Monthly Archives: March 2013

Exclusive: Wal-Mart Just Went Insane

When I read this I laughed out loud.  Then I read it again and realized they were serious.  And I cried. Missing the point, meet Wal-Mart.

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TB-FTE Ratios Explained, or, why storage management isn’t like Starbucks (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this post I dismissed the TB:FTE metric based on the fact that it does not measure what you think it is measuring.  That, coupled with an analysis of some reasons for asking the question “what’s the … Continue reading

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Big Data, Vatican Style

Holy crap! EMC gives Vatican Library 2.8PB to store manuscripts • The Register. This is a pretty cool story.  The linked video on the page paints the picture nicely.  The Vatican has 82,000 manuscripts of roughly 500 pages each with … Continue reading

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NanoLab – Running VMware vSphere on Intel NUC – Part 1 | tekhead.org

NanoLab – Running VMware vSphere on Intel NUC – Part 1 | tekhead.org. OK, maybe I need to build a lab.  I could get WAF with this one; the existing whitebox setup is a little loud.

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TB-FTE Ratios Explained, or, why storage management isn’t like Starbucks (Part 1)

I have been putting off this article for years, even though it is the most frequently asked question I receive.  I’ve hit a breaking point, though, and plan on answering this question in two parts.  This is part one.  Usually … Continue reading

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Infocus Montage Updated – YouTube

Infocus Montage Updated – YouTube. Ted looks a lot better than me in this one, but what’s new?  At least they didn’t pan to my shoes and out me as a secret mail carrier.

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