Contributed Editorial

  1. Guest Column: Why CDP Is Taking Over At MSPs
    8/31/2010
    One of the privileges I get in being contracted to do blogging is that I get to speak to customers to which others rarely get access. By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.
  2. Guest Column: The Smart Money Is On IT
    8/27/2010
    Today, efficiency is a basic tenet of business survival. The boardroom IT conversation is no longer restricted to cutting costs—it’s about investing in technology to efficiently drive business and organizational success. By Bryan Jones and Bill Goins
  3. Guest Column: The BDevent Gives Attendees A Billion Dollar Lesson
    7/28/2010
    Not many individuals have ever had the opportunity to be worth $1B. Fewer still have had the opportunity to lose a billion dollars over the course of their lifetime. By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.
  4. Guest Column: LTO-5 With LTFS Gives Tape A New Lease On Life
    7/28/2010
    It is funny how this industry changes almost from week to week. Sometimes there is so much activity going on you do not even know where to start. Other times (like during holiday shortened weeks such as this one), it is difficult to find anything really noteworthy to write about. By Jerome M Wendt, Lead Analyst and President, DCIG Inc.
  5. Article: 10 Gigabit Ethernet: Unifying iSCSI And Fibre Channel In A Single Network Fabric
    6/25/2010
    The advent of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), Data Center Bridging (DCB), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) offers enhanced performance and throughput for connecting networked storage to servers. Whether using the Internet SCSI (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel protocols, organizations now have a clear path for unifying a network fabric in 10GbE environments. By Achmad Chadran, Gaurav Chawla, Ujjwal Rajbhandari
  6. Mixing Gigabit Ethernet And 10 Gigabit Ethernet In A Dedicated SAN Infrastructure
    6/25/2010
    The recent availability of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and the expected enhanced Ethernet standards such as Data Center Bridging (DCB) present an opportunity for administrators to transition to a consolidated Ethernet infrastructure. The reference architecture illustrated in this article shows how enterprises may make the transition to 10GbE for storage using Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays and Dell PowerConnect™ switches. By Tony Ansley
  7. Article: Mixing Gigabit Ethernet And 10 Gigabit Ethernet In A Dedicated SAN Infrastructure
    6/25/2010
    The recent availability of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and the expected enhanced Ethernet standards such as Data Center Bridging (DCB) present an opportunity for administrators to transition to a consolidated Ethernet infrastructure. The reference architecture illustrated in this article shows how enterprises may make the transition to 10GbE for storage using Dell™ EqualLogic™ PS Series arrays and Dell PowerConnect™ switches. By Tony Ansley
  8. Data Insight Seeks To Answer The Most Basic Data Classification Question Of All: Who Owns The Data?
    6/23/2010
    Over the last few years I thought I had seen just about every (well, maybe not every but most) automated eDiscovery, data classification, data management, data preservation and search engine technology on the market. By Jerome M Wendt
  9. Data Insight Seeks To Answer The Most Basic Data Classification Question Of All: Who Owns The Data?
    6/23/2010
    Over the last few years I thought I had seen just about every (well, maybe not every but most) automated eDiscovery, data classification, data management, data preservation and search engine technology on the market. By Jerome M Wendt
  10. Guest Column: Two Tips To Help Businesses Meet Their Forecasted 260 GB Per Person Needs Of 2011
    6/23/2010
    Businesses that think they are sheltered from data growth better think again. Recent statistical evidence suggests that by 2011 every man, woman and child on the globe will each consume over 260 GBs of data. By Jerome M Wendt