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Enterprise Computing: 4 Pillars – Service: Chargeback

This is a series of posts covering the subject of Storage Management.  Previous posts: The Four Pillars of Storage Management Four Pillars: Service Four Pillars: The Service Catalogue In any system, resources are finite.  There is always a limitation to what is available.  However there’s also a truism that states if resources are free then they will be consumed at an ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: HP Blades Day – Lab Session – Part III

This is part of a series of posts with video recorded at the HP Blades Day in Houston, February 2010.  Previous posts: HP Blades Day – Lab Session: Clip 1 HP Blades Day – Lab Session: Clip 2 This is another post for the hardware geek in you.  James Singer discusses fans; air moving devices is you’re familiar with the ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: The Exchange Storage Bandwagon

I love the late evening banter on Twitter, where a conversation between a number of individuals turns into a personal rant from yours truly.  Tonight’s subject – performance management of Microsoft Exchange and overconfiguration of storage for email. Some 4 years ago, I was working for a large investment bank (which may now be defunct) and I did the storage ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: Violin Memory Inc Release New All-SSD Array

I’m not a fan of making press releases on behalf of other companies however once in a while, a news item catches my interest.  So it is with the announcement of the Violin Memory Inc. 3200 series of all-memory storage arrays.  Why are these interesting?  Because I think they are moving and potentially blurring the boundaries between spinning drives and ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: 4 Pillars – Service: The Service Catalogue

This is a series of posts covering the subject of Storage Management.  Previous posts: http://www.thestoragearchitect.com/2010/05/04/enterprise-computing-the-four-pillars-of-storage-management/ http://www.thestoragearchitect.com/2010/05/14/enterprise-computing-4-pillars-service/ As discussed previously, the Service Catalogue is a key component of delivering storage as a service.  In this post, I’ll explore some thoughts on developing a Service Catalogue and how its abstraction from technology allows the delivery of a more efficient operation. What’s in ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: HP Blades Day – Lab Session – Part II

This post is the second of a series of video posts from the HP Blades Day in February 2010.  Previous posts: HP Blades Day – Lab Session – Part I In this video, James Singer talks about power supplies.  This may not seem like the most interesting subject in the world, however as you will see, HP have thought in ... Read More »