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NetApp, cloudier than ever

A few weeks ago, at Storage Field Day 18, NetApp presented another tool aimed at integrating its on-premises solutions with the cloud, NDAS. As I’ve already mentioned in a previous post, this tool might be somewhat immature, but it has huge potential if...

How IBM is rethinking its data protection line-up

Following up on an article I wrote last week about Storage Field Day 18 and my take on the evolutions of product and strategy of companies like Cohesity and NetApp, today I'd like to talk about IBM and its Spectrum Data Protect Plus. IBM and its data protection...

Democratizing Data Management

Lately I’ve written a lot about data-management for unstructured data and more in general, about the relationship between data management and secondary storage. Last week, at Storage Field Day 18, I got a confirmation on a couple of things and also the chance to look...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of HCI

HCI is very popular with organizations of all sizes now, but it’s not perfect. You always need to reach a compromise between performance, flexibility, usability, and cost… this actually happens with practically every type of infrastructure, HCI included. What’s more,...

How IBM is rethinking its data protection line-up

Following up on an article I wrote last week about Storage Field Day 18 and my take on the evolutions of product and strategy of companies like Cohesity and NetApp, today I'd like to talk about IBM and its Spectrum Data Protect Plus. IBM and its data protection...

Democratizing Data Management

Lately I’ve written a lot about data-management for unstructured data and more in general, about the relationship between data management and secondary storage. Last week, at Storage Field Day 18, I got a confirmation on a couple of things and also the chance to look...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of HCI

HCI is very popular with organizations of all sizes now, but it’s not perfect. You always need to reach a compromise between performance, flexibility, usability, and cost… this actually happens with practically every type of infrastructure, HCI included. What’s more,...

A Packed Field Day

Next week I'll be traveling to Silicon Valley to attend a really packed Storage Field Day!  It's SFD18, the first of 2019, and I'm totally excited about it. As always I'll get back home stoked, after meetings with extraordinary people and a lot of new ideas to...

Isn’t it time to rethink your cloud strategy?

Last year, at Re:invent, Amazon AWS launched Outpost and finally validated the concept of hybrid-cloud. Not that it was really necessary, but still… At the same time, what a couple of years ago was defined as cloud-first strategy with the idea of starting every new...

Beyond Data Protection

Yesterday, Veeam announced a $500M funding round. The company is privately held, profitable and with a pretty solid revenue stream coming from hundreds of thousands of happy customers. But, still, they raised $500M! I didn't see it coming, but if you look at what is...

Voices in Data Storage, now online!

I'm very happy to announce that my new podcast, Voices in Data Storage, is now online! Thanks to some great team work at GigaOm, every week I'll be able to record new interviews with end users, vendors and other industry experts to talk about the latest data, storage...

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