July 22, 2011
A few years back I wrote a series of Blog posts describing some little known facts about our always interesting Storage industry. Since Whitey Bulger (see part 4) is back in the news I thought I would dig these out for some fun summer reading and re-post them here.
Part 1: http://communities.netapp.com/community/netapp-blogs/drdedupe/blog/2009/07/16/deceit-theft-espionage-and-murder-in-the-storage-industry–a-4-part-blog
Part 2: [...]
May 20, 2011
In prior blogs I’ve stressed the fact that cloud-enabled storage requires policies to make the best use of your storage resources. In this blog I’ll dig a little deeper into what I mean by this.
First, let’s define some storage attributes that could be used to create your policies.
1) Growth - When I [...]
May 5, 2011
Over the past 30 years, online storage capacity grew from about 10GB to well over 100TB for the average IT shop, 10,000X growth during that period. Expanding this math out over the next 30 years, We can expect to see the average data center storing 1 million TB’s, or 1 exabyte by 2040.
Will we be able [...]
April 27, 2011
I recently appeared as a guest on an Infosmack weekly podcast. Greg Knieriemen hosted the cast, and joining me were fellow data storage authors Marc Farley and W. Curtis Preston. After the usual banter, we got down to the business of making some storage industry predictions. I (of course) took the opportunity to get on [...]
March 22, 2011
In my last post, I talked about 5 building blocks of the cloud, taken from the book “Cloud Storage for Dummies.” As a reminder, these were:Elastic, quickly adapting underlying infrastructure to changing subscriber demands SLA-driven, automated and integrated to provide swift response times Policy-based, with deep levels of automation to move data as [...]