Atmos

Moving from Block to Cloud: Emulex E3S

June 18, 2009

It’s not often that I get excited about technology within the storage space. There are notables, of course, mostly that take my love for high bandwidth interconnects (e.g. Infiniband, Rapid I/O) and mash them up with high-speed storage (EFDs, Fusion-IO). That being said, when it comes to the cloud, I’m absolutely estatic when off-the-shelf […]

Share
<br />

Hybridizing DR for the Cloud: Concerns

March 2, 2009

Over at Information Playground, Steve Todd has started down the path of no return: private clouds.  (Incidentally, I find it quite ironic that private clouds are no more private than public clouds in that they’re essentially run on the same infrastructure and face the exact same challenges for security, data mobility, and perminence that the […]

Share
<br />

Private Clouds & Storage: Considerations

February 13, 2009

One of the current “hot” topics within the IT industry these days is the concept of cloud computing.  While there is a level of ambiguity around what cloud computing actually is, there is a definite trend towards looking at what these cloud services and storage can do for the commercial and enterprise.
Private Cloud Challenges
In a […]

Share
<br />

Shared Filesystems in the Cloud

February 11, 2009

Earlier this morning, Scott Lowe posed the following question:  What if hypervisors shared a file system? The concept here is that most hypervisors (notably VMware and [soon] Hyper-V) have a clustered file system that is used to extend the capabilities of a group of hypervisors into such things as dynamic resource sharing, failover/failback, HA, etc. […]

Share
<br />

Cloud Optimized Storage: Feedback Wanted

November 21, 2008

Currently working on an article on Cloud Optimized Storage and wanted to get a quick sanity-check. Take a look at the following mind map (it’s interactive in that you can manipulate it to view specific content more closely) and let me know what you think.
 
Anything that needs to be added? removed? re-categorized? What else […]

Share
<br />