Tag Archives: Virtual Storage Center

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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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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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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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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