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