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One of the guys whom I consider a mentor in this industry, Chuck Hollis at EMC, always approached product launch messaging with the thought: “the world has changed.” Of course, then it was up to the team to come up with how, why, etc. Great advice. It’s a natural way to introduce drama into what can often be a pretty boring “speeds and feeds” message. I was thinking about Chuck’s advice when I started digging into the Xiotech story. “The world’s changed…” As I dug into the product information, talked to our technologists and sellers, met with some customers and had some time to reflect, it hit me: the world HASN’T changed. Yet. Sure, there’s always plenty of new technology to talk about, and data growth continues to accelerate. But what technology advance has really changed the way we think about, use and benefit from storage? Too often, these ... (more)

Clarifying Our Position on SSD & Other Items

Recently, a blog post appeared on the www.techopsguys.com talking about our technology and our position on SSDs. It’s a good post, and I’m very glad to hear our field team was engaged with the author of the post, but it contains some misperceptions that I’d like to clear up. First, the blog makes several points about our view of SSD that are based on some recent articles in the trade press. The articles were originally triggered as a result of my speaking at Flash Memory Summit back in July, and they drew the conclusion that Xiotech was integrating SSD into the Emprise line for ... (more)

Xiotech in 2010 (BD Event Recap)

Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer Last week, several members of the Xiotech executive team discussed the company’s strategy and unveiled a new identity at TheBDEvent in Palo Alto.  Of course, was anyone in the Valley paying attention to anything other than Steve Jobs in the Moscone Center?  In case you were thawed from a cryogenic chamber this week, the iPad is now the coolest must-have gadget in the world and is on my toy wishlist. Back to work. Greg and VaNessa Duplessie put on a great show, with A-list content and a storage who’s-who present over the two days.  Of course, co... (more)

Snowmageddon…and Desktop Virtualization

Virtualization Track at Cloud Expo After a long and unseasonably snowy winter in the Southeastern U.S., my thoughts have now turned to Red Sox spring training, golfing with the kids and desktop virtualization.  Having spent most of my adult life in the Northeast, snow is a part of life and barely considered beyond the sidewalk shoveling and traffic delays.  Case in point: in Boston, it seems that you need two feet of snow before schools are canceled. Not so in the Southeast.  Twice in the past three years, schools have been canceled on the threat of snow – with barely a flake mat... (more)

Xiotech and Datastor Team Up

Today we announced a partnership with Datastor (NZ) Ltd., a subsidiary of Westcon Group, Inc. and a leading virtualization, storage, security, data protection and convergence distributor. Under the terms of the agreement, Datastor will be the exclusive Xiotech distributor in New Zealand. To read more, please visit: http://xiotech.com/press-release.php?id=179. ... (more)