#SFD4 – Vendor 4: COHO Data

Hans De Leenheer writes on his blog:

We were warned that COHO has a totally different approach to storage than the average startup. Most startups take a certain type of architecture and improve that either left or right and that becomes their added value or unique selling point. COHO takes a complete different approach. Both the fronted network based on OpenFlow as the backend Object storage architecture are really well done. Currently used filesystems all have their own challenges.

Here are the notes Hans made from the Coho Data presentation at Storage Field Day 4. I know there will be more complete thoughts later, as he (and the rest of the deluges) were trying to wrap their heads around the impact that OpenFlow might have in storage now.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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