Category Archives: Managing Storage

IBM Spectrum Control – Intelligent Analytics for Managing Storage

There is a lot that gets said about the huge data growth IT managers face both from traditional workloads we have all grown up with and from new generation workloads like mobile, social, big data and analytics. It’s well understood … Continue reading

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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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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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