I am happy to announce the return of the vSphere Storage Best Practices technical breakout session in an all-new and improved format. This is the brain child Cody Hosterman, Pure's Sr. VMware Reference Architect. If you've ever had the privilege to see Cody present, then you know he an expert's expert. I must admit, I'm humbled by the opportunity to join him on stage. Similar … [Read more...] about Like the Phoenix, the vSphere Storage Best Practices Returns for VMworld 2016
Experts Round Table: Flash Mythbusters
The Spiceworks 'Flash Mythbusters' experts round table is available and online for those who missed the live event. Flash technologiests from EMC, Nimble Storage, Pure Storage and SolidFire to set aside their competitive differencees in order to debunk some of the top myths surrounding flash storage. I find community events like this one compelling as the participants (mostly) … [Read more...] about Experts Round Table: Flash Mythbusters
Storage Field Day 6 visits Pure Storage
Last week Stephen Foskett and a host of delegates visited the Bay Area for Storage Field Day 6. The crew stopped by Pure Storage to catch up on our vision and direction, whiteboard on the architecture of Purity OE and FlashArray, and our perspetive on asking the right quesitons when considering an all-flash array. Videos of the visit are online and available for anyone who … [Read more...] about Storage Field Day 6 visits Pure Storage
Understanding Thin Provisioning: Does it Reduce Storage Capacity?
I’d like to continue the discussion on storage savings technologies. In my recent post on Dedupe and Compression I attempted to clarify the differences in the data reduction capabilities between each technology and demonstrate how the two deliver even greater savings when used in conjunction. Let’s expand the conversation by digging into Thin Provisioning, likely the most … [Read more...] about Understanding Thin Provisioning: Does it Reduce Storage Capacity?
Data Deduplication and Compression Means Double Savings
In many ways data deduplication and compression are a lot like salt and pepper. Both of these seasonings enhance the taste of food, each has a distinct flavor and is used in varying quantities depending on the dish being prepared; however, most of the time food tastes better when the two are used together. Similarly, dedupe and compression both reduce storage capacity, yet they … [Read more...] about Data Deduplication and Compression Means Double Savings