2014, The Year of the Undead, the Year of Tape

2014, The Year of the Undead, the Year of Tape

I don’t know about you all, but I am really tired of hearing about tape being “dead”. As the picture shows, folks have been trying to kill off tape since 1984, that’s 30 years ago. I know for a fact that customers have tapes that are 30 years old that they can read data from. Bring me a HDD that is 30 years old and “show me the data”. You can’t!

In reality, the… Read more »

The Storage Alchemist in Lubianijana, Slovenia and Umag, Croatia

Okay, so I rounded out my trip after leaving Prague to Slovenia and Croatia. In both locations there was an IBM Storage Forum conference. In Slovenia, IBM has just moved into a new building this year called Crystal Palace. It was very beautiful. The highlights of the Form were Cloud, Big Data and Real-time Compression. At the IBM Slovenia Form I discussed Real-time Compression. There were approximately 80 customers and partners at the conference. They… Read more »

The Storage Alchemist in Moscow

The first city on my Eastern European trip was Moscow. I think the traffic here is worse than the 101 in Silicon Valley during the dot com era. That said, it was a great visit. I spoke at the Information Infrastructure Conference at the Swissotel convention center in Moscow. It was the first time I spoke to a group of people with an interpreter. It was like being at the UN. The two main topics… Read more »