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The Future of Storage Isn’t Purely Hardware or Software

The development of enterprise storage has historically oscillated between a focus on special-purpose hardware and optimized software. In this episode, brought to you by Pure Storage, Justin Emerson, Justin Warren, and Marc Staimer join Stephen Foskett to discuss this push and pull. Modern storage systems are extremely complicated, with layers of virtualization, different protocols, intelligence, tiered media, and scalability. All of this complexity makes the design of a storage system more difficult, so a company like Pure that can control the entire stack is able to deliver a more efficient system.

On-Premises for Today’s Roundtable:


Justin Warren

Marc Steimer

Pure Storage Panelist

Justin Emerson, Technology Evangelist. Connect with Justin on LinkedIn.


Stephen Foskett



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About the author

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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