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. The Rise, Fall and End of Violin Memory
  2. Pure Storage Acquires Portworx
  3. Pure Storage Announces FlashRecover
  4. The Rationale Behind Nutanix Clusters
  5. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager – A Missed Opportunity
  6. VMware to Acquire Datrium
  7. Dell Power and the Challenge of Modernisation
  8. Managing Data Migration Challenges
  9. Fixing the X86 Problem
  10. Moving to Unstructured Data Stores
  11. Managing Massive Media
  12. NetApp Fabric Orchestrator and Hybrid Cloud
  13. Can Infrascale Compete in the Enterprise Backup Market?
  14. The Wisdom of the (Storage) Crowd
  15. Scale Computing on the Edge With HE150
  16. Stellus Delivers Scale-Out Storage With NVMe & KV Tech
  17. Storage Management and DevOps
  18. NetApp NKS and Hybrid Cloud
  19. Storage Field Day 19 – Vendor Previews
  20. Are ARM Processors Ready for Data Centre Primetime?
  21. Liqid’s PCIe Fabric Is the Key to Composable Infrastructure
  22. BONUS: The Origins of Tech Field Day – the On-Premise IT Roundtable
  23. Pure Storage Cloud Block Store Goes GA
  24. Commvault Announces Metallic SaaS Data Protection
  25. Unpicking the Commvault Acquisition of Hedvig
  26. FlashArray//X Gets Optane Acceleration With DirectMemory
  27. Pure Storage FlashArray//C – First Impressions
  28. VMware Project Pacific – First Impressions
  29. Cohesity Looks to Exploit Secondary Data Value With MarketPlace
  30. The HCI Definition Obsession
  31. Cloud-Native Data Protection
  32. Datrium Delivers Data Mobility With Automatrix
  33. Thoughts on Transitioning to Dell EMC Midrange.NEXT
  34. The Hidden Gem That Is StorPool
  35. Rubrik, Cohesity and the Battle for NoSQL Backup
  36. You’re Wrong About Data Protection Policy
  37. Can the WekaIO Matrix File System Be Faster Than DAS?
  38. #91 – Storage Field Day 18 in Review
  39. VAST Data Launches With New Scale-Out Storage Platform
  40. Exploiting Secondary Data With NDAS From NetApp
  41. Podcast #3 – Chris & Matt Review the SFD18 Presenters
  42. MAX Data: Optimising Application Performance With SCM
  43. NetApp buys into Kubernetes Orchestration with StackPointCloud
  44. Elastifile Cloud File Service Now Available on Google Cloud
  45. Western Digital Redefines DRAM Caching
  46. HDD Capacity Threshold Reaches 15TB
  47. Scality Zenko Product Brief
  48. Enterprise-Class Public Cloud
  49. What Next for Violin Systems?
  50. Pure Storage AIRI – CI for AI
  51. Why Deterministic Storage Performance is Important
  52. The Britpop Battle of Rubrik and Cohesity
  53. PowerMax, VMAX, XtremIO – the Agony of Choice
  54. NetApp embraces cloud for future business growth
  55. Droplet Computing delivers universal app virtualization
  56. The Three Facets of Backup
  57. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Delphix
  58. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Riverbed
  59. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Veritas
  60. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Druva
  61. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Morpheus Data
  62. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Oracle
  63. Dude, Here’s Your 100TB Flash Drive!
  64. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Rubrik
  65. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: NetApp
  66. The Risk of Shared Service Level Agreements
  67. ScaleIO Becomes Software Defined on Hardware
  68. Data Mobility – Global/Scale-out Data Platforms
  69. Rubrik Acquires Datos IO – Backup Wars Looming?
  70. What are Storage Class Memory and Persistent Memory?
  71. What Next for XtremIO?
  72. Kaminario Goes Software-Defined
  73. Data Mobility – Caching Technologies
  74. Object Storage Critical Capabilities #3 – Searching, Indexing and Metadata
  75. Avere Systems is Acquired by Microsoft
  76. Performance Analysis of SAS/SATA and NVMe SSDs
  77. Has NVMe Killed off NVDIMM?
  78. Four Platforms When One Will Do?
  79. Is NetApp Becoming A Service Provider?
  80. HPE Brings Nimble Skynet to 3PAR Arrays
  81. Accelerating Workloads with NetApp Plexistor
  82. VMAX – The Mainframe of Storage
  83. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: E8 Storage
  84. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: Scality
  85. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: EMC
  86. Can Violin Systems Successfully Rise from the Ashes of Violin Memory?
  87. It’s Time for Hard Drives to Join Tape In The Archive Tier
  88. Scale Computing Debuts HC3 in Google Cloud Platform
  89. Flash Diversity: High Capacity Drives from Nimbus and Micron
  90. Architecting IT | Scale Computing Moves Deeper Into the Enterprise With All-Flash HCI
  91. Pure1 META – Analytics for Pure Storage Arrays
  92. Pure Accelerate: FlashArray Gets Synchronous Replication
  93. What Next for the new Tier 0 Storage?
  94. Nimble, HPE and 20-Year Old Architectures
  95. Building Data Storage With Containers
  96. Focus on High Performance NAS
  97. Cache or Tier – Does it Matter?
  98. Storage Field Day 11 Previews: Intel, HGST
  99. NetApp, Storage Class Memory and Hyperconvergence
  100. Storage Field Day 11 Previews: Avere, Primary Data, Scality
  101. Nutanix Acquires PernixData and
  102. Docker and storage – solving the problem of data persistence
  103. Windows Containers – Making Windows Server Relevant Again
  104. Docker for Mac & Windows – Changing the Developer Paradigm
  105. Docker & Storage – Solving The Problem of Data Persistence
  106. Torus – Because We Need Another Distributed Storage Software Solution
  107. Object Storage: Validating S3 Compatibility
  108. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Hedvig
  109. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Primary Data
  110. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Exablox
  111. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Nimble Storage
  112. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Datera
  113. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Tintri
  114. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Pure Storage
  115. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Kaminario
  116. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Cloudian
  117. Long Term Evaluation: Scale Computing
  118. Hybrid Cloud and Data Mobility
  119. Pure //Accelerate 2016 – FlashBlade
  120. Build or Buy – A Tale of Two All-Flash Strategies
  121. Storage Field Day 9 Tracking Page
  122. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: VMware
  123. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: Intel
  124. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: Violin Memory
  125. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: NetApp
  126. Speaking in Tech: How good is the UK’s broadband? Really awful
  127. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Dell
  128. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Rubrik
  129. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: SolarWinds
  130. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Caringo
  131. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: VMTurbo
  132. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Diablo Technologies
  133. ZeroStack – A Better Way to do OpenStack
  134. The Evolution of Storage Virtualisation
  135. Standard SSDs or Custom NAND Modules?
  136. Pure Storage Announces New Hardware Platform – FlashArray//m
  137. SFD7: Exablox – Scale-Out Object Storage for NAS
  138. Primary Data and Data Virtualisation
  139. Connected Data, Transporter and Private “Cloud” Storage
  140. Catalogic Software Addresses Data Copy Management
  141. Storage Field Day 7 – Initial Thoughts
  142. Storage Field Day 7 – 11-13 March 2015
  143. Avere Systems Releases Virtual FXT Edge Filer
  144. VMware Previews VAIO – vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
  145. SanDisk Announces Acquisition of Fusion-io
  146. Flash Shipment Bragging Rights
  147. Pure Storage Raises a Further $225m for a $3B Valuation
  148. SolidFire Releases Element OS Version 6
  149. SDDC Symposium 2014
  150. Storage Field Day 5 – Scale Computing Present
  151. Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles Part 2
  152. Storage Field Day 5 Vendor Preview
  153. Storage IPO Season – Violin Memory and Pure Storage
  154. Travel in April: Storage Field Day
  155. Solid State Storage Symposium – Cache or Tier Panel Discussion
  156. Storage Old, New and Past Due? (Updated)
  157. Dell Allegedly Bid for Fusion-IO
  158. Solid State Storage Symposium 25th April 2012
  159. Storage Field Day – 26th & 27th April 2012
  160. Next Generation Storage Symposium – 7th November 2012
  161. August Storage Announcements – Pure Storage