What Condusiv’s Diskeeper Does for Me

Guest article on Diskeeper for Windows by Timothy Warner, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud and Datacenter Management who is based in Nashville, TN. His professional specialties include Microsoft Azure, cross-platform PowerShell, and all things Windows Server-related. This article has been updated to indicate [...]

The Challenge of IT Cost vs Performance

In over 30 years in the IT business, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve heard an IT manager say, “The budget is not a problem. Cost is no object.” It is as true today as it was 30 years ago.  [...]

The Gartner Cool Vendor Report in Storage Technologies: Vanity or Value

We all like lists that rank who is cool, best in class or top score in a buyer’s guide. Every year, Gartner releases their prized "Cool Vendor" selection. But is it just vanity for the vendor selected or is there actual, tangible value to the [...]

When Dave Cappuccio of Gartner Speaks, People Listen

As others entered the stage, there was perfunctory applause. However, when Dave entered a roar of applause erupted, and the event ground to a halt for several minutes. Sitting in the audience at Gartner Symposium 2013 over the next several days I saw this reaction [...]

The Real Meaning of Disruption

Disruption is a popular word these days. Is it the replacement for innovation, which we’ve overused into pointlessness over the past ten years? Maybe, but disruption means more: it carries the weight of shaking up the status quo—of not only creating something new—but creating something [...]

Announcing V-locity version 5

 “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” - Bruce LeeRemoving the nonessential is a key element of simplicity and efficiency, yet it is deceptively difficult to accomplish. We need reminding. And then more reminding.When I get too caught-up [...]