Tag: SFD9

Memory-based storage? Yes, please!

And I’m not talking about Flash memory here! Well, not in the way we usually intend flash at least. I wrote about that a long time ago: in-memory storage makes sense. Not only does it make sense now but it’s becoming a necessity. The number of applications taking advantage of large memory capacity is growing like crazy, especially in the Big Data analytics, HPC and in all those cases where you need large amounts of data as close as possible to the CPU. Yes, memory. But not for everyone We could argue that any application can benefit by a...

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VMware VSAN, When good enough becomes very good

Last week I attended SFD9 and the last session of the week was with VMware about VSAN 6.2. This post is not a review of the product or an analysis about single features, there are plenty of them already. In this article I’d like to talk about what a product like VSAN 6.2 means for the entire SDS/HCI market. 6.2 The new version was launched a few weeks ago and it’s an evolution of the product originally launched less than 2 years ago (VSAN follows vSphere version numbering, which means this is actually version 2.2 and not 6.2). But...

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NetApp is deONTAPifying itself, and this is good!

Yesterday I had the chance to sit in the same room with Dave Hitz and Dave Wright, founders of NetApp and Solidfire respectively, among many other great folks from those two companies and I got the impression that I was finally talking to a totally different NetApp compared to just a year ago. I got the impression that I was finally talking to a totally different NetApp compared to just a year ago. I don’t know if this is only my personal perception or reality but I invite you to watch the SFD videos recorded during the session so...

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Quick note: Heading to SF for @Purestorage //Accelerate and #SFD9

I’m here at the Munich airport looking for a way to manage this looooong layover. What’s better than write a short note about these two great events then? Pure first Monday and Tuesday I will be attending Pure Storage //Accelerate event. Single vendor events are not my favorite, but this time there is something that I think it is worth the travel alone. I can’t say more now but, tomorrow, Pure is going to announce something really (but really) cool, for both the AFA and storage industry in general… stay tuned! Storage Field Day 9 Yes, I’m doing it...

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