Storage market continuous change

The storage market has to be the most unsettled it's been in years. The wide variety of storage vendors, with good independents is a shrinking landscape. The power plays and buy outs makes for some very careful decisions if you're about to buy storage. My short advice is be careful and if you can..wait it out.

It made me laugh

In a departure from the usual serious nature of this blog... I've been going on and on about CUCIMOC in the office, so a colleague sent me this to lift my mood 🙂

Compellent Licencing

I wanted a little more clarity on the licencing model as a few folk in the team had already got confused over the '96 drive' break point. The compellent system scales from 6 to 1008 disk drives. The licencing cut off point is 96 active drives. The licences Compellent charge for: 1. Data Progression (Block... Continue Reading →

Check the basics

You live and learn, my Dad always said it to me as a kid. As ever, it's true. I'd spent an annoying 2 hours last night going over and over settings of an OCS Edge server, I'd re-run the setup, and found nothing to modify/add/change, I'd checked certificates a couple of times. Reboots of clients... Continue Reading →

Why go Cloud

I attended the VMware virtualization forum 2010, which had a slight storage focus this year, so I hoped I would gain a little more knowledge. On the whole I enjoyed it, as with all these things, some talks were better than others. That’s natural, some people are better at public speaking than others. I attended... Continue Reading →

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

I have had sporadic involvement with CRM systems over the years, from basic public folder stuff to big full blown offerings. They all have faults and you get out of them what you put into them, however that's not exactly what this post is about. Over the past few months, my phone has been ringing... Continue Reading →

Contracts.. Budgets.. Quotations..

I've had a bit of a week of all the above. Cap-ex for me is relatively straight forward, what kit do I need to buy to fulfil my project commitments over the next year and what can I predict needs replacement or an upgrade. It's a little time consuming, waiting for quotes to come back,... Continue Reading →

New Year… new thinking

New decade, new Blog. It's been an ambition of mine to put my thoughts and experiences down for a wider audience. I often find that my facebook entries are longer than they should be, and that I have more to say on some subjects. Also, I wanted a forum for making entries about projects I... Continue Reading →

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