Archive | November, 2011

New Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive (SSD and HDD)

Seagate recently announced the next generation Momentus XT Hybrid Hard Disk Drive (HHDD) with a capacity of 750GB in a 2.5 inch form factor and MSRP of $245.00 USD including integrated NAND flash solid state device ( SSD). As a refresher, the Momentus XT is a HHDD in that it includes a 4GB nand flash […]

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Speaking of speeding up business with SSD storage

Blog post: Speaking of speeding up storage with SSD Solid state devices ( SSD) are a popular topic gaining both industry adoption and customer deployment to speed up storage performance. Here is a link to a recent conversation that I had with John Hillard to discuss industry trends and perspectives pertaining to using SSD to […]

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Is Joyent Really 14X Faster than EC2 and Azure the “Fastest Cloud”? Questions to Ask About Benchmark Studies

Many are skeptical of claims that involve benchmarks. Over the years benchmarks have been manipulated and misrepresented. Benchmarks aren’t inherently bad or created in bad faith. To the contrary, when understood and applied correctly, benchmarks can often provide useful insight for performance analysis and capacity planning. The problem with benchmarks is they are often misunderstood […]

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Cloud SANs: What the Data Storage Vendors Forgot

Storage area networks (SANs) have become the ubiquitous deployment model for block data storage systems, interconnecting formerly siloed storage arrays with a common high-speed network running standardized protocols such as Fibre Channel or iSCSI. It was over a decade ago that the ability to connect multi-vendor storage arrays into a common network proved revolutionary and […]

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Do you know HDS or what it means?

How much do you know about HDS? When you hear HDS in the context of information technology do you think of Hitachi Data Systems? Along with a bunch of other IT industry advisors, analysts, bloggers, consultants, financiers and pundits or influencers, Im attending a event being sponsored by HDS this week in San Jose California […]

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