Google ‘The Data Center is Dead’ and you’ll find no shortage of pundits predicting just that. This guy, for example, first started predicting the death of enterprise data centers back in 2011. But is that really true? Are data centers going the way of the buggy whip?
What We Think
Everywhere you turn there are articles and blog posts about Software Defined everything: Networks, data centers, WANs and, more recently, storage. What is Software Defined Storage (SDS) and, more importantly, why do you care?
As anyone who knows me knows, I hate traffic. Which is why the Waze app caught my eye. The moving map is amazingly accurate regarding traffic congestion, accidents, and police locations.
Amazon introduced AWS Lambda last year at ReInvent. I believe Lambda is a game-changer, but it doesn’t go far enough. Let’s begin by reviewing what AWS Lambda is …
Just as a fish probably rarely thinks about water, we who work in technology rarely question the actual purpose of all this technology.
A few years ago I read a Google-sponsored study about the B2B sales process. What jumped out was a stat that the typical B2B buyer is more than HALF way (57 percent) through their buying journey before they engage with vendors.
Remember this viral video from 2007, (back when viral videos were still novel)? At the time, it was seen as a hilarious send-up of the excesses of tech in general and Silicon Valley in particular.
Have you noticed how the approach to failure in computing has changed radically over the past few years? Good thing it has!
There is a saying that nothing beats the bandwidth of a FedEx truck. To this point, in 2007 Jonathan Schwartz (then CEO of Sun) claimed that moving a petabyte from San Francisco to Hong Kong would be faster via sailboat than via a network link.
Trends are hard to spot. Sometimes it helps to step back and take a look from a distance at where we’ve been to get a better view to what is coming.
In a recent post, I mentioned that VCs have been pumping more than a billion USD a year into the storage market for the past few years. That makes perfect sense to me. Almost nothing has changed for storage architectures in the past three decades.
What is the number one issue customers have with storage pricing? Here’s a hint: It is not the overall cost.
When you think of ‘cool’ tech market segments, which ones come to mind? Cloud, of course. Big data. The Internet of Things. But storage? For decades, storage has been a necessary, massive, but boring market.
What We Read
Few companies have the capabilities or talent to build their own at-scale cloud infrastructure. Dropbox talks about their journey from the public cloud to their own infrastructure and how ridiculously difficult it was.
The world is moving from workflow-first applications to data-first applications.
Everyone is talking Petabytes, Exabytes and Zettabytes. See what we've been reading this week in storage.
Take a look at the news that we've been reading recently.
Are you ready to declare VR another leg of the 3rd platform movement?
Have you ever stopped to consider the hidden cost of software-defined storage products?
What type of issues do you get when you deploy open source software to tens of thousands of machines?
Exciting new memory technology was recently introduced by Micron and Intel that could alter the separation of storage and the compute. Are we seeing the future that puts the fast side of storage even closer to the compute?
Earlier we wrote about Storage is Cool and how new use cases are creating new architectures.
In a prior linked article we re-posted flash is not taking over the world. New disk technologies like SMR will continue to increase the densities and lower the cost point for capacity storage.
The Register reports that North America is down to its last few thousand IPv4 addresses.
Imagine having a fully-functional Lego-sized data center on your desk. Sounds pretty cool?
Computerworld's Lucas Mearian reports that hard drives will remain the dominant mass storage device in laptops and desktops for years to come.
The human species may face extinction someday but all of our data could live on in DNA storage. Scientists say all the world's data can fit on a DNA hard drive the size of a teaspoon.
Nanterro came out of stealth this week and announced it has been developing a new form of non-volatile RAM (NRAM) based on Carbon Nanotubes (CNT).
The Cloud is facing resistance or failing in many organizations. John Mathon dissects the problems and suggests 5 steps to start using the Cloud today.
Backblaze put hard drives to ultimate test and, lucky you, they're sharing their latest reliability stats.
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Is RAID dead? A quick Google search indicates it might be, at least for Big Storage. Why?
Introducing a new product is much like being a proud parent. Rolling a new product out is like sending little Johnny on his first sleepover
You can’t be in tech today and not have mixed feelings about patents. In theory, patents allow the ‘little person’ to benefit from their ‘intellectual property’ and invention.
Today we launch inside.igneous.io, the site we promised for keeping insiders like you appraised of our progress and seek your feedback.