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…

Kaminario Brings Speed to Happiness

If you’re someone who enjoys (or has the time) to wait around for something to work, I don’t suggest reading any further. In reality though, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone like that, am I right? Ok, perhaps there is but it’s just my Grandpa who doesn’t own an electronic device nor know how…

Surviving Trade Show Season Like a Boss

Here we are at the end of March, another winter come and hopefully leaving for good ASAP. But, with the beginning of spring, another season is ushered in – the Conference season – those annual week-long excursions filled with informative sessions, branded goodies aka swag and vendor hosted parties that turn long nights into early…

SaaSification of the Enterprise

As modern businesses are re-shaped by the forces of digital transformation, one of the most impactful trends is the adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS).   Perhaps most interesting is how the rise of SaaS is impacting the operations of both small-medium businesses as well as large enterprise.  In The SaaSification of Enterprise IT, I discussed how enterprise…

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…