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    An FAQ to Make Your Storage System Hum

    May 23rd, 2017

    In our most recent “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask” webcast series – Part Sepia – Getting from Here to There, we discussed terms and concepts that have a profound impact on storage design and performance. If you missed the live event, I encourage you to check it …Read More


    Clustered File Systems: No Limits

    October 7th, 2016

    Today’s storage world would appear to have been divided into three major and mutually exclusive categories: block, file and object storage. The marketing that shapes much of the user demand would appear to suggest that these are three quite distinct animals, and many systems are sold as exclusively either SAN for block, NAS for file …Read More


    Ethernet Connected Drives Webcast Q&A

    April 1st, 2015

    At our recent SNIA ESF Webcast “Visions for Ethernet Connected Drives” Chris DePuy of the Dell’Oro Group discussed potential benefits, use cases, and challenges of Ethernet connected drives. It’s not surprising that we had a lot of questions given that this market is in its infancy. As promised during our live event, here are answers …Read More


    Object Storage 101 – Questions and Answers

    June 18th, 2014

    At our recent live ESF Webcast, “Object Storage 101,” we talked about the what, how, and why behind storage technologies. Over 200 people attended the event. If you missed it, it’s now available on-demand. It was an interactive session and we did not have time to address all the questions, so here are answers to …Read More


    New ESF Live Webcast – Object Storage 101

    May 22nd, 2014

    Understanding the what, how and why behind object storage technologies. Object storage systems are gaining quite a bit of attention as workloads continue to push scalability and availability limits of massive unstructured data repositories.  For some emerging workloads, object counts are measured by the 100’s of billions and capacities start in petabytes! Need a tutorial …Read More


    Object Storage is a Big Deal (and Ethernet Matters)

    January 14th, 2013

    A significant challenge in managing large amounts of data (or Big Data) is a lack of what I like to call “total data awareness”. It’s a situation where you know (or suspect) that you have data – you just can’t find it. When you think about many current IT environments, they are often not built …Read More