Operating system

Cloud Optimized Storage Solutions: Part 2 – How is content stored?

January 5, 2009

In part one of the COSS series, we discussed the nature of content within the cloud.  After determining the nature of the content being stored, it is important to understand how this unstructured and structured content will be stored.  The mechanism for storage has significant impact on a provider’s Service Level Agreement (SLA) to the […]

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Clariion AX4-5: Practical Implementation Considerations – Part 1

December 23, 2008

I’m typically in the position of designing storage solutions for external customers based upon established protocols and best practices here at EMC.  We design based on our work with Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, etc. and the solutions development that happens with these partners.  It’s definitely an exciting challenge to take a customer’s needs and wrap them […]

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Storage Fabric Lifecycles: An Overview

December 12, 2008

Continuing the thread of explaining the roles of storage fabrics that we’ve come to know and love (FCoE, Infiniband, 10GbE iSCSI, etc.), @rjhintz asked the following question:
What’s the expected technical life of a storage fabric install today before it’s upgraded to a new generation or forklifted out?
There are a few significant events that precipitate storage […]

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Blog Topics coming down the line…

November 20, 2008

I’ve decided that along with my new found discipline of hitting the treadmill early in the morning (530am), I should attempt to set up a timeline or topic list of posts that I need to finish working on.  To that end, here’s what’s cooking right now @ Flickerdown:

Cloud Storage Series:  Articles talking about data storage […]

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Atmos Foundations: Hardware

November 11, 2008

Yesterday, I took a look at Atmos from a software standpoint.  While Atmos is truly a “software” solution, there is an element of hardware to examine as well.  Truth be told, it’s not as interesting as the core Atmos offerings but, there are some notables.  We’ll start with a quick look at 3 basic configurations […]

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