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