For decades companies depended on software encryption technology to protect data stored on hard drives. But what about when the drive is taken out of the data center for repair? Everyday 50,000 HDDs leave the data for repair or to be destroyed. Who guarantees no one looks at the data on those HDDs?
Everyday we create and collect millions (or billions) of data. In all of this, do we have any idea what to do with it? Does EMC know something we don't?
Dell just announced its acquisition of Perot Systems. This signals Dell's more serious entry into the services arena.
The storage industry does very little innovation these days. What it boasts of is a lot of "me toos". FCoE is the new baby that everyone is cuddling to and trying to make their own statement.
Intel veteran, Pat Gelsinger, switches allegiance and moves over to EMC to become president and COO of Information Infrastructure Products. Intel does the shuffle to fill in the vacated post and then some.
Ben Worthen of The Wall Street Journal just posted an article that claims Cisco and EMC, two giants of the data center, are planning to set up a new services company. So what?
I posted a question to a group of storage specialists asking what would happen to each of the participants in the love triangle. The comments were both interesting and shows a disparity in the opinions and perceptions of people with regards to the products and vendors in the triangle.
Just when you thought EMC would throw in the towel and the NetApp-Data Domain nuptial move forward, the interloper throws in more dowry to derail the planned wedding.
Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystem continues to plough along its path. Apparently, stories are circulating that Oracle management is having no luck looking for potential buyers of Sun's hardware business. Who wants to buy a floundering storage unit?
The Data Domain, NetApp and EMC triangle makes an interesting story. Although Greg had given EMC a hard time in the past in this column, he has nothing but admiration for their business acumen here.