Tag Archives: Storage

Storage Service Catalogs and Automated Storage Tiering

I just got off the phone with a client and pointed them to my blog to read this article, which only after they checked did I find out it was never published.  DOH!  The timing is right, though, to revisit … Continue reading

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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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Demand Management does not mean what you think it means

So can we stop mangling the term in the same way people have destroyed the word “theory” over the last 50 years?  A theory is not some cockamamie idea you thought up 5 minutes ago but a rational, supported, tested … Continue reading

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