Evolve or Die

Evolve or Die

This article accompanies today’s announcement of Coho’s participation in Intel Storage Builders.  The article also appears on the Intel community blog. Today’s storage consumer faces an environmental threat. For decades, the hardware environment where storage was built — the disks,…

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Marketing your way to scale-out

Marketing your way to scale-out

Last week, Pure Storage announced their FlashBlade: a blade-based flash storage array that will be available for purchase a little over three quarters from now. Here’s a weird fact: in early 2013, the Coho Data engineering team took the decision…

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The year of invisible infrastructure

The year of invisible infrastructure

Here are a few quick thoughts from an interview that I did last week about how the datacenter is going to evolve in 2016. What do you expect to see happen in 2016? The coolest new technology of 2016 will…

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The private cloud is dead

The private cloud is dead

Long live the private cloud. There has been a lot of discussion (perhaps gesticulation is a better word) this week in the wake of the announcement that Dell, a massive and privately held server company, is about to borrow a…

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Your AFA is not a hot dog

Your AFA is not a hot dog

“Lips, hooves, and arsles.” When I was in college I had a roommate that grew up on a farm.  Whenever we went shopping for groceries, he couldn’t resist commenting as we passed by the hot dogs: “Right, 100% all beef….

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Welcome to the age of craft infrastructure.

Welcome to the age of craft infrastructure.

When I was a college student, there were two or three major breweries in Canada.  All their beer tasted the same, but we (as Canadians) took comfort in the fact that at least it had something along the lines of…

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Active data, not passive storage.

Active data, not passive storage.

TL;DR: Today, Coho is announcing support for running containerized applications within our enterprise storage system.  This is the beginning of something really, really cool. Now, the longer version. For as long as I have been alive, my father’s basement has…

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Docker in your Data:  Data Services as Microservices

Docker in your Data: Data Services as Microservices

In 1953, Norman Larsen discovered a way to keep nuclear missiles dry. As a 33 year-old, largely self-educated chemist and inventor, Larsen had been working for years to develop a compound that would prevent moisture from collecting on the thin…

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Coho’s Strategic Relationship with Intel

Coho’s Strategic Relationship with Intel

At Coho, we have worked with Intel pretty much from the outset.  It started when we made the switch from our original flash vendor over to Intel for PCIe flash.  The original vendor’s cards were really fast, but they implemented…

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Software Defined Storage is About Control

Software Defined Storage is About Control

Coho is frequently accused of being a “software defined” storage system.  I don’t particularly love this term, because I think it is hugely overloaded.  I fear that most people who hear “software defined” think it means “installed as software”.  By…

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