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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

Free White Paper: ioFABRIC Vicinity: The Software-Defined Data Center of Tomorrow Starts Today

February 17, 2016 |

This post is sponsored by ioFABRIC

Introduction

As is the unfortunate case for many buzzword-based trends, “software-defined” data center resources are in the midst of going through their own hype-cycle – with the outcome, at least temporarily, of confusion and, … 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

Why Hypervisor Choice is Increasingly Important

December 7, 2015 |

If you’ve been involved in enterprise virtualization at some point in the last decade, chances are good that you were involved with VMware vSphere. If you were in a heavily Microsoft-centric environment, or perhaps one where cost was a particularly … 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

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

My Thoughts On the Rise of KVM in Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solutions

June 12, 2015 | 2

This week at the company’s inaugural .NEXT conference, Nutanix extended its support for the KVM hypervisor with the introduction of their custom build of the open source hypervisor.  This custom hypervisor is one part of a three-pronged product that the … Read More

SimpliVity’s $175M Funding Round Demonstrates Hyperconvergence Outcomes

March 11, 2015 |

I’m really not that much of a trend follower in most cases and tend to take a very, very skeptical eye toward things that get overhyped.  However, when it comes to hyperconverged infrastructure, I’ve jumped in with both feet and truly … Read More