Going into their building for their presentation, I was immediately struck by the building as an institution. Other companies we saw had offices, perhaps a floor. Dell EMC has a campus. When you’re there, the company surrounds you, ensconces you in a building created just for them. It was a space you could explore, perhaps get lost in. Luckily we were given generous supervision to get us to the Isilon presentation.
I saw Igneous Systems present at Tech Field Day earlier this month. Their offering is a bit of an odd mix at first. They want to offer the benefits of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for data that cannot be stored in the cloud. This seemed counter intuitive, after all, what else would you use the cloud for? But Igneous has a clever solution.
They say that education is a form of indoctrination. Personally, I think that’s a little dramatic, but there’s a kernel of truth in the phrase. Learning is not directionless. It comes from someone or something with a perspective, which effects how and what you are learning. I suppose in a Platonic universe there would be […]
Secondary storage sounds safe enough, but James Green brings to light the salient problem of dark data. Just so it’s understood, let’s define secondary storage as anything that isn’t considered mission critical for your business on a day to day level. Most of this would include backups, but it also could include archival data, test/dev, […]
Amit Panchal posted a great interview with an anonymous, self-proclaimed “lowly storage guy”. He’s been in the industry for over 25 years, and has some interesting insights to share. The interview again shows the unexpected ways a career can develop. The interviewee actually began his career thinking he’d go into marketing. But passion and technical […]
DriveScale wants to change how storage is considered in your datacenter. Think about how storage is added to a typical setup. If you need more storage on-prem, you throw a couple of pizza boxes on the rack, adding storage, but also compute, memory, connectivity. That’s great, if you just happen to need your storage to scale according to your vendor’s specification.