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