Monthly Archives: May 2013

When does a house become a home?

Last weekend I did something I haven’t done in 20 years — I changed my address.  Earlier this week as my wife and I were closing the sale of our old residence, I commented about the odd feeling I had … Continue reading

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VMware backup for the iPOD generation

Last week I explored the question, Do IT managers really “manage” storage anymore? In that post I talked about a shift I am seeing with a lot of the clients I work with, from specialized storage scientist administrators to a … Continue reading

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Do IT managers really “manage” storage anymore?

Originally posted on May 15, 2013 as a guest blog on Service Management 360   A while back, I asked an IT manager in Europe what tools he uses to manage storage. His response changed the way I think about … Continue reading

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EMC ViPR: Breathtaking, but not Breakthrough

Last Monday, EMC announced ViPR as its new Software-defined Storage platform. Almost simultaneously, Chuck Hollis described it as ‘Breathtaking’ in his usually excellent blog. I must admit, one thing I routinely find breathtaking about EMC is their approach to marketing. … Continue reading

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How do you define Software-defined Storage?

(Originally posted May 1, 2013 on my domain blog at ibm.com. Reposted here for completeness as I move to WordPress.com)   If you are like most of the clients I deal with, you are starting to recognize the storage part … Continue reading

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Is Software-defined Storage key to a Successful Private Cloud?

(Originally posted April 17, 2013 on my domain blog at ibm.com. Reposted here for completeness as I move to WordPress.com)   A recent Enterprise Management Associates (EMATM) research report suggests it is. I’ve been on the topic of software-defined storage … Continue reading

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SNW Spring 2013 recap

(Originally posted April 4, 2013 on my domain blog at ibm.com. Reposted here for completeness as I move to WordPress.com)   I’m just returning from the SNW Spring conference in Orlando. It seemed sparsely attended but my 5-foot tall wife … Continue reading

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