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