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 …
#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, …
#230 – Seagate NVMe Hard Drives
In this episode, Chris and Martin talk to Tim Walker and Mohamad El-Batal about the development of NVMe Hard Drives.
#229 – Exploring the PCIe 6.0 Specification with Al Yanes
In this episode, Chris and Martin talk to Al Yanes, President and chair of the PCI Sig, on the announcement of the PCIe 6.0 specification.
#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.
#225 – Accelerating Modern Databases with Speedb
Chris and Martin discuss the challenges of database sharding, scaling and performance with speedb CEO Adi Gelvan.
#224 – FinOps and Optimising Cloud Consumption
Chris and Martin discuss FinOps and the process of public cloud resource optimisation with Aran Khanna from Archera