How To Find Out If Your Servers Have an I/O Performance Problem

IT pros know all too well the pain and frustration due to I/O performance problems such as users getting disconnected and complaining, SQL reports or queries taking forever or timing out, annoyingly slow applications causing users to wait, lose productivity and complain, backups failing to [...]

Is Fragmentation Robbing SAN Performance?

This month Condusiv® announced the most significant development in the Diskeeper® product line to date – expanding our patented fragmentation prevention capabilities beyond server local storage or direct-attached storage (DAS) to now include Storage Area Networks, making it the industry's first real-time fragmentation solution for [...]

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 [...]

Mad Men, Awesome Chairs, and a Pretty Big IT Problem

Next month Mad Men returns to AMC for its final season. I'll miss it. The show had some great character development, terrific dialogue, and cool cars. But the set design! Oh the set design. I'm a fan of mid-century modern—the sharp angles, clean lines, and [...]

V-locity version 5 – The Director’s Cut

As you know, we just released V-locity version 5. Here’s the director’s cut.We committed a slew of engineers to several months of development to build an enterprise-class management console for V-locity. In a world where a couple developers with a few pizzas can create a [...]

V-locity version 5 – The Director’s Cut

As you know, we just released V-locity version 5. Here’s the director’s cut.We committed a slew of engineers to several months of development to build an enterprise-class management console for V-locity. In a world where a couple developers with a few pizzas can create a [...]