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IT Storage Guides & How-To's

Memory Channel Storage Questions & Answers

November 10, 2014 |

Recently, I had a chance to sit down and chat with Jerome McFarland, Principal Product Marketer at Diablo Technologies.  Jerome has an excellent, ‘inside’ understanding of the rapid advancements being made in the memory channel storage arena, and we wanted … Read More

The New Data Center: Serious Simplicity Masks Crazy Complexity

November 7, 2014 | 5

Times are changing. The days of the backroom engineer sitting alone in a locked room denying knowledge to the rest of the organization are over. Today, CIOs and other business and technology leaders seek technology solutions that don’t require Ph.D. … Read More

Business Brief: Four Important Tips For Leaders

September 15, 2014 |

Author’s note: I love technology, but first and foremost, I am passionate about organizational management and spent ten years as a CIO.  Every so often, I like to provide some of my thoughts on the non-technology side of the house. … Read More

{DOWNLOAD} 2014 State of Web-scale Storage Report

July 9, 2014 |

In partnership with Coho Data, and featured on our sister site VirtualizationSoftware.com, we’re thrilled to announce the release of our 1st Annual Web-scale Storage Report based on your kind responses to our survey from last month.

Over 200 enterprise executives … Read More

INTERVIEW: Coho Data CTO Andy Warfield on Infrastructure Intelligence

June 24, 2014 |

Recently, David Davis and I had a great chat with Andy Warfield, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Coho Data, a uniquely positioned vendor in the storage realm of the emerging software defined data center.  Obviously, we discussed Coho Data’s … Read More

Storage 101: Flash Storage Myths and Facts

June 18, 2014 | 5

Yes.  It’s true that your shiny new all-flash storage array’s solid state disks will wear out over time.  However, unlike the flash storage of yesteryear, this wear process isn’t nearly as serious as it used to be in the past.  … Read More

Discover The True Meaning Of “Software Defined”

June 2, 2014 | 1

If you’ve not yet heard about the latest trend hitting the IT industry, it’s time to breakout your buzzword BINGO playing board and make some new additions.  Today, “software defined” is trending everywhere and across the entire IT spectrum and … Read More

Tips From The Field: Solving A SQL Server Connectivity Issue With An AS/400 Linked Server

May 24, 2014 | 1

In our first Tip From The Field, I’m sharing something completely off topic for the site, but that I hope will help someone else avoid an issue that plagued me for a while.  Here’s the skinny:  I’m working at a … Read More

How Does Data Deduplication Work?

May 20, 2014 |

Even as disk capacities continue to increase, data storage vendors are constantly seeking methods by which their customers can cram ever-expanding mountains of data into storage devices.  After all, even with bigger disks, it just makes sense to explore opportunities … Read More

Not All Gigabytes Are Created Equal – A Storage Buyer’s Warning

April 25, 2014 |

“We can sell you a solution today that will provide you with 1 trillion IOPS worth of performance at a price of just a penny a gig!” Ok, perhaps that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the unfortunate truth is … Read More