Enterprise storage is perhaps the most innovative area of IT these days, with exciting startups springing up right and left. Today, that scene welcomes Qumulo, who are building a new storage platform focused on scalability, efficiency, and simplicity. Qumulo catches my eye for two reasons: The team is heavy with Isilon experience, and CTO Aaron Passey really impressed me with … [Read more...] about Qumulo: An Enterprise Storage Startup Focused on Scale, Simplicity, and Efficiency
When I say “cloud storage”, you probably think of Amazon S3: Big, slow, cheap, and distributed. That's probably why the people I talk to about SolidFire usually start shaking their heads and denouncing the company. After all, who would be crazy enough to create an all flash storage array for cloud storage applications? But maybe it's not so crazy; maybe SolidFire is simply … [Read more...] about Is SolidFire out in Left Field, or Are They Playing a Whole New Ballgame?
Last week, I let the cat out of the bag regarding the next Tech Field Day event, which kicks off on Thursday! Today, let's take a look at the great lineup of companies that will be presenting at this event. Many are new startups, including Nutanix, Pure Storage, and SolidFire, while others are more established, like Nasuni, Symantec, DataDirect Networks, Arista and … [Read more...] about Tech Field Day 8 Presenter Lineup
When was the last time you deleted data? Even at home, where we have autonomy and authority over our own data, many of us are digital pack rats. But at work? Never! No one ever deletes anything! Let's talk about why this is. Retention vs. Deletion Just about everything we do in IT infrastructure is focused on retention. We back up our data and implement other data protection … [Read more...] about The Deletion Dilemma
So there it is. Intel's Light Peak was launched as Thunderbolt in the new Apple MacBook Pro line. What else happened? My writing Processing and Scheduling Thin Provisioning is another entry in my State of the Art Thin Provisioning series I posted another napkin-tastic infographic: Real-World Port Throughput Relative To Light Peak Wednesday saw the Thunderbolt … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, February 25, 2011