DataGravity just released their embargo and my little techie corner of the Internet is on fire. There's a very good reason for that, but it might not be obvious at a glance. Read on to learn why DataGravity is a Big Deal even though it might not work out. Let's start with the hardware: DataGravity just introduced a pretty ordinary storage array aimed at the fat middle of … [Read more...] about Why is DataGravity Such a Big Deal?
Everyone is talking about “software-defined” everything lately, so it was only a matter of time before industry buzz turned to software-defined storage. VMware and EMC really stoked the flames with a constant barrage of marketing directed in this direction. But how exactly do you software-define storage? And what does this mean? It’s always amusing to see how others react … [Read more...] about Making a Case For (and Against) Software-Defined Storage
geek·herd/GekÉ™rd/ Noun: A person who attends to the needs of geeks. Verb: Tend (geeks) as a geekherd. See also: Cat-herder, Nerf-herder February 23 and 24 is Gestalt IT Virtualization Field Day 2. This is significant in many ways, but is especially poignant for me because I will not be there. For the first time, the “geekherd's crook” at Tech Field Day will be wielded by … [Read more...] about Virtualization Field Day 2 – Silicon Valley
I've been quite busy lately recording webinars, writing articles, and setting up speaking events. This week, I'm in Boston and New York for private speaking engagements. I'll also be recording a webinar with an exciting new storage/virtualization company, Nutanix, and I urge you to tune in to that one! Nutanix is Truly Innovative Watch Nutanix present at Tech Field Day … [Read more...] about Two Online Events You Should Attend (And Two More That You Can’t)
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