The Wisdom of the (Storage) Crowd

In this post, Chris Evans considers the how storage providers will continue to use storage telemetry in the future. As Chris points out, lots of storage companies have been innovating in this space. Still the scale of it can be staggering, with Pure Storage saying at a 2015 Storage Field Day event that they collect over 1 trillion data points per day. Chris would like to see the industry standardize on a way to deliver consistent anonymized data to a central location, and points to the Open Source storage community to drive this initiative.


Celebrating 10 Years of Pure Storage and Tech Field Day

Pure Storage has grown from a scrappy upstart to an established player in enterprise storage, and Gestalt IT and Tech Field Day were there the whole time. From their first Field Day appearance in 2011 to today’s Tech Talks and Exclusive Field Day events, we have grown together over 10 years.


Data Mobility – Global/Scale-out Data Platforms

Chris Evans published another post in his ongoing series about data mobility in hybrid cloud. In this post, he looks at Global NAS and other distributed storage solutions, and includes a consideration of how to deal with data consistency. Solutions from NooBaa, Qumulo, Weka, Elastifile, Hedvig and Datera are included in this overview.


Hardware has set the pace for latency, time for software to catch up

Jon Klaus thinks software needs to catch up to SSDs for reducing application latency. Initially, SSDs were limited by storage processors and buses build with spinning disks in mind. This has largely been remedied, so where’s the next big performance bottleneck? Latency.

Jon looks at how Intel’s Storage Performance Development Kit, presented at Storage Field Day in October, effects latency by replacing the traditional Linux kernel in storage controllers.


Cohesity Continues to Evolve

Cohesity Continues to Evolve


Cohesity Announces Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Cohesity Announces Hybrid Cloud Strategy


Pure //Accelerate 2016 – FlashBlade

Pure //Accelerate 2016 – FlashBlade


Secondary Can Be Just As Important As Primary

Secondary Can Be Just As Important As Primary


Pure Storage Announces FlashBlade, FlashArray//m10 and FlashStack CI Enhancements

Pure Storage Announces FlashBlade, FlashArray//m10 and FlashStack CI Enhancements


Nimble Storage announced their Predictive All Flash Arrays

Nimble Storage announced their Predictive All Flash Arrays


With FLASH, things are changing ‘in a flash’ !?

With FLASH, things are changing ‘in a flash’ !?


Nimble Storage – InfoSight VMVision

Nimble Storage – InfoSight VMVision


Bimodal IT needs bimodal infrastructures

Bimodal IT needs bimodal infrastructures


Cohesity Announces Cohesity Data Platform 2.0

Cohesity Announces Cohesity Data Platform 2.0


NexGen Storage: All-Flash Arrays can be hybrids too!

NexGen Storage: All-Flash Arrays can be hybrids too!


Infinidat: Enterprise reliability and performance

Infinidat: Enterprise reliability and performance


Are you going All-Flash? Nah, the future is hybrid

Are you going All-Flash? Nah, the future is hybrid


Cohesity – Scale-Out Secondary Storage

Cohesity – Scale-Out Secondary Storage


Cohesity – Secondary storage consolidation

Cohesity – Secondary storage consolidation


Qumulo: data-aware scale-out NAS

Qumulo: data-aware scale-out NAS