Scale-out Versus Scale-Up – SDR News Interview

I recently appeared on SDR news, discussing my Computer Weekly blog article on scale out versus scale up.  In the video I chat to Andy McCaskey about the technological differences and some of the players in the market.  The video follows in this post.  Here’s a link to the original article. Scale Out set to eclipse Scale up for the ... Read More »

IaaS Series – Google Compute Engine Sustained Use Discounts

Over the coming weeks and months I will be covering public cloud computing and discussing the offerings from the major vendors in the market.  Initially this will focus on Infrastructure as a Service or IaaS from Google (Google Cloud Platform), Amazon (Amazon Web Services) and Microsoft (Azure), although where possible I will include other providers, especially those in the UK ... 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 »

Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles (Part 2)

This post continues the discussion on what to expect from vendors presenting at the next Storage Field Day in Silicon Valley between 23-25 April 2014. SanDisk The first thing that comes to mind when I hear SanDisk’s name is their range of consumer devices.  Of course the company is about a lot more than that and has previously presented at a ... Read More »

Storage Field Day 5: Vendor Profiles (Part 1)

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 »

Google Drive Starts Price Drop Madness

It was widely reported last week that Google have dropped the price of their online storage offering, Drive.  Customers get 15GB for free, with 100GB at a measly $1.99 per month and a terabyte at only $9.99.  But is the race to the bottom a good thing? Price erosion in storage is not a new thing; it’s been happening ever ... Read More »