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Symantec Disaster Recovery Study 2010

I was recently briefed on the latest Symantec Disaster Recovery Study (2010), the details of which can be found here.  Some 1700 companies (of 5000 employees or more) were interviewed about various aspects of their backup environments.  As usual with these kind of surveys, there were some interesting results (I guess there have to be interesting results otherwise the surveys ... Read More »

Guest Post: Closing the Server/Storage Virtualisation Gap

This is a guest post from Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy, CTO and co-founder of Gluster Inc. In the virtualization foot race, the server has clearly been playing the role of the hare, with storage—a.k.a., the tortoise—bringing up the rear. The technology innovation in server virtualization got a lengthy headstart on storage and has continued to outpace it ever since, making ... Read More »

Storage Beers – with vBeers

Storage Beers will informally take place with vBeers this week on Thursday 2nd December at The Cittie of Yorke in Holborn; details here: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/44/446/Cittie_of_Yorke/Holborn I’ll be there from around 6pm in the main bar; look out for me @storagebod, or @kiwi_si (assuming he’s not late). Should be fun – all welcome as we buy our own beers (or soft drinks ... Read More »

Compellent: New Features Speculation

Chris Mellor recently speculated on Compellent and the additional horsepower of their new storage product releases – series 40 controllers with Storage Center 5.4.  Over dinner last night, we discussed how various features could be integrated into the current architecture.  Many of them are surprisingly easy to achieve (or so we believe).  One feature under the spotlight was primary data ... Read More »

Will Ireland’s Woes Reflect on the Storage Industry?

Despite protestations to the contrary, it seems that Ireland has finally accepted EU bailout money to the tune of some £77 billion.  This final humiliation sees the end of the economy dubbed “The Celtic Tiger” which was characterised by the establishment of many large IT organisations’ European offices in the country.  This includes Dell, EMC, Microsoft and Intel.  I’m sure ... Read More »

Storage Networking World Europe – IV

Here we go with another video, this time a quick interview with Andy Walsky from Overland Storage.  Andy talks a bit about the products, but of course there’s discussion about non-technical things, particularly those Netapp cycling girls, yellow wellies and Larry’s Robots.  I almost went to the Netapp stand myself then realised there may be a bearded scotsman present instead ... Read More »