In this episode, Chris talks to Rob Lee, CTO at Pure Storage about today's announcement covering FlashBlade//S and Evergreen//Flex. FlashBlade//S is a new hardware platform that evolves the solution into a disaggregated architecture. The design enables compute and storage resources to be scaled independently, while incorporating existing DFMs (DirectFlash Modules) that are … [Read more...] about #234 – Introducing Pure Storage FlashBlade//S and Evergreen//Flex with CTO Rob Lee (Sponsored)
This week, Chris and Martin discuss the announcement from CloudFlare of R2, a new object storage solution. With such a widely dispersed CDN network, could CloudFlare become a real competitor for S3, considering that the R2 platform will have no egress fees? This episode digs into the details, to look at what additional features object storage vendors need in their arsenal and … [Read more...] about #214 – Can CloudFlare R2 Disrupt AWS S3?
In this week's episode, Chris and Martin talk to Paul Speciale (Chief Product Officer at Scality) and Chris Tinker (Distinguished Technologist with HPE) about the launch of ARTESCA, a new lightweight, cloud-native object storage solution. HPE and Scality have announced the product jointly, delivering the solution on HPE hardware with an exclusive distribution agreement for 6 … [Read more...] about #201 – Introducing Scality ARTESCA (Sponsored)
This week, Chris and Martin debate whether we have seen the end of new "pure play" storage companies that go the distance to full independence. Where there used to be many businesses like EMC, Pure Storage and NetApp, the number of public storage-only companies is dwindling. Is this market too challenging to get into or is there simply no money to be made? If we look back … [Read more...] about #170 – The End of Pure Play Storage Companies
As reported by Chris Mellor, HPE recently announced Q1 2020 figures that show storage down 8% and servers down 15%. In light of these numbers, we look at HPE's storage products, partners and overall strategy in the market. HPE primary products are strong contenders, with XP8 for high-end/mainframe, 3PAR & Primera, Nimble and MSA. Outside of the main platforms, HPE has … [Read more...] about #148 – Unpacking HPE's Storage Strategy
In this Soundbytes edition of the Storage Unpacked podcast, Chris Evans takes the opportunity to chat with Jeff Lundberg (https://twitter.com/jeffhds), Product Marketing Manager, within the content business area at Hitachi Data Systems. Jeff covers the object storage part of the HDS business, in particular the HCP (Hitachi Content Platform). We discuss what … [Read more...] about Soundbytes: Talking Object Storage With Jeff Lundberg