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