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StorageOlogist
Houston, Texas
Looking at "unnatural selection" in the technology marketplace.
Interests: Disruptive change and technology marketing, software defined anything, Storage, Servers, Networking, Software, Science and Technology, Tennis, English Soccer.
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Getting diagnosed with esophageal cancer is a body blow, and often times the prognosis is not good because of the late stage that it is caught at. The team behind this website really knows what it feels like. Each one of us either has or is in remission from esophageal cancer. Continue reading
In the latest HP Quarterly Financials, (HP Q3 2014 Financials show declining storage business) HP showed some improvements year over year in topline growth and profitability, but again showed a declining storage business while the Enterprise business overall grew. Enterprise Group revenue was up 2% year over year with a 14.0% operating margin. Industry Standard Servers revenue was up 9%, Storage revenue was down 4%, Business Critical Systems revenue was down 18%, Networking revenue was up 4% and Technology Services revenue was down 3%. In a statement Meg Whitman said : "3PAR returned to double digit growth, and we continue... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at TechOlogy
Sometimes nothing enables you to appreciate a problem like a real world experience. This week I had an incident with my backup of my home data. I have nothing too sophisticated at home. 3 PCs might be online at any one time but that is really it. Still they contain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at About Copy Data Solutions
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HP believes that Converged Systems portfolios incorporating 3PAR and other HP storage technologies will drive more revenues over time. I am inclined to agree with them but here is the rub. They were arguably further ahead with converged systems before the 3PAR acquisition. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at TechOlogy
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Putting that decision in the hands of a search provider is not the right path though. It is both putting the power to determine legitimacy in the wrong hands and it is the equivalent of a Fahrenheit 451 book burning policy on information that others may truly find legitimate. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at TechOlogy
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How many of you have a backup horror story to tell? Remember when Pixar almost lost 6 months work on Toy Story 2? The world is full of backup horror stories. With the amount of data we are generating, coupled with rules and regulations on retention, professionals tasked with backing up data have a constant battle on their hands. They need to be able to backup more data faster and more importantly they need to be confident they can restore that data rapidly in case of emergency. The good news is that not all data is the same and you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at TechOlogy
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Technology is changing every aspect of our lives, and one area rich in technology innovation is healthcare and the battle against our most feared diseases like cancer. I was very interested in a few groundbreaking research developments I have seen in the last few weeks about cancer. The first was under the attention grabbing headline "Girl whose cancer was cured by HIV." What! AIDS vs. cancer. That sounds a bit like Predator vs. Alien. In fact it is an amazing story about how HIV may be modified to attack cancer cells. The second was around epigenetics and developing personalized cancer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at TechOlogy
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FlexArray virtualization is made available through a software feature in DataONTAP 8.2.1 and is available on all NetApp FAS8000 systems. NetApp is clearly positioning FlexArray virtualization as a way to migrate legacy array capacity to the cloud and more quickly build out cloud migrations. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at TechOlogy
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In Biology, an Ant cannot be an Arthropod and a Chordate, because those are two distinct Phyla. In technical marketing we seem unable to even agree what Domain some technologies are in. It is the world in which we live. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at TechOlogy
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I participated in an interesting session on CrowdChat today on the topic of server and storage convergence. The session was hosted by @wikibon and @deepstorage.net. Convergence is a very expansive subject and I will discuss it more in future blog posts but some interesting focal points came out of the conversation. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at TechOlogy
It is Zoology Pat, not Zookeeping. It is the fun part without having to muck out the cages. Much like the role we would all like to have within corporations.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2014 on An Introduction to TechOlogy at TechOlogy
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An Introduction to the TechOlogy Blog and what you can expect from future content. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at TechOlogy
SGI quietly acquired the technology of Starboard Storage and in doing so may have given itself a boost into the storage market and a way to monetize XFS. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at TechOlogy
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Catalogic Software Launches. New data protection vendor joins a crowded market. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at TechOlogy
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