The general sessions have provided a little something for everyone this morning.  Unlike the keynote, which emphasized certain technologies and themes, the general sessions have provided concise descriptions of technology or product improvements underscored by use cases — a great strategy. I don’t know if IBM has a policy about doing so, but I think […]

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Here at IBM Edge 2013

June 10, 2013

Greetings from Las Vegas, where I arrived on Sunday AM.  It is now Monday morning and I have just sat through the first 90 minutes of opening remarks and keynotes by IBM luminaries and their customers.  Needed a bio break, some coffee and a rant. I guess the big news of the morning were remarks […]

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On an Unrelated Note

June 7, 2013

Jennifer W. sent me this link last week that I have been enjoying:  The Lone Sysadmin’s Canonical List of Hypervisors that Suck. For those of us who remember usenet and the canonical list of operating systems that suck on alt.sysadmin.recovery, this is a long overdue homage and application of the same razor sharp sarcasm.  Worth […]

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Packing Up the Decks I Will Present this Week

June 7, 2013

On Tuesday, at IBM Edge 2013 in Las Vegas, I will talk about Data Protection (3 sessions)…   On Wednesday, at Storage Decisions Chicago, my keynote address will cover Sharks in the Storage Tank…   That will be followed by a breakout session on Linear Tape File System and new roles for Tape Technology in […]

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Getting Excited about IBM Edge 2013

June 7, 2013

As a rule, I tend to avoid vendor-specific shows.  I tire of hearing all of the self-serving prognostications by “independent” analysts hired to say certain things.  I am annoyed by the noticeable gaps in presentations — you know, where the technology of competitors might be framed in a positive light.  And I am really annoyed […]

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Infrastruggle on My Mind

June 7, 2013

These days, just about everyone I talk to is sharing their concerns about the lack of strategic direction, mounting cost, and confusing guidance from analysts with respect to their data storage infrastructure.  We are most certainly in a time of Infrastruggle, with hardware and software vendors advancing different, though equally self-serving solutions, with cloud vendors […]

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Getting Ready for IBM Edge 2013

May 23, 2013

We are closing in on IBM Edge 2013, a multi-track edutainment event focused on Big Blue storage technology taking place at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas from June 9 through June 14.  The event reprises a very interesting and informative show staged closer to my house in Florida last year about this time.  I […]

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