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 […]


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 […]

Middle Management Sucks

June 3, 2014
Employee in command

…unless you are talking about data management. That’s right. Data Management features like thin provisioning, snapshot and cloning, replication, deduplication, and compression are what make managing the data in your environment easier. This middle layer of management helps drive data reduction, but also drives things like data protection, disaster recovery, business continuity. They also contribute […]

Choice Matters Most

May 22, 2014

These days choice is something everyone of us has become accustomed to. Go to just about any convenience or grocery store in the country and look for the peanuts. There they are, right? Peanuts are only in season for a couple of months each year, but because consumers demand year-round access, enough are harvested to extend […]

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Smaller is Faster

May 20, 2014

Spud Webb could reach great heights with a basketball in hand and Danny Woodhead could weave up and down the field. Both proving that sometimes smaller IS better. Deduplicating your production storage is also better, and when done correctly, faster. But how can this be you may ask? If I have to spend more time […]

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