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Storage—software style

Storage—software style

By Richard Arneson To combine the word storage with software sounds somewhat counterintuitive. You store stuff in a container, a physical, you-can-touch-it-and-see-it container. Combining storage with software just doesn’t agree with the ear; it’s like saying, “Please pass me that Volvo.” Up until recently, the IT industry’s version of storage brought into focus equipment, whether…

DCIM—helping the Offensive Linemen of IT get their due

DCIM—helping the Offensive Linemen of IT get their due

By Richard Arneson You usually don’t hear about it until you’re touring a data center in person, if even then. While starstruck by the vast collection of colored cables, twinkling equipment and shiny racks, you probably didn’t give it a thought, much less any credit. Let’s change that. So today—Valentine’s Day—let’s give some much-earned love…

Who doesn’t want to modernize?

Who doesn’t want to modernize?

By Richard Arneson COBOL. Remember it? Haven’t heard that name in a while, right? No, it hasn’t gone the way of Novell Networks or Blockbuster Video. Even though it dates back to the 1950’s, it’s still used, and used widely, today. In fact, according to InformationWeek, over seventy percent (70%) of business transactions are still…