I have recently returned from a family vacation to Disney World. While my children had a great time visiting the magic kingdom, my wife and I were exhausted by the trip! The difference between hell and Disney World during the summer season is that hell is slightly cooler and less crowded.
Note the eerie resemblance. Coincidence? I think not!
I am joking, of course, because we all had a great time. Yet I
Imagine a nation that establishes a colony on the other side of a vast ocean. The nation requires raw materials that the colony has in abundance. Likewise, the colony requires manufactured goods that the nation can produce easily with its factories. A trade route is established with a single ship going back and forth across the ocean. The ship loads its cargo holds with raw materials while docked at the colony’s
Yes, I’m somehow going to connect the two images above into a tale about enterprise storage solutions. Who said that creative writing course in college would never do me any good?
A mentor and good friend of mine Dan Harpold told me about his friend who was the sales person for a Ferrari dealership. His friend explained that there were two types of people who came to Ferrari dealerships:
Those who can afford
This Monday I announced that I had joined the team at Coho Data as a Principal Sales Engineer. Many of you congratulated me, and I thank you for your kind sentiments. This is certainly an exciting change for me!
I have been asked why I decided to make the change, and I can answer that question with two words:
Yes, Atlantis Computing has a software defined solution for storage as well. I am grateful
IOPS (input output per second) is a measure of disk performance that many organizations use to rate their storage arrays. The idea being that if a disk drive can read and write quickly to and from the platters then the total number of IOPS will be higher. The higher the number of IOPS the better the drive, in theory at least.
Except when it comes to storage this conventional wisdom is not sound. The maximum potenti
The first part of this series focused on what I consider to be the basic building block of all enterprise class storage solutions – the hard drive. In this segment I am going to cover RAID which stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. The reason why I am focusing on RAID as the next step is because it is the logical combining of individual hard drives into a single virtual drive.
Note that I used the ter
You are a young go-getter who wants to be in the business of IT. Looking at the market you see that enterprise class storage companies are growing both in sales and product offerings, and you decide to pursue storage technologies as your area of expertise. You dedicate yourself to the pursuit of knowledge on all matters of Storage Area Networks (SANs), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and Storage Virtualization.