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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

Latency: The King of Storage Performance Metrics

March 17, 2016 |

Storage vendor 1: “Our array can deliver 1 million IOPS!”

Storage vendor 2: “Well, our array can deliver 1 billion IOPS, so take that!”

This might be the start of the latest round of storage gang violence as storage vendors … Read More

How Can VVOLS Improve Your Storage Environment?

December 7, 2015 |

One of the most anticipated components of the 2015 release of VMware vSphere 6 was the long-awaited Virtual Volumes technology. Virtual Volumes (VVOLS) is not a product that is purchased, but rather a set of APIs that can leveraged by … Read More

Data Awareness Is Increasingly Popular in the Storage Biz

October 22, 2015 | 1

As you scan the emerging storage market, there are some very cool things happening, but one of the features that seems to be increasing in popularity — and needs — revolves around analytics or at least some version of … 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

The New Data Center: Serious Simplicity Masks Crazy Complexity

November 7, 2014 | 5

Times are changing. The days of the backroom engineer sitting alone in a locked room denying knowledge to the rest of the organization are over. Today, CIOs and other business and technology leaders seek technology solutions that don’t require Ph.D. … Read More

Crowd-sourced Metrics and Automated Support Should Be Key Features In Your Next Storage Array – It’s Good For The Business

November 7, 2014 | 4

Most of today’s enterprise arrays – particularly those that are shipping from relatively young companies such as Nimble Storage and Tegile – have built-in comprehensive phone home capabilities. What I mean by that is this: on a regular basis, these … Read More

SuperMicro Teams with Nexenta for Unified Storage Offering

October 21, 2014 |

SuperMicro is becoming a standard name in the enterprise data center, despite what many would have anticipated. Much like how Toyota built on a new model of delivery and timed their rise to the fore of auto-making, seeming upstart SuperMicro … Read More