Today marks the first time in probably 20 years that none of the computing devices in my home are PCs. The homebrew PC tower unit used until recently by Son#2 is being shipped out after being stripped of anything useful. He now uses a Raspberry Pi and screen to RDP into a virtual desktop in [...]Continue Reading This Post →
The last few weeks have seen a couple of important flash technology announcements. They are important as they bring two of the “Big 5/6″ storage vendors up to speed in a market that is already pretty well occupied. Unfortunately all of these announcements are coupled with hyperbole, figure hiding and in some cases, bare-faced [...]Continue Reading This Post →
Yesterday, Violin announced that they have acquired Gridiron Systems, a vendor of cache acceleration hardware and software. At the outset it may seem odd that an all-flash vendor would want to acquire a company offering acceleration for traditional arrays, however this could be a [...]Continue Reading This Post →
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Once again 2012 was a busy year for technology. Here are some of the highlights.
Software Defined Everything. There were two acquisitions [...]Continue Reading This Post →
Some of the more eagle-eyed amongst you will have noted that http://thestoragearchitect.com now directs to a site called http://architecting.it. First of all - don’t panic! - it’s the same site as before with just a different name.
I decided at the end of 2012 I needed a new angle for the blog. Storage is [...]Continue Reading This Post →
There are a couple of good blog posts worthy of a look over at the Hitachi website this week, good enough for me to post references to them as they aren’t purely about the latest hardware product on offer.
First, Dave Merrill (aka The Storage Economist) talks about storage cost [...]Continue Reading This Post →
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