Corporate Twitter accounts of companies past are often haunted by their unwitting last tweet. We take a look at some from 2017 to find a few patterns.
On this episode, host Stephen Foskett talks with Mark May, Howard Marks, and Keith Townsend about what makes a failed startup. Are some concepts simply too early, or are there ideas whose time simply never arrives? They look at specific examples like Auspex Systems and Coho Data.
James Green of Actual Tech Media comments: In the data center, technology advances in distinct steps rather than smoothly along a continuum. One day we don’t have SSDs, and the next, the first SSD is generally available and we do. Market adoption, however, smooths out those distinct steps into what looks more like a gradually sloping […]
Ray Lucchesi of RayOnStorage writes: Andy’s always a joy to talk with and this time was no exception. Andy started out talking about the speed of networking and what it meant for network packet processing time. He showed a chart with network speeds on the horizontal axis and packet processing time (in nsec) on the […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku writes: Data grows (steadily… and exponentially) and nothing gets thrown away. Since data adds up, the concept of the “data lake” has taken shape. Even systems created for big data are starting to sense this problem and system architects are beginning to think differently about storage. I’m going to take Hadoop […]
Eric Shanks of IT Hollow comments: Consider what would happen if you could see analytics about your workloads to see cache hit ratios. This is something that several vendors can show now including Coho and Cloud Physics. You can now decide to buy more flash based off of how much a workload will benefit from […]
Matt Oswalt of Keeping It Classless writes: I was told by several impressed delegates about a talk by Andy Warfield of Coho Data, where he described how they used OpenFlow to steer storage traffic intelligently to and from various nodes in a distributed storage array. For the majority of the discussion, he talks at length […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku writes: Last year, I met Coho Data for the first time (it was during SFD4), and I wrote an enthusiastic article about them. Too enthusiastic maybe, but I really liked their vision and I overlooked the immaturity of a product that was still on a pre-release stage at that time. This […]
Hans de Leenheer comments on his blog: Today I got inspired by J.Metz’s article The Napkin Dialogues: “Open”-ing up to SDN where he admits being caught in speed by new technologies. Sometimes you need to go back to the napkin design to get a grip on it. These are the things I have tried to […]
Storage quality of service (QoS) is a very hot topic in today’s market. As performance of storage arrays increases rapidly, the need to ensure consistent performance becomes increasingly important. In multitenancy environments, the need to ensure a minimum level of service for customers is crucial to the survival of the business. Why then is […]