Dell EMC – What EXACTLY are you guaranteeing?

Better late than never, that was my first reaction when I learnt about the new Dell EMC Storage Efficiency Guarantee program. Then, after reading that compression, deduplication, thin provisioning, and snapshots are the features they describe as the facilitators of this program, I changed my mind. Maybe never is better? With compression and deduplication I…

Architecting for capacity efficiency: Advancing compression implementations for all-flash arrays

To lead the all-flash array market with most cost-efficient storage platform is not easy. In essence you have two major approaches of getting to the top: Make enough noise using creative marketing and sales engineering. Deal with reality (customers) later. Architect for capacity efficiency and build some hard business guarantees based on real technological capabilities…

OpenStack: Private Cloud at its Best

Kaminario continues to build its cloud infrastructure for application delivery with expanded support for OpenStack. OpenStack has become synonymous with one of the most important concepts in enterprise IT – the private cloud. Read how Kaminario K2 fits in.






Five Things to Anticipate at VMworld

VMworld is just around the corner and I can already feel that tingling in the back of my head that indicates excitement. This would be my fourth VMworld event, and I’m not surprised that I’m excited as if it were my first time. Why am I not surprised? VMworld successfully meets a vast majority of…

Deduplication in All-flash Arrays: Why Metadata Matters

By the time you finish reading this blog you’ll become a storage genius. Seriously. First things first. What is data deduplication? The ability to save only unique data on a storage device and remove any redundant duplicate data from it, while keeping only references to the unique data. Later we’ll see the importance of those…