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HDS and HP Release New Enterprise Array

Today HDS and HP will announce the next generation enterprise storage array architecture from Hitachi (see details here and here).  Both companies OEM the  VSP (HDS name) or 9500 (HP name) and so the releases are co-ordinated to occur at the same time.  I am currently in Santa Clara for the Hitachi Information Forum, at which the VSP will be ... Read More »

HP Cloud Computing Tech Day – 9/10 September 2010

Last week I was invited to attend HP’s Cloud Computing Tech Day in Cupertino.  Like all of these events, it didn’t last a single day but was spread over 1.5 days on 9/10 September.  I’ll freely admit that Cloud is not my main area of expertise, however I was pleased to be invited to this event as it allowed me ... Read More »

Review: Compellent Storage Center – Part II

This is a series of posts reviewing the Compellent Storage Center SAN Array.  Previous Posts: Review: Compellent Storage Center – Part I In this post we’ll discuss the logical configuration, connectivity and protocols available on the Compellent Storage Center array, including the way disks are grouped and LUNs are created from the underlying storage. Where’s My LUN? The first thing ... Read More »

Will EMC Leave Non-Vblock Customers Out In The Cold?

Last Friday I was a guest on the latest Infosmack podcast, with special guest Chad Sakac.  One of the topics was Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0 (initially in beta).  You can read more details in the press release, however in a nutshell, UIM is all about providing unified orchestration for deployment of virtualisation in a Vblock architecture. I asked Chad ... Read More »

Review: Compellent Storage Center – Part I

This is a series of posts reviewing the Compellent Storage Center Storage Array. Compellent Inc, founded in 2002, produces the Storage Center product, a SAN storage array build around commodity hardware.  In addition to providing advanced features found on newer storage arrays (such as thin provisioning), the Compellent device has one unique (for now) feature that sets it apart from ... Read More »

New White Papers

There are three new white papers available on the site that may be of interest.  They are: Create a Smarter Storage Strategy http://thestoragearchitect.tradepub.com/free/w_fnet24 Availability and the Cloud http://thestoragearchitect.tradepub.com/free/w_fnet22/ The Economic Impact of File Virtualization: Reducing Costs and Improving Efficiency for File-Based Storage http://thestoragearchitect.tradepub.com/free/w_fnet09/ As usual I welcome any feedback as to whether this part of the site is useful. Disclaimer:  ... Read More »