Manek Dubash

Editor, journalist, analyst, presenter and blogger. As well as blogging and writing news & features here on ZDNet, I work as a cloud analyst with STL Partners, and write for a number of other news and feature sites. I also provide research and analysis services, video and audio production, white papers, event photography, voiceovers, event moderation, you name it... Back story An IT journalist for 25+ years, I worked for Ziff-Davis UK for almost 10 years on PC Magazine, reaching editor-in-chief. Before that, I worked for a number of other business & technology publications and was published in national and international titles.

Latest Posts

Are we in a datacentre building bubble?

Big data is back on the agenda of enterprises, according to a new survey released by Oracle, the eponymous database company. The survey of 949 datacentre managers in Europe and the Middle East was commissioned from analyst firm Quocirca and suggests that datacentres are running out of space for data -- fast.

January 16, 2012 by Manek Dubash

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Are high-speed disks on the scrapheap?

In blog last year, I had a bit of a pop at SSDs following a failure. I do not as a rule draw general conclusions from specific cases so I didn't assume that SSDs were bad, although there's certainly a warning to be gleaned from the sudden failure I experienced.

January 4, 2012 by Manek Dubash


In praise of tape and robotics

Tape isn't sexy and it isn't cutting edge. But it does play an important role in larger enterprises who need to keep data for long periods of time, whether for their own business processes, such as insurance and pensions companies, or for compliance reasons, such as pharmaceutical companies.

December 2, 2011 by Manek Dubash


Keeping cloud computing in perspective

I've been talking about cloud computing a lot recently, both at an analyst conference and at seminars organised by a cloud provider / systems integrator.Gathering feedback from attendees at the seminars was enlightening.

November 25, 2011 by Manek Dubash


Battle for the datacentre network hots up

There's a quiet battle going on for the datacentre network -- or perhaps not so quiet.This week, at NetEvents Asia in Phuket, Thailand, before an audience of technology press and analysts from the region, datacentre equipment vendors fought a verbal battle to upgrade a fictional datacentre.

November 18, 2011 by Manek Dubash


SAN monitoring goes down to the fibre

As datacentres -- sorry, that should be 'private clouds' -- become more dense and more complex, the impact of poor performance becomes more widespread. So much for stating the obvious.

November 8, 2011 by Manek Dubash


New products from Storage Network World 2011

The first day of storage show Storage Network World here in Frankfurt saw a flutter of new products, and some interesting conversations.Emulex monitors SANsStorage area networking saw a new management system from Emulex, the host bus adaptor (HBA) vendor, which competes with LSI Logic and Qlogic.

November 2, 2011 by Manek Dubash


Is Dell becoming the new HP?

So it's official: Dell will no longer resell EMC equipment. This comes as little surprise, as any watcher of Dell's acquisitions will agree.

October 19, 2011 by Manek Dubash