Beyond the Storage Box – Software Defined Storage

  In March we published the What’s Beyond the Storage Box blog. We talked about the move to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and the opportunity for MSPs to create customized solutions for their customers.  This blog introduces a whitepaper that dives into how MSPs need to architect storage resources with their datacenters in order to…

What’s Beyond the Storage Box?

  For years there has been one way of buying and implementing storage solutions to support tier 1, performance-centric, production workloads. The Storage Box – a bulky, inflexible and expensive purpose-built storage array consisting of tightly knit, pre-defined software and hardware. Customers bought it, used it for three or so years, and replaced it. It…

The Truth About Benchmarks: SPC-1 Matters

Benchmarks: they’re the flag flown by every storage vendor. They’re the numbers behind the big claims, the verification of the promises made about systems. But not all benchmarks are created equal. A couple of flash storage providers recently announced  benchmark results — from homegrown tests. While that doesn’t mean that the resulting numbers aren’t necessarily…