In this episode, Chris talks to Shawn Rosemarin (VP, R&D, Customer Engineering) from Pure Storage about the evolution towards 300TB direct flash modules, the custom-designed SSDs used in FlashArray and FlashBlade.
Storage Unpacked 244 – Unpacking GreenLake for File Storage with HPE and VAST Data (Sponsored)
In this episode, Chris catches up with Omer Asad (SVP & GM) from HPE and Phil Manez (Director of Channel Sales) from VAST Data to discuss the recent announcement of HPE GreenLake for File Storage, powered by VAST Data’s Universal Storage platform.
Storage Unpacked 243 – Introducing FlashBlade//E (Sponsored)
In this episode, Chris chats to Pure Storage International CTO, Alex McMullan, about the announcement of FlashBlade//E.
Storage Unpacked 240 – Predicting the HDD to SSD Transition Timeline
In this episode, Chris is joined by Phison CTO Sebastien Jean to discuss the transition from HDD to SSD. As pricing for the two media types comes close to reaching parity, this conversation looks at how the two media are evolving and how NAND flash SSDs are set to become the de facto choice for the enterprise data centre. The transition to an all-flash data centre has been predicted for some time, however end game could be on the horizon as soon as 2025 or 2026. The Phison blog discussed by Sebastien can be found …
#236 – A FlashCore Module Primer with IBM Fellow & Storage CTO Andy Walls
In this episode, recorded life at FMS 2022, Chris chats to IBM Fellow, Storage CTO and FlashSystem Architect, Andy Walls.
#235 – FlashCore Futures with IBM CMO Scott Baker
In this episode, Chris is joined by IBM Storage CMO Scott Baker. The discussion takes place at Flash Memory Summit 2022 (FMS), being held in person in Santa Clara, USA. FlashCore Modules are IBM’s custom flash drives, developed from IP acquired with the acquisition of Texas Memory Systems. Scott is presenting at FMS, discussing how FlashCore could be used for anomaly detection and enhanced ransomware protection. You can learn more about FlashCore modules in our deep dive into FlashSystem 5200 and in this podcast recorded in September 2020. Elapsed Time: 00:13:36 Timeline Related Podcasts & …
#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 …
#233 – Introduction to the VAST Data Ceres Hardware Platform with Jeff Denworth (Sponsored)
In this episode, Chris is in conversation with VAST Data CMO, Jeff Denworth. The topic covers the recent announcement of Ceres, a new hardware platform combining ruler form-factor flash and BlueField DPUs. The new solution, which will eventually replace the current “Mavericks” D-boxes is a 1U system with flash, storage-class memory and network connectivity through DPU SmartNICs. The design can be vastly simplified compared to other storage solutions as the hardware component simply presents storage as drives over NVMe-oF. A single 1U system supports up to 22 ruler drives, with a capacity of 675TB. Jeff …
#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, …
#223 – Task Specific Software-Defined Storage
In this episode, Chris chats to Danny Abukalam, Product Engineering at SoftIron about the deployment of task-specific SDS solutions.