Hyperconvergence is a lazy ideal

Hyperconvergence is a lazy ideal

[NOTE: Here's a quick comment about this on April 14th, 2014...] Wow. This blog post has generated a bunch of attention over the past few days. Much of this is because Duncan Epping felt that I was trying to FUD VMware’s VSAN….

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Storage and Steve jobs

Software Eats Complexity

  This week a colleague of mine from my VERITAS days and a super smart guy at all things storage, Doug Fallstrom, joined us at Coho Data. I am very thrilled and excited to have him on our team.  Doug’s…

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Strata: A Coho paper at FAST

Strata: A Coho paper at FAST

This week, we presented a paper  at the conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), which is the top research conference on storage systems.  It happens once a year, and features papers from both industrial and academic labs.  Our paper…

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Data, Storage, and SDN: An Application Example

Data, Storage, and SDN: An Application Example

A lot of the usual discussion that we all read surrounding SDN is about how the introduction of more flexible networks is going to solve a bunch of very real problems from a network operations perspective.  The rise of server…

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Storage by hand

Storage by hand

One of my favorite books of all time is Paul Bertolli’s “Cooking by hand”. Paul, former Executive chef at Oliveto in Oakland, CA and Chez Panisse prior to that, wrote what I consider the best technical cookbook out there. The…

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Why are you buying enterprise Tupperware?

Why are you buying enterprise Tupperware?

Storage is a place in the back corner of an underground parking lot, where the tenants of your building stick old furniture, broken microwaves, and tires behind chain linked dividers. Storage is a volumetric thing.  It’s a closet where you…

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