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Storage Field Day 7 – 11-13 March 2015

Next week I will be in the Bay Area to attend Storage Field Day #7, the latest event of Stephen Foskett’s hugely successful Tech Field Days.  The Tech Field Day (TFD) series has been running since 2009 (see the nice picture with the first attendees in it) and has grown to encompass specific disciplines including virtualisation, networking, wireless and potentially “big data” ... Read More »

IBM Invented Everything in Tech

I’m writing this blog post as a somewhat tongue-in-cheek response to various comments I’ve made over the years (and recently) about how IBM appears to have already created what’s new in tech, especially with reference to the mainframe.  I’ll re-emphasise the light hearted nature of this post as clearly IBM can’t actually have created everything, however they are a very successful hardware company ... Read More »

CEO Updates: Tintri and Violin Memory (updated)

Over the last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to meet with CEOs from two startup companies in the storage industry.  Both are relatively new to their positions, however each company has very different challenges ahead. Violin Memory is one of the original all-flash storage vendors which went through a rather rocky IPO last year; Tintri is a startup focusing ... Read More »

Tech Trailblazer Winners 2014: Nutanix; PernixData; VMTurbo

The results are out for the 2014 Tech Trailblazer awards and there’s a few old favourites in the list of categories I follow and voted in, including Nutanix, Pernix Data and VMTurbo.  Runners-up include Avere Systems and GridStore. This year’s voting event was bigger and better than ever.  The judging list contains some prestigious names in technology and of course ... Read More »

A Look Back at 2013 & Plans for 2014

As we start 2014 and prepare for another 365 days of information technology fun, I thought it would be good to both look back and forward to what has taken place during the last 12 months and what we can expect from Architecting IT during the next twelve.  Here are just some thoughts, although this isn’t an exhaustive list! 2013 ... Read More »

Nimble Storage Reaches Successful IPO – What Next?

Disclaimer – this post does not constitute financial advice in any way and all information provided is purely for illustrative purposes. Last Friday, which was the 13th and clearly not unlucky for some, Nimble Storage Inc floated on the New York Stock Exchange at an opening price of $21.  The shares did well, closing at $33.93, or a premium of ... Read More »