Category Archives: storage

Another Thing You Can’t Ship to a Data Center Any More…Compressed Air

For Data Center managers, the latest entry in the items that can go boom when shipped is..compressed air cans. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: IBM Enhances Disk And Flash For Power Systems

From Timothy¬†Prickett-Morgan at IT Jungle: We are winding down our coverage of the fourth quarter Power Systems platform announcements, and this week we take a look at the substantial enhancements for I/O controllers, disk drives, and flash storage that IBM … Continue reading

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Disk: Oh, How Cheap Thou Art…

Two things struck me today about disk: Went to buy some USB thumb drives for my users. I wanted to get 4 Gb drives so that they would only have the files we wanted them to have without giving them … Continue reading

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Today’s Thought: Disk is cheap but it’s not free

Disk is cheap but it’s not free. With increased disk space comes increased responsibility to use it wisely. Additional expenses incur, particularly for backup, replication, and maintenance. Inexpensive disk drives cost more than the purchase price. It’s a paradox in … Continue reading

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What Color is My LTO Tape?

One of my more popular articles, reposted on 9-14-13: Some of my technical cohorts and I were having a discussion as to whether you could tell what type of LTO tape you were holding by the color of the tape … Continue reading

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Admin Alert: Six Tips for Managing IBM i Spooled File Storage

IT Jungle just published my latest tip on keeping tabs on and reducing IBM I spooled file storage. Check it out by clicking here. ******************************************* This post is sponsored by Hertvik Business Services. Follow Joe Hertvik on Twitter @JoeHertvik. You … Continue reading

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Nice Set of IBM Tips on Cleaning Up QSPL Storage

I’m working on a project to identify and clear out unnecessary spooled file storage on an IBM i (AS/400) system. To that end, I ran across a nice IBM i document on QSPL Storage Cleanup Tips. This is more of … Continue reading

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