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