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.


Primary Data – One year after

Primary Data – One year after


The Current Status: ClearSky Data

The Current Status: ClearSky Data


ClearSky Data Raise $27 Million For Cloud Storage Service

ClearSky Data Raise $27 Million For Cloud Storage Service


A brand new Violin Memory

A brand new Violin Memory


Data Analytics is the new hotness in storage arrays

Data Analytics is the new hotness in storage arrays


Analytics, the key to (storage) happiness

Analytics, the key to (storage) happiness


Total Data Protection with Datto

Total Data Protection with Datto


Kill it with fire, it is a disaster.

Kill it with fire, it is a disaster.


VMworld 2015 In Review

VMworld 2015 In Review


Reduxio Presentation at VMworld 2015

Reduxio Presentation at VMworld 2015


Tech Field Day Briefing with Primary Data

Tech Field Day Briefing with Primary Data


VMworld US 2015 Report

VMworld US 2015 Report


Do we need specialized design for Flash storage?

Do we need specialized design for Flash storage?


Compute in the cloud and storage on premises? Are you serious?

Compute in the cloud and storage on premises? Are you serious?


Hmm, Enterprise Grade Cloud-based Storage?

Hmm, Enterprise Grade Cloud-based Storage?


Standard SSDs or Custom NAND Modules?

Standard SSDs or Custom NAND Modules?


OpenStack made simple (finally!)

OpenStack made simple (finally!)


Storage Dominates VMworld Once Again

Storage Dominates VMworld Once Again


VMworld US 2015: Day 4 Recap

VMworld US 2015: Day 4 Recap