Category Archives: Storage

Summary of Monday’s Announcements at Dell EMC World 2017

As you might have expected from a conference that was essentially created by combining two huge tech events (Dell World and EMC World), there were a large number of announcements made on the first day of Dell EMC World 2017. … Continue reading

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Pure Storage Announces NVMe DirectFlash and New FlashArray Model

Today Pure Storage, known for their All-Flash Storage arrays, announced their next Big ThingTM, DirectFlash, as well as a new FlashArray model. DirectFlash is a combination of NVMe hardware and the software to manage it (more details on that below). … Continue reading

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Qumulo Secures Round C Prime Funding – My Conversation with Bill Richter

Today, Qumulo, vendor of the software-defined scale-out storage platform Qumulo Core, announced the completion a funding round of $30 Million. This C Prime round of funding brings the total amount invested in Qumulo to date to $130 Million. This new … Continue reading

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Confirmed: I’ll be a Delegate at Storage Field Day 12 (#SFD12)

A number of things had my status for this event up in the air for a little bit, but I’m very happy to announce that I am now officially confirmed as a Delegate at Storage Field Day 12 next week. … Continue reading

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Pure Storage’s FlashBlade is now GA

Today, Pure Storage, an All-Flash storage vendor, announced the General Availability (GA) of their FlashBlade, a scalable, All-Flash, NFS storage platform, as well as the GA of version 1.2 of Elasticity, the software that runs the FlashBlade. I wrote about … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at the All-Flash Isilon, aka Nitro

On 19 October, Dell EMC made an announcement about the All-Flash Isilon nodes. This product line has been code-named “Project Nitro”. The announcement was timed to occur during the first-ever Dell EMC World event. I’ll walk through what was announced, … Continue reading

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Qumulo Core 2.5 is Now GA

On 15 November, Qumulo announced the availability of version 2.5 of their Qumulo Core software layer for their scale-out NAS platform. I’ve been involved with Qumulo since they came out of stealth approximately 18 months ago — I actually helped … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Storage Field Day 11 #SFD11

Guess who’s heading to Storage Field Day 11? OK, you’ve already read the title, so you know it’s me, but that doesn’t make me any less excited about it. It’s an honor to be chosen as a delegate for an … Continue reading

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Avere Systems Announces New Complete Storage Solution

Today, Avere Systems announced its first complete storage solution. Avere is known for their Edge Filers that virtualize NAS systems and/or act as a file-access gateway to object storage. The just-announced C2N solution combines Avere FXT Edge Filers with Avere’s … Continue reading

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EMC Announces New Mid-Range Unified Storage Platform – Unity

Today, at EMC World, EMC announced their new mid-range unified storage platform, called Unity. Some time last summer, I remember thinking that it was weird that we hadn’t seen a “Mega-Launch” event announcement from EMC. VNX2 seemed due for a … Continue reading

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