Tag Archives: agility

The Storage Hypervisor Part 3 — Storage Efficiency

In the first post in this series we discussed how ONTAP – the #1 storage platform in terms of revenue – is a storage hypervisor of sorts – providing benefits which parallel those provided by virtualization.  In the second post

Is IT a Cost Center? Evolving Towards Agility

Over a decade ago – and well before today’s cloud concepts – I was encountering limitations in defining and expressing the value of various IT initiatives, when I came across a Gartner article discussing how evolved IT organizations would move

The Stack Market: Vblock, FlexPod, VSPEX (and me)

I’ve written several times on this blog about converged infrastructure and a few recent events have compelled me to revisit the topic. These events include the launch of EMC’s VSPEX solution along with my decision to accept a new position

The NoCloud Organization Part 1: Would You Like Fries With Your Cloud?

When Ray Kroc looked to expand his restaurant business beyond just a few stores and into a larger franchise he would face several challenges in delivering a consistent standardized product on a larger scale.  One challenge was labor — if

Agility Part 2 — The Evolution of Value in the Private Cloud

Agility Part 2 — The Evolution of Value in the Private Cloud

When an IT project is commissioned it can be backed by a number of different statements such as: “It will reduce our TCO” “This is a strategic initiative” “The ROI is compelling” “There’s funds in the budget” “Our competitors are doing

Stacks, the Vblock and Value — A Chat with EMC’s Chad Sakac

Stacks, the Vblock and Value — A Chat with EMC’s Chad Sakac

...I reached out to EMC’s Chad Sakac to gain more insights from his perspective on how the various stacks…well…stacked up....

Agility Part One — What Is Agility?

Agility Part One — What Is Agility?

The New York Times had a dilemma.   They had identified a business opportunity, but in order to execute they had to convert 11 million articles to PDF files within 60 days.   How could they obtain the hardware and