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