Category Archives: Storage

Storage related posts

Software Defined Madness

Quick shout out to Rick Vanover at Veeam and his short and snappy 30-minute Veeam Community Podcasts. Yesterday I recorded a quick podcast with Rick on Software Defined Stuff, including Software Defined Storage, Software Defined Networking, Software Defined Data Centers…. I really enjoyed talking about this stuff, and you like your tech and are interested… Read More »

Anyone for Target Driven Zoning

The Fibre Channel world is dying with nothing new or interesting in the pipe right.  Well, not quite.  While its definitely not the melting pot that is cloud  and it doesn’t have software defined in it’s name, cool stuff is still happening – at least cool in my opinion – and Target Driven Zoning is… Read More »

HUS VM: Tier 1.5 from HDS

HUS VM: What is in the name? Ordinarily I wouldn’t spend much time on the name of a product, especially an HDS product where the incumbent Master Namer seems adamant on starting every product name with the word Hitachi.  But a name can often tell you can tell you a lot about something.. So, while… Read More »

Benchmarks Shmenchmarks

I recently recorded a podcast with Ray Lucchesi, a guy with a shed load of storage experience that I respect a lot. Ray puts out a pretty decent monthly newsletter covering interesting things that have happened in the world of storage, as well as a roundup of some of the latest benchmark and performance news.… Read More »

Pure Storage FlashArray: Ooooooh yeh!

Today Pure Storage announced a pretty cool new all flash storage array, the Pure Storage FlashArray.  An interesting startup playing in an interesting and massively disruptive area of technology.  This post guts under the hood of the Pure Storage FlashArray and explains exactly why solid state storage technologies are literally changing the rules when it… Read More »

How to Build a Solid State Storage Array

While attended the April 2012 Solid State Storage Symposium in San Jose I had the opportunity to host a panel of experts and technologists from four of the leading solid state storage array vendors.  The panel discussed how to design and architect storage arrays built around solid state storage technologies.  Some of the questions included….

VSP and VMAX Tier 1 Shenanigans

Hu Yoshida, CTO of Hitachi Data Systems and long time legend of the storage industry is a person I respect a lot.  Hu and I recently engaged in a discussion around the validity of architectures like VSP and their designation as Tier 1, which Hu summarised in a recent blog post he cut and pasted… Read More »