Converged Systems Data Protection Hitachi Solutions for Oracle Hitachi Solutions for SAP Hitachi Solutions for VMware Object Storage Platform Pentaho Security an... Focus on Reducing Unit Costs of ITby David Merrill on Nov 11, 2014 Over the years I have written a lot of material around cost reduction tactics. As I look at unit costs of storage, VM, cloud, big data and long... IT Economic Predictions 2014by David Merrill on Dec 20, 2013 Hu Yoshida has recently completed a blog series on 2014 trends and predictions, and I’d like to add a few of my own from an economic or IT fina... Back to 1999 CAPEX Ratioby David Merrill on Dec 20, 2012 I like looking at trends. Let’s take a look at one storage economics trend—the ratio of CAPEX to OPEX in the total cost of storage ownership.... Storage Economics Dojoby David Merrill on Dec 1, 2011 Storage Economics at HDS is approaching its 13th year, and along with the thousands of engagements done around the world, we have prepared many people to th... Modernize IT or FailOriginally posted by Ravi Chalaka on May 13, 2014 IT can be a weakness or a strength to its business. Almost every industry is witnessing dramatic changes in its business, and IT has a criti... Technical Memes in 2014by Michael Hay on Nov 14, 2013 It is getting to be that time of the year again. Time to make predictions on various risk levels, about what is going to happen next year. For ... Oh, The Places You’ll Goby Asim Zaheer on Dec 6, 2012 A couple of weeks ago we held our annual HDS Influencer Summit – so titled because it is a gathering of IT industry influencers that span... Geek Out With These Booksby Ken Wood on Dec 28, 2011 Amy Hodler’s post a few weeks ago on the Cloud Blog inspired me to share some of my own geek related book buys from 2011. They are as follows (in my pr... According to authors, this free book is "a gentle introduction to Big Data and Hadoop". Looks like fun and potentially useful reading. Integration of HDI and HCP within the VMware Horizon Suite, using HDI+HCP for Persona Management user data, ThinApp Repositories, and primary storage for Horizon Workspace Files component. Very often the HDS support organisation (GSC) is getting involved in cases whereby a massive amount of host logs, array dumps, FC and IP traces are taken which could easily add up to many gigabytes of data. This is th... I have developed this checklist and aid to memory over several FCIP Projects and was encoraged by a co-worker I shared it with recently to widen the distribution so here it is hope it helps. Just published. Love to hear your thoughts on how to make it better.