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