OpenStack Block Storage: Workload Distribution Does Matter

OpenStack Block Storage: Workload Distribution Does Matter

Earlier this month OpenStack Foundation launched Mitaka, the thirteenth release of its open source enterprise cloud platform focusing around greater manageability and scalability, as well as enhanced user experience. For me, the exciting part about the release is that the…

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Deja vu: Storage goes the way of compute infrastructure

Deja vu: Storage goes the way of compute infrastructure

I grew up in a valley nestled in the lower Himalayas. When we needed to send a package to friends in different cities, my dad would send me to the local truck agency.  They would charge arbitrary, often exorbitant prices,…

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Cash for Cache? Why?

Cash for Cache? Why?

Performance in the storage industry is what we all as architects have strived to attain.  This has been a tricky balance when combined with the need to provide availability, mobility, shared resources, and other business continuity and disaster recovery features. In…

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Storage is now a network problem.

Storage is now a network problem.

The Bugatti Veyron was designed with a singular purpose: to be the fastest, most awe-inspiring, and most envied sports car ever designed. The performance goals were jaw-droppingly ambitious — the Veyron was to be the first car ever built to…

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Coho DataStream 2.6 release

Coho DataStream 2.6 release

We have another exciting software release to share with the world. The 5th release this year brings key new features, Enterprise resilience and performance enhancements to our DataStream scale-out data platform. First up is integration into VMware Site Recovery Manager…

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Coho's SRA plugin - helping you do the right thing™

Coho’s SRA plugin – helping you do the right thing™

Coho Data is soon to release v2.6 of their DataStream software. This release is chocked full of goodness; don’t worry there’ll be a blog post covering all the high-level features. I wanted to take this opportunity to explain an associated…

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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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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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Coho DataStream 2.5 release

Coho DataStream 2.5 release

We are mid-way through the year and we are all super excited to bring you version 2.5 of our DataStream product. This marks the 4th product release this year and we will continue to innovate aggressively! As a startup we…

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Why you don't need Vvols in Coho Data

Why you don’t need Vvols in Coho Data

Why Coho’s Users don’t need vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVols) Having driven the design of vSphere’s feature Virtual Volumes (VVols) as a product manager for what feels like an eternity after almost 4 years, you would naturally assume my first task…

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