This is the first of a series of podcast episodes recorded at Hitachi NEXT 2019 in Las Vegas. Hitachi announced the next generation of VSP storage arrays, the VSP 5000 at the show. The new platform provides greater performance and capacity than previous systems at lower latency. Chris meets with Colin Gallagher (VP Product Marketing for the Infrastructure Portfolio) and Dan … [Read more...] about #123 – Hitachi Next 2019: VSP 5000
This week, Chris Mellor is back and the team take a dive into the subject of storage vendor hero numbers. What are hero numbers? We've all seen them, they're the huge performance figures quoted by all-flash storage vendors aimed at putting their products forward in the best light possible. Are hero numbers believable or should we be looking at certified vendor benchmark t … [Read more...] about #58 – Storage Vendor Hero Numbers
This week, Chris and Martin discuss the subject of price parity between all-flash and hybrid or HDD-based storage arrays. From Martin's perspective, he is starting to see vendor pricing getting close to parity and it making more sense to buy all-flash than a spinning media device. However, what are the issues? TCO is one - it's not all about array pricing. Also, flash off … [Read more...] about #54 – Are we at All-flash and HDD Array Price Parity?
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
In this opinion piece, recorded on 31 October 2016, Martin Glassborow, Chris Mellor and Chris Evans discuss the state of the all-flash market and what we can expect to happen to the remaining all-flash startup vendors. We discuss Violin's delisting, talk about the range of vendors and size of the market. Mr Mellor presents his interpretation on the … [Read more...] about Garbage Collection – All-flash Market Consolidation
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?