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Of Hybrid Data and Ratchet Straps

There was a time when a single application owned data forever. Today, data is hybrid, used by many applications. It has left the proverbial nest – and for good reason. Data has the value and tying it to one application traps that value.

From Simply Incredible to Incredibly Simple!

Datera had a recent win attributed to our radical simplicity. The previous supplier required 27 steps using three different tool sets to provision every single volume. Before performing them, someone had to figure out the answers to every question…

Luck Shouldn’t Be Part of Your Storage Management Strategy

When customers ask about performance and availability of storage systems, the answers often are both theoretical and full of caveats. If you’re lucky enough to get an honest answer, it shouldn’t involve crossing your fingers or dealing with a disgruntled admin named Chris…

What Do You Mean When You Say Hybrid Storage?

Today, everyone thinks hybrid means flash and disk. What they need is a storage architecture that was built to be hybrid. Just as important is a system that allows the ratios to be changed and new technology to be incorporated.

Increasingly Cloudy with a 100% Chance of On-Prem

Everyone’s talking about the move to cloud. But for most, there’s an existing on-prem environment that required blood, sweat and tears to get right. And it’s working just fine – even thriving. To manage a hybrid IT environment, you just need a common data substrate.

All You Need to Know About IOPS Can Be Learned at Rush Hour!

After 30 years in the data storage industry, we can all agree that I am old. But, I would like to point out that everything has its time, and at some point, its time has passed. No, I’m not talking about me – I’m talking about using IOPS as the measure of performance.

The Real Revolution Behind Self-Driving Cars is Self-Driving Infrastructure

The hype around self-driving cars keeps reaching new heights, with most pundits focusing on their immediate innovation and novelty. But the true transformation isn’t the self-driving car, it’s the underlying digital technology.

Finally! Scale-Out Done Well.

Having integrated, architected, scrutinized, acquired or dismantled dozens of scale-out architectures in my career as a CTO, I can tell you that scale-out is not new, it is not easy and it is not perfect – but it is valuable.

How Intent-based Management Transforms Storage

Datera is the only storage product built to natively support a declarative, intent-based paradigm for configuration and management. It’s a new idea, so I’m going to clarify why it will revolutionize the way you manage storage.

Datera vs. Ceph – When performance matters!

In our tests, our goal was to achieve as much of an apples-to-apples comparison as possible, so we used the same hardware, switches, network, load generation, testing tools and number of volumes. And the winner is…

Datera vs. Ceph – How do they compare?

The ability to leverage commodity servers to build large scale storage systems is undeniably the future. However, when we look under the covers of two such software-defined storage solutions – Datera and Ceph – the differences become clear.