Posts Tagged Data Storage
Green is undoubtedly a pertinent issue in today’s business environment but business decisions are always based on priority. Although the impending energy crisis is a compelling issue, next to performance and capacity requirements green efficiency is a nice to have, not a must have. Companies cannot afford to compromise fundamental performance competencies in the name of going green.
However, the common perception is that energy efficiency and high performance are incompatible objective. That is true with traditional storage architectures but there is an innovative storage option that blends the attributes of high performance storage with energy efficiency.
The latest acquisition of Archer Technologies fills a gap in EMCs solution ecosystem with a best-in-class GRC software platform. With the Archer acquisition, and the development of an integration layer across EMC products, EMC creates the opportunity to speak more definitively about its capability to provide GRC solutions for core IT assets and operations and across the enterprise. The acquisition also provides a competitive play for EMC against other infrastructure technology providers including Oracle, with its GRC Manager, Microsoft with GRC Solution Accelerators and Sharepoint, CA, with its own GRC Manager, and others interested in their piece of the still-developing GRC marketplace.
Despite its 3,000+ customers, Xiotech seems like the oldest startup in the storage business. Several years ago, the company had success selling a product called Magnitude, an easy to use disk array the company sold into small and mid-sized enterprises including city/state/county governments and schools, where IT DNA was relatively limited.
Data storage is one technology passion we share at Wikibon. In honor of the Masters of Storage, we thought we would expand on their list of Storage Users on Twitter with our own, highlighting analysts, bloggers and many of the talented professionals in and around the storage industry.
We’re trying to not only highlight influential users but the most active data storage professionals using Twitter as well. If we’ve missed anyone, please let us know via the comments below.