Chris M Evans

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Chris M Evans has worked in the technology industry since 1987, starting as a systems programmer on the IBM mainframe platform, while retaining an interest in storage. After working abroad, he co-founded an Internet-based music distribution company during the .com era, returning to consultancy in the new millennium. In 2009 Chris co-founded Langton Blue Ltd (, a boutique consultancy firm focused on delivering business benefit through efficient technology deployments. Chris writes a popular blog at, attends many conferences and invitation-only events and can be found providing regular industry contributions through Twitter (@chrismevans) and other social media outlets.

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  1. Cohesity Looks to Exploit Secondary Data Value With MarketPlace
  2. The HCI Definition Obsession
  3. Cloud-Native Data Protection
  4. Datrium Delivers Data Mobility With Automatrix
  5. Thoughts on Transitioning to Dell EMC Midrange.NEXT
  6. The Hidden Gem That Is StorPool
  7. Rubrik, Cohesity and the Battle for NoSQL Backup
  8. You’re Wrong About Data Protection Policy
  9. Can the WekaIO Matrix File System Be Faster Than DAS?
  10. #91 – Storage Field Day 18 in Review
  11. VAST Data Launches With New Scale-Out Storage Platform
  12. Exploiting Secondary Data With NDAS From NetApp
  13. Podcast #3 – Chris & Matt Review the SFD18 Presenters
  14. MAX Data: Optimising Application Performance With SCM
  15. NetApp buys into Kubernetes Orchestration with StackPointCloud
  16. Elastifile Cloud File Service Now Available on Google Cloud
  17. Western Digital Redefines DRAM Caching
  18. HDD Capacity Threshold Reaches 15TB
  19. Scality Zenko Product Brief
  20. Enterprise-Class Public Cloud
  21. What Next for Violin Systems?
  22. Pure Storage AIRI – CI for AI
  23. Why Deterministic Storage Performance is Important
  24. The Britpop Battle of Rubrik and Cohesity
  25. PowerMax, VMAX, XtremIO – the Agony of Choice
  26. NetApp embraces cloud for future business growth
  27. Droplet Computing delivers universal app virtualization
  28. The Three Facets of Backup
  29. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Delphix
  30. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Riverbed
  31. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Veritas
  32. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Druva
  33. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Morpheus Data
  34. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Oracle
  35. Dude, Here’s Your 100TB Flash Drive!
  36. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Rubrik
  37. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: NetApp
  38. The Risk of Shared Service Level Agreements
  39. ScaleIO Becomes Software Defined on Hardware
  40. Data Mobility – Global/Scale-out Data Platforms
  41. Rubrik Acquires Datos IO – Backup Wars Looming?
  42. What are Storage Class Memory and Persistent Memory?
  43. What Next for XtremIO?
  44. Kaminario Goes Software-Defined
  45. Data Mobility – Caching Technologies
  46. Object Storage Critical Capabilities #3 – Searching, Indexing and Metadata
  47. Avere Systems is Acquired by Microsoft
  48. Performance Analysis of SAS/SATA and NVMe SSDs
  49. Has NVMe Killed off NVDIMM?
  50. Four Platforms When One Will Do?
  51. Is NetApp Becoming A Service Provider?
  52. HPE Brings Nimble Skynet to 3PAR Arrays
  53. Accelerating Workloads with NetApp Plexistor
  54. VMAX – The Mainframe of Storage
  55. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: E8 Storage
  56. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: Scality
  57. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: EMC
  58. Can Violin Systems Successfully Rise from the Ashes of Violin Memory?
  59. It’s Time for Hard Drives to Join Tape In The Archive Tier
  60. Scale Computing Debuts HC3 in Google Cloud Platform
  61. Flash Diversity: High Capacity Drives from Nimbus and Micron
  62. Architecting IT | Scale Computing Moves Deeper Into the Enterprise With All-Flash HCI
  63. Pure1 META – Analytics for Pure Storage Arrays
  64. Pure Accelerate: FlashArray Gets Synchronous Replication
  65. What Next for the new Tier 0 Storage?
  66. Nimble, HPE and 20-Year Old Architectures
  67. Building Data Storage With Containers
  68. Focus on High Performance NAS
  69. Cache or Tier – Does it Matter?
  70. Storage Field Day 11 Previews: Intel, HGST
  71. NetApp, Storage Class Memory and Hyperconvergence
  72. Storage Field Day 11 Previews: Avere, Primary Data, Scality
  73. Nutanix Acquires PernixData and
  74. Docker and storage – solving the problem of data persistence
  75. Windows Containers – Making Windows Server Relevant Again
  76. Docker for Mac & Windows – Changing the Developer Paradigm
  77. Docker & Storage – Solving The Problem of Data Persistence
  78. Torus – Because We Need Another Distributed Storage Software Solution
  79. Object Storage: Validating S3 Compatibility
  80. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Hedvig
  81. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Primary Data
  82. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Exablox
  83. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Nimble Storage
  84. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Datera
  85. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Tintri
  86. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Pure Storage
  87. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Kaminario
  88. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Cloudian
  89. Long Term Evaluation: Scale Computing
  90. Hybrid Cloud and Data Mobility
  91. Pure //Accelerate 2016 – FlashBlade
  92. Build or Buy – A Tale of Two All-Flash Strategies
  93. Storage Field Day 9 Tracking Page
  94. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: VMware
  95. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: Intel
  96. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: Violin Memory
  97. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: NetApp
  98. Speaking in Tech: How good is the UK’s broadband? Really awful
  99. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Dell
  100. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Rubrik
  101. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: SolarWinds
  102. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Caringo
  103. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: VMTurbo
  104. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Diablo Technologies
  105. ZeroStack – A Better Way to do OpenStack
  106. The Evolution of Storage Virtualisation
  107. Standard SSDs or Custom NAND Modules?
  108. Pure Storage Announces New Hardware Platform – FlashArray//m
  109. SFD7: Exablox – Scale-Out Object Storage for NAS
  110. Primary Data and Data Virtualisation
  111. Connected Data, Transporter and Private “Cloud” Storage
  112. Catalogic Software Addresses Data Copy Management
  113. Storage Field Day 7 – Initial Thoughts
  114. Storage Field Day 7 – 11-13 March 2015
  115. Avere Systems Releases Virtual FXT Edge Filer
  116. VMware Previews VAIO – vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
  117. SanDisk Announces Acquisition of Fusion-io
  118. Flash Shipment Bragging Rights
  119. Pure Storage Raises a Further $225m for a $3B Valuation
  120. SolidFire Releases Element OS Version 6
  121. SDDC Symposium 2014
  122. Storage Field Day 5 – Scale Computing Present
  123. Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles Part 2
  124. Storage Field Day 5 Vendor Preview
  125. Storage IPO Season – Violin Memory and Pure Storage
  126. Travel in April: Storage Field Day
  127. Solid State Storage Symposium – Cache or Tier Panel Discussion
  128. Storage Old, New and Past Due? (Updated)
  129. Dell Allegedly Bid for Fusion-IO
  130. Solid State Storage Symposium 25th April 2012
  131. Storage Field Day – 26th & 27th April 2012
  132. Next Generation Storage Symposium – 7th November 2012
  133. August Storage Announcements – Pure Storage