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 their competitive business needs. These characteristics must also be accompanied by low risk and reduced complexity. Above all else, they want to accomplish all…
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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 investments from the high-tech community.  Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, to name a…
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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 industry than perhaps any other use case. I believe this is because no matter what the application, all data needs to…
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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 has to do with virtualization and the ensuing increase in storage systems required to support virtualized environments. Another factor is the increasing pressure IT…
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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.”  But what does this really mean? Here are the four fundamental principles INFINIDAT has put into practice in order to build…
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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 deal with nearly 20 years ago. Back then, managing storage was truly a complicated practice that involved: Going through lengths of…
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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 because not only does it represent the sum total of new clients we’ve recently…
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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 state of enterprise storage demonstrates that this is simply not the case – for a wide variety of reasons….
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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 at scale presents a unique set of challenges for organizations. It is too expensive, fundamentally unreliable, difficult to maintain desired performance, and consumes too…
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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 were recording content for his Data Unknown video series and some of the time it was…
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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 Nicholson, but to individuals who were able to condense life lessons into profound, “aha” moments for me and my astute…
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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.  The more virtualized an organization is, the more flexible they can be with their resources – enabling the sharing of resources and costs among…
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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 become the lifeblood of our business and social lives. During this roundtable discussion we spoke with…
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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 in Austin – and here we are, ready for action! The proliferation of OpenStack…
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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 listed in the recently released OpenStack User Survey – in short, agility, flexibility, and direct TCO benefits. We at INFINIDAT firmly believe in the power of OpenStack,…
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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 product or service, and one’s willingness to pay a premium for it or to make additional purchases. For evidence of…
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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 customers, both in open systems and mainframe markets.  The first versions of the product were delivered as a SAN (block) solution. …
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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 that a big milestone in quantum computing happened this week. A research group in Australia…
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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 terms of bits and bytes. We look at whether data is structured or unstructured. We spend our working days…
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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 the word “Good” with “Reliable.”  Yes, I know this ignores the features dimension, but since Tier 1…
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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 the hearts and minds of the storage industry from cost per GB to cost per IOPS.  How else…
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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 not change in the coming decade.” This week, EMC responded with a press release that “commits to all-flash…
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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 does one achieve both high capacity and high performance without breaking the bank. Today we’ll take a closer…
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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 only thing we needed at one point was “capacity” — Give me megabytes! There was little concern with regards to performance, features or functions,…
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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 ways. When you hear “testing the product”, it could mean anything from turning the product on and seeing that…
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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 storing data. For us, this means pushing beyond the boundaries of conventional thinking with respect to how…
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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, despite it having superior weather and the best burritos. Don’t get me wrong. Disruptive innovation is a sight to behold. It’s among the most beautiful,…
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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 feel that a big part of that process comes with the words we…
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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 budgets so they are left with bulky old-school storage boxes and Band-Aids. At INFINIDAT we believe in the importance of…
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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 predictions regarding the trends and changes we can expect to impact the data storage market this year…
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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 INFINIDAT team, the first thing I think of is a team of people that probably has…
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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 storage, an innovative type of storage technology is making waves. Hybrid storage—the integration of flash, disk, and DRAM technologies—is proving…
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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 being stored and your data center space grows geometrically, as does your power consumption. Scale up the data under management…
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