Maish Saidel-Keesing makes the case for the end of Docker, focusing on the loss of the container orchestration market, competitive runtimes, and a less engaged community. It’s an interesting read and shows how quickly the industry narrative around a company can change.
File system performance is often something that goes unconsidered, but can have a noticeable impact. Andre Leibovici recently compared Oracle performance on XFS versus EXT4. The results show why you might want to give your file system of choice a little closer look.
In terms of repurposing old computer hardware, it would be hard to pick a project that would bring a bigger smile to my face than retrofitting an Intel Core2Duo-based Sun workstation to use modern AMD EPYC platform. It’s the best of both worlds, modern hardware in a chassis with perhaps the best logo in all of tech.
Over the last few years, HPE has built up a very diverse storage portfolio. But it can be a little hard to keep track of everything that’s going on, from the assets they acquired from Nimble Storage, to the latest with 3PAR,StoreOnce, and their increasing partner-based offerings. It’s a lot to keep in mind. Luckily […]
Backblaze has been releasing an annual report of their hard drive reliability for five years now. It’s a rare look into real world performance of drives at pretty massive scale. For 2018, they had just under 105,000 data drives in operation for their cloud storage and backup services.
Microsoft announced that support for Windows 10 Mobile ends in December. It’s a quiet end for an OS that always seemed resigned to playing for third.
When people think “cloud”, they usually think web-native applications. But when enterprise IT hears about cloud, especially from vendors, they’re typically looking at a more-flexible environment for their existing applications. The same is true of so-called hybrid cloud – does it bring the cloud closer to the datacenter or vice versa? That’s why the “inside-out” versus “outside-in” metaphor really helps explain the current state of enterprise IT.
Bad UI is often accepted in the enterprise. But Erik Ableson argues that bad UIs can be bad for business and operations. In this case, he looks at how the use of color can be misleading for thin provisioning.
News came out today in The Marker that Microsoft is looking into an acquisition of Mellanox. This would likely mark a major shift to in-house hardware development for Azure, and could form the basis of a composable cloud offering in Microsoft’s cloud. But it would also take a major (if un-heralded) player out of the market for everyone else.
I’ve been following Pure Storage since the very beginning. I always saw the company as a contender for mainstream enterprise storage rather than their professed focus on all-flash arrays. With the introduction of Cloud Block Storage, the company is finally showing their cards: It’s the storage solution that matters, not the flash.