Is it based on popularity or how often something that is talked about,
blogged, tweeted, commented, video or similar?
What are the indicators that something is gaining traction?
Perhaps it is tied to the number of press releases, product or staffing
announcements including who has joined the organization along with added
coverage of it?
Maybe its based on how many articles, videos or some other content and
coverage that helps to show traction and momentum?
On the other hand is it tied to how many prospects are actually trying a
product or service as part of a demo or proof of concept?
Then again, maybe it is associated with how many real paying or revenue
installed footprints and customers or what is also known as industry
deployment (customer adoption).
Of those customers actually buying and deploying, how many have continued
using the technology even after industry... (more)
Part II: EMC announces XtremIO General Availability, speeds and feeds
By Greg Schulz
XtremIO flash SSD more than storage I/O speed
Following up part I of this two-part series, here are more more details,
insights and perspectives about EMC XtremIO and it’s generally
availability that were announced today.
XtremIO the basics All flash Solid State Device (SSD) based solution Cluster
of up to four X-Brick nodes today X-Bricks available in 10TB increments
today, 20TB in January 2014 25 eMLC SSD drives per X-Brick with redundant
dual processor controllers Provides server-side iS... (more)
EMC announces XtremIO General Availability (Part I)
By Greg Schulz
EMC announces XtremIO flash SSD General Availability
EMC announced today the general availability (GA) if the all flash Solid
State Device (SSD) XtremIO that they acquired a little over a year ago.
Earlier this year EMC announced directed availability (DA) of the EMC version
of XtremIO as part of other SSD hardware and software updates (here and
here). The XtremIO GA announcement also follows that of the VNX2 or MCx
released in September of this year that also has flash SSD enhancements along
with doing more with... (more)
A few years ago I did a piece (click here) about the then emerging trend of
tiered hypervisors, particular using different products or technologies in
the same environment.
Tiered hypervisors can be as simple as using different technologies such as
VMware vSphere/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM or Xen in your environment on
different physical machines (PMs) for various business and application
purposes. This is similar to having different types or tiers of technology
including servers, storage, networks or data protection to meet various
Tiered snow management tools and tec... (more)
In case you missed it, recently the State of Oregon had a data center
computer problem (ok, storage and application outage) that resulted in
unemployment benefits not being provided. Tony Knotzer over at Network
Computing did a story Oregon Storage Debacle Highlights Need To Plan For
Failure and asked me for some perspectives that you can read here.
The reason I bring this incident up is not to join in the feeding frenzy that
usually occurs when something like this happens, instead, to touch on what
should be common. What is lacking at times (or more needed) is common sense