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