Archie Hendryx

SAN, NAS, Back Up / Recovery, Virtualisation & Cloud Specialist. Please note that the thoughts, comments, views and opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own and not those of the company I work for. Content published here is not read or approved in advance by my employer and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the company I work for. Currently working as a Principal vArchitect for the company VCE.

Latest Posts

Green Storage: MAID To Do More Than Just Spin Down

The fundamental Green problem of all data centers is that they cost a fortune to power up, which in turn produces heat which then costs a fortune to cool down. Within this vicious circle a bastion was set up to counter this, namely ‘Green Storage', which has mostly taken shape in the form of virtualized storage, data deduplication, compression, thin provisioning, DC power and SSDs.

January 29, 2010 by Archie Hendryx

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Internal Clouds - Marketing the Non-Existent

I was recently asked my opinion on what were the main considerations for Cloud Computing with specific emphasis on Internal Clouds.Eager to assist I quickly gave a rundown of issues which included SLAs, distinguishing charge rates, security etc, etc.

January 27, 2010 by Archie Hendryx

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Sun’s Oracle Merger – A marriage made in heaven or a deal with the devil?

With only the ‘you may now kiss the bride’ custom to follow, the ORACLE/SUN marriage (or dare I say SUN/ORACLE) is now finally complete. After months of legal wrangling which has caused nothing but embarrassment and dwindled SUN’s stature within the market sphere, reports also came out that half of Sun's 27,000 staff will be made redundant.

January 25, 2010 by Archie Hendryx

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'NetApp & Microsoft' vs 'EMC Cisco VMware'

2009 seems to have been the year of corporate marriages but whether they are marriages made in heaven is yet to be seen. The ongoing saga between Oracle and Sun and their child ZFS is already suffering from the clutches of the scorned mistress ECC, while the Dell/ Perot and HP/3Com matches are still in their honeymoon period.

January 23, 2010 by Archie Hendryx

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