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Storage Tiers and the Future of Data Storage

Posted by Russell T. Schneider on Apr 25, 2017 4:03:14 PM

Last year, Jeskell’s Director of Storage Systems Practice, Russ Schneider, sat down with Jason Fornicola of the DC-based Federal News Radio for an interview about "The Future of Data Storage."

Here is a segment of Russ’s comments about storage tiers:

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Topics: Storage

Dealing With Exponential Data Growth On A Massive Scale: High-Performance Storage System (HPSS)

Posted by Cameron Dupuis on Mar 23, 2017 4:30:09 PM

With exponential data growth a top storage concern, here’s a quick look at High-Performance Storage System (HPSS), one of the most powerful, mega-scale storage systems out there

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Topics: Storage

Top Multi-Vendor Storage Virtualization Solution Introduces Transparent Cloud Tiering

Posted by JD Spruell on Feb 3, 2017 2:28:02 PM

Back in 2003 while working for IBM, I had the opportunity to work on a project called loadstone/redstone.  Working with the Remote Technical Support team out of Atlanta and Tucson, the project provided technical assistance and open systems support for customers with Shark storage (which later evolved into the DS8000).  These were the early days of fibre channel protocol, virtualization, and multipath drivers, and much mixing and meshing of technologies was going on. 

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Topics: Storage

Issue vs Risk in IT Project Management

Posted by Steve Koppenhafer on Jan 10, 2017 8:32:00 AM

The importance of Project Management in IT systems integration projects cannot be underestimated. With quality project management, projects get done right—the first time—and on schedule, while poorly managed projects can become sidetracked, or even fail.

In this post, Jeskell’s certified IT Project Management Professional Steve Koppenhafer exemplifies the kind of traits to look for in a good project manager as he explains the differences between a “risk” and an “issue,” and their relative importance from an IT project management perspective.

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Upgrade to IBM Power8 Now & Get Additional 20% Off

Posted by Matt Robbins on Dec 12, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Does your data center have a number of older Power 5, 6, and 7 machines that you want to replace with Power 8? If so, the 4th quarter of 2016 is a great time to act.

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Topics: Infrastructure Optimization

Advanced Cybersecurity: Spot Warning Signs Before Attacks Inflict Harm

Posted by Bruce Brown on Oct 13, 2016 3:08:32 PM

Cybersecurity presents one of the most consequential challenges facing government and industry today. Not only can cyberattacks compromise highly sensitive and valuable data, they have the potential to completely shut down institutions. Equally worrisome is that these incidents are on the rise: according to an IBM-sponsored report, "The number of breached records per incident this year ranged from 5,125 to 101,520 records," and the average total cost of a single data breach is $7.01 million. (2016 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study, http://www-03.ibm.com/security/data-breach/)

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Topics: Security

Special pricing on high-impact storage solution

Posted by Cameron Dupuis on Aug 26, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Big news: Jeskell is offering special end-of-fiscal-year pricing on a pre-packaged storage solution that will double utilization and add years to the lives of of existing servers.

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Topics: Storage

What’s the single most useful storage system in the IBM lineup?

Posted by Russell T. Schneider on Aug 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

According to Jeskell's Storage Systems Program Director Russ Schneider, for most workloads, it's the XIV 314-- the Swiss Army knife of storage servers.
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Topics: Storage

What's the difference between the IBM a9000 & the v9000?

Posted by Matt Robbins on Jul 14, 2016 11:30:00 AM

What’s the difference between IBM’s new a9000 and the old v9000? Jeskell Senior Systems Engineer Matt Robbins breaks it down.

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Topics: Storage

Q1 Review & Star Wars Homage

Posted by Cameron Dupuis on May 4, 2016 5:39:36 PM

Happy May the Fourth! For Jeskell’s first blog post of 2016, here’s a recap of our Q1 activities… one of which involves a Star Wars homage in celebration of “The Force Awakens”:

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