Archive | February, 2012

Are social media and networking a waste of time?

Are social media and networking including twitter, blogs, google+ and linkedin among other venues and mediums a waste of time or only for those who have nothing else to do? As with most things, the answer is it probably depends. However IMHO the answer is NO, social media and networking when incorporated as a part […]

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Cloud Storage Accelerates into 2012 IT Priorities

Every year, our friends at ESG post results of their annual Spending Intentions Survey, indicating where many businesses are likely to spend their IT dollars over the coming year. Recently Steve Duplessie posted an article on his blog entitled Cloud – The Cost Containment Strategy that concludes cloud has finally “crossed the chasm” in IT. […]

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Measuring Cloud Storage Performance: Blocks vs. Files

What are some good reasons to adopt cloud storage? Cost, durability and flexibility. So let me talk about performance, instead. Look at this graph: As part of our daily testing, we do routine performance measurements across a broad swath of cloud storage providers. It gives us a check to ensure that the various CloudArray subsystems […]

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EMC VFCache respinning SSD and intelligent caching (Part II)

This is the second of a two part series pertaining to  EMC VFCache, you can read the first part here. In this part of the series, lets look at some common questions along with comments and perspectives. Common questions, answers, comments and perspectives: Why would EMC not just go into the same market space and mode […]

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