Henry Newman is CEO and CTO of Instrumental Inc. and has worked in HPC and large storage environments for 29 years. The outspoken Mr. Newman initially went to school to become a diplomat, but was firmly told during his first year that he might be better suited for a career that didn't require diplomatic skills. Diplomacy's loss was HPC's gain.
Without realistic benchmarks that address real world problems all we we are going to get is vendor hype.
SPEC storage benchmarks are well designed, yet the underlying hardware is often not configured for the real world.
The Fiber Channel Industry Association's claim that 128 Gbit FC will be broadly available in 2016 seems hard to believe.
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an integrated, IT analyst and business strategy firm that provides forward-looking market intelligence, analysis, and consulting.
Dell's latest acquisition adds backup software to its product portfolio. Analysts laud this latest move.
As cold data grows, so too does storage.
Jeff Layton is the Enterprise Technologist for HPC at Dell and a regular writer of all things HPC and storage on Enterprise Storage Forum.
The Linux file system FSCK test results recently published on Enterprise Storage Forum stirred up some questions and a few comments. Here's some preliminary analysis.
How long is 'too long' to keep an untouched file on your desktop?
Like people, data moves at different speeds. This must be taken into account when planning your storage infrastructure.
Dave Simpson has been the Editor-in-Chief of InfoStor since its inception in 1997. He previously held editorial positions at publications such as Datamation, Systems Integration, and Digital News and Review. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Berry is CEO and senior analyst, unified networking practice, at IT Brand Pulse. He is a 30-year veteran of the IT industry, and has held senior executive positions at storage vendors such as QLogic and Quantum.
Last week, QLogic extended its Adaptive Convergence Strategy with the introduction of a new portfolio of products that highlight some important advancements in converged networking.
Kevin Komiega has been the Senior Editor of InfoStor since 2005. He was previously a senior news writer with SearchStorage.com and held a position as a public relations account executive with Porter Novelli, Boston. Kevin also spent four years running tape backup operations at the University of Rhode Island's Academic Computer Center. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Jeff has a broad background of hands-on operational IT management and infrastructure engineering experience, with more than 20 years of experience in the trenches of practicing IT.
Prior to joining the Taneja Group, Jeff was director of an infrastructure and application consulting practice at CIBER and, more recently, an IT manager with a special focus on storage management at the City of Mesa, Ariz.