In this episode, Chris chats to Danny Abukalam, Product Engineering at SoftIron about the deployment of task-specific SDS solutions.
#222 – End of the Year Show 2021 – Part Two
In this second episode reviewing storage news of 2021, Eric Herzog, CMO at Infinidat joins the team to bring his opinion to the discussion.
#221 – End of the Year Show 2021 – Part One
This week, the team take a review of 2021, looking at the events in storage and a lot more. In fact, this episode goes way off-piste in the conversation, so be prepared for public cloud, China, service models and storage unicorns.
#220 – AWS & Cloud File System Diversity
Chris and Martin review the file system announcements coming out of AWS Reinvent event. Specifically FSx for OpenZFS and NetApp ONTAP.
#219 – Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack
In this week’s episode, Chris talks to Tony Mendoza from Spectra Logic about their recent ransomware attack and recovery.
#218 – Real World Customer Data Protection Experiences with Don Foster (Sponsored)
This week, Chris is in conversation with Don Foster, Global Head of Sales Engineering at Commvault, looking at real-world customer challenges.
#217 – Introduction to CXL with Jim Pappas
Chris and Martin talk about the features and benefits of CXL, or Compute Express Link with CXL Chair Jim Pappas.
#216 – The Data Explosion with VAST Data CEO Renen Hallak
This week, Chris chats to VAST Data CEO, Renen Hallak about the explosion in data and the challenges of analysing and managing huge quantities of unstructured content. VAST Data has built a scale-out unstructured object store that customers are now using to store petabytes of complex data. But what does complex mean, and how is that data being used? Renen explains how many of VAST customers are now at the exabyte level, more than might have been expected only a few years ago. What will customers do with this data? AI and analytics are the …
#215 – Stateless Compute Machines
In this week’s episode, Chris and Martin discuss network booting and the ability to create completely stateless servers. The idea of SAN booting has been around for two decades, enabling both the operating system disk and data disks to be delivered from SAN storage. NVMe/TCP and other NVMe-oF protocols promise the ability to implement the same capability for modern systems. Can this be done today? Why are more servers not booted from SAN? Is this a technical issue or one of practicality and comfort? With large-scale computing platforms, perhaps network booting will make (or already …
#214 – Can CloudFlare R2 Disrupt AWS S3?
This week, Chris and Martin discuss the announcement from CloudFlare of R2, a new object storage solution. With such a widely dispersed CDN network, could CloudFlare become a real competitor for S3, considering that the R2 platform will have no egress fees? This episode digs into the details, to look at what additional features object storage vendors need in their arsenal and whether there’s any other vendor likely to come close to competing with AWS. At the outset of the podcast, Chris mentions Dark Star, which did indeed have a tiny budget of only $60,000. …