July 29, 2013  11:54 AM

Storage virtualisation vs software-defined storage

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
EMC, FalconStor, IBM, NetApp, Seanodes, Software-defined storage, VMware, vSAN


The aim of this blog post is to try to iron out some misunderstandings in two common terms in storage. Two terms that are actually really rather...

July 24, 2013  10:21 AM

Atomic Writes at the leading edge of flash in the datacentre

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
Flash memory, Fusion, Fusion-io, MariaDB, MySQL, SCSI

A rather tiny bit of storage news this week illustrates the changes taking place as part of the flash revolution, and also...

March 25, 2013  2:15 PM

Forget MLC vs SLC; it’s going to be TLC vs MLC soon

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
emlc, Flash memory, MLC, Pure Storage, SLC, solid-state drive, tlc

The NAND flash memory scene is already an alphabet soup,...

March 14, 2013  11:51 AM

Egnyte: 5G the tipping point for cloud storage

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
amazon s3, Cloud storage, Egnyte, Google, Hybrid cloud, Microsoft, NetApp

What are the limits of cloud storage right now? We've

February 21, 2013  4:44 PM

NetApp’s FlashRay; an OS waiting for some hardware?

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
EF540, Flash, Flash Array, FlashRay, NetApp, Violin Memory, Whiptail


It's been an interesting week for NetApp-watchers. On Tuesday we learned of

January 29, 2013  11:41 AM

Solidfire: A flash array maker playing a long game in the cloud

Antony Adshead Profile: Antony Adshead
Cloud Computing, Flash Array, IBM, IOPS, NetApp, solid-state drive, SolidFire

I caught up with flash array maker

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  11:11 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:...

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