This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss if Google’s new certification program will displace A+, what are the public cloud impacts of the Spectre bug, and the Bob Ross of Machine Learning.
StoONE promises to deliver high-end storage array performance for pennies on the dollar. How? That’s the big question.
We’ve seen OS and chipmakers respond to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws with patches since the rampant speculation last week. What remains unanswered is how these patches will specifically impact performance on storage arrays and HCI systems. Chris Evans runs down what we do know, and some of the initial company responses.
Howard Marks is writing a series on hard drive evolution. This looks back to times when storage media was removable, 14-inch disks were a thing, and drive controllers existed off disk. While spinning media may be losing mind share to SSDs these days, Howard gives the historical context to show just how much engineering has gone into the modern hard drive.
An interesting piece of marketing from Qumulo got me thinking, what would a ground up enterprise file system in 2018 look like?
Mechanical hard drives are fighting a losing war against flash in most markets. That doesn’t diminish the fact that they are marvels of engineering. The precision needed to add increasing density and platters is truly a remarkable feat of technology. Seagate just upped the technical “wow” quotient by announcing upcoming drives with multiple independent actuators.
FreeNAS 11.1 was just released. Notable new features include OpenZFS performance optimizations, a beta of Docker support, and public cloud syncing.
In this snapshot of Gestalt Storage News:
– We talk to Howard Marks in our IT Origins series
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses scale-out storage
– Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss if Samsung’s ballooning NAND CapEx can alleviate the flash shortage.
Cloudian has traditionally offered cost-effective object storage. But their recently announced HyperFile solution adds file service to the mix. This rounds out their portfolio, and opens up new customers for their solutions.