Several months ago, Evaluator Group joined the webinar service BrightTalk to provide educational content on storage. Reading through BrightTalk’s list of past and upcoming summits (day-long webinar events), we noticed they had content on nearly every major new storage technology … Continued
John Webster delivered the presentation Solving Big Data Problems at SNIA’s Data Storage Innovation conference on Thursday, April 9. If you weren’t able to catch his presentation live, view his slides here on-demand.
Russ Fellows delivered “Solid State Deployments: Recommendations for POCs” at SNIA’s Data Storage Innovation conference on Tuesday, April 7. If you weren’t able to catch his presentation live, view his slides here on-demand.
Software Defined Storage Needs a More Clearly Defined Value Proposition The Software Defined Storage (SDS) model in its early days was often compared to Software Defined Networking (SDN). Both used virtualization as a foundational technology and replaced hardware constructs with software … Continued
Bifurcating Enterprise Storage The enterprise storage market is splitting into two areas that are still indistinct but will become a lot less so. It’s important to understand this evolution if you are to make sense of storage vendor product strategy. … Continued
IBM has rebranded storage products and introduced XIV as a software-only offering under a new overarching identity – IBM Spectrum. The decoder ring for these products is: This name change will take a long time to become second nature for many in … Continued
Veritas Rising Appropriately, Symantec will call its new information management spinout Veritas Technologies Corp. The company will consist of many products from the original, which Symantec acquired in 2005. Let me say that I think the spinout is a great … Continued
Evaluator Group analyst and SNIA Board Member recently published a whitepaper for SNIA entitled “Software Defined Storage.” The description of the paper is taken from SNIA Europe’s website. This new whitepaper takes a look into attributes of SDS, the role … Continued
In case you’ve been head down, buried in work this week you may have missed the announcement of VMware vSphere 6. If you are a VMware admin, you have likely been tracking this release for over a year. However, if … Continued
We’ve been watching the advance of solid state disk (SSD) as its ever improving price for capacity metrics make it an attractive replacement for relatively slow, spinning, mechanical disk media. Disk drive manufactures like Hitachi saw this coming years ago … Continued