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Podcast Interview with Mike Kazar, CTO Avere Systems

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Before I went on holiday I managed to have a chat with Mike Kazar, Chief Technology Officer for and co-founder of Avere Systems.  Prior to founding Avere, Mike worked at Netapp after founding Spinnaker, which was acquired by Netapp in 2003 and was developed into Data ONTAP Cluster-mode.  Mike was recently awarded the IEEE Johnson Award for Lifetime Contributions to ... Read More »

Hitachi Acquire BlueArc (At Last)

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I don’t talk about company acquisitions too often but I can’t let the purchase of BlueArc by HDS pass me by without adding my opinion.  First of all, for those of you who don’t know, BlueArc sells NAS hardware which has been resold by HDS for some years under the HNAS brand.  The hardware comes stand-alone or can act as ... Read More »

Hardware Review: Promise SmartStor NS4600 – Part IV

This is a series of posts on the Promise SmartStor NS4600 home storage server.  Previous posts: Hardware Review: Promise SmartStor NS4600 – Part I Hardware Review: Promise SmartStor NS4600 – Part II Hardware Review: Promise SmartStor NS4600 – Part III One essential feature in any home NAS product is the ability to back up data.  The NS4600 has three options ... Read More »

Hardware Review: Promise SmartStor NS4600 – Part II

This is a series of posts on the Promise SmartStor NS4600 home storage server.  Previous posts: Hardware Review: Promise SmartStor NS4600 – Part I In the first post of this series, we discussed the basic hardware configuration.  This post will look at connectivity and RAID configurations supported by the NS4600. A quick glance at the back of the unit provides ... Read More »

Hardware Review: Promise SmartStor NS4600 – Part I

This is a series of posts on the Promise SmartStor NS4600 home storage server. Background Promise Technology Inc have been manufacturing RAID controllers since 1988 and iSCSI storage systems since 2004.  In 2007, the company released the first of the SmartStor devices, the NS4300, a fully-functioned home NAS storage array.  That was followed up in 2009 with the second generation ... Read More »

Cloud Computing: Cloud /= Virtualisation

I finally managed to attend a London CloudCamp last Thursday, which conveniently co-incided with a #storagebeers evening.  For two hours of listening to the collective wisdom of the presenters and the “unpanel” we were offered free beer and food.  Now free beer is good, however I’m not sure it’s good enough to make me want to listen to yet another ... Read More »