Monthly Archives: August 2013

Does trying to find a better economic approach to storage give you “Butterflies”? (Part 2)

This is the conclusion of a two part conversation with Liam Devine, the global post-sales face of Butterfly. In Part 1, we talked about Butterfly’s unique approach to storage infrastructure analytics and how Butterfly came to be an IBM company. … Continue reading

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Does trying to find a better economic approach to storage give you “Butterflies”? (Part 1)

Recently there has been a lot of talk coming out of IBM about the economics of storage. In fact, all of my top 5 observations from IBM Edge 2013 had something to do with economics. Sure, technology advancements are still … Continue reading

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For corporate BYOD, does Sync/Share equal Backup?

Last December while attending the 2012 Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas, I listened to an insightful presentation by analysts Sheila Childs and Pushan Rinnen on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon. They were particularly focused on issues related to protecting … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

It was a Friday night like most others. I was a student at Texas A&M University and my brain was ready for a little weekend rest. I was meeting some friends for a pizza…and there she was. I know that … Continue reading

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IBM at VMworld 2013: Making heroes of VMware admins and SQL Server DBAs

In the modern datacenter, there’s a lot of shifting going on when it comes to traditional storage management responsibilities. What used to be the domain of a central storage and backup administration team has been thrown up for grabs as … Continue reading

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IBM at VMworld 2013: Optimization, Backup, …

VMworld 2013 is just around the corner and at IBM, we’re gearing up for a great set of conversations with our joint clients. As you’re planning your agenda, here are a couple of things worth looking in to. Virtualization Optimization … Continue reading

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