StorageSavvy Blog 2010 in review

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WordPress sent me an email with overall stats for 2010 and I thought I’d share a few things I noticed.

First, thank you to all of my readers as well as those who have linked to and otherwise shared my posts with others.  I know that many of my peer bloggers have much higher numbers than I, but I still think 22,000 views is pretty respectable.

For 2010, my most popular post was Resiliency vs Redundancy: Using VPLEX for SQL HA.  The top 5 posts are listed here..


Resiliency vs Redundancy: Using VPLEX for SQL HA June 2010


EMC CLARiiON and Celerra Updates – Defining Unified Storage May 2010
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NetApp and EMC: Real world comparisons October 2009


While EMC users benefit from Replication Manager, NetApp users NEED SnapManager June 2010


NetApp and EMC: Replication Management Tools Comparison June 2010

You may notice a theme here.  First, Midrange Storage is HOT, and any comparisons between EMC and it’s competitors seem to get more attention compared to most other topics. Note #3 was written in 2009 and it’s the 3rd most viewed post on my blog in 2010. A secondary theme in these top 5 posts might be disaster recovery as well since most of these posts have DR concepts in the content as well.

Looking at search engine results the it looks like emc flare 30, clariion, and mirrorview network qos requirements were the hottest terms.  The MirrorView one is pretty specific so I may do some blogging on that topic in the future.

With these stats in mind, I’ll keep working to hone my blogging skills through 2011 and sharing as much real-world information as I can, especially as I work with my customers to implement solutions.  One thing I’ll do is try and provide the comparisons people seem to be interested in, but focusing on the advantages of products, while steering clear of negativity as much as possible.

Welcome to 2011!  It’s going to be fun!

2 thoughts on “StorageSavvy Blog 2010 in review

  1. retracement

    Hi Richard, just came across your blog, and very useful I think it is going to be too. Particularly interested in SAN based technologies and EMC as a vendor in particular, so I just wanted to say hello and keep up the good work.



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