Category Archive: Celerra

Aug 07

On roleplaying…

Ok – certain people do certain things well. I’m a storage administrator/architect.  If you present me a problem I will *ALWAYS* look at it from a storage standpoint.  If you present me with a non-storage problem, I’ll try and make it fit. I’ve identified four types of systems engineer-type-people: Storage people Server people Network people …

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Jul 09

Storage Tiering…

Ok, given the changes to the storage arena I’ve been working on a revised “Tiering system” to incorporate all of the levels of data…importance? My version of Storage Tiering is (or should be) as follows: Tier-1    – Symmetrix/Replicated – High Performance/Criticial Data Tier-2    – Symmetrix/NonReplicated – High Performance/Non-Criticial Data Tier-3   – Symmetrix/SATA/Replicated – High-Medium Performance/Critical …

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May 22

How to tell if your sales rep hates you….

I just got the following job posting and it made me, literally, laugh out loud, spitting latte all over my laptop. If your sales rep allows you to do something like this, it’s a fair bet that s/he hates you (or is planning to buy your company out of bankruptcy later). “WANTED: VMWare 1-month resident to …

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Apr 04

EMC Atmos

Got my first presentation on EMC’s new “Atmos” storage platform. Now granted this was kind of a sales-ey (is to a word) presentation but I’m pretty impressed so far. It seems what EMC has done is combined the best of Celerra and Centerra. (In fact, the gentleman giving the presentation sort of placed it on …

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Feb 18

New and insteresting things in the 50micron world….

There comes a time in every geek’s life…. A look of wonder crossing his face…. A new toy, a new project, a new endeavour…. A beloved wife saying something along the lines of “You bring that damned thing in here and I swear to god…” This is one of those times. Over the course of …

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Jan 25

Frying Pan / Fire

Well – after moving along for a few weeks at a nice leisurely pace, I find myself working on six different projects.  Loads of fun, especially when three of them are just similar enough to get the details confused. Got an iSCSI install next weekend though, this should be interesting.  I think I have a …

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