Imagine my surprise when Pure announced that they will be retro-fitting a new technology into an array with software that wasn’t originally designed for it. Pure’s marketing message has always been to deride any storage device that was not ‘Built from the ground up’. To claim that something is inferior if it has been retrofitted to support evolving technology. There[…]Read more
The Butterfly Effect for All Flash Arrays
Noun; Butterfly Effect A chaotic effect created by something seemingly insignificant, the phenomenon whereby a small change in one part of a complex system can have a large effect somewhere else < At our Insight event in Berlin last week, NetApp made a whole bunch of announcements in front of over 3,500 of our customers, partners and employees. Sitting in the[...]Read more
Over 5 Years and 70 Petabytes, we know a LOT about Flash!
Schopenhauer was right, truth really does pass through three phases: First it is ridiculed. Second it is fiercely and violently opposed. Third, it becomes self-evident. One of the many great things about working in the IT industry, especially in storage is that we’re constantly having to evolve our technology to deal with data that’s growing faster than the capacity of[…]Read more