Last week I had the extreme pleasure of being a guest on #CurrentStatus. I have been following Petri (www.petri.com) and Phoummala Schmitt (@exchangegoddess), Melissa Palmer (@vmiss33) and Theresa Miller (@24x7itconnect) for a while now (thanks to my buddy Rich Pappas (@rpappas). I have a great deal of respect for these women, what they have done in technology and what they are doing with their show. It is a great show… Read more »
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 »
So, it’s been a little bit of time since the last post. As you may have seen, I have taken on a new role as the VP of Marketing and Strategy at Catalogic Software, so things have been a bit busy here the last few weeks.
First, Catalogic Software is a private equity buy out of the larger entity Syncsort who has been around since 1968 – the year I was born. During their life… Read more »
So, I only spent two days there but what can you say? Lots of energy went into the making of EMC World 2014. As a technologist I am impressed each year by the level of innovation that that goes into these shows. The outstanding use of video, (e.g. EMC TV, theCube, and all the interviews taking place throughout the show that would be shown later), it is… Read more »
At one point during my days at IBM I had the title, Storage Efficiency Evangelist. My role was to help educate folks on the host of storage efficiency technologies that are available to help stem the tide of the data apocalypse.
Technologies such as storage virtualization and thin provisioning help with storage utilization. Tiering technologies help by placing the right data set, on the right storage tier. Data compression and deduplication help to reduce the… Read more »