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HP Storage Webcast with David Scott


A couple of weeks ago I did a webcast with Hewlett Packard’s David Scott, General Manager of their storage division.  The event was MC’d by Calvin Zito, the infamous @hpstorageguy.  In the video we talk about some of the general challenges in storage and of course as you’d expect, David positions them in terms of HP technology. HP are going ... Read More »

Next Generation Storage Symposium – 7th November 2012


Last week I attended the Next Generation Storage Symposium (NGSS) in San Jose.  This was a forerunner to the second Storage Field Day, which I didn’t attend, however.  In the NGSS I moderated a panel discussion on next generation storage architecture, with Dave Wright from SolidFire, Jason Collier from Scale Computing, Matt Kixmoeller from Pure Storage and Tom Isakovich from ... Read More »

The Evolution of Solid State Arrays


In the first wave of solid-state storage arrays, we saw commodity style SSDs (solid state drives) being added to traditional storage arrays.  This solution provided an incremental benefit in performance over spinning hard drives, however the back-end technology in these arrays was developed up to 20 years ago and was purely focused around driving performance out of the slowest part ... Read More »