VMware and ViPR: Better Together

I want to take a moment to demonstrate how EMC ViPR + VMware work together to bring storage automation to VMware environments today. By utilizing ViPR with VMware, a company’s Storage Administrators and Virtual Infrastructure Administrators partner to enable seamless and efficient automation of the most common VM data storage management functions: Data Store Lifecycle [...]

By |2018-12-26T21:45:24-05:00February 17th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Tech Prediction for 2014: A Battle Cry for Protected Storage

Organizations buy storage infrastructure for one reason: meeting application service-level objectives (SLOs). Applications look to storage for availability/accessibility, performance, and protection. While these functions may seem simple, a look at all of the different storage system and software offerings in the marketplace shows that it’s one of the most complex challenges for any data center. [...]

By |2018-12-26T21:45:30-05:00January 15th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

What To Do With All That Reclaimed Capacity

I am supporting a large customer transformation to virtual, thin and tiered storage. The projections that we made months ago about improving utilization has come true; we are forecasting a net reclamation of about 1.5PB of storage through these transformation investments. The older/existing arrays were simply virtualized, and then afterward the volumes were re-presented as [...]

By |2018-12-26T21:45:33-05:00December 9th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Ten Reasons to Look at Hitachi’s All-Flash System

With more and more of our clients looking at flash for their Tier 1 storage systems, there’s a lot of interest – and questions – about what advantages our different partners can offer. I ran across something from HDS the other day which perfectly sums up their case for the Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS [...]

By |2018-12-26T21:45:39-05:00September 23rd, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

EMC VNX and VSPEX Systems Transform Virtualized Infrastructure

EMC has announced new products that help give customers the speed they need to lead their IT Transformation. Announcements included revolutionary technology advances in the EMC VNX line of midrange storage, new capabilities for the world's fastest growing reference architecture – EMC VSPEX, the upcoming general availability of EMC ViPR – a new Software-Defined Storage [...]

By |2018-12-26T21:45:40-05:00September 12th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

The IBM Storwize family

Introduced in 2010, the IBM Storwize family of storage products is one of the most successful launches of a new product family in the long history of IBM storage. The Storwize family has also shown itself to be of very high quality with five nines availability—which translates to being offline for just five minutes per [...]

By |2018-12-26T21:45:41-05:00September 4th, 2013|Blog|1 Comment

Ten Smart Things to Know About Storage

Five-page paper from NetApp highlights trends, developments and tips to make your storage environment more efficient. Yes, storage is a challenge for every IT professional, and affects companies of all sizes. But smart strategies implemented to address your specific challenges can save significant dollars and – most importantly – save significant man-hours that could otherwise [...]

By |2018-12-26T21:45:54-05:00December 15th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments