Monthly Archives: October 2011

October Storage Announcements

It is that time of the year – IBM Storage announcements time. The number and depth of announcements is a bit over whelming…. there are so many things to talk about. The good news is that my fellow bloggers are producing mountains of great content so please check them out: Tony Pearson The Storage Buddhist

100 Petabytes of wise storage

It seems like only yesterday that it was November 2010.IBM started shipping a new product, and yet a product with an 8 year heritage:The Storwize V7000. It was a very clever decision, taking the mature and very popular SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and packaging it with the latest SAS enclosure technology and offering it as

Space Aliens versus the Men In Black

I just discovered that you can find freaky blue aliens wearing sun-glasses in release 3.0 of the XIV GUI. Just go to the Users icon (the padlock) and take the option to Add User Group.  I think you will find the new grouped users icon rather amusing.   I don’t know if I prefer the

Interop questions? How about a HUGE spreadsheet?

The eternal question:  Which hardware/software combinations are tested and supported?  If you use IBM Storage hardware and you need to answer this question you need to be using the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center, or SSIC, which you will find here: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic/interoperability.wss I use this site a lot and rely heavily on the output it