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
All-Flash Arrays: The New Tier-1 in Storage
Just under a year ago I joined Pure Storage and shared, “the flash-enabled datacenter is the next seismic shift in IT infrastructure technology.” At that time, some questioned the departure from a large storage industry leader to Pure, an innovative start-up. Those who asked why cited a number of reasons ranging from the miniscule size of the tier-0 market to a view of Flash as … [Read more...] about All-Flash Arrays: The New Tier-1 in Storage
What the FUD?
FUD: fear, uncertainty and doubt. I view storage industry FUD as often having a direct correlation with the inability of a platform or technology to deliver value. Where there's FUD, there's an opportunity to make a poor purchasing decision. Here's a short take on the most prominent FUD Pure Storage is seeing in the first half of 2014... … [Read more...] about What the FUD?
Cloud-Based Desktops as a Service (DaaS)
There are a number of factors fueling the need for greater adoption of desktop virtualization within every organization. The obvious is the consumerization of mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones, Kindle Fires, Samsung Galaxys, etc. The proliferation of these devices has built a level of demand that requires the enterprise datacenter to enable the end user, partner, or … [Read more...] about Cloud-Based Desktops as a Service (DaaS)
Live Chat: The Changing Nature of Storage Virtualization
Tomorrow the ReadWriteWeb Solution Series returns with a live chat: The Changing Nature of Storage Virtualization. The discussion will be led by ReadWriteWeb's David Strom who will be joined by Wen Yu of VMware along with NetApp experts Jean Banko, Julian Cates, and yours truly. This live text chat system is a new way for us to communicate with you and we're hopeful you find … [Read more...] about Live Chat: The Changing Nature of Storage Virtualization