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Flash Forward: The Future of Memory

January 3, 2019 |

What is flash memory, why is it important, why is it so darn expensive, and when can buyers expect some relief? When talking about flash, chances are that one of these questions is relevant to the discussion. Some of these … Read More

New ClearSky Data Partnership to Dramatically Expand POP Footprint

November 13, 2018 |

ClearSky Data is company that we’ve been following for years at ActualTech Media. I wrote a fairly thorough overview of my take on CSD almost a year ago to the day. They’ve also participated in a number of ActualTech Media events over … Read More

Don’t Miss Our 2016 Cloud MegaCast – JULY 27th!

July 14, 2016 |


“The cloud” is a term that has been hijacked, twisted about, and regurgitated by many marketers with nary a thought to what it actually happening under the hood. Part of the … Read More

2016 Hyperconvergence MegaCast – April 27th!

April 7, 2016 |


Are you frustrated by the rising complexity in your data center? Does storage keep you up at night because it’s too slow, too small, or too expensive… or all of the … Read More

Watch Our 2016
Data Protection MegaCast

January 20, 2016 |

Data protection – backup, replication, business continuity, monitoring – is not always considered an IT pro’s most exciting work, but it is one of the most critical services provided by the IT organization.

There are a whole lot of vendors … Read More

Software-Defined Storage and Hyperconverged Infrastructure in 2016

January 5, 2016 |

Software defined storage and hyperconverged infrastructure are technologies taking the data center by storm. Both software defined storage (SDS) and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) have emerged as solutions intended to solve a storage problem.  They have entered the market mainstream as … Read More

So, What is Secondary Storage Cohesity-Style?

October 22, 2015 | 1

Just as you’ve managed to wrap your head around the craziness that is the world of modern storage comes an emerging concept: secondary storage.  At first, you may think that the term secondary storage in the context of modern storage … Read More

Overcoming “New Vendor Risk”: Pure Storage’s Techniques

October 21, 2015 |

One of the biggest challenges for emerging storage vendors is the phrase “no one ever got fired for buying IBM.”  You can replace IBM in this phrase with any major tier 1 vendor of your choosing, but the general … Read More

IT as a Change Agent: It’s Time to Look Inward, Starting with Storage

October 21, 2015 |

For decades, IT has been considered a change agent for the organization, but there is a dirty little secret that we in IT aren’t always willing to confess: we are sometimes terrible at taking our own advice. What I’m … Read More

Cohesity Data Platform: Secondary Storage gets Primary Tier Attention

June 21, 2015 |

As hyperconverged infrastructure dominates much of headlines around disruption in IT, relatively new startup Cohesity has come out of stealth with what is being called converged secondary storage. Cohesity is led by CEO Mohit Aron, former CTO and co-founder of … Read More