The Purity of Hyperconverged Infrastructure: What’s in a Name?

Scott Lowe isn’t too high on the term Hyperconverged Infrastructure. For Scott, it’s basically a catch all for some combination of storage and compute in a single appliance. But increasingly, though HCI broadly offers simplicity, it can fail to meet the specific needs of an organization. Scott looks at solutions from Datrium, Dell EMC ScaleIO, and NetApp that all could be categorized as HCI, but take a fundamentally different approach.


Backup and Recovery in the Cloud: Simplification is Actually Really Hard

Scott Lowe looks at the effort needed to really simplify backup and recovery to the cloud. This was inspired after seeing StorageCraft present at Storage Field Day earlier this month. For Scott, simplicity is just a mask that wraps up inherent complexity. But in StorageCraft, he saw an interesting approach to this masking. In the event of a total data loss, StorageCraft overnights disks with data that was stored nightly on their private cloud. Once received, these are then synced with the most up to date versions that occurred between the last full backup and the present time. This allows organizations to recover mission critical data from catastrophe much quicker.


Latency: The King of Storage Performance Metrics

Latency: The King of Storage Performance Metrics


IT as a Change Agent: It’s Time to Look Inward, Starting with Storage

IT as a Change Agent: It’s Time to Look Inward, Starting with Storage


Overcoming “New Vendor Risk”: Pure Storage’s Techniques

Overcoming “New Vendor Risk”: Pure Storage’s Techniques


So, What is Secondary Storage Cohesity-Style?

So, What is Secondary Storage Cohesity-Style?


Data Awareness Is Increasingly Popular in the Storage Biz

Data Awareness Is Increasingly Popular in the Storage Biz


Crowd-sourced Metrics and Automated Support Should Be Key Features In Your Next Storage Array – It’s Good For The Business

Crowd-sourced Metrics and Automated Support Should Be Key Features In Your Next Storage Array – It’s Good For The Business


DIMM-Based Storage (Memory Channel Storage) Is A Bright Idea

DIMM-Based Storage (Memory Channel Storage) Is A Bright Idea


Infinio Accelerates The Accelerator, Adds Block Support

Infinio Accelerates The Accelerator, Adds Block Support


Software Defined Storage Is Officially “A Thing” And Worth Considering For Your Data Center

Software Defined Storage Is Officially “A Thing” And Worth Considering For Your Data Center


Don’t Let Raw Storage Metrics Solely Drive Your Buying Decision

Don’t Let Raw Storage Metrics Solely Drive Your Buying Decision


Big Data is Coming After Your Data Center And That’s a Good Thing

Big Data is Coming After Your Data Center And That’s a Good Thing


Marco Broeken, January Virtualization Pro of the Month

Marco Broeken, January Virtualization Pro of the Month


VMware VSAN Vs The Simplicity Of Hyperconvergence

VMware VSAN Vs The Simplicity Of Hyperconvergence


CIOs Should Require Analytics As Part Of Vendor Infrastructure Support

CIOs Should Require Analytics As Part Of Vendor Infrastructure Support


Business Needs Dictate The Importance Of Scale Up Vs Scale Out Storage

Business Needs Dictate The Importance Of Scale Up Vs Scale Out Storage


Four Trends That CIOs Should Not Ignore

Four Trends That CIOs Should Not Ignore


Determining Storage Performance Needs is Part Science and Part Art

Determining Storage Performance Needs is Part Science and Part Art


Nimble Storage’s Scale To Fit and Proactive Wellness Features Simplify IT

Nimble Storage’s Scale To Fit and Proactive Wellness Features Simplify IT