Blogs: Data Storage

Data storage news, opinions, reviews and more

The term cloud computing is bandied about all the time these days, but many folks are still confused about what all the fuss is about, and what it means to them. The IT landscape is changing faster than it ever has before, and it is becoming more and more difficult for quote “normal” people to keep up.

March 12, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

@Mikko, the notoriously publicity-shy CTO, doesn't trust RSA.

The RSA (NYSE:EMC) Conference was boycotted yesterday by TrustyCon attendees. A range of speakers criticized the company's alleged cosy links with the NSA, arguing that the industry badly needs a huge dose of trustworthiness.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers reach for the bottomless bucket of popcorn. Not to mention: Hypponen explains his 'personal' reasons...

February 28, 2014 6:08 AM EST
flickr/Mad Wraith (cc by 2.0)

It's always entertaining for me to take a look back at my previous predictions, so I decided to go back and re-read my previous attempts at foreseeing the future direction of storage, and review my hits and misses. Let's just say I was 10 years too early

February 13, 2014 6:00 AM EST
John Manoogian III (cc:by-sa)

The traditional model of tiered storage is broken. “Fast and expensive vs. slow and cheap” doesn’t match how people actually use storage.

But there is a better way: service classifications.

February 11, 2014 10:23 AM EST

IT pilot fish has told all his users at this office full of sales guys and engineers that they need to remove personal files from their PCs to prep for an operating system upgrade. But one engineer has his own way to do that.

February 10, 2014 6:00 AM EST

This little outfit installs accounting and manufacturing systems for small businesses, and the small staff uses two-letter codes to track root causes of problems. But one customer's processing error requires a new code.

February 05, 2014 6:00 AM EST

Pilot fish at this growing manufacturing outfit gets an emailed request from a user who needs access to Access. The problem: Even with upgrades to web and SQL, there are some 70 Access databases running all over the company.

January 28, 2014 6:00 AM EST
Jeff Sandquist (cc:by)

By now, you’re probably familiar with IT’s new business mindset: that of a highly efficient service provider. Cloud services, consumerization and BYOD are just a few of the business-driven topics that are currently generating buzz.

However, another major trend has begun to silently transform the data center by providing IT equipment with an intelligence all its own. It turns out that, in order to truly modernize IT, your application servers, networks, data storage systems, and even end-user devices must live intelligently—often, independently.

What do I mean by that? Read on...

January 15, 2014 5:00 AM EST
Nostradamus, drawn by Aimé de Lemud (pd)

Are you fed up with reading 2014 predictions yet? Each year around this time, pundits in the tech sector make predictions about which transitions will occur in the coming year.

Rather than adding to the long list of prognosticators making guesses about what will happen in 2014, I thought I'd take a slightly different tack: Here are five things that won’t be happening in the data storage industry during the coming year.

Think hard drives will go away? Think traditional, monolithic arrays are safe?

Think again. I’ll be busting these and other myths today...

January 08, 2014 4:22 PM EST
In today’s society, we’ve become numb to the breadth with which technology has advanced. In the 1990s. Just take a moment to consider how much data your smartphone can store.  
December 20, 2013 3:16 PM EST
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