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Performance Analysis of SAS/SATA and NVMe SSDs

This is one of a series of academic paper reviews covering aspects of technology. Vendors like to tell us how the transition to NVMe-based storage will dramatically improve performance.  In fact, I’ve talked at length myself about the benefits of NVMe technology.  However, it helps to have empirical (and independent) evidence to back up the… Read more »

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Avere Systems is Acquired by Microsoft

Big congratulations to Avere Systems, who recently announced their acquisition by Microsoft.  Avere is a company I’ve followed since inception in 2008.  Their technology started as an edge NAS filer, extending data centre content to branch offices.  Over time, the platform became virtual and moved to the public cloud.  Today, vFXT (the cloud instance of… Read more »

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The Four Stages of Cloud Adoption

A quick look at the adoption of technology over the last 60 years shows us that no one vendor, technology or concept becomes 100% dominant.  Back in September 2017, I presented at Scality’s SDS day on what I thought the future of storage and cloud would be.  With technology and specifically cloud adoption in mind,… Read more »