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