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Recent Blog Posts

Thoughts on transitioning to Dell EMC Midrange.NEXT

In this week’s Storage Unpacked podcast, we took the opportunity to look at the potential challenges and issues involved in Dell EMC bringing what is being called “MidRange.NEXT” to the market.  This is the consolidation of the existing mid-range storage solutions including XtremIO, Unity and SC series (Compellent).  This post looks deeper into the details […]

Azure NetApp Files goes GA

This post was originally entitled “Azure Enterprise NFS by NetApp – Initial Thoughts”, published in October 2017 and has been updated with reference to the GA of Azure NetApp Files. One of the big announcements coming out of NetApp Insight 2017 in Las Vegas was the release of Microsoft Azure Enterprise NFS Service using Data […]

Datrium delivers data mobility with Automatrix

As we move to a hybrid cloud world, data mobility will become increasingly important.  I’ve been talking about this issue for some time, as a key feature of a hybrid cloud strategy.  Without the ability to easily move data between cloud providers and/or geographical locations, all we end up with are isolated islands of public […]