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There is a class of individuals in companies large and small that stand head and shoulders above the rest. They are the "go to" guys and gals when the "chips are down". This person is the one you call when an interaction with a customer must absolutely and positively be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at Storage Pirates
ScaleIO at VMware Partner Exchange I have attended every VMWorld and nearly every VMware Partner Exchange in North America since the end of the physical era. I joined. Watched robots fight. It was cool. Everything I own is now virtualized. My cat catches frisbees and my children clean their own... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Storage Pirates
The fact that I read this three times after midnight is mildly disturbing. Thanks Chad for contributing to the world of the techie double entendre. I will now dream of loosely coupling. Seriously, though, the timing of this discussion is perfect. With a foundational architectural understanding, discussions become so much easier.
Commented Jan 30, 2014 on Understanding Storage Architectures. at Virtual Geek
Hyper-convergence can be hyper-cool when leveraged in clever ways with industry-standard hardware. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Storage Pirates
Step 4: Take six servers stuffed full of PCIe flash and put them on a 40Gb network. Add ScaleIO. Deploy 1000 virtual desktops in 1 hour and 28 minutes. Boot all 1000 in 12 minutes. ...and so on. Freaky elasticity like this belongs in an episode of the X-Files. Or something similar...
Are you considering an All Flash Array? EMC was a few years ago. Making the right choice is pretty important when you consider the money you will be investing, and that your business will depend upon the results. It is even more important when you are looking at All Flash... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Storage Pirates
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For some time now it has been clear that we have moved beyond the point in time when “scaling IO” in the world of Flash simply means “more IO”. When we expose the performance of NAND, we get massive amounts of IO. That part is easy. The hard part is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at Storage Pirates
Fast-forward 5 years and many petabytes of flash shipped, and we are still talking about the Holy Grail that is “The Ultimate Leveraging of NAND in all its Glory”. Some seem to think that the fastest path to value today includes the complete re-architecting of application environments. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Storage Pirates
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Mar 24, 2013