This week, Chris and Martin talk to Howard Marks, Chief Storyteller at VAST Data. You may know Howard as an independent analyst and author for a range of online publications. Howard recently joined VAST to help explain and promote understanding of their data platform architecture. The VAST Data platform uses three main technologies that have only recently emerged onto the m … [Read more...] about #105 – Introduction to VAST Data (Part I) with Howard Marks (Sponsored)
This week Martin, Chris Evans and Chris Mellor discuss Dell EMC's plans for merging the three current midrange storage platforms marketed by the company. This is a follow-up to the article Chris recently posted on https://blockandfiles.com that discusses Project Trident. There are a lot of moving parts to consider when merging storage platforms. Customers have spent time and e … [Read more...] about #102 – May Midrange Madness with Chris Mellor
This week Chris and Martin talk to Steve Hanna, Senior Product Manager for Enterprise SSDs at Micron. Steve looks after the 5210 ION QLC SSD product line, which was introduced earlier this year. As an evolution of existing flash technology, QLC offers greater capacities at lower cost. But what are the issues? The conversation covers how QLC has reduced the price to 1/100th of … [Read more...] about #79 – Learning More About QLC Storage with Steve Hanna
Continuing on our theme of disaggregated storage, Gavin and Martin talk to Josh Goldenhar, VP Products at Excelero. In this podcast, recorded on 6th November 2017, the guys talk about NVMesh, the Excelero technology that transforms servers and NVMe drives into a distributed storage mesh. As we're starting to see, there are some common themes developing here, with Linux-based s … [Read more...] about Disaggregated Storage Part III with Josh Goldenhar from Excelero
In this podcast, recorded live on 13th October 2017 in London, Chris talks to Violin Systems CEO, Ebrahim Abbasi. Violin Systems is the new name for Violin Memory, one of the pioneers of all-flash storage. Violin Memory entered chapter 11 in December 2016 and the company assets were eventually acquired by the Soros Group. Violin Systems is back, with no debt, positive c … [Read more...] about Soundbytes #012: The Resurrection of Violin Systems with CEO Ebrahim Abbasi
The following podcast was recorded at Pure Accelerate in San Francisco in June 2017. The recording was made behind the main stage, so apologies for the background noise which does get pretty loud for a while! Chris talks to Ivan Iannaccone, Director of Product Management (also known as Emperor of Flash) at Pure Storage. The conversation goes through the new … [Read more...] about Soundbytes #009: FlashArray Update With Ivan Iannaccone at Pure Accelerate
All-Flash has been highlighted as a specific market segment within the storage industry. Initially this was probably justified because of the number of new start-ups that were developing for the market. With all of the major storage vendors either amending or acquiring technology, is there really a justification for having a separate market segment for all-flash or … [Read more...] about All-Flash – Does it Justify a Market Segment?