Category Archives: Storage

Recognizing Disruption and the Death of the Storage Admin

Fun Fact, I wrote this in November of last year. Still holds up. Figured I publish it.   I’ve spent pretty much the last few years speaking to customers about the many disruptive forces that are invading the traditional Information … Continue reading

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2005 Called, They Want Their Storage Issues Back

Bear with me folks, as this is going to be a two-parter, and yes I ramble when I write, which is also how I speak. Like many people who work in the technology field, I’m a bit of a pack … Continue reading

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Great Feats of Deployment: OpenStack in 90 Minutes

A few weeks back I had the pleasure to attend Cisco Live in San Diego, this came right on the heels of the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.  Both events were great opportunities for the team at SolidFire to interact with customers … Continue reading

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Storage industry: Stop that, start this – A history

  Shameless Plug Disclaimer:  This is a cross-post from one I wrote for the Corporate blog at SolidFire, and is one in a series that will be written around the legacy storage concepts and how their application today may not … Continue reading

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SNLDD Episode #9: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

The storage wars of the mid/late 2000s were fairly legendary, at least that was my take on it from an outsiders viewpoint. There was a period from around 2008-2011 where it went pretty hot and heavy,  with the various corporate bloggers/evangelists of … Continue reading

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Backup Is Broken

Every night millions of terabytes of data are read and written. In my view, this is a wasted IO operation. This graph should look familiar, its what I’m speaking of when I say that backup is broken. That every time … Continue reading

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DEDUPE ALL THE DATA

Funfact: This post will be markety in nature. I just got back from the Gartner Data Center Symposium where we (SimpliVity) were Platinum sponsor. This was my first time at a Gartner based event and I found the overall atmosphere … Continue reading

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3E’s of Storage Part Deux

Quick Stealth Edit: I should preface a lot of this with much of this discussion is focused on storage in Virtualized Environments, but the overall gist of the 3E’s should apply to physical as well. So in part one, I … Continue reading

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The 3E’s of Storage: Efficient, Effective, and Easy

I was just doing some basic research on creating a PowerShell script that would determine data change rates for a VM or a group of VM’s and came across this post by @Cocquyt on the Netapp forums which got my brain … Continue reading

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Challenge your biases, change your preconceived notions.

In 2011 I was at VMworld and spent a lot of time at the solutions exchange visiting all the storage vendors. At the time I was the primary storage and virtualization administrator at my company and this was my first … Continue reading

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