Facebook Storage Infrastructure w/o FB IT Costs

Facebook Storage Infrastructure w/o FB IT Costs

In 2012 I did a blog post on Facebook going public. The premise of the piece wasn’t about the fad that surrounds social media or that a social media company was going public, it was that the group of IT practitioners that manage Facebook’s storage infrastructure had deployed something pretty amazing.

In 2009 I quoted a few simple stats:

Facebook had about 1 billion users - remember, each user has a mailbox for messagesUsers were… Read more »

Copy Data Management

Copy Data Management

Copy Data Management isn’t about deleting ALL copies of data that you have created from your primary storage. Nor is it about stopping you from making data copies. Some vendors may believe that if they come in and make yet one more ‘golden’ copy of your data, you are set for life. I don’t think this is what customers want. Just like with tape. Many folks say “tape is dead” but that is mostly preached… Read more »

Catalogic Software - What's in a Name?

Catalogic Software - What's in a Name?

Syncsort spun out its ‘data protection’ technology in January of 2014 and when it did, Catalogic Software was born. But why the name Catalogic Software and what does that have to do with ‘data protection’? I find myself answering that question a lot lately as I have been briefing press and analysts on the state of Catalogic as we gear up for the NTAP Insight events in Las Vegas and Berlin.

So how did Catalogic… Read more »