Monthly Archives: October 2011

Are you a member of a cult?

Steve Duplessie from the Enterprise Strategy Group sent out an amusing tweet the other day: XIV customers are cult like. They really do seem to love (almost unnaturally) the stuff. Very invested. — Steve Duplessie (@stevedupe) October 27, 2011 I … Continue reading

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ProtecTier and Domino: How to get your de-dup back

The IBM ProtecTIER  performs in-line de-duplication of your backup data, enabling much faster backups and much faster restore times.   De-duplicating your backups allows you to store a lot “more on the floor”. One of the advertised capabilities of ProtecTIER … Continue reading

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IBM XIV – the facts

In you case you hear different, it’s time for a few simple facts about XIV: XIV was founded in 2002 and shipped its first product in 2005.   XIV is now up to its third generation in the development process. … Continue reading

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Virtualizing a Storwize V7000 with an IBM SVC

IBM have offered Enterprise Storage Virtualization since June 2003 with the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC).  October 2010 saw IBM releasing the Storwize V7000, taking the SVC code and packaging it into a midrange disk product.  So now you have … Continue reading

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SNIA Emerald Program is up and running

I got an email today from the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) announcing the availability of the SNIA Emerald™ Power Efficiency Measurement Specification.   I have blogged about this in the past as something the industry definately needs to do: … Continue reading

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XIV Videos on YouTube

So lets be honest here.  Watching corporate advertising on YouTube is not my favourite thing to do.   But watching people I know…  People who are passionate and articulate and who are talking about a subject they understand with tremendous depth… that’s worth … Continue reading

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How I fixed an iSCSI link and found 28 bytes

One of the many popular features of the XIV is the ability to replicate using iSCSI.  On  XIV Gen3 there are now at least 10 and up to 22 active iSCSI ports on each machine (depending on how many modules … Continue reading

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