Data storage isn't as easy as it sounds, especially at enterprise or cloud scale. It's simple enough to read and write a bit of data, but much harder to build a system that scales to store petabytes. That's why I'm keenly focused on a new wave of storage systems built from the ground up for scaling! No More Monoliths Traditional storage arrays are integrated monoliths: A … [Read more...] about Scaling Storage Is Hard To Do
whith·er - Adverb/Ëˆ(h)wiTÍŸHÉ™r/ 1. To what place or state: "whither are we bound?". VMworld always generates buzz, but news of a major push to change the basic access method for enterprise storage took many by surprise. Extending the work already done with VAAI and VASA, this new development takes VMware storage integration to a whole new level. But the one element of … [Read more...] about Alas, VMware, Whither HDS?
I've been following the progress of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) for well over a decade. When I participated in high-end enterprise storage system shootouts as an end-user, HDS routinely placed second against EMC, HP and NetApp in the, and the decision was always a close one. But the storage market has changed, with nimble startups innovating around established competitors and … [Read more...] about Concerning HDS