INFINIDAT has been a regular participant at OpenStack Summit conferences and continues to believe that storage is a critical component of the OpenStack Mission to “produce a ubiquitous Open Source Clo…
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Wow. My blog post last week on All-Flash Array (AFA) performance generated a lot of responses. We had the most ever active sessions on our web server, great conversations on Linkedin, Reddit, The Regi…
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スコット・リンチの小説『The Republic of Thieves』の一節で、主人公のロック・ラモーラが良いことを言っています。「もし空が落ちてきたら、自分は戯言のシェルターに隠れるだろう。きっと誰かがすぐに解決してくれるのだから」と。 この小説は、「悪党紳士団」と名乗るエリート詐欺集団が巧妙なトリックで人々を騙す物語で、データストレージ業界を描いたものではないのですが、日々の生活の中で妄想で…
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May 19, 2017 Hilton Frankfurt City Center Frankfurt, Germany Digital transformation requires constant innovation from information technology. At the IDC Storage Transformation conference, learn how th…
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“What’s past is prologue” – William Shakespeare (as spoken by Antonio in “The Tempest”; Act 2, Scene I) OK, so the original context for this quote was admittedly nefarious. But it has since come…
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My 8-year-old son overheard me talking to someone about cloud storage. He asked me, “How can one really store anything in the clouds? Aren’t they just a bunch of droplets, and if you put something the…
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May 23, 2017 Central Ohio VMUG Hyatt Regency Columbus Columbus, OH 43215 At the Central Ohio VMUG UserCon, you will be surrounded by people who can not only make an impact on your day-to-day projects,…
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Ok, so I realize my title is way too large a topic for a blog. It reminds me of the M.A.S.H. episode where Radar O’Reilly reacted to the title of a book Hawkeye was holding by exclaiming, &#8220…
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Whether we like it or not, we are living in a data driven world. It impacts every citizen and is reshaping modern healthcare for patients, clinicians, researchers and insurers. It seems like new compa…
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If you deal with storage, you’re certainly noticing an increase in talk around object storage. Many analysts position it as a next big thing, something that may address the ever-increasing growt…
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Virtualization has become a standard in most IT environments, however, a lot of storage solutions have not evolved as quickly as they have needed to in order maximize virtual environments. As a result…
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At the beginning of 2016, the INFINIDAT blog debuted. Over the course of the year, the blog has featured different voices from our tremendous team of experts. From thoughtful industry commentary to te…
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A week or so ago Amazon had a blog post talking about their new storage offering called “Snowmobile,” a follow on to their Snowball solution announced just a year ago. The solution is a tractor traile…
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I recently learned a new term, that probably requires no explanation for most storage professionals: TTI or “Time To Innocence.” This is the time it takes the storage admin to prove the problem is not…
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August 6–11, 2017 Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, RI INFINIDAT will be exhibiting at SHARE this year. Be sure stop by the INFINIDAT booth to get up close and personal with InfiniBox. The In…
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As clients manage their need for reliable communications for storage access, host communications, and server clusters, three types of networking are common to modern data center infrastructures. Fiber…
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In a world of persistent data growth, companies seek every advantage to manage storage space efficiently and reduce both acquisition and operational costs, all without impacting performance and reliab…
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Last month, INFINIDAT announced InfiniBox 3.0, a significant release packed with important new features like compression, performance analytics and iSCSI. Today, we take a closer look at those feature…
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Everybody knows that the growth of data is having an impact on your storage budget. But do you know the other ways this impacts your overall budget? Sure there’s the IT personnel budget required to ma…
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Did you know the American industrial revolution actually began in Waltham, Massachusetts? Like many of those gathered recently to celebrate the grand opening of INFINIDAT’s new U.S. headquarters, I wa…
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Gartner has named INFINIDAT a “Visionary” in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays1 for the second year in a row. It’s no wonder really when you consider the company was founded by M…
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The INFINIDAT team is headed to the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona this week and we turn our focus once again on how to best address the storage needs of your OpenStack environment. Back in 2013, INFIN…
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Today marks the end of another VMworld event and though it’s time to say goodbye to Barcelona, our team had a truly wonderful time seeing our customers, meeting new people, and introducing them to Inf…
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All the content is set (thanks to VMworld US) and we are getting ready to head to Barcelona, Spain for VMworld 2016 Europe. We are really looking forward to meeting new prospects and showing off our I…
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In this business, a “Dot-0” release represents a major milestone and countless hours of dedicated effort on the part of product managers, engineers and all those that support their efforts in getting …
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When you set out to change an industry like enterprise storage, you need to constantly deliver on new innovation. Just to note, INFINIDAT is now up to 62 patents granted and another 60 that have been …
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Capacity, performance and reliability are the top technical requirements of every CTO and CIO when vetting a storage solution. As capacities move into the multi-PB range, a system architecture that ca…
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We’re in a time when technology seems to reach for bigger, faster, better solutions for business application services, while still continuing to fight shrinking IT support budgets. In order to address…
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Ten years ago, if you asked storage administrators about their read/write ratios, they would not think too much before saying it’s around 80/20 across most applications. This was especially true when …
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I’m always interested to see how our customers use INFINIDAT storage. We have customers running InfiniBox in the VMware, OpenStack, Oracle, SAP, and numerous other environments. This time I had a chan…
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Shows over and it’s time to go home. VMworld 2016, I believe, was a huge success for INFINIDAT and for VMware as well. Here is a quick wrap-up of the show from our perspective. Again, we opened …
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Two days down, one to go. Another very interesting day here at VMworld 2016. We opened the show this morning with a Facebook LiveStream that can be found here. We have done a few of these and if you w…
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Okay, so day one is under our belts.  Very interesting day here at VMworld 2016. We opened the show this morning with a Facebook Live that can be found here.  Each morning, we will be doing a live bro…
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Yup, I did it. I hashtagged the title to my post. Hey, in a world where social media drives everything, I thought I’d give it a shot. It has been an interesting journey since we first started our trip…
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Any storage conversation that does not include thoughtful consideration of what is being stored is incomplete. The data in every environment has a unique profile which define its value to the business…
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When it comes to large-scale, mission-critical workloads, INFINIDAT leads in enterprise storage by focusing on the evolving requirements of the datacenter.  Our unique, flash-optimized storage archite…
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Here is a pretty funny story. My dad was the best support engineer in New England for RCA / Sperry Univac, which later became Unisys. He traveled all throughout New England fixing computer systems for…
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The cost of enterprise data storage is long overdue for a reset. Think about it. Not only is the sheer amount of data that your business generates increasing, but the potential value of that data to y…
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In today’s enterprise storage market, there are a few simple, immutable truths: organizations demand high capacity and scale to address their data growth requirements, and ample performance to address…
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A month or so ago I traveled to India to find out more about how data is shaping the world around us.  Why India?  India, like China, has gotten a lot of press in the last 6 to 12 months regarding inv…
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Google “data protection” and you get over 200M hits in less than .05 sec. Between products, white papers, articles and market research, more has been written about data protection within the storage i…
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Many IT organizations find themselves dealing with storage sprawl which results in an infrastructure that is difficult to manage, often underutilized and frequently escalating in cost. Much of this ha…
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In INFINIDAT marketing materials, you often see the phrases “a new enterprise storage array needed to be developed from the ground up” or “storage technology today requires a new way of thinking.”  Bu…
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The True Cost of Deploying and Managing Storage Arrays It’s 2016 and I’m still amazed how many enterprise storage solutions are still bound to concepts, designs and challenges I originally learned to …
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One of the things I like to keep my eye on is the total amount of InfiniBox usable storage capacity we have shipped to our clients around the world. I find it to be an interesting metric to follow bec…
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It’s easy to assume based on all the hype that all-flash arrays are a magical cure for all your enterprise storage and application ailments. But, a more thorough examination of the current and future …
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Humanity’s data footprint is exploding. Big data, analytics, cloud, the Internet of Things, social media and more, are all driving exponential data growth. Today, capturing, storing and analyzing data…
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A few weeks ago I had a lot of fun hanging out with my friend Steve Kenniston from INFINIDAT. It wasn’t your average hanging-out though because there was always a camera rolling. Some of the time we w…
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“You Can’t Manage, What You Don’t Measure…” Early in my career, I had the good fortune of being mentored by “A Few Good Men.”  No, I’m not referring to Tom Cruise or Jack Nicho…
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Organizations are on a quest to increase operating efficiencies and reduce costs by maximizing the utilization of their precious resources.  One of the key technologies enabling this is virtualization…
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I recently hosted a webinar based on our first episode of Data Unknown, a new web series dedicated to making data more human.  Data Unknown looks at how data is created, stored and protected as it has…
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Everything is big in Texas. So is the OpenStack Summit happening this week in Austin. So many opportunities to meet old – and make new – friends and partners. It’s going to be a very busy week for us …
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OpenStack is a growing trend across the IT industry, offering clear advantages in terms of standardization across vendors, accelerated application deployment, increased efficiency, and other benefits …
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As consumers, we usually prefer buying products that we have positive feelings about. There is no need to read lengthy studies in order to draw a correlation between one’s positive experience with a p…
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In 2013, INFINIDAT began shipping its first InfiniBox that was developed from the ground up as a truly unified storage solution, ready to offer multiple storage protocols for SAN, NAS and Object custo…
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Why do I like working at INFINIDAT?  Here’s an example of why.  A day or so ago, our CTO, Brian Carmody sent this email to the company: INFINIDAT friends, If you follow tech news, you might have heard…
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“When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.” – Robert Cailliau Data can seem somewhat abstract. We think in t…
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Good-Cheap-Fast? I saw this image from a restaurant recently, and it reminded me a lot of the state of enterprise storage for the last 20 years or so.  To make the analogy more clear, let’s replace th…
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Is performance really king in the land of enterprise data storage? When I joined Fusion-io, a PCIe-based solid state start-up back in 2008, my job was to evangelize a new data center design and shift …
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Last week at FAST16, Google presented an awesome white paper stating that “disks are the central element of cloud storage,” and “the cost per GB of SSD remains too high and that cost differential will…
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Hybrid Array + Innovation = Capacity + Performance + Savings During last week’s post, I took a look at the challenge facing many IT leaders today when it comes to enterprise data storage — how d…
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Capacity + Performance = Savings There’s no question about it. Everything we do as individuals or businesses that generates information requires a place to store that information. Historically, the on…
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Testing in the Real World When it comes to software and quality, the term “testing” is mentioned very often and in many different contexts. This has led to many people interpreting it many different w…
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“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”  — Jonathan Swift At INFINIDAT, we pride ourselves on our ability to see what is invisible to others when it comes to the challenges of…
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Disruption is the most annoying business meme right now. Everyone is disrupting something. Disrupt or be disrupted. Disruption-as-a-service. Disruption talk is why I can’t live in Silicon Valley, desp…
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So, as many of you know I started at INFINIDAT a few months ago doing product marketing.  I like to think that a big part of my role is helping to tie technology to business value.  In doing so, I fee…
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The majority of today’s enterprises are struggling to manage and store the explosion of data from their clients in the last year. IT organizations have one arm tied behind their backs with decreasing …
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As we begin a new year, thoughts turn to what we can expect during this time of continued data growth and increasing focus on harnessing data to provide critical business insights. Here are my top ten…
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These days, when you hear people speak of what separates one company from another in their space, they often say ‘the people.’  But how do you back that up?  When I think about the provenance of the I…
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Customers buy storage, not because of the type of technology it implements, flash or HDD, for example but because it solves their problems and is affordable. In the growing world of enterprise data st…
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The amount of data a business needs to keep on line to be successful is exploding. But most storage architectures are not designed for what we call “Performance at Scale.” Scale up the amount of data …
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