Data Deduplicaiton - What?!

Data Deduplicaiton - What?!

Let me get this straight, I am going to go back to my days of blogging about data deduplication? What?

The reality is that data deduplication is really one of the latest technologies to become commoditized. More and more we are hearing about “Software Defined Infrastructure” or “Software Defined Storage”. This makes sense to me especially when you have the ability to start taking the specialty storage services such as virtualization, thin provisioning, and deduplication… Read more »

The Desired State of IT

The Desired State of IT

Server virtualization has long promised unprecedented economic savings for IT; and, to be fair, there are some area where server virtualization has saved IT some money. However, the alluring promise of “huge” savings has never been realized. Why is that?

Virtualization’s promise has always revolved around better utilization of computing resources:

Lowers hardware costImproves operational expense in deploying / updating servers or instancesReduces floor space requirements while cutting power and cooling requirements

For the last… Read more »

Storage Alchemy LLC / VMTurbo

Storage Alchemy LLC / VMTurbo

Okay, so it is official, Storage Alchemy LLC is off the ground and running. Right now I am helping some folks in the 'next generation' data protection space with messaging and go to market as well as marketing, social and sales enablement. As most of you know, data protection is my forte and am excited to be, once again, working on 'next generation' data protection.

The other project I am working on and am… Read more »

Exit, Stage Left Even...

Exit, Stage Left Even...

Okay, it has been about 30 days and I am now out of IBM. It was a great run and I learned a lot. From Storage Efficiency Evangelist to Business Line Executive for Data Protection, I got to do and see a lot inside of IBM.

That said, I am a startup company guy for sure. I have started my own LLC (Storage Alchemy LLC – of course) and am now working on a few… Read more »