Future Storage, Flash, and Cloud?

As someone who would have bet good money that Zip disks were going to take over storage in the late 90s, my own ability to predict the future of storage is dubious at best. Alastair Cooke is under no such scrutiny. He reviews what some are seeing as the future of storage: a combination of flash and object cloud storage. He sees two potential solutions for this from ClearSky Data and Avere Systems. ClearSky uses a geographically tiered flash system to quickly represent your data, and Avere uses local flash to focus on file share performance. Alastair might question if flash + cloud will be the correct formulation, but he liked what he saw from Avere and ClearSky.


Vendor Briefing: SolarWinds

Alastair Cooke summarizes a recent product briefing he had with SolarWinds. He got a look at the Orion unified management console for their Server and Application Monitoring suite. Alastair liked that items were actionable within Orion, not just a hard to wrangle mass of metrics. He also liked that it allowed for customizable templates for monitoring specific applications. Better yet, these templates can be shared with other SolarWinds community members. It’s exciting to see a company embrace an enthusiastic community like that.


A Warning in Time – PRTG

Alastair Cooke joined the Tech Field Day delegate panel at both VMworld US and Europe this year, and he used the Barcelona experience to get PRTG up and running. Good thing he did! PRTG caught a disk capacity issue before he ever noticed it! Uploading 80 videos in 3 days will do that. vBrownBag + Tech Field Day + PRTG = great!


Vendor Briefing – Atlantis Computing

Vendor Briefing – Atlantis Computing


Vendor Briefing – Scality

Vendor Briefing – Scality


Vendor Briefing – NooBaa at TFDx VMworld

Vendor Briefing – NooBaa at TFDx VMworld


Vendor Briefing – Robin Systems

Vendor Briefing – Robin Systems


Do You Remember? Persistent Memory

Do You Remember? Persistent Memory


Leverage Your Data Copies

Leverage Your Data Copies


Do You Know What Joe Did Last Summer?

Do You Know What Joe Did Last Summer?


Tech Field Day Standard Disclaimer

Tech Field Day Standard Disclaimer


TFD11 Introduction Comtrade

TFD11 Introduction Comtrade


TFD11 Introduction Netwrix

TFD11 Introduction Netwrix


TFD11 Introduction Zerto

TFD11 Introduction Zerto


TFD11 Introduction Plexistor

TFD11 Introduction Plexistor


TFD11 Introduction CloudPhysics

TFD11 Introduction CloudPhysics


TFD11 Introduction Actifio

TFD11 Introduction Actifio


TFD11 Introduction Plexxi

TFD11 Introduction Plexxi


Clone a VM without any IO. Curiouser and curiouser!

Clone a VM without any IO. Curiouser and curiouser!


A brand new Violin Memory

A brand new Violin Memory