Tag: SFD6

The magic of StorMagic comes from its simplicity

I met StorMagic a few weeks ago at Storage Field Day 6. We are talking about a company born in 2006 that is proposing a sole product called SvSAN. A VSA for VMware (and Hyper-V) environments which is very good for large distributed and remote deployments. Strengths SvSAN is a VSA that exposes iSCSI (there is a solid iSCSI knowledge in StorMagic) and it is compatible with VMware and Hyper-V. Contrary to what is usually seen on other VSAs, this one can start with very small high availability configurations (2 nodes). In fact, it manages the quorum device (which...

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Tegile: good product, good execution

I have to admit that, almost 3 years ago, when I met Tegile for the first time I was all but impressed. At that time they had presented themselves as another company with a ZFS-based appliance… and my first thought was “you won’t be going anywhere!”. I was very wrong indeed (perhaps it was just a bad presentation) and since then they have been coming up with good things from both the product side and the ability to execute points of view. ZFS-ish core Tegile is ZFS but not “everything-ZFS”. First of all they made it clear from day-1,...

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Great analytics makes for better storage!

Two weeks ago I attended Storage Field Day 6 and most of the storage companies who participated in the event are working on some sort of analytics tools for their storage arrays. I’m a strong believer in storage analytics and I think we will see a lot of stuff happening in the next year or so. In my opinion (and I’m not alone), alongside QoS and Smart (automated?) management, analytics will soon become the minimum stake for all primary storage plays. Last September at Next Gen Storage summit and I used a slide you can see here on the...

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Storage Field Day 6 Live! (links and stuff) #SFD6

As usual, I’m glad to share with you some links and info about the Storage Field Day 6 which I’m going to attend next week. First of all you can find the live stream player down below (or on top of the right sidebar in this website). All the agenda of the day is available here while a bunch of useful links are available here. Enjoy the show and join the discussion on twitter with the #SFD6 hashtag! Disclaimer: I was invited to this meeting by Gestalt IT and they paid for travel and accommodation, I have not been...

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