"Big Enough" Data

"Big Enough" Data

Say the word “infrastructure” at Strata conference and you hear people start talking mostly about software. One of the biggest lessons I learned at the conference was that no one really cares about the hardware that “big data” sits on. Now, I am probably the biggest proponent of the fact that “spinning rust” doesn’t make a company money; it is the software that can extract the value out of the data that provides insights… Read more »

Defining Cloud

Defining Cloud

A decade or so ago, service providers made a valiant attempt trying to change the way IT managed there applications and their data. There were a few issues that played a significant role in the demise of service provides back then however. First, there was a distinct lack of understanding of the velocity at which IT can and does change. Quite often I see infrastructure sales people proposing solutions to customer problems that require more… Read more »

Defining Big Data

Defining Big Data

Tuesday night I attended an event – storagefest II 2012, which was hosted by Valhalla Partners. The event was a dinner with a group of storage experts from all vectors of the storage industry. There were customers of storage technologies, VCs with investments in storage, entrepreneurs (folks from storage startups), industry insiders (analysts) and folks from storage companies who have been acquired into large companies. The goal of the event also had… Read more »

Top 10 Reasons to Use IBM for VM Deployments

After a full first day at VMworld, I started to think more about IBM and their technology solutions that help customers in a VMware environment. Here is a top ten list of things to consider when looking at a VMware implementation and how IBM can help.

#1 Integration

VMware is playing Switzerland and ensuring all vendors are on a level playing field, so when other vendors state that they have “better” or “closer” technology… Read more »