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Storage Networking World Europe – III

Here’s another video from this week’s SNWE in Frankfurt.  This time I’m talking to Barry Whyte about the IBM Storewize v7000; a modular array with SVC tendencies.  It’s good to see another vendor acknowledging that the ability to manage external storage is justified and can offer very real benefits in cost reduction, mobility and performance.  Enough of my ranting, here’s ... Read More »

Storage Networking World Europe – II

On day 2 of SNWE, I popped down to the Fusion-IO stand.  At the IP Expo event earlier this month, I was initially told I couldn’t video my chat with on of the presenters on the stand.  Fortunately that appears to have been no more than a mixup, and Mat Young (marketing guy in EMEA) happily did a walkthrough of ... Read More »

Storage Networking World Europe – I

Today and tomorrow (Tuesday & Wednesday), I’m visiting Storage Networking World Europe (SNWE) in Frankfurt as an “editorial guest” of SNIA. Disclaimer: The organisers have paid for my flights and accommodation to attend this event, however I’m under no obligation to write anything; all views are my own. It’s the first time I’ve visited this event, which doesn’t seem as ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing 4 Pillars – Billing for Tiered Storage

This is a series of posts covering Storage Management.  Previous related posts: Enterprise Computing: 4 Pillars – Service: Chargeback Enterprise Computing: 4 Pillars – Service: More On Chargeback With relatively simple storage arrays, the process of charging for utilisation is a straightforward one.  For instance, in an array that has all the same disk types, usage can be charged by ... Read More »

Interview with Simon Hansford of Attenda at IP Expo

This year’s IP Expo at Earls Court in London has a real buzz about it.  I dropped in yesterday and managed to get a quick interview with Simon Hansford, founder of Attenda Ltd, a company offering cloud-based application managed services.  We’ve seen Simon on many a 3Par promotional video (and one of the videos was used in the HP/3Par presentation ... Read More »

Guest Post: A World Where Access To Stored Data Was Easy

This is a guest post from Jim McGann, Vice President of Information Discovery at Index Engines – www.indexengines.com At dinner recently a friend complained about the problem of syncing Outlook with his new iPhone. Apparently he was the first iPhone user on his company’s email network and there were some integration issues. By the time those issues had been resolved; ... Read More »