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Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles (Part 1)

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With just under a month to the next Storage Field Day (the Influencer event run by Stephen Foskett and his team) I thought it would be good to profile the presenting companies and set the scene about what we can expect during the three days of presentations. For those unfamiliar with the Tech Field Day format, the idea is to ... Read More »

VMware’s Virtual and Physical SAN Misdirection

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I almost fell off my chair laughing as I read this post by Chuck Hollis that talks about using vSphere VSAN (Virtual SAN) with external storage arrays.  Is it the rantings of someone clinging onto the vestiges of a former life, or perhaps it’s a veiled way for VMware to start unravelling their failed VVOL strategy? Let’s do some scene ... Read More »

Review: QSAN AegisSAN Q500-F21 SAN Array

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Despite all the talk about new technologies, there’s still a market for SMB/SME capable storage arrays.  I already have a QSAN P100V4 in the lab, which is my main iSCSI array and that has been working faultlessly for the last 18 months.  Recently reviewed the QSAN Q500-F21, part of the AegisSAN range that supports both iSCSI and Fibre Channel. Product ... Read More »

Will TCO Drive Software Defined Storage?

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With the imminent announcement of pricing for VMware Virtual SAN, there has never been a more complex landscape for storage in the enterprise.  But how much of future decisions will be based on technology and how much on understanding the TCO of solutions being deployed? Rumour has it that VSAN will be priced at about $2500 per CPU.  That’s on ... Read More »

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