The Storage Alchemist talks about his findings from Strata 2013. Interesting that there wasn't much talk about infrastructure and infrastructure and data management are going to play a key role in the success and viability of Big Data. Also, the latest talk on the town around Big Data is Data Warfare - how do I spoof Big Data that help the bad guys drive the decision making process.
As a part of being a storage evangelist, I spend a lot of time educating sales as well as customers on the merits of our capabilities and technologies. Every since IBM acquired TMS I have been hearing from our sales reps that it can be difficult to compete as others in the industry have capabilities in their flash solutions such as data deduplication.
I spend quite a bit of time educating folks that deduplication… 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 »
So, it has been a while but I wanted to start sharing a lot of the great things going on in IBM storage. And now, with the recent promotion of Ed Walsh, former CEO of Storwize, acquired by IBM in August of 2010, to VP of Marketing and Strategy for Storage in STG at IBM, we will be sharing more and more of these great things.
I have to say after two years of being… Read more »
There was a great post a couple of weeks ago, with Tom Coughlin as a contributing editor, on Forbes’ news site about the floods that hit Thailand and how it will affect the disk drive market. The great thing about the article is it truly highlights that necessity is the mother of invention. What do I mean by that? Over the past few “storage efficiency” has been a big topic with vendors. Helping… Read more »