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

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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Four things Customers Teach You (Supporting Storage)

All the Pieces Matter I like puzzles. I’m the type of person who, when presented with a challenge, tries to make sure all the pieces fit. The challenge of high-level customer support is that we don’t usually see the picture…

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Flash Storage - Worth Its Weight In… Aluminum?

I want to talk about flash storage. That amazing high speed medium that delivers high performance at a costly price. You are probably familiar with the old saying “Worth its weight in gold!” Well, flash is not worth its weight…

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Three things to evaluate at your next enterprise job

When I started my career as an IT systems administrator, it had its perks. I enjoyed architecting and deploying new solutions, as well as working internationally. But it wasn’t enough of a challenge, and I wanted to take my career…

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Five recent results in high-performance data paths.

First, a little context: Co-op at Coho At this time of year, Coho’s engineering team interviews applicants for co-op (4 month) and intern (12 month) student placements on the team. We take these student placements really seriously: it’s an opportunity…

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Technologies that transform.

Change fascinates me.  It always has. More specifically, I’m talking about imposed change.  Not the weather, not the seasons, not the length of your hair.  The act of making a calculated and directed change, of moving a complex system from…

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Is Your Storage Ready for Change?

The first two articles in this series focused on embracing change and how to measure for change. Being willing to change and knowing how to assess the impact of a change are critical skills for any IT professional. This article…

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The 80/20 rule...  for storage systems.

The 80/20 rule is often attributed to an Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto. Born in 1848, Pareto was (inspirationally at least) one of the early members of the occupy movement: he observed that 80% of Italy’s wealth at that time…

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