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Veeam, forward-looking with feet on the ground

Last week I attended VeeamON 2019, in Miami, and I had the chance to get a better idea about the status of the company and where it is headed. I was positively impressed in several occasions, not only by the company and its management, but also by the fact that...

[@DataDrivenTalk podcast] Heading #VeeamON!

I recorded this episode while driving (sorry about the audio quality, 100% hands free though!) and talked about my expectations for #VeeamON, HPE buying Cray, and the webinars about #dataprotection and #hyperconvergence that I'll be hosting later this week. Enjoy the...

Objects Stores and Load Balancers

The most common protocols to access object stores are HTTP/S-based, like S3, and the majority of these storage systems are scale-out. You can think of their front-end as a large pool of web servers. Adding a load balancer is a pretty common practice for avoiding the...

Hardware as a Service – Resellers becoming MSPs

Vendors as well as resellers are switching to subscription-based sales models for hardware as well, so as to mimic the cloud and, according to the end users I spoke to, it sounds like it’s working out very well.  Last week Infinidat announced its -...

[@DataDrivenTalk podcast] Heading #VeeamON!

I recorded this episode while driving (sorry about the audio quality, 100% hands free though!) and talked about my expectations for #VeeamON, HPE buying Cray, and the webinars about #dataprotection and #hyperconvergence that I'll be hosting later this week. Enjoy the...

Objects Stores and Load Balancers

The most common protocols to access object stores are HTTP/S-based, like S3, and the majority of these storage systems are scale-out. You can think of their front-end as a large pool of web servers. Adding a load balancer is a pretty common practice for avoiding the...

Hardware as a Service – Resellers becoming MSPs

Vendors as well as resellers are switching to subscription-based sales models for hardware as well, so as to mimic the cloud and, according to the end users I spoke to, it sounds like it’s working out very well.  Last week Infinidat announced its -...

Data Center Optanization!

On the 2nd of April, at their Data Centric Innovation Day, Intel announced a slew of new products, including brand spanking new ones as well as updates to existing product line-ups. There was some news for everybody – whether your specific interests are in datacenter,...

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,...

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  • Heading #VeeamON! 20/05/2019
    I recorded this episode while driving (sorry about the audio quality, 100% hands free though!) and talked about my expectations for #VeeamON, HPE buying Cray, and the webinars about #dataprotection and #hyperconvergence that I'll be hosting later this week. Enjoy the listen!
  • Quick comments about @Cohesity acquiring @ImanisData, and @Nutanix Mine 09/05/2019
    A quick take about Cohesity acquiring Imanis Data and Nutanix entering the secondary data storage market.  Data management for structured and unstructured data is one of the hottest topics in the IT industry now. If you like to learn more about unstructured data management please check out my work on Juku.it and GigaOm.com, or join […]
  • Cloud File Systems with Jerome McFarland (VP Marketing, Elastifile) 22/10/2018
    In this episode we talk about cloud file systems, the challenges to build a file service solution for the cloud, most common use cases and Elastifile's product design and implementation. We also talk about a new automated tiering feature introduced by Elastifile with version 3 of its product.

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