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New on The Line: IBM Spectrum Accelerate – Enterprise Storage in Minutes http://ow.ly/2VqKlf
For years, enterprise datacenters have been dominated by traditional disk arrays, things IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker would categorize as High-end and Midrange disk. Now, ...
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Watch the #IBMStorage one-two punch on #theCUBE @tjamieibm & @zoginstor. First the jab http://ow.ly/JJp09 #softwaredefined #flash
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This ESG instagraphic helps clear up some of the confusion surrounding the term 'Software Defined Storage' to help make more informed decisions
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New on The Line: Introducing IBM Spectrum Storage – Inside Perspective http://ow.ly/2UNSoM
Every once in a long while there are discoveries that, well, change everything. Stuff like discovering the earth isn’t flat, it’s round. People talked about that possibility for centuries but it wa...
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Magellan circumnavigated the globe changing ‘everything’. #IBMSpectrumStorage changes everything for #softwaredefined http://ow.ly/Jct9R
Every once in a long while there are discoveries that, well, change everything. Stuff like discovering the earth isn’t flat, it’s round. People talked about that possibility for centuries but it wa...
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VIDEO: I've always thought the guys at #ESG #storage have good perspectives http://bit.ly/1zzjWy0 This time on Big Data.
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New on The Line: Adventures - Just over 20 years ago I received one of the three greatest gifts of my life – the other two being salvation and my wife. For those of you who are fathers, especially fathers of a beautiful little girl, you Continue reading http://ow.ly/2Mfey5
Just over 20 years ago I received one of the three greatest gifts of my life – the other two being salvation and my wife. For those of you who are fathers, especially fathers of a beautiful little ...
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Watch the #IBMStorage one-two punch on #theCUBE @tjamieibm & @zoginstor. Next the right cross http://ow.ly/JJpZL #softwaredefined #flash
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New on The Line: IBM Spectrum Scale – Built For Efficiency, Optimized For Speed http://ow.ly/2V4iwD
The pioneers in the cloud movement have blazed a new trail when it comes to physical infrastructure. I briefly discussed their Pets vs Cattle approach in my post Introducing IBM Spectrum Storage – ...
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IBM Invests $1B to Redefine Storage Economics http://ow.ly/JgurI
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New blog: Introducing #IBMSpectrumStorage, my inside perspective ow.ly/JctNx #softwaredefined #IBM #IBMStorage
Every once in a long while there are discoveries that, well, change everything. Stuff like discovering the earth isn’t flat, it’s round. People talked about that possibility for centuries but it wa...
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Introduction
I manage the product managers and portfolio of IBM's Software Defined Storage and OpenStack offerings, both software and as-a-service. I'm an adoring husband, proud daddy, author of The Line blog, and imperfect but redeemed.

I am in my 28th year in IT having spent the majority of my time in the storage industry. I've held positions as both a consumer and a peddler and in roles spanning from administrator, to thought leader, to strategic planner, to senior manager. My perspectives are my own.