Randy Arseneau (@truthinstorage) and I (@skenniston) are starting a new Podcast - Storage Alchemist. Here is an excerpt from our first episode - as we are playing around with how this is going to work.… Read more »
What had started out as a joke to a bunch of Californians has turned into “The Official Petition to Establish Hella as the SI Prefix for 10^27”. Today we have the Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte, Petabyte, Exabyte, Zettabyte and Yottabyte. Most would think that this would be enough to last us for a while, but apparently, it isn’t.
In 2009 we had accumulated about 1ZB of data. Just one year… Read more »
Okay, the time has come to retire “Big Data”. There was a great post in TechCrunch at the begining of the year, talking about "Why We Need to Kill Big Data", as well as a good tweet by Dr. Wells Martin about Big Data. First, the industry is ready for something new and “Big Data” is 1) Yesterday’s news, 2) Doesn’t really describe what consumers want… Read more »
Last week I presented at an event for Storage Magazine in the famous London Tower Bridge (shown here) It was a fabulous venue. Dave Tyler, Editor of Storage Magazine for the UK gave a presentation that talked about the "buzzword bingo" vendors play with clients when trying to sell them storage arrays. His main point was customers should not be "baffled by the bull$h!%" (and yes, he did say bull$h!%).
It got me to thinking… Read more »
Last week, in the midst of doing research on Flash/SSD I spent a good deal of time speaking to one of the foremost experts on the topic, David Floyer at Wikibon. We were discussing the fact that once Flash is cost effective enough (and we are almost there), and there is software robust enough to push the less important data to cheaper storage, as long as I can access that… Read more »