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. NetApp Fabric Orchestrator and Hybrid Cloud
  2. Can Infrascale Compete in the Enterprise Backup Market?
  3. The Wisdom of the (Storage) Crowd
  4. Scale Computing on the Edge With HE150
  5. Stellus Delivers Scale-Out Storage With NVMe & KV Tech
  6. Storage Management and DevOps
  7. NetApp NKS and Hybrid Cloud
  8. Storage Field Day 19 – Vendor Previews
  9. Are ARM Processors Ready for Data Centre Primetime?
  10. Liqid’s PCIe Fabric Is the Key to Composable Infrastructure
  11. BONUS: The Origins of Tech Field Day – the On-Premise IT Roundtable
  12. Pure Storage Cloud Block Store Goes GA
  13. Commvault Announces Metallic SaaS Data Protection
  14. Unpicking the Commvault Acquisition of Hedvig
  15. FlashArray//X Gets Optane Acceleration With DirectMemory
  16. Pure Storage FlashArray//C – First Impressions
  17. VMware Project Pacific – First Impressions
  18. Cohesity Looks to Exploit Secondary Data Value With MarketPlace
  19. The HCI Definition Obsession
  20. Cloud-Native Data Protection
  21. Datrium Delivers Data Mobility With Automatrix
  22. Thoughts on Transitioning to Dell EMC Midrange.NEXT
  23. The Hidden Gem That Is StorPool
  24. Rubrik, Cohesity and the Battle for NoSQL Backup
  25. You’re Wrong About Data Protection Policy
  26. Can the WekaIO Matrix File System Be Faster Than DAS?
  27. #91 – Storage Field Day 18 in Review
  28. VAST Data Launches With New Scale-Out Storage Platform
  29. Exploiting Secondary Data With NDAS From NetApp
  30. Podcast #3 – Chris & Matt Review the SFD18 Presenters
  31. MAX Data: Optimising Application Performance With SCM
  32. NetApp buys into Kubernetes Orchestration with StackPointCloud
  33. Elastifile Cloud File Service Now Available on Google Cloud
  34. Western Digital Redefines DRAM Caching
  35. HDD Capacity Threshold Reaches 15TB
  36. Scality Zenko Product Brief
  37. Enterprise-Class Public Cloud
  38. What Next for Violin Systems?
  39. Pure Storage AIRI – CI for AI
  40. Why Deterministic Storage Performance is Important
  41. The Britpop Battle of Rubrik and Cohesity
  42. PowerMax, VMAX, XtremIO – the Agony of Choice
  43. NetApp embraces cloud for future business growth
  44. Droplet Computing delivers universal app virtualization
  45. The Three Facets of Backup
  46. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Delphix
  47. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Riverbed
  48. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Veritas
  49. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Druva
  50. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Morpheus Data
  51. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Oracle
  52. Dude, Here’s Your 100TB Flash Drive!
  53. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Rubrik
  54. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: NetApp
  55. The Risk of Shared Service Level Agreements
  56. ScaleIO Becomes Software Defined on Hardware
  57. Data Mobility – Global/Scale-out Data Platforms
  58. Rubrik Acquires Datos IO – Backup Wars Looming?
  59. What are Storage Class Memory and Persistent Memory?
  60. What Next for XtremIO?
  61. Kaminario Goes Software-Defined
  62. Data Mobility – Caching Technologies
  63. Object Storage Critical Capabilities #3 – Searching, Indexing and Metadata
  64. Avere Systems is Acquired by Microsoft
  65. Performance Analysis of SAS/SATA and NVMe SSDs
  66. Has NVMe Killed off NVDIMM?
  67. Four Platforms When One Will Do?
  68. Is NetApp Becoming A Service Provider?
  69. HPE Brings Nimble Skynet to 3PAR Arrays
  70. Accelerating Workloads with NetApp Plexistor
  71. VMAX – The Mainframe of Storage
  72. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: E8 Storage
  73. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: Scality
  74. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: EMC
  75. Can Violin Systems Successfully Rise from the Ashes of Violin Memory?
  76. It’s Time for Hard Drives to Join Tape In The Archive Tier
  77. Scale Computing Debuts HC3 in Google Cloud Platform
  78. Flash Diversity: High Capacity Drives from Nimbus and Micron
  79. Architecting IT | Scale Computing Moves Deeper Into the Enterprise With All-Flash HCI
  80. Pure1 META – Analytics for Pure Storage Arrays
  81. Pure Accelerate: FlashArray Gets Synchronous Replication
  82. What Next for the new Tier 0 Storage?
  83. Nimble, HPE and 20-Year Old Architectures
  84. Building Data Storage With Containers
  85. Focus on High Performance NAS
  86. Cache or Tier – Does it Matter?
  87. Storage Field Day 11 Previews: Intel, HGST
  88. NetApp, Storage Class Memory and Hyperconvergence
  89. Storage Field Day 11 Previews: Avere, Primary Data, Scality
  90. Nutanix Acquires PernixData and
  91. Docker and storage – solving the problem of data persistence
  92. Windows Containers – Making Windows Server Relevant Again
  93. Docker for Mac & Windows – Changing the Developer Paradigm
  94. Docker & Storage – Solving The Problem of Data Persistence
  95. Torus – Because We Need Another Distributed Storage Software Solution
  96. Object Storage: Validating S3 Compatibility
  97. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Hedvig
  98. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Primary Data
  99. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Exablox
  100. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Nimble Storage
  101. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Datera
  102. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Tintri
  103. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Pure Storage
  104. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Kaminario
  105. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Cloudian
  106. Long Term Evaluation: Scale Computing
  107. Hybrid Cloud and Data Mobility
  108. Pure //Accelerate 2016 – FlashBlade
  109. Build or Buy – A Tale of Two All-Flash Strategies
  110. Storage Field Day 9 Tracking Page
  111. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: VMware
  112. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: Intel
  113. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: Violin Memory
  114. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: NetApp
  115. Speaking in Tech: How good is the UK’s broadband? Really awful
  116. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Dell
  117. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Rubrik
  118. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: SolarWinds
  119. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Caringo
  120. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: VMTurbo
  121. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Diablo Technologies
  122. ZeroStack – A Better Way to do OpenStack
  123. The Evolution of Storage Virtualisation
  124. Standard SSDs or Custom NAND Modules?
  125. Pure Storage Announces New Hardware Platform – FlashArray//m
  126. SFD7: Exablox – Scale-Out Object Storage for NAS
  127. Primary Data and Data Virtualisation
  128. Connected Data, Transporter and Private “Cloud” Storage
  129. Catalogic Software Addresses Data Copy Management
  130. Storage Field Day 7 – Initial Thoughts
  131. Storage Field Day 7 – 11-13 March 2015
  132. Avere Systems Releases Virtual FXT Edge Filer
  133. VMware Previews VAIO – vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
  134. SanDisk Announces Acquisition of Fusion-io
  135. Flash Shipment Bragging Rights
  136. Pure Storage Raises a Further $225m for a $3B Valuation
  137. SolidFire Releases Element OS Version 6
  138. SDDC Symposium 2014
  139. Storage Field Day 5 – Scale Computing Present
  140. Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles Part 2
  141. Storage Field Day 5 Vendor Preview
  142. Storage IPO Season – Violin Memory and Pure Storage
  143. Travel in April: Storage Field Day
  144. Solid State Storage Symposium – Cache or Tier Panel Discussion
  145. Storage Old, New and Past Due? (Updated)
  146. Dell Allegedly Bid for Fusion-IO
  147. Solid State Storage Symposium 25th April 2012
  148. Storage Field Day – 26th & 27th April 2012
  149. Next Generation Storage Symposium – 7th November 2012
  150. August Storage Announcements – Pure Storage