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. Edge Computing – Reality or Myth?
  2. Measuring Sustainability in Enterprise Storage
  3. Weka 4 – The Data Platform?
  4. StorPool Introduces NVMe/TCP and Public Cloud Support With Release 20
  5. Predicting the Future of Technology Influencers
  6. Optimising Kubernetes With StormForge
  7. NetApp – Transformation, Bifurcation or Re-Invention?
  8. Kubernetes Clusters – Pets or Cattle?
  9. Cloud Field Day 13 – Presenter Previews
  10. VMworld 2021 – Bringing It All Together With Project Ensemble
  11. StorPool Review – Part 1 – Installation & Configuration
  12. Making Money in Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
  13. The Future of Commvault Is Metallic
  14. The Rise, Fall and End of Violin Memory
  15. Pure Storage Acquires Portworx
  16. Pure Storage Announces FlashRecover
  17. The Rationale Behind Nutanix Clusters
  18. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager – A Missed Opportunity
  19. VMware to Acquire Datrium
  20. Dell Power and the Challenge of Modernisation
  21. Managing Data Migration Challenges
  22. Fixing the X86 Problem
  23. Moving to Unstructured Data Stores
  24. Managing Massive Media
  25. NetApp Fabric Orchestrator and Hybrid Cloud
  26. Can Infrascale Compete in the Enterprise Backup Market?
  27. The Wisdom of the (Storage) Crowd
  28. Scale Computing on the Edge With HE150
  29. Stellus Delivers Scale-Out Storage With NVMe & KV Tech
  30. Storage Management and DevOps
  31. NetApp NKS and Hybrid Cloud
  32. Storage Field Day 19 – Vendor Previews
  33. Are ARM Processors Ready for Data Centre Primetime?
  34. Liqid’s PCIe Fabric Is the Key to Composable Infrastructure
  35. BONUS: The Origins of Tech Field Day – the On-Premise IT Roundtable
  36. Pure Storage Cloud Block Store Goes GA
  37. Commvault Announces Metallic SaaS Data Protection
  38. Unpicking the Commvault Acquisition of Hedvig
  39. FlashArray//X Gets Optane Acceleration With DirectMemory
  40. Pure Storage FlashArray//C – First Impressions
  41. VMware Project Pacific – First Impressions
  42. Cohesity Looks to Exploit Secondary Data Value With MarketPlace
  43. The HCI Definition Obsession
  44. Cloud-Native Data Protection
  45. Datrium Delivers Data Mobility With Automatrix
  46. Thoughts on Transitioning to Dell EMC Midrange.NEXT
  47. The Hidden Gem That Is StorPool
  48. Rubrik, Cohesity and the Battle for NoSQL Backup
  49. You’re Wrong About Data Protection Policy
  50. Can the WekaIO Matrix File System Be Faster Than DAS?
  51. #91 – Storage Field Day 18 in Review
  52. VAST Data Launches With New Scale-Out Storage Platform
  53. Exploiting Secondary Data With NDAS From NetApp
  54. Podcast #3 – Chris & Matt Review the SFD18 Presenters
  55. MAX Data: Optimising Application Performance With SCM
  56. NetApp buys into Kubernetes Orchestration with StackPointCloud
  57. Elastifile Cloud File Service Now Available on Google Cloud
  58. Western Digital Redefines DRAM Caching
  59. HDD Capacity Threshold Reaches 15TB
  60. Scality Zenko Product Brief
  61. Enterprise-Class Public Cloud
  62. What Next for Violin Systems?
  63. Pure Storage AIRI – CI for AI
  64. Why Deterministic Storage Performance is Important
  65. The Britpop Battle of Rubrik and Cohesity
  66. PowerMax, VMAX, XtremIO – the Agony of Choice
  67. NetApp embraces cloud for future business growth
  68. Droplet Computing delivers universal app virtualization
  69. The Three Facets of Backup
  70. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Delphix
  71. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Riverbed
  72. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Veritas
  73. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Druva
  74. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Morpheus Data
  75. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Oracle
  76. Dude, Here’s Your 100TB Flash Drive!
  77. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Rubrik
  78. Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: NetApp
  79. The Risk of Shared Service Level Agreements
  80. ScaleIO Becomes Software Defined on Hardware
  81. Data Mobility – Global/Scale-out Data Platforms
  82. Rubrik Acquires Datos IO – Backup Wars Looming?
  83. What are Storage Class Memory and Persistent Memory?
  84. What Next for XtremIO?
  85. Kaminario Goes Software-Defined
  86. Data Mobility – Caching Technologies
  87. Object Storage Critical Capabilities #3 – Searching, Indexing and Metadata
  88. Avere Systems is Acquired by Microsoft
  89. Performance Analysis of SAS/SATA and NVMe SSDs
  90. Has NVMe Killed off NVDIMM?
  91. Four Platforms When One Will Do?
  92. Is NetApp Becoming A Service Provider?
  93. HPE Brings Nimble Skynet to 3PAR Arrays
  94. Accelerating Workloads with NetApp Plexistor
  95. VMAX – The Mainframe of Storage
  96. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: E8 Storage
  97. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: Scality
  98. Storage Field Day 14 Preview: EMC
  99. Can Violin Systems Successfully Rise from the Ashes of Violin Memory?
  100. It’s Time for Hard Drives to Join Tape In The Archive Tier
  101. Scale Computing Debuts HC3 in Google Cloud Platform
  102. Flash Diversity: High Capacity Drives from Nimbus and Micron
  103. Architecting IT | Scale Computing Moves Deeper Into the Enterprise With All-Flash HCI
  104. Pure1 META – Analytics for Pure Storage Arrays
  105. Pure Accelerate: FlashArray Gets Synchronous Replication
  106. What Next for the new Tier 0 Storage?
  107. Nimble, HPE and 20-Year Old Architectures
  108. Building Data Storage With Containers
  109. Focus on High Performance NAS
  110. Cache or Tier – Does it Matter?
  111. Storage Field Day 11 Previews: Intel, HGST
  112. NetApp, Storage Class Memory and Hyperconvergence
  113. Storage Field Day 11 Previews: Avere, Primary Data, Scality
  114. Nutanix Acquires PernixData and
  115. Docker and storage – solving the problem of data persistence
  116. Windows Containers – Making Windows Server Relevant Again
  117. Docker for Mac & Windows – Changing the Developer Paradigm
  118. Docker & Storage – Solving The Problem of Data Persistence
  119. Torus – Because We Need Another Distributed Storage Software Solution
  120. Object Storage: Validating S3 Compatibility
  121. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Hedvig
  122. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Primary Data
  123. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Exablox
  124. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Nimble Storage
  125. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Datera
  126. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Tintri
  127. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Pure Storage
  128. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Kaminario
  129. Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Cloudian
  130. Long Term Evaluation: Scale Computing
  131. Hybrid Cloud and Data Mobility
  132. Pure //Accelerate 2016 – FlashBlade
  133. Build or Buy – A Tale of Two All-Flash Strategies
  134. Storage Field Day 9 Tracking Page
  135. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: VMware
  136. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: Intel
  137. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: Violin Memory
  138. Storage Field Day 9 Preview: NetApp
  139. Speaking in Tech: How good is the UK’s broadband? Really awful
  140. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Dell
  141. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Rubrik
  142. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: SolarWinds
  143. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Caringo
  144. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: VMTurbo
  145. Tech Field Day 10 Preview: Diablo Technologies
  146. ZeroStack – A Better Way to do OpenStack
  147. The Evolution of Storage Virtualisation
  148. Standard SSDs or Custom NAND Modules?
  149. Pure Storage Announces New Hardware Platform – FlashArray//m
  150. SFD7: Exablox – Scale-Out Object Storage for NAS
  151. Primary Data and Data Virtualisation
  152. Connected Data, Transporter and Private “Cloud” Storage
  153. Catalogic Software Addresses Data Copy Management
  154. Storage Field Day 7 – Initial Thoughts
  155. Storage Field Day 7 – 11-13 March 2015
  156. Avere Systems Releases Virtual FXT Edge Filer
  157. VMware Previews VAIO – vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering
  158. SanDisk Announces Acquisition of Fusion-io
  159. Flash Shipment Bragging Rights
  160. Pure Storage Raises a Further $225m for a $3B Valuation
  161. SolidFire Releases Element OS Version 6
  162. SDDC Symposium 2014
  163. Storage Field Day 5 – Scale Computing Present
  164. Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles Part 2
  165. Storage Field Day 5 Vendor Preview
  166. Storage IPO Season – Violin Memory and Pure Storage
  167. Travel in April: Storage Field Day
  168. Solid State Storage Symposium – Cache or Tier Panel Discussion
  169. Storage Old, New and Past Due? (Updated)
  170. Dell Allegedly Bid for Fusion-IO
  171. Solid State Storage Symposium 25th April 2012
  172. Storage Field Day – 26th & 27th April 2012
  173. Next Generation Storage Symposium – 7th November 2012
  174. August Storage Announcements – Pure Storage

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