Voices in Data Storage – Episode 3: A Conversation with Leo Leung of Oracle

In this episode of Voices in Data Storage, Enrico Signoretti spoke with Leo Leung, Oracle’s Senior Director of Product & Strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. They discussed how Oracle’s cloud offerings have really impressed, specifically their presentation at Tech Field Day earlier this year. This isn’t simply a play to have traditional Oracle legacy apps in the cloud, but a play to offer high performance instances for cloud native applications.


Disaster Recovery and Cyber Attacks

Enrico Signoretti doesn’t just think about fire, floods, and tornadoes when he considers IT disasters. But Enrico puts Cyber-Attacks in the same category. Luckily he saw an interesting presentation from Dell EMC’s Data Protection team at Tech Field Day this October. They showed how they use Data Domain appliances in conjunction with software from Index Engines to proactively detect anomalies. Enrico was impressed how this is independent from backup software, giving you a better chance to recover operations quickly.


From Storage to Data Virtualization

Enrico Signoretti got to see the launch of Hammerspace at Storage Field Day last month. It had a familiar ring to it, with former CTO of Primary Data, David Flynn, buying code from the now defunct company to start Hammerspace. The brilliance of the company comes down to one thing for Enrico, they obscure the issue of data gravity, allowing for virtualized views of virtualized data sets across clouds.


Oracle Cloud, Better Than You Might Think

Enrico Signoretti was like a lot of IT professionals when he heard about Oracle Cloud, looking at it with a healthy dose of skepticism. This came both from the competitive public cloud landscape, and past experiences with the company that weren’t exactly positive. But after hearing Oracle Cloud present at Tech Field Day earlier this month, he found the team had an exciting mix of humility and audacity. He outlines how Oracle is focusing on bare metal performance and “amazingly good” SLAs to offer a compelling service.


Secondary Data and Komprise with Krishna Subramanian by Data Driven Talk

In this episode of Data Driven Talk, host Enrico Signoretti discusses the challenges of secondary data. His guest, founder and COO of Komprise, Krishna Subramanian, discusses the current state of the secondary storage market, what it is, and how best to address it.


Not Your Father’s Commvault

It was great to have Enrico Signoretti around the delegate table for Tech Field Day Exclusive at Commvault GO 2018 last week. In this post, he looks at the major changes with Commvault announced this year. This includes a more approachable licensing model, as-a-Service offerings, and the new Commvault Activate analytics solution. Overall, Enrico sees the company making major strides to stay relevant in the modern data management market.


The era of composable storage infrastructures is coming

After seeing StarWind present on their NVMe-oF solutions, Enrico Signoretti thinks that it’s time to declare the SAN officially dead. The ability of NVMe-oF to access remote storage the same way as local storage opens the door to borrowing storage resources from other servers across the datacenter and building your virtual storage array. For Enrico, what StarWind presented is the start of the age of Composable Storage Infrastructure.


Secondary storage is the new primary

Enrico Signoretti sees IT as a whole suddenly recognizing the importance of secondary storage in their environment. As primary storage, centered around structured data, has largely become commidified, having high capacity but low quality object stores for secondary storage is becoming inadequate. This is especially true given the growth rate of unstructured data, which become even more of a problem as regulatory requirements increase. Enrico things a company like Komprise, which he saw at Storage Field Day last week, is the result of recognizing the importance of secondary storage. Komprise uses both analytics and user generated policy to do stretegic data planning, manage migration, move data to cheaper storage tiers when appropriate, and more.


Au Revoir OpenIO and Welcome Back Juku!

Enrico Signoretti will be attending his first Storage Field Day event in a while. He recently rejoined the independent analyst ranks, and we’re looking forward to seeing him around the table and asking questions with the other delegates. Make sure to check out his post announcing this, and his blog, for more Storage Field Day coverage.


S3, to rule them all! (storage tiers, that is)

S3, to rule them all! (storage tiers, that is)


NetApp, You had my curiosity…

NetApp, You had my curiosity…


Thoughts from VMworld 2016. Is VMware becoming synonymous of legacy?

Thoughts from VMworld 2016. Is VMware becoming synonymous of legacy?


Pure Storage’s FlashBlade is great on paper. But it’s still only on paper

Pure Storage’s FlashBlade is great on paper. But it’s still only on paper


Scale-out, flash, files and objects. How cool is Pure’s FlashBlade?

Scale-out, flash, files and objects. How cool is Pure’s FlashBlade?


Metadata search helps to offload some DB-like operations to storage

Metadata search helps to offload some DB-like operations to storage


Defining Software-defined Storage definition. Definitely. – Juku.it

Defining Software-defined Storage definition. Definitely. – Juku.it


VM-aware storage, is it still a thing?

VM-aware storage, is it still a thing?


The B-side of storage containerization

The B-side of storage containerization


Object stores? more, fast and small!

Object stores? more, fast and small!


Memory-based storage? Yes, please!

Memory-based storage? Yes, please!