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HP Discover – All-Flash Podcast


During last week’s HP Discover, I spent 15 minutes discussing all-flash arrays with Calvin Zito (HP’s Storage Guy) and Chris Wahl, from Wahl Network.  The conclusion of our discussion is that it’s all about requirements for the customer rather than placing products into contrived categories.  The idea of the “all-flash array” or AFA has been useful as a reference point ... Read More »

Podcast Interview with Mike Kazar, CTO Avere Systems


Before I went on holiday I managed to have a chat with Mike Kazar, Chief Technology Officer for and co-founder of Avere Systems.  Prior to founding Avere, Mike worked at Netapp after founding Spinnaker, which was acquired by Netapp in 2003 and was developed into Data ONTAP Cluster-mode.  Mike was recently awarded the IEEE Johnson Award for Lifetime Contributions to ... Read More »

Cloud Archiving – Podcast and Article


My latest article and podcast are up on searchstorage.co.uk.  I discuss the use of cloud storage for archiving.  Links are below. Cloud archiving: A viable alternative to in-house archiving systems (Podcast) Cloud archive: The most mature of the cloud storage services (Article)   Read More »

Two New Podcast Appearances – Speaking in Tech and Violin


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! Violin Podcast Speaking in Tech ... Read More »

Another New Podcast – HP and Geekazine


It would appear that yet another new podcast has sprung to life from the storage blogging community.  This week saw the first episode of HP Techcast from Calvin Zito and Geekazine’s Jeffrey Powers.  You can find the link to the podcast at the end of this post.  Sounds like the guys had fun while the tornadoes whistled past them at ... Read More »

Lefthand SSD Array – Podcast


A few weeks ago I recorded a podcast with HP and a few other bloggers (Hans De Leenheer and Luigi Danakos) in which we discussed the new HP SSD version of the Lefthand P400 array.  SSD is becoming more prevalent in storage arrays, not just from the simple inclusion of the devices into traditional storage arrays but from additional thinking ... Read More »