Goodbye X-IO, Hello Axellio and Violin 2.0!

Stephen Foskett breaks down a big acquisition in the storage market, the reborn Violin Systems acquiring X-IO. This gets complicated as Violin is buying X-IO’s legacy ISE storage line, while their edge Axellio product is being spun out into a new company. Stephen sees this as a win for both remaining companies.


Techfield Day 15 Preview: Actifio

The CTO Advisor himself, Keith Townsend, will be at Tech Field Day next week. He’s looking forward to getting an update from Actifio. Since he last saw them at Storage Field Day in 2014, the company has moved from what Keith calls a copy-data focus to secondary data. With the recent investment boom in the segment, Keith is interested to hear more about their updated strategy.


Tech Field Day 15 Preview: Scale Computing

Keith Townsend is looking forward to hearing from Scale Computing at next week’s Tech Field Day event. He was introduced to the company at Storage Field Day back in 2014, and the landscape for virtualization and HCI has changed substantially in the interim. Keith is interested to hear how the company plans to move into the larger enterprise market, a departure from their previous SMB market focus.


Architecting IT | Scale Computing Moves Deeper Into the Enterprise With All-Flash HCI

Chris Evans looks back on Scale Computing, who he saw present at Storage Field Day in 2014, as they introduce their first all-flash system. Chris begins by stating that Scale Computing, “is one such company that has continued to demonstrate technical innovation and a continuing evolution in their platform,” and then goes on to discuss Scale’s all-flash system as well as their new software.


Dreaming of SCM but living with NVDIMMs…

Ray Lucchesi give a look into a rather unique and developing part of enterprise storage: NonVolatile RAM. He walks through the history of the format, and how it has evolved to its current iteration. He finds that the current state has fairly developed hardware, but the software to take advantage of it is still developing. In some ways, it parallels where flash storage was when it first emerged as an affordable option.


Long Term Evaluation: Scale Computing

Long Term Evaluation: Scale Computing


Scale Computing Announces Support For Hybrid Storage and Other Good Things

Scale Computing Announces Support For Hybrid Storage and Other Good Things


Build or Buy – A Tale of Two All-Flash Strategies

Build or Buy – A Tale of Two All-Flash Strategies


3 must-watch startups from VMware alum

3 must-watch startups from VMware alum


#VFD4 Live – Scale Computing

#VFD4 Live – Scale Computing


VFD4 Prep: Scale Computing

VFD4 Prep: Scale Computing


Diablo Technologies at SFD5 and Updates

Diablo Technologies at SFD5 and Updates


SanDisk at SFD5

SanDisk at SFD5


VeeamOn, man ;-P

VeeamOn, man ;-P


What’s in PernixData FVP’s secret sauce

What’s in PernixData FVP’s secret sauce


Storage Vendors to check out at #VMworld 2014 (SFO)

Storage Vendors to check out at #VMworld 2014 (SFO)


Episode 276 – PowerScripting Podcast

Episode 276 – PowerScripting Podcast


Hyper-converged systems: What you need to know about this hot virtualization topic

Hyper-converged systems: What you need to know about this hot virtualization topic


MCS, UltraDIMMs and memory IO, the new path ahead – part 2

MCS, UltraDIMMs and memory IO, the new path ahead – part 2


SanDisk’s organic growth (and flash commoditization)

SanDisk’s organic growth (and flash commoditization)