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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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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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Capacity Management Twice a Year? No. Just, no.

One of my colleagues heard a cry for help from a client struggling to manage their infrastructure capacity.  One month they’re flush with resources, the next they’re dying for disk, CPU and, in some cases, network bandwidth.  This memo was … Continue reading

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Wait, you just got Twitter?

Yes, I can finally be found on Twitter (again, actually) as @TheKinzuaKid.  You might try to say I am behind the times but you would be wrong.

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Wait, you mean leaks/breaches don’t all come from “The Cloud”?

WorkiLeaks: How to Be a Workplace Leaker Without Getting Caught | Threat Level | Wired.com. With all the gnashing of teeth around securing “The Cloud” I figured the fact that someone can send an e-mail or steal a printout would … Continue reading

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Getting to Chargeback in “As a Service” Models: Think Pizza

A recent industry conference featured session after session of presentations where people asked (appropriately or not, for the session) how they were supposed to do chargeback in the cloud.  After listening to the sessions and queries I concluded the question … Continue reading

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It slices, it dices…

I get e-mail.  Like this one from one of our technical sales consultants: Hi, dumb question but I have been asked it a couple of times and I wanted to see how you would answer it.  Why would clients choose … Continue reading

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Utilization

One of my biggest pet peeves over the years has been utilization or capacity reporting.¬† I firmly believe that in order to figure out how to transform an environment into a more efficient one you have to first know what … Continue reading

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