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Have you figured out the new buzzword trend for 2014 that starting ramping up in 2013? Yup, it's Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Devicess (IoD) Assuming that IoT, IoD and other variations catch on which looks like they will, this could bring relief and rest for the over-worked Big Data and Software Defined "X" buzzword bingo bandwagon usage. Introducing IoX? For those not familiar with Software Defined "X", simply replace "X" with your favorite term such as Data Center (SDDC), Networking (SDN), Storage (SDS), Marketing, (SDM) among others.as the new IT (and beyond) industry term might just take some pressure from the over-worked software defined "x" usage (you pick "x" such as data center, networking, storage, marketing, etc). This is good news as we now have IoX where "X" can be leveraged from Things (IoT) and Devices (IoD) to People, Places, Protocols or P... (more)

Cloud Conversation, Thanks Gartner for Saying What Has Been Said

Thank you Gartner for your statements concurring and endorsing the notion of clouds can be viable, however do your homework, welcome to the club. Why am I thanking Gartner? Simple, I appreciate Gartner now saying what has been said for a couple of years hoping it will help to amplify the theme to the Gartner followers and faithful. Gartner: Cloud storage viable option, but proceed carefully Images licensed for use by StorageIO via Atomazul / Shutterstock.com Sounds like Gartner has come to the same conclusion on what has been said for several years now in posts, articles, keynotes... (more)

WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident

WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident By Greg Schulz WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two has gain more industry awareness as a competitor to FusionIO among others. There is a nand flash solid state devices (SSD) cash dash occurring, not to mention fast cache dances that is occurring the IT and data infrastructure (e.g. storage and IO) sec... (more)

Is Computer Data Storage Complex? It Depends

Is Computer Data Storage Complex? It Depends By Greg Schulz Is Computer Data Storage Complex? It Depends I often get asked, or, told that computer data storage is complex with so many options to choose from, apples to oranges comparison among other things. On a recent trip to Europe while being interviewed by a Dutch journalist in Nijkerk Holland at a Brouwer Storage Consultancy event I was presenting at, the question came up again about storage complexity. Btw, you can read the article on data storage industry trends here (its in dutch). I hesitated and thought for a moment and re... (more)

SNIA announces Cloud Data Management Initiative (CDMI) V1.1

SNIA announces Cloud Data Management Initiative (CDMI) V1.1 By Greg Schulz SNIA announces Cloud Data Management Initiative (CDMI) V1.1 In case you missed it, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) recently released their version 1.1 of its Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) specification. Highlights of CDMI version 1.1 include: New functionality to ease CDMI implementation with other cloud API's (e.g. AWS S3, OpenStack Swift, etc.) Expanded cloud data services along with backwards compatible to earlier versions among other enhancements. Check out the full specificati... (more)