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October, 2012


October 30, 2012  1:05 PM

X-IO and why clever drive technologies could be a good bet

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
hard drive, Hybrid flash, VMware, X-IO

If I were a betting man when it came to the prospects of storage businesses I might be tempted to put some money on the mid-long term prospects of X-IO.

X-IO - which

October 19, 2012  11:44 AM

Scale Computing’s classic vendor BS

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
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The subject of this blog is a briefing this week with Scale Computing. And a major factor in why it's getting written about here is the laughable levels of chutzpah involved on Scale's part.

The occasion for the conversation was Scale...


October 17, 2012  3:55 PM

The cost of clustered NAS, and can it boost Overland?

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
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Almost exactly a year ago I spoke to Overland Storage about their then-new DX1 and DX2 traditional NAS boxes. At the time I questioned why clustered NAS...


October 12, 2012  11:20 AM

Violin – a proudly proprietary storage vendor . . .

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
Cache, Data tiering, Flash, SSD, toshiba, Violin Memory

I met with Violin Memory at VMworld Europe last week in Barcelona. It's always good to spend a bit of time talking with vendors and get to see under the skin of the company a bit.


October 12, 2012  11:17 AM

. . . And Whiptail’s commodity drives that aren’t

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
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Whiptail is another all-flash array vendor. Unlike Violin Memory it doesn't mince any words about being an SSD vendor or not.

It sells hardware that ranges from 3 TB to...


October 12, 2012  11:11 AM

NetApp is storage #1. Oh, really?

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
NetApp, Storage, VMworld 2012

On the streets around VMware's VMworld Europe 2012 event this week you could see a mobile advertising vehicle bearing a hoarding that declares: "NetApp


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