Ron Riffe

Secure, efficient and high-performance deployment on premises and in the cloud

Flash storage, Multicloud, Storage

In Part one of this 2-part post on IBM Storage for hybrid multicloud, I discussed the two pieces of software at the center of our approach. The first is IBM Storage Insights, a free cloud-based service that simplifies your operations. The second is IBM Spectrum Virtualize, the strategic storage software foundation. In Part 2, we’ll ...read more


Open flexibility with infrastructure-independent software

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

There is a rapid industry transition underway to a hybrid multicloud style of computing. It’s happening across all industries and all lines of business and being pushed along by stakeholders from IT managers to the C-suite and shareholders. Although the transition to hybrid multicloud infrastructure is touching every area of IT, its impact on storage ...read more


CAPEX or OPEX? The effect of hybrid multicloud on storage infrastructure pricing

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

This is part six in a 6-part series on storage for hybrid multicloud. In Part 1 I set the stage — getting us all on the same page with the terminology of hybrid multicloud. In Part 2 we explored what’s behind this rapid industry shift toward hybrid multicloud infrastructure. In Part 3 we took a ...read more


Journey to hybrid multicloud: Innovating with an infrastructure-independent storage software foundation

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

This is Part 5 in a 6-part series on storage for hybrid multicloud. In Part 1 I set the stage — getting us all on the same page with the terminology of hybrid multicloud. In Part 2 we explored what’s behind this rapid industry shift toward hybrid multicloud infrastructure. In Part 3 we took a ...read more


Preparing for your journey to hybrid multicloud: modernize the storage infrastructure you already have

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

This is Part 4 in a 6-part series on storage for hybrid multicloud. Part 1 set the stage – getting us all on the same page with the terminology of hybrid multicloud. In Part 2 we explored what’s behind this rapid industry shift toward hybrid multicloud infrastructure. In Part 3 we took a look at ...read more


On your journey to hybrid multicloud, you’ll encounter new storage challenges

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

This is part three in a 6-part series on storage for hybrid multicloud. In Part 1 I set the stage – getting us all on the same page with the terminology of hybrid multicloud. In Part 2 we explored what’s behind this rapid industry shift toward hybrid multicloud infrastructure. In Part 3 we’re going to ...read more


Exploring the motivation for hybrid multicloud–an industry perspective

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

This is part 2 in a 6-part series on storage for hybrid multicloud. In Part 1 I set the stage–getting us all on the same page with the terminology of hybrid multicloud. In Part 2 we’re going to explore what’s behind this rapid industry shift toward hybrid multicloud infrastructure. The IBM Institute for Business Value ...read more


Setting the stage for your journey to hybrid multicloud; a basic vocabulary

Hybrid cloud, Multicloud, Storage

There is a rapid industry transition under way to a hybrid multicloud style of computing. It’s happening across all industries and all lines of business and being pushed along by stakeholders from IT managers to the C-suite to the shareholders. Although the transition is touching every area of IT infrastructure, in this 6-part series we ...read more


How software defined is changing storage economics

Software-defined computing, System software

A few months ago, IBM’s bold move into software defined storage changed how IT looks at storage. The introduction of IBM Spectrum Storage incorporates more than 700 patents and is backed by plans to invest more than $1 billion over the next five years toward propelling the use of software defined storage in any form ...read more