Garbage Collection – Implementing a Multi-Vendor Storage Strategy

Garbage Collection – Implementing a Multi-Vendor Storage Strategy

Chris EvansGarbage Collection

  In this podcast, Chris and Martin discuss the issues in designing and implementing a multi-vendor storage strategy.  The discussion covers whether any one vendor can provide all of today’s storage products and who multiple vendors can be used to deliver a single requirement. Elapsed Time: 00:36:26 SFW: Yes 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:00:45 – A look at the market – product categories 00:01:30 – Vendor Roundup 00:03:20 – The product overlap problem 00:05:30 – Is storage unique in the data centre? 00:06:30 – Data Gravity 00:07:00 – Why do people change vendors? 00:07:50 – tension …

Soundbytes: The Data Fabric Explained with NetApp CTO Mark Bregman

Soundbytes: The Data Fabric Explained with NetApp CTO Mark Bregman

Chris EvansSoundbytes

This podcast was recorded live on 16 November 2016 at NetApp Insight in Berlin.  The conversation is between Chris Evans and Mark Bregman, CTO for NetApp.  Mark discusses NetApp’s move to focus on data management, with the Data Fabric, a concept that binds together NetApp’s storage assets with public cloud and data mobility features. Elapsed Time: 00:16:28 SFW: Yes Timeline 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:00:40 – Data Fabric Introduction (link) 00:02:00 – Delivering storage features as SaaS – completely heterogeneous 00:02:30 – The customer perspective 00:03:10 – It’s about the data, not the storage 00:04:30 – The …

Garbage Collection – All-flash Market Consolidation

Garbage Collection – All-flash Market Consolidation

Chris EvansGarbage Collection

In this opinion piece, recorded on 31 October 2016, Martin Glassborow, Chris Mellor and Chris Evans discuss the state of the all-flash market and what we can expect to happen to the remaining all-flash startup vendors.  We discuss Violin’s delisting, talk about the range of vendors and size of the market.  Mr Mellor presents his interpretation on the “Supernatural Quadrangle” of all-flash vendors and products.  We then speculate on the Chinese and the similarity of IBM’s storage portfolio to, well you’ll just have to listen…. One other thing – we promise to get ChrisM a headset …

All-Flash – Does it Justify a Market Segment?

All-Flash – Does it Justify a Market Segment?

Chris EvansAll-Flash, Guest Speakers

All-Flash has been highlighted as a specific market segment within the storage industry.  Initially this was probably justified because of the number of new start-ups that were developing for the market.  With all of the major storage vendors either amending or acquiring technology, is there really a justification for having a separate market segment for all-flash or should we flip this on its head and say all-flash is the norm and the rest are legacy arrays? In this podcast, recorded on 24 October 2016, we talk with Bob Madaio, VP Infrastructure Solutions at Hitachi Data …

Soundbytes: Talking Object Storage With Jeff Lundberg

Soundbytes: Talking Object Storage With Jeff Lundberg

Chris EvansObject Storage, Soundbytes, Storage Unpacked Podcast

In this Soundbytes edition of the Storage Unpacked podcast, Chris Evans takes the opportunity to chat with Jeff Lundberg (https://twitter.com/jeffhds), Product Marketing Manager, within the content business area at Hitachi Data Systems.  Jeff covers the object storage part of the HDS business, in particular the HCP (Hitachi Content Platform). We discuss what object storage is, how it can be used and why object stores are good for certain types of data.  We discuss how SDS (software-defined storage) has been kick started by the deployment of object storage and how metadata is key to managing and analysing content. …

Soundbytes: A Conversation About IoT With Michael Hay

Soundbytes: A Conversation About IoT With Michael Hay

Chris EvansSoundbytes, Storage Unpacked Podcast

In this episode, recorded live at Hitachi’s 2016 Strategy Event in Las Vegas, Chris Evans talks to Michael Hay (https://twitter.com/mihay42), Vice President and Chief Engineer with Hitachi.  IoT generates large volumes of unstructured data, particularly at the “edge” – outside the data centre and wherever devices are located. Elapsed Time: 00:06:15 SFW: Yes Further Reading Hitachi’s IoT microsite HSP – Hitachi hyper-converged solution for Big Data and IoT Recorded live on 5th October 2016.  Copyright (c) Storage Unpacked.  No reproduction or re-use without permission.

Intro

Intro

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All new things have to start somewhere, and here’s our brief intro podcast.  In this conversation, Martin and Chris introduce Storage Unpacked, the aims of the podcast and a call for guests.  Interested in joining us for technical discussions on how data storage affects you in the enterprise?  Get in touch at [email protected]. Elapsed Time: 00:06:12 SFW: Yes Copyright(c) Storage Unpacked, 2016.