Just like 'Green IT', many companies these days are promoting their 'cloud' offerings. So what is the 'cloud' and what impact will it have on traditional storage arrays?
What storage hardware technologies help put us on the "green" path? Greg Cornfield checks out the offerings on the market today. Which is greener?
Looking ahead to future trends and directions, storage vendors give their take on Open Storage and how it will affect the industry.
Last week I looked at compliance and why most, if not all companies, may be impacted not just MNCs and large financial institutions. This week I want to consider what can be done. One of the first steps towards compliance is setting up policies and standards.
This week we will take a look at "Compliance" and what it means to storage. There is a growing misconception that compliance applies only to US-based companies or to multinationals. In reality it can impact all companies no matter how big they are or where they are located.
Last week Greg Cornfield looked at the macro considerations related to Green Storage. This week he reviews some of the tools and techniques to reduce the carbon footprint of storage in the datacenter.
What exactly is "Green Storage"? Just about everything these days is green, and almost every vendor is promoting the "green" benefits of their storage, but there are many factors other than just low power & cooling than can give green benefits!
In this instalment of 'A Byte of Knowledge', Greg Cornfield discusses Storage 2.0 and its limitations. And how 'layers of storage', or Storage 3.0, could perhaps overcome these limitations to provide true enterprise-grade storage.
Recently in a medical clinic in Hong Kong a USB drive containing the personal data of 665 patients went missing. The daily papers and TV news headlines reported that the USB drive was stolen. Perhaps the focus should have been on why someone was carrying around private data of 665 patients on an unencrypted USB drive.
Greg Cornfield attended a Gartner seminar in Hong Kong and discovered that despite all the technological advances that has transpired in the last decade, things are still the way they are.