In this episode, Chris chats to Pure Storage International CTO, Alex McMullan, about the announcement of FlashBlade//E.
Data Unpacked 005 – Securing SaaS Data Protection Solutions with Commvault Metallic (Sponsored)
In this recording, Chris talks with David Ngo (CTO for Metallic) and Indu Peddibhotla (VP Products at Commvault) on how Commvault and the Metallic platform implement secure SaaS data protection. Customers depend on Metallic to recover from ransomware and other data loss scenarios. This puts more pressure on SaaS backup to be secure, protected and impregnable from assault. Commvault uses a set of design principles in its approach with Metallic that include; Security built-in, Certification, Air-gapped security, audit trails, multi-factor authentication, zero-trust methodology and early threat detection to achieve secure status. In the conversation, David …
#234 – Introducing Pure Storage FlashBlade//S and Evergreen//Flex with CTO Rob Lee (Sponsored)
In this episode, Chris talks to Rob Lee, CTO at Pure Storage about today’s announcement covering FlashBlade//S and Evergreen//Flex. FlashBlade//S is a new hardware platform that evolves the solution into a disaggregated architecture. The design enables compute and storage resources to be scaled independently, while incorporating existing DFMs (DirectFlash Modules) that are currently used in the FlashArray family. To exploit the benefits of FlashBlade//S, Pure has also announced a realignment of the Evergreen programme, including the new Evergreen//Flex option. //Flex customers can retain hardware ownership while benefiting from “component” mobility. The hardware changes in FlashBlade//S …
#232 – Building Power-Efficient Storage Systems with Justin Emerson from Pure Storage (Sponsored)
In this episode, Chris talks to Justin Emerson from Pure Storage about modern design considerations for power-efficient storage. The cost of powering data centres has increased massively over the last 12 months, driven by the global economy and recovery from COVID-19. At a component level, servers are increasing their power usage, with faster processors and memory, plus the use of power-hungry GPUs. By contrast, storage power demands have reduced, as flash takes over from HDDs. Of course, this doesn’t mean there aren’t still considerations to make. Vendors such as Pure Storage have developed custom flash …
#231 – Introducing Infinidat InfiniBox SSA II (Sponsored)
In this episode, Chris talks to Eric Herzog, CMO at Infinidat about the announcement of SSA II, the second generation all-flash InfiniBox platform. The first generation SSA (solid state array) was developed to address a customer requirement that all long-tail latency I/Os must be delivered at all-flash levels of performance. The InfiniBox architecture is capable of delivering up to 95% of I/O from DRAM, but for some customers, that figure simply wasn’t high enough. With SSA II, Infinidat has moved to the Intel Cascade Lake architecture, adding a further 48 cores of processing. In addition, …
#228 – Exploiting Data in the Third Wave of IT Agility with Murli Thirumale (Sponsored)
In this episode, Chris talks to Murli Thirumale VP & GM of the Cloud Native Business Unit at Pure Storage about data agility.
#227 – Infinidat InfiniGuard Enhancements with Eric Herzog (Sponsored)
Infinidat has announced significant improvements to InfiniGuard. In this podcast, Eric Herzog, CMO updates Chris with the details.
#226 – VAST Data Universal Storage for Data Protection (Sponsored)
In this episode, Chris and Martin discuss data protection on a “vast” scale, with VAST Data VP of Data Protection, George Axberg. VAST has just announced a partnership with Commvault that will integrate Universal Storage with Commvault’s data management solutions.
#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.
#211 – Pure//Launch – Announcing Fusion and Portworx Data Services (Sponsored)
In this week’s sponsored episode, Chris chats to Alex McMullan, CTO International at Pure Storage. The discussion covers Pure//Launch and today’s announcements of two SaaS solutions – Fusion and Portworx Data Services. Fusion is a new SaaS management plane for administering and optimising Pure Storage hardware and software products, including FlashArray, FlashBlade and Cloud Block Store. Portworx Data Services enables customers to deploy and operate managed databases using the PX-Enterprise platform. Together, these two solutions provide an insight into the next stage of evolution and growth for Pure Storage. There’s a lot to unpack in …