Dave Graham's Blog
In Part One of this Cloud Optimized Storage Solutions (COSS) series, we took
a look at the content being stored on COSS and in Part Two at how it is
Storage within the cloud is meaningless without a measurable level of
performance that it can be compared against. Since there are no established
benchmarks that determine performance of storage within a cloud
infrastructure, it is reasonable to apply tiering metrics to storage based on
content valuation and service level agreements (SLAs) and utilize this as an
overarching methodology to judge COSS storage capabilities based on
Within the concept of Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), there exists
the idea that storage can be “tiered” based on criticality of need,
application storage performance, or other derived metrics that couple
relative responsiveness and bandwidth... (more)
Dave Graham's Blog
With the advent of Cloud Computing and the general resurgence of computing
grids, data storage has been taken for granted. However, as cloud
computing’s storage and access demands continue to grow, the need for an
optimized storage layer and hardware accompaniment become even more critical.
The general focus has been on computational power, integration points via
software (API access, for example), and code portability. Storage, on the
other hand, was considered a commodity to be taken advantage of; a simple
pool of storage for whatever data needed some level of... (more)
It’s interesting to people watch at a conference. You get to appreciate
the reach and depth of EMC’s product portfolio which is represented best by
the customers and employees that both use and create this technology.
Sometimes, it’s hard to segment the two. But, at the end of the day,
it’s incredible to be able to put faces with names, voices with the
inevitable typing foibles and prose that we’ve all come to know and love.
So, why is this a cultural shift?
In some of my conversations with both old guards and new, it’s amazing to
see the diversity of opinion on how EMC is appr... (more)
Nothing tends to solidify a community more than a cause that hits each of us
at our base element: our physical being. In this case, we’ve seen a
massive explosion of support within the storage community with folks from
NetApp, HDS, HP, IBM, and EMC (amongst many) coming to the aid of Nick
Glasgow who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. I’ll let
Mark Fredrickson tell the story on his blog, but on a personal note, this
strikes very close to home.
When I was in college, my brother had a friend who struggled with (and
ultimately succumbed to) leukemia. The devasta... (more)
As many of you may know, I work for EMC’s Cloud Infrastructure Group as
part of the Atmos solution team. In this role, I’ve been blessed with
getting a closer look at where the future of cloud storage is going as well
as some of the drivers that will get it there. In this post, I’d like to
talk a bit about policy and how this will shape the future of storage. I’m
going to keep this as abstracted from product as possible, but where
appropriate, I’ll try to show you how products are implementing this
What is Policy?
By definition, policy is “[an] action or proce... (more)