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