Bigger Engine Means Better Tires

February 24, 2015
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So you just deployed your new flash array and realize that your hosts aren’t screaming around the track like you were expecting. They’re fast, but they could be faster. Part of the problem is that you just introduced a big fat engine into that old 1980’s Civic frame with balding blades for tires. Sure it’ll work and […]


Community and the EMC Elect

February 23, 2015
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Today I was humbled and honored to be invited to join the EMC Elect team for a second year. This is truly amazing and I am so happy to be amongst such a talented and forward thinking group of individuals. So how did I get chosen? First, I was nominated. I have to thank many […]


Resolution 2: Convergence

February 3, 2015
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Today at VMware Partner Exchange, EMC announced their new EVO:RAIL solution called VSPEX Blue. Great segue into an article about what the market looks like for convergence. As usual, we need a few key definitions first. Converged platforms combine multiple aspects of the traditional infrastructure stack into a single appliance or appliance-like solution that can be […]


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33 Flavors of Flash

January 26, 2015
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So maybe not 33, but there are so many different ways to approach flash in a data center environment. The correct approach depends on multiple factors, and understanding the differences between the varying architectures is critical. It is also important to remember the soft criteria. Your solution should simplify administration, reduce risk of data loss, improve […]


Event: Unique Digital at Data Connectors

January 15, 2015
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Come visit the UDI North Texas team at the Data Connectors show on January 22nd. Get your FREE VIP pass now! The Dallas Tech-Security Conference features 25-30 vendor exhibits and several industry experts discussing current tech-security issues such as email security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security, USB drives security & more. There will be lots […]


15 Resolutions for the 2015 Revolution

December 31, 2014
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Last year about this time, I outlined 14 resolutions to get your data protection strategy back on track. I called it a revolution because us IT folk typically have to fight to get what we want and bring change to an organization that fights change. That makes us revolutionaries. It’s time to check back in […]


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Flash Market Shape

December 15, 2014
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Is it round? Pear? Square? Wavy? Hard to say, but one thing is certain, 2014 has been an active year for the flash market. Just take a look at some of the changes that have been seen this year alone. WD (HGST) purchased Skyera EMC Acquired DSSD Seagate picked up LSI’s flash business and Avago […]


Converged or “Build Your Own” VDI

November 21, 2014
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Building out a VDI infrastructure requires great care and planning. Do you have enough performance from your storage infrastructure? Do you have a well defined performance objective for your users? Are you going to use a converged platform for your infrastructure or do you plan to leverage a reference architecture? Do you even know where to […]


Doing it for the Kids

November 21, 2014
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We are a proud sponsor of the Dallas Margarita Society’s annual Margarita ball this year (http://www.dallasmargaritasociety.org/our-sponsors/sponsors-list/sponsors-2014/) benefiting the Dallas Children’s Charities. (http://www.dallaschildrenscharities.org). We look forward to helping put a smile on hundreds of kids faces this holiday season. We also encourage you to join us in our campaign of giving by contributing to your favorite […]


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November 5, 2014
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Interact with colleagues at EMC Forums! From trends and cloud directions to use cases and discussions, EMC Forum covers it all. Connect with peers, learn from experts, and experience demos. EMC Forum is definitely time well spent.   Register today! http://emcinformation.com/242102/REG/.ashx


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