Third Party Hard Drive for HP Proliant DL185 G5

This document applies directly to the Hewlett Packard Proliant DL185 G5 server.  I have tested this with the twelve front bay configuration and will test shortly with the rear-facing drive configuration as well.  [Edit – Tested with fourteen drive configuration and it checked out just fine.] When buying a hot-swap SAS or SATA 3.5″ hard […]

The Case Against SAN

Despite an inflamatory post title, I believe that SAN (Storage Area Networks) is a great technology with numerous scenarious where it is the exact right technology and several scenarios that only exist because of SAN’s availability.  However, that being said, many enterprises today use SAN without doing any proper strategy, architecture or engineering.  It is […]

Netflix, AppleTV and the End of Television

I have written before about the downfall of broadcast television – including cable television and other “one to many” legacy distribution systems for video content. I have written that the DVD would be the last big physical media format for movies and that BlueRay and HD-DVD would never have the chance to be as popular […]