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Storage Myth Making, New Distributed Storage, and Brave New World of NVMe inGestalt Storage News 17.4

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ioFABRIC Vicinity 3.0: Storage Myth Making 

If you’re not familiar with ioFABRIC, they make Vicinity, a data fabric solution that lets you get better utilization of all your storage. It does this by presenting applications with a virtual data plane that amalgamates all available storage. This is governed independently by their own control plane. Essentially, the virtual data plane presents to the application as whatever kind of storage it natively needs (block, file, SMB, etc.).
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WekaIO = Distributed Storage + Cloud

WekaIO Matrix is an impressive new entrant in the world of high-performance distributed storage, and the cloud connector is a nice complement. The company brings all the latest trends together (distributed storage, NVMe, flash, cloud) in a useful solution. And by targeting HPC, WekaIO has selected a ripe target.
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The Brave New World of NVMe: The On-Premise IT Roundtable

The roundtable discusses how NVMe is impacting the storage industry. Is this just an iteration on what we’ve already seen with flash, or does it represent a sea change that will fundamentally change IT?
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Articles That Made Us Think

Recognizing Disruption and the Death of the Storage Admin

In this piece, Gabriel Chapman makes an interesting case for the demise of the storage admin. He compares the state of storage to the smartphone pre-iPhone. The market is poised for someone make storage radically simpler, from providing a service that has to be laboriously constructed, to something that’s more of a platform to be built on with accessible APIs.
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NetApp’s Andy Banta Gave a Similar Talk at Storage Field Day 


Upcoming Events in Storage

 September 14, 2017
Make sure you don’t miss the Storage Field Day Exclusive event from the Storage Developer Conference this fall. The event will feature a number of great presentations from SNIA. If you haven’t already, make sure to take a look at their recent presentations from last month’s Storage Field Day, which touched on everything from Swordfish to programming Persistent Memory. The Tech Field Day staff will have their usual full video coverage of the exclusive event.

From the Community

What to Expect from QLC NAND by Chris Evans

Automation Empowered Backups with Rubrik  by Eric Shanks

Red Hat Banishes Btrfs from RHEL by Simon Sharwood


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Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.

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