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AWS and VMware Partner to Bring RDS for the Enterprise

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Posted on September 14, 2018 at 08:00 AM

At VMworld 2018, Amazon Web Services and VMware jointly announced a preview of AWS RDS, called RDS on VMware.  The Relational Database Service will in the future be able to run on-premises using VMware vSphere. Read More…

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Pure Storage – Seeding the NVMe Market

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Posted on September 05, 2018 at 07:53 AM

I’m only just digesting the news from Pure Accelerate 2018, including some of the product updates we saw. One aspect of the announcements was the positioning of FlashArray with NVMe. Certainly a hot topic for the moment, as vendors jostle for position in the end-to-end NVMe stakes. What might not be obvious is that FlashArray […]

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VMworld 2018 – Divergent VMware

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Posted on August 31, 2018 at 08:00 AM

Nobody likes to be wrong, least of all me, and it’s with fascination that I look at the news coming out of VMworld 2018 this week.  I’m comparing the news to my thoughts on VMware’s future two years ago in my Peak VMware post.  Did we reach peak VMware or did we actually reach peak ESXi? […]

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Rethinking Storage for Microservices

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Posted on August 24, 2018 at 08:00 AM

The New Stack had a very interesting article this week that talked about rethinking the way storage is mapped to microservices like containers.  The discussion took me back 12+ months to my own attempts to raise money for a startup that addressed the issues raised in the article.  I’m still not sure that the issues are well understood and […]

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NVMe over Fabrics – Caveat Emptor?

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Posted on June 21, 2018 at 12:36 PM

For the past 20 years, Fibre Channel has been the dominant enterprise data centre storage networking technology. By this, I mean traditional Fibre Channel, not variants that work over IP or use Converged Ethernet (more on that in a moment). Read more…

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PowerMax, VMAX, XtremIO – the Agony of Choice

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Posted on May 12, 2018 at 21:28 PM

Last week Dell EMC announced the next generation of the long-running Symmetrix platform with the release of PowerMax. Read More…

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NetApp Extends Cloud Volumes to GCP

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Posted on May 12, 2018 at 21:23 PM

Following their introduction on Microsoft Azure last year, native NetApp Cloud Volumes are to be made available through Google Cloud Platform. Read More…

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