Parallel I/O in the Offing from DataCore Software

November 7, 2015

My breakout session at Storage Decisions NY had the provocative title “Forget the Flash:  Going Parallel to Achieve Real Storage Performance…and Without All the Cost!”  Provocative because most of the other sessions at the show were heavily oriented toward the “flash for everything” craziness that seems to have descended on the industry. Anyway, my preso […]

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Just Back from Storage Decisions NY

November 7, 2015

It was great fun reprising at SDNY2015, held this year in Brooklyn, NY.  Traffic was a bit lighter than in previous years, doubtless a function of a mix of things — from folks trying to outsource their storage problems to clouds to the impact of software-defined everything on the fortunes of array makers and other […]

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Next Between Two LUNs: Caringo Talks Object Storage

October 29, 2015

You read my column, now see the movie!  Well, the presentation… The date is set:  November 11 at High Noon (Eastern Time).  The next Brown Bag Webinar from IT-SENSE will cover the state of both the technology and the business value case for Object Storage.   The event is titled, “Object Storage:  Is It Soup Yet?” […]

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Getting ready to do a big RFI on SDS and Hyperconverged

October 29, 2015

I know, I know, every vendor with a software-defined storage or hyperconverged-infrastructure product to sell has issued a paper or an e-book or something on this topic. My goal is to create an RFI (request for information) that will let me collect information about as many products as I can in this space.  To participating […]

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Repost: Move Over Watson…Barry M. Ferrite is the New AI!

October 28, 2015

The new AI on the block, storage analyst Barry M. Ferrite, has just appeared in the Toigo-verse. Please enjoy this video, and if you don’t like it, don’t tell me! It took us quite a while to do and I am sure that subsequent installments will improve on quality, etc. But it gets the job […]

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Speaking of Parallel I/O…

October 28, 2015

The word is just starting to spread — even before the Storage Performance Council finishes its SPC-1 Benchmark audit of DataCore Software important innovation — regarding the impact of parallel I/O on application performance, especially in virtual server environments. I did a webinar with Datacore yesterday on this very subject that you can catch on replay HERE. […]

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Storage Decisions New York Right Around the Corner

October 28, 2015

I will fly with my daughter on my birthday (November 2) to Storage Decisions NY, which takes place this year at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge on November 3 and 4.  The organizers have tapped me to do two talks while I am there — one on How Storage Pros Can Remain Relevant in this Era of […]

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Tomorrow: A Supercast on Disaster Recovery

October 28, 2015

Frankly, I am getting pretty tired of the hype around hypervisors and analyst and pundit woo proclaiming how HA clusters and cloudification have eliminated the need for conventional disaster recovery planning. This is really wrong-headed.  I like failover clustering and clouds as much as the next guy, but these tools and techniques do not obviate the […]

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Scoot Over, Watson. Barry M. Ferrite is Here.

October 28, 2015

The new AI on the block, storage analyst Barry M. Ferrite, has just appeared in the Toigo-verse. Please enjoy this video, and if you don’t like it, don’t tell me!  It took us quite a while to do and I am sure that subsequent installments will improve on quality, etc.  But it gets the job […]

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Don’t Be Duped By De-Duplication…

August 17, 2015

Tomorrow at 2PM EDT, I will be moderating a webinar with Arcserve on the subject of de-duplication technology:  Don’t Be Duped by De-Duplication.  Registration is here. While I acknowledge that a lot of folks are using de-duplication technology, I am still a bit concerned about implementing it universally — across all primary storage — and […]

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