It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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Writing a Holiday blog about storage is more challenging than I expected.  I love the season as much as anyone a good laugh more than most, so I was the natural pick. 

The early suggestions were all interesting.  Is Deduplication like the Red Ryder BB gun in The Christmas Story? You might shoot your eye out, but most likely, it will be a good thing to get?  We did the 12 days of Storage Christmas last year, so it is too soonto do that again.

I tried to figure out to make one of my favorite Christmas movies work, but just could not come up with a tie in with Die Hard.  (Store Hard: The story of a vacationing police detective trying to stop terrorist criminal masterminds from consuming all the storage during a Christmas Party?)

I thought about doing a storage centric Night Before Christmas version, but if there was ever a good data source to deduplicate, it is the countless versions of the Night Before Christmas.  So why not a butcher a Christmas Song. 


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go;
Take a look in the server room, full of stuff that's new
With shiny lights the wink and blink and glow.

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Space for everyone
But the coolest thing to have is storage that will grow
Till the cows come home.

Some deduping gear and a wan link that works
Is the plan roll out DR
To do more with less and store what we have
Is management's hope all  a long;
And everyone can hardly wait for work to start again.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go;
A library in the just installed, with tapes to store it all
Your data will be safe all winter long.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
There's gifts under the tree,
Both disk and tape have found a way to pal around
In your backup plan.