NVMe over Fabric Gets Real

By Russ Fellows, Monday, May 14th 2018

Analyst Blogs

For much of the last year, vendors have been discussing end-to-end NVMe, but have not had anything tangible outside of statements of direction and “technology demonstrations”.  With the announcement of end-to-end FC-NVMe solutions from both Dell-EMC and NetApp - and...

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Measuring the Value of Storage – by Russ Fellows

By Russ Fellows, Wednesday, July 12th 2017

Analyst Blogs

I just recently completed testing a Hyperconverged system using three new technologies: Intel Xeon Scalable processor systems Intel Optane storage and Intel NVMe Flash VMware vSAN 6.6 software The results showed significant performance enhancements, but more importantly significantly better price...

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“The Best Storage System” Blog by Russ Fellows

By Russ Fellows, Monday, June 22nd 2015

Analyst Blogs

"The Best Storage System" by Russ Fellows As a storage analyst, I often get asked the same question, “What is the best array?” My answer has evolved slightly over the years, but now I use a very direct and clear...

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“Solid State Deployments: Recommendations for POCs” DSI Presentation from Russ Fellows

By Russ Fellows, Friday, April 10th 2015

Analyst Blogs

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. 

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Why I Love VVols – And So Will You, blog by Russ Fellows

By Russ Fellows, Thursday, February 5th 2015

Analyst Blogs

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...

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The Next Storage Management War, blog by Russ Fellows

By Russ Fellows, Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Analyst Blogs

The Next Storage Management War [caption id="attachment_10593" align="alignleft" width="174"] Storage Management Wars[/caption] Storage management is a mundane topic; one too dry even for most seasoned IT and storage administrators.  However, it appears to be getting interesting again. This means that...

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A Hack of a Day–blog by Russ Fellows

By Russ Fellows, Thursday, June 19th 2014

Analyst Blogs

In what is an unfortunate cost of doing business in the cloud era, an online hosting service “CodeSpaces.com” has ceased operations today after several days of online attacks. Ironically, only two days ago, CodeSpaces website claimed to provide “Rock Solid,...

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Bench-marketing (or Iometer magic workloads) — blog by Russ Fellows

By Russ Fellows, Tuesday, June 10th 2014

Analyst Blogs

I recently read through a performance report created by a firm for one of their clients.  My first thought is that it is good to see more people using actual lab testing and data rather than theoretical arguments as to...

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It’s Not about the Protocol

By Russ Fellows, Tuesday, February 18th 2014

Analyst Blogs

Recently, I inadvertently became involved in a tweet fest, kicked off because a group of people believed I was attacking their protocol of choice.  To devoted followers, a protocol is akin to religion, something that requires devotion and defense at...

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Why 2*8 ≠16

By Russ Fellows, Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Analyst Blogs

Sometimes the ways we expect things to work just don’t match up with the science.  Our common sense is a collection of our experiences, providing expectations as to how the world works. Some phenomena are visible and easily observed.  Other...

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