Stories by Jim Damoulakis

Growing cynicism around going green

Evidence is mounting of a growing cynicism regarding green initiatives within the IT infrastructure space. We may be reaching a point where vendor hype has hit a saturation point and beginning to meet with customer resistance. While there is a genuin...

Solid state disk revolution looms

We've all experienced it: that sense of frustration whenever the disk drive LED on your laptop turns solid green for a seemingly interminable period. While enduring one such interruption recently, my thoughts turned longingly to solid state drives an...

Promise for protecting laptops

Among the multitude of data protection challenges facing IT organizations, arguably the least favorite for IT managers is dealing with laptop systems. Each week we read more horror stories about lost notebook computers and potentially compromised dat...

Conference reflects maturation of the storage market

Every Storage Networking World conference tends to serve as a gauge on the mood of the market and provides indications of trends and directions in the storage industry, and last week's in Orlando, to me at least, reflected a storage market that is tr...

Six keys to virtualization project success

With server virtualization being all the rage, it can be very tempting to jump into it with a "build it and they will come" mentality. This could be risky, as recent surveys have indicated that a sizeable number of adopters aren't able determine if t...

Accounting for virtualization in chargeback

A recent technology discussion among some colleagues unexpectedly turned to focusing on the operational challenges introduced by new technologies like server virtualization, dynamic (a.k.a. thin) provisioning, data de-duplication and grid-based clust...

Why multi-vendor strategies don't work

Conventional wisdom suggests that a multi-vendor strategy for storage is the way to avoid becoming overly dependent on a single vendor and also to encourage sufficient competitive pressure to secure favourable pricing. But recently, I've begun to won...

Eliminating database recovery

Providing protection and ensuring timely recoverability of databases has always represented a unique challenge for IT. Unlike file system data, databases usually appear to backup applications as large monolithic containers, and as data volumes have i...

The data value conundrum

Aligning the cost of managing data with its business value is at the crux of initiatives like information life-cycle management (ILM) and tiered storage.

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I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

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