Monday Morning Conversation: Web 2.0 Storage

I received an email the other day with a press release from a company that is offering a pretty slick product/service.  The company is called Nirvanix and they offer storage to web companies via a standards based API (SOAP or REST interfaces).  It all sounds pretty cool to me.  What are you guys seeing out there in this space?  What are these companies using as the backend hardware and software to get this done? …

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HDS goes FATA

I got this in an email today from a reader.  Looks like we'll have FATA drives in the USP-V sooner than later... We’re looking to update our Tier-1 storage (DMX-4 vs USP-V) and have had EMC and HDS in-house the past couple weeks showing use their latest. HDS *casually* mentioned during the intro that they’ll be adding support for 750GB FATA drives on November 14th. 1TB added by mid-2008. Official Announcement will be made next Monday, Nov 5th. I had been expecting this for a while and got a pretty good laugh listening…

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Start Monday With A Laugh

I'm sure most people have seen the initial video by Hitachi with Mr. T.  Well they've put out a couple more so I thought 'd throw them out there for you in one location to find them.  They're pretty corny, but made me laugh. First Second  Third If anyone else has some creative marketing videos or spoofs feel free to post them.  It's always good to have a nice laugh. …

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Barry Whyte is Blogging

There is a new blog out there as of Friday from IBM'er Barry Whyte. He's a "Master Inventor" so he must have quite a bit of knowledge on storage.  Also, he has pledged to keep the "blogketing" to a minimum. Take a look here: Clicky…

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Reminder

When I started this blog I posted that anyone that wants to blog about storage, can.  Just send me an email at snig at rupturedmonkey.com and I'll set up an author account for you and you can get started.…

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Guess We Didn't Make the Top 10

Well we didn't make it in as one of the Top 10 storage blogs for 2006.  At least according to this article.  Now we have something to strive for in 2007.  Actually there were quite a few good blogs left of the list.  Maybe the author doesn't know about the Storage Wiki. …

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