Steve McDowell, Patrick Moorhead

AWS Expands Its Elastic File System Offerings With ‘One Zone’ For 47% Less

Every infrastructure vendor sells against the vision of data as a utility. Data is the lifeblood of any enterprise, they will honestly tell you, and our solution will make sure that your business-critical applications aren’t starved waiting for that data. The storage world has never been as rich with solutions as it is today.  The latencies …

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Pure Storage’s Steady Hand: Fiscal Q4 And Product Updates

It’s been a rough year in the enterprise IT market. The effects of a global pandemic have disrupted everyone’s plans, with spending down across nearly every segment. We have seen declines in both the server and storage markets. It takes a steady hand to guide a company through such an uncertain time.  Charlie Giancarlo, Pure …

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IBM Upgrades Entry Enterprise Flash Storage

We’re now a decade into the all-flash era.  Business-critical and performance-sensitive applications across nearly every enterprise take advantage of the benefits of flash storage. The emergence of NVMe-attached flash has removed even more latency from the storage stack while also delivering higher throughput levels.  Storage is no longer the bottleneck that it once was. While …

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Broadcom And IBM Deliver New Levels Of Cyber-Resilient Storage

Every business-critical application requires a reliable path to its data. That data needs to be available, and that data needs to be protected. Today, we find ourselves challenged as the world throws seemingly continuous disruptions at the very IT organizations tasked with keeping every enterprise’s data safe.   Whether a pandemic, a fire, hurricane, or even …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Overcoming The Risks & Complexities Of Legacy Data Migration

Migrating data off legacy storage systems is a necessary part of maintaining an evolving IT infrastructure. Migrations can occur for any number of reasons: managing technical debt, reducing maintenance fees on legacy equipment, upgrading storage systems to meet new and increasing capacity, or performance requirements. You can download the paper by clicking on the logo …

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Pure Storage Beats The Odds, Again

You’d think Wall Street prognosticators would learn from their past mistakes. It seems to me that if a company beats estimates 75% of the time over two years, then maybe that model needs to be tweaked. Pure Storage, in its most current earnings, has beaten the odds and over-delivered yet again. Inside the quarter  Pure …

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AWS Storage Day Rich With Announcements

Storage is one of the critical elements around which cloud adoption either fails or succeeds. We talk about “data gravity,” the idea that workloads’ portability is constrained by the bulk of that workload’s data. It’s data gravity that keeps applications locked into an infrastructure that may not be the most effective one to meet an evolving …

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IBM Focuses On Container Data In Latest Announcements

Containers have quickly emerged as one of the dominant architectures for application development and deployment. It’s a technology that eases many of the burdens facing IT administrators, as they seek to deliver business-critical applications while maintaining a high degree of IT agility. Containers provide efficient and flexible cloud-native workflows throughout the enterprise.  It’s no wonder …

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Pure Storage Acquires Portworx And Elevates Container Data Management In The Process

Disruptive technologies often serve as a great equalizer. By definition, they change the conversation. Disruptive technologies can punish incumbents. It can also open the door to new opportunities for those daring enough to challenge the status quo. The rise of containers as an application architecture is one of these disruptive technologies. Containers have become, in …

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Pure And Cohesity Partnership: Data Recovery At The Speed Of Flash

How rapidly can your organization recover from a ransomware attack? Imagine that your business has shifted to a work-from-home model. Thousands of your users have migrated to remote desktops, putting the integrity of your virtual machine images directly into your business’s critical path. Suddenly your enterprise, like an estimated 2,300 others each day, is hit by …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Avoiding Needless Cost And Complexity For Amazon RDS Data Protection

Cloud architectures require data protection services designed from the ground up to meet the unique demands of the cloud environment. Using tools designed for on- premises workloads to address the unique needs of a cloud deployment can lead to unwanted (and often unexpected) cost and complexity. There is a gap between data protection tools designed …

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HPE’s Intelligent Storage Update

Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s announcements this morning gave a welcome surprise to the enterprise storage world. Its annual showcase event, HPE Discover, is only two weeks away. Discover is usually where the good news is delivered, and today’s news is indeed good. A crowded press release and blog post announced a flurry of features and enhancements …

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Pure Unifies Storage With New File Capabilities At Accelerate Conference

Sometimes a small number of little things can be taken together to become something impactful, exceeding the sum of its parts. That’s what happened today when Pure Storage revealed the features in the latest update to Purity//FA, the software behind its FlashArray series of all-flash storage appliances. Pure is a company that likes to refine …

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When Every Data Center Is Suddenly Lights Out

Reconfiguring an enterprise’s IT infrastructure to support the wholesale relocation of a workforce from the cubicle farm to the home-office, without warning, and with only a limited ability to walk into a data center is an uncomfortable position in which to find yourself. Installing a rack of new equipment can be painful under the best …

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IBM Simplifies Storage With Updated FlashSystem Line

You would never suspect, as you walk into the offices of IBM storage in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), that you’re entering the hallways of a nearly seventy-year-old enterprise. That’s how long it’s been since IBM invented the hard disk drive and spawned an industry. The offices are bright and open, full of palpable …

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Scale Computing’s Edge-to-Enterprise HCI

An unusual stir of excitement emanated from the universe of storage geeks who populate my twitter feed. Usually an unflappable bunch, Scale Computing’s demonstration of its HC3 hyperconverged solution running on Intel small form-factor NUC at a Tech Field Day event last November caught people’s attention. This isn’t how we are used to seeing HCI …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Scale Computing HC3: A Qualitative Evaluation

Simplicity is valued in nearly every area of enterprise IT but not often easy to deliver effectively. The past decade has seen the rise of a new kind of IT solution from which compute, storage and networking can be simplified into a single, easy-to-use system, and they can be delivered with enterprise-class scalability and reliability, …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Storage For Container Deployments

Containers provide a nearly unparalleled ability to efficiently deploy and manage application workloads and give enterprises the tools required to quickly, safely and easily deploy workloads across multi-site, multi-cloud infrastructure. Built on a foundation of simplicity, isolation and efficient resource sharing, they have become an indispensable tool for IT administrators and DevOps practitioners. You can …

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NVIDIA Brings AI To DC

Nearly every enterprise is experimenting with artificial intelligence and deep learning. It seems like every week there’s a new survey out detailing the ever-increasing amount of focus that IT shops of all sizes put on the technology. If it’s true that data is the new currency, then it’s artificial intelligence that mines that data for …

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IBM Launches New Storage Solutions Geared Towards AI And Container Environments

IBM lives at the intersection of disruptive technology and real-world solutions. There are no two more disruptive technologies in the enterprise today than artificial intelligence and containerized applications. Artificial intelligence is in the enterprise. Nearly every IT organization has either already deployed, or is preparing to deploy, some sort of AI solution. The problem with AI …

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