As part of last week’s Storage Field Day event, at the Solid State Storage Symposium I moderated a panel entitled “Solid State – Simply a big cache or a real storage tier?” The full brief was as follows:
Solid state disks blur the boundary between cache and storage, with a [...]Continue Reading This Post →
This week I managed to fit in two podcasts. First was episode 5 of Speaking in Tech with Greg Knieriemen and co. Second was the first of a new series of podcasts from Violin Memory, which I recorded while in California for Tech Field Day. You can find both podcasts from the links below. Enjoy!
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This week Hitachi launched their entry into the Unified storage array marketplace (press release). Hitachi Unified Storage (or HUS) as it will be known, takes AMS2xxx arrays and BlueArc NAS gateway/heads, combining them together to produce a unified platform. We’ll come back to Hitachi in a later post, but in [...]Continue Reading This Post →
If the weekend IT press is to be believed, EMC are on the verge of acquiring solid-state array vendor XtremIO in a deal worth around $450 million. This would be a remarkable outcome for a company that is still technically “in stealth mode” and has no obvious revenue or customers.
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I recently wrote an article for TechTarget that looked at the implementations of data de-duplication in primary storage arrays. One of the things that stood out for me was the lack of de-duplication support in traditional (and some might say legacy) storage arrays.
The cynical amongst us would say that the big 5 storage vendors [...]Continue Reading This Post →
Last Friday, as part of early birthday celebrations I had dinner in Dean Street in London’s Soho area. Prix Fixe (French for fixed price, meaning a set menu) is a small and unassuming restaurant, styled to look like a typical French Brasserie.
Inside, the table and chairs are basic and simple, with the decor representing [...]Continue Reading This Post →
The time has come around quickly and yet again I find myself attending another Tech Field Day. However this will only be my third event; it’s also the very first Storage Field Day – an event dedicated to storage companies. Over the course of the two days we will see [...]Continue Reading This Post →
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