Kaminario & ViON Bring Flash Storage-as-a-Service to the Federal Government

The as-as-Service model is evolving at an unprecedented pace across the enterprise. We’ve talked many times about what the SaaSification of the enterprise means here and then again, here. This model, as we know, is not just limited to the world of software. Increasingly, we find that as-a-Service models are the disruptive force behind right-sizing and modernizing of legacy…

Did Someone say NVMe? Playing ‘Whack-A-Mole’ In The Storage Industry

In the technology industry we often talk about Moore’s Law, named for the infamous co-founder of Intel, Gordon Moore. For more than 50 years, Moore’s theory that compute would increase in performance and decrease in cost at an exponential pace has basically held true. Even when we believe we have reached a plateau in a…

Putting an End to the Active-Active vs. Active-Passive Debate

The following is a re-post from the FlashDBA website published here with permission from Mr. FlashDBA himself, Chris Buckel. Amongst some other great material, it references “Groats” – we had to look that one up! — I want you to imagine that you are about to run a race. You have your trainers on, your pre-race warm…

Hyper-Converged is the Right Approach, Except When it Isn’t

In my role I often get in to conversations about the pros and cons of hyper-converged versus a separate storage array approach. This is a difficult discussion and one where the big picture often gets lost in the technical details. Hyper-converged solutions place all the storage capacity as close to the application as possible. They have…

Kaminario and Cisco work to meet the challenges of today’s on-demand world

The data center is experiencing a great challenge as on-demand applications and “as a service” infrastructure needs tax current capabilities. In this new normal, dynamic workloads and real time analytics require an agile, scalable infrastructure which provides predictable low latency. Various new storage paradigms have emerged to address these needs, including hyperconverged infrastructure, software defined…