Tag: Primary data

Poorly-defined storage (and why Primary Data is different)

Software-defined storage is something that end users love, and the industry is going precisely in that direction. The only problem I have with it is that, as happens with other buzzwords, the term is being over-abused and generalization leads to confusion. I know that I’m not the first to raise this problem, but now that real software-define storage solutions are appearing in the market, the naming issue has become more apparent. As always marketing is the first to be blamed, but finding someone who is not responsible for this situation becomes rather difficult. Software-defined Borrowing the concept from Networking:...

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More data, more needs. We need to rethink storage

Enterprises are storing much more data than in the past (no news here), and they are going to be storing much more than now in the next future (no news here either). About a year ago I wrote an article about the necessity for enterprises to consider a new two tier strategy, based on Flash and Object storage technologies. Now, if you look around, you can see the first signs of this happening but, even if we are at the beginning of a long trail, there are some aspects that we should take into serious account to make it...

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Primary data is the Nicira of storage!

I’m still in the U.S. for the last day of the IT Press Tour, and the prize goes to Primary data for the best meet up of the week, by far (no matter what I see next)! I spent only an hour with them and I’m now very thrilled and puzzled at the same time. Best vision and ideas I’ve seen in years but, at the same time, a vision that is incredibly hard to achieve. Everything is so immature that only faith, boatloads of money and the perfect strategy (all together) will lead this company to success. Thinking...

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