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Green storage has limited ROI, but supports overall efficiency

I care deeply about the environment, certainly more than I care personally about money, so it pains me to say that in most cases, making storage decisions based on power expenditure alone is not rational behavior. The world is driven by economics, and the stark reality is that the cost of power represents a drop in the bucket compared to the amount organizations spend on acquiring and managing their enterprise storage systems.

June 16, 2009 by Andrew Reichman


IBM's CloudBurst is a credible step forward

About six months ago, I accused IBM of “cloud-washing” its solutions and services when it launched its Project Blue Cloud marketing campaign. Its aim with this effort was to lure customer conversations about cloud computing in its direction so it could learn what enterprises wanted from this new technology.

June 16, 2009 by James Staten


Are big boxes better for server virtualization?

From time to time, someone will ask me if it makes sense to purchase a large (32+ CPU) server as a big virtualization host running a VMware, Microsoft, or Citrix hypervisor.In a word, I think the answer is "no".

May 20, 2009 by Galen Schreck


Optimizing the branch: Mobilizing IT

Writing on technologies for the branch office often times places me across the domains of mobility and non-mobile network infrastructure. Increasingly, in client inquiry calls, the question of "how do I optimize my branch office infrastructure" comes up and takes many forms.

May 15, 2009 by Chris Silva


Citrix C3 – Where are the partners?

Citrix put some significant new meat on the bones of its Citrix Cloud Center (C3) offering last week but left behind one crucial element. Who are the partners delivering this offering?

May 11, 2009 by James Staten