76: GreyBeards talk backup content, GDPR and cyber security with Jim McGann, VP Mkt & Bus. Dev., Index Engines

In this episode of the Greybeards on Storage podcast, Ray Lucchesi and Howard Marks talked with Jim McGann, VP Marketing and Business Development at Index Engines. Jim presented at Dell EMC’s session at Tech Field Day last month. They discussed the company’s CyberSense solution, along with GDPR and indexing backups.


71: GreyBeards talk DP appliances with Sharad Rastogi, Sr. VP & Ranga Rajagopalan, Sr. Dir., Dell EMC DPD

In this episode of the Greybeards on Storage podcast, Ray Lucchesi and Howard Marks spoke to Sharad Rastogi & Ranga Rajagopalan from Dell EMC’s Data Protection division. They discuss the company’s new IDPA DP4400, which was also detailed at their Tech Field Day Extra presentation from VMworld US 2018. This provides up to 96TB of usable capacity for secondary storage and backups, while also providing up to 192TB of a native Cloud Tier.


72: GreyBeards talk Computational Storage with Scott Shadley, VP Marketing NGD Systems

This episode of the Greybeards on Storage podcast features a conversation with NGD Systems’ VP of Marketing, Scott Shadley, who presented at Storage Field Day earlier this year. They talk about their smart SDDs, which will become generally available by the end of 2018. These SSDs each have a 4-core ARM processor running Ubuntu. This allows any workload that can run on Ubuntu to be performed directly on the storage layer. They look at what these drives are capable of, and how they could be deployed by organization in the near future.


73: GreyBeards talk HCI with Gabriel Chapman, Sr. Mgr. Cloud Infrastructure NetApp

This episode of the Greybeards on Storage podcast features a conversation with NetApp’s Senior Manager, Cloud Infrastructure, Gabriel Chapman. Andy presented to hosts Ray Lucchesi and Howard Marks at Tech Field Day Extra at NetApp Insight 2018. They discuss NetApp’s approach to HCI. Their architecture pairs NetApp Solidfire storage nodes with dedicated compute nodes. Their overall approach is less focused with a strict definition of HCI, and more based around being relevant for hybrid cloud infrastructure.


75: GreyBeards talk persistent memory IO with Andy Grimes, Principal Technologist, NetApp

This episode of the Greybeards on Storage podcast features a conversation with NetApp’s Principal Technologist, Andy Grimes. Andy presented to hosts Ray Lucchesi and Howard Marks at Tech Field Day Extra at NetApp Insight 2018, where he presented on MAX Data. This software-defined persistent memory solution comes out of the assets from NetApp’s Plexistor acquisition. They discuss some of the technical details, how it is designed to use emerging persistent memory, and use cases for the enterprise.


Tech Stand Up Episode 9 – SFD17 – Initial thoughts NGD Systems Podcast

Luigi Danakos discusses his thoughts on the computational storage shown by NGD Systems at Storage Field Day on the most recent episode of the Tech Stand Up Podcast. Joining him are Joe Houghes and Howard Marks. They discuss how the devices network, scale, and what use cases can best use the tech.


54: GreyBeards talk scale-out secondary storage with Jonathan Howard, Dir. Tech. Alliances at Commvault

Ray Lucchesi and Howard Marks talked to Jonathan Howard on the most recent GreyBeards on Storage podcast. Jonathan is the Director of Technical Alliances at Commvault, and they discuss the company’s move into the secondary storage market with Hyperscale, and how that combines with their data management solutions.


StorMagic’s SvSAN – Targeting HCI’s ROBO Sweet Spot

StorMagic presented at Tech Field Day back in February. Here, Howard Marks reviews how their SvSAN delivers hyper converged infrastructure for remote and branch office environments as well as how their unique approach to software-defined storage is designed to keep costs low while improving performance and maintaining highly available clusters.


Visiting Intel with SFD 12

Howard Marks was at Storage Field Day and got to see the latest and greatest from Intel. As the current de facto CPU and chipset vendor in the data center, Howard sees them as having an immense responsibility in terms of dictating computer architecture. Luckily from what Howard saw at Intel’s presentation, they are living up to this. As an example, he goes into the applications and implication of their Storage Performance Developer Kit, as well as their recent release of the first commercial 3D XPoint.


Why Primary Deduplication Is A Different Animal From Backup Dedupe

Why Primary Deduplication Is A Different Animal From Backup Dedupe


GreyBeards talk Copy Data Management with Ash Ashutosh, CEO Actifio

GreyBeards talk Copy Data Management with Ash Ashutosh, CEO Actifio


33: GreyBeards talk HPC storage with Frederic Van Haren, founder HighFens & formerly Sr. Director of HPC at Nuance

33: GreyBeards talk HPC storage with Frederic Van Haren, founder HighFens & formerly Sr. Director of HPC at Nuance


PB are the new TB, GreyBeards talk with Brian Carmody, CTO Inifinidat

PB are the new TB, GreyBeards talk with Brian Carmody, CTO Inifinidat


I Miss the Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer or Speaking at The Flash Memory Summit and VMworld

I Miss the Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer or Speaking at The Flash Memory Summit and VMworld


VMware Endorses StorMagic for ROBO Server SAN

VMware Endorses StorMagic for ROBO Server SAN


What I’m Doing Instead of A Summer Vacation

What I’m Doing Instead of A Summer Vacation


Gridbusters Made Me a YouTube Star

Gridbusters Made Me a YouTube Star


Greybeards talk all-flash arrays with Dave Wright, CEO and founder of SolidFire

Greybeards talk all-flash arrays with Dave Wright, CEO and founder of SolidFire


Separating Storage Startups From Upstarts

Separating Storage Startups From Upstarts


Throw More Storage At It

Throw More Storage At It