A few years back, I wrote an immensely-popular series of blog posts outlining the four things that were holding storage system performance back, and the ways to fix them. At the time, I created some presentation content to go along with these posts, and even considered pulling them into a white paper, but nothing came of that. Now, however, I'm pleased to announce that my Four … [Read more...] about The Four Horsemen of Storage System Performance Are Coming To Life!
This year for my Truth in IT seminars, I’m shifting away from virtualization to focus on enterprise storage once again. But this won’t be any ordinary “storage 101” seminar. Rather than trying to talk about every element, I’m focused on what’s new! Next-generation storage technologies are here, from the smallest startups to the established players. For 2014, I’ll focus … [Read more...] about Truth in Storage: The Next Generation – Announcing My 2014 Seminar Series
The enterprise flash storage array market, though not yet crowded, is definitely lively. After a wave of SSD's retrofitted into disk arrays joined a cadre of purpose-built devices, we're getting to the point where finally we have some compelling and competitive products. Out today is another flash start up: Skyera's passel of SandForce engineers have cooked up an enterprise … [Read more...] about Skyera’s Skyhawk Is the First Truly Integrated Flash Storage Array
Flash is hot right now, and solid-state storage is transforming every part of IT. From the iPad to the enterprise, every company is looking to figure out how best to deploy solid-state, and how it will transform their applications. Now the darling of the PCI-e card market, Fusion-io is taking its first steps into the enterprise storage array field with "ioN". The Solid State … [Read more...] about Fusion-io Steps Into the Flash Array Market with ioN
It took over five months, but Sony finally delivered my NEX-7 kit on March 8 (my birthday, natch!). After using the camera for a few weeks, I can say it's exactly what I hoped it would be: A worthy upgrade over the NEX-5, and perhaps the best enthusiast camera on the market. But it's not without flaws, including some surprising shortcomings. Here's my hands-on review! Why Buy … [Read more...] about Sony NEX-7 Hands-On Review Part 1: The New Super-Camera