Ned Bellavance and Stephen Foskett look at the current cloud storage landscape. Making sense of it can be a daunting task, even when just looking at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. It can be tough to make a true comparison across cloud when considering cost, performance, and reliability. How does this cacophony of choice come into play in a multi-cloud world?
A massive gap exists between the new world of DevOps and traditional enterprise IT. DevOps is predicated on rapid, iterative deployment, whereas enterprise IT typically works on a traditional waterfall process. Changes are made in massive batches and the underlying infrastructure is inflexible and heterogeneous. The new wave of DevOps in IT doesn’t want to […]
This is post 9 of 9 in the series “Pure Storage 2018 Tech Talks” In a recent post, I wrote extensively about the integrations of VVols, and the other discrete components of VASA into the Pure Storage architecture. We’ll all be very interested in seeing more about this at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas. Compelling […]
Matt Leib takes a look at what he learned from this year’s Flash Memory Summit. What stood out were the importance of NVMe scalability, as well as the emergence of non-volatile persistent memory. Of note, this year saw the first storage array to use NVMe protocol and hardware across the board, Pure Storage’s FlashArray//X.
What we call networking has changed radically in the past few years. The amount of intelligence in the network is helping us create new software and platforms to manage everything properly. John Herbert takes a look at Cisco Network Assurance Engine and asks if you’ve changed your ways of thinking about doing networking in this day and age.
Matt Leib takes a look at how Pure Storage has engineered their storage arrays to fully realize the promise of solid state disk. He also looks at the features of the Purity operating system on the arrays, and their robust VMware integrations.
How long does it take to get value from your complex software platforms? How about less than an hour? Gian Paolo Boarina takes a look at the setup process for Cisco’s Network Assurance Engine and shows you how to get value from your installation in less time than it takes to eat lunch!
This is post 5 of 7 in the series “Cisco Network Assurance Engine” Previous posts in this series have discussed the theory behind Cisco’s Network Assurance Engine (NAE) and how it can help detect issues stemming from changes in the network. This post, in contrast, is mostly hands-on with the software. It includes screenshots showing […]
The economics for an All-Flash solution as a backup target might not seem to make sense. But Dan Frith makes the case why FlashBlade doesn’t just work, but excels in the right environment.
Tom Hollingsworth looks at the ways that Circle K Stores have utilized SD-WAN to reduce replacement device downtime and ensure that stores stay up and running for their customers.