33 Flavors of Flash

January 26, 2015

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

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

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 […]


Flash Market Shape

December 15, 2014

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

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

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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Event: EMC Forum Dallas

November 5, 2014

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

The @erichagstrom #vmworld @tegile overview

August 24, 2014

You joined me in San Francisco! Yippee! That’s means you’ve already fought off some unsavory characters walking the streets. You enjoyed an @Uber ride from the airport. You stood in a quite the long line to check in at your hotel, and now you are getting ready to hit the Expo and find out what’s […]

Event: Impact of Virtualization on Storage

July 9, 2014

Many businesses are discovering that the traditional storage architecture- much of it dating from the 1980’s- is unsuited in multiple ways to the demands of today’s virtualized and consolidated data center. The virtualized data center puts not just more demand, but new kinds of demand on the storage system. All-flash and hybrid storage arrays specifically […]

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Compromising Situation

June 11, 2014

I was sent a link to a chalk-talk by a customer the other day that I thought I would address point by point. Tegile recently announced our new T-Series all flash hybrid arrays, and it seems like everyone else is getting in on the game as well. I thought it would make sense to show […]

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