Monthly Archives: June 2013

IBM on Software Defined Storage

I routinely follow a number of blogs by storage industry thought leaders. Among them is a usually insightful blog by EMC’s Chuck Hollis. Last Friday I read his post titled Software-Defined Storage – Where Are We?  As Chuck described, the … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts – Edge 2013 Top 5 Observations

IBM’s second annual installment of the Edge conference was a huge success, and a great improvement over the inaugural year. Here are my top five observations from the week. There are a confluence of cultural changes driving big data and … Continue reading

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Edge 2013 Day 4 – Poke in the eye

I’ve spent a good bit of time this week talking to clients, business partners, managed service providers and IBMers about their perspective on IBM Edge. One of the strengths they point out is the diversity of programming. My experience at … Continue reading

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Edge 2013 Day 3 – Clouds over the horizon

Today I ventured from Executive Edge into Technical Edge and the Managed Service Provider (MSP) Summit. At Technical Edge, I checked in on two of the hotter subject areas. One was VMware data protection and the other was active-active data … Continue reading

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Edge 2013 Day 2 – “I could have cried!”

In my post yesterday I mentioned that we heard the first of over 75 client testimonials being shared at IBM Edge 2013. Today, the client stories came fast and furious. Several caught my attention. Sprint is a US telecommunications firm … Continue reading

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Edge 2013 Day 1 – Clouds and floods of Flash

After using Rainy days and sunshine to describe Day 0, Cloud and Flash seemed natural for Day 1. Not sure where there weather will lead tomorrow. Day 1 of IBM Edge was action packed. With 65 new and refreshed products … Continue reading

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Edge 2013 Day 0 – Rainy days and sunshine

I woke this morning at home just outside Dallas, Texas to a surprise rain storm and remarkably cool weather. A plane ride later I was in Las Vegas, Nevada where the sun was shining and the temperature topped out at … Continue reading

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