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Reading, the Deliberate Practice of Learning

By Steve Lamb | September 6, 2016

Inc. Magazine recently reported on the “extreme reading habits” of some of America’s top executives, including Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg. I’m glad other CEOs see the value in reading, because it’s something I enjoy too. For years I’ve been reading for up to two hours…

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4 Tips on Extending Your SAN’s “Expiry” Date

By Andrew Flint | August 31, 2016

You’ve probably heard that traditional SAN and NAS systems are getting close to their expiry date, and I’d have to agree. Storage experts agree that their effective data center value (and their market share) is being eroded on multiple fronts: hyperconverged, cloud storage, distributed systems like Hadoop and Ceph, agile…

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Flash Memory Summit Video – How Does Flash Enable SDS?

By Lori Steuart | August 29, 2016

At the Flash Memory Summit this year, our VP Marketing, Andrew Flint, talked with George Crump of Storage Switzerland about how flash enables software-defined storage – and vice versa. According to Storage Switzerland: [For years] SDS really had not taken off, it was hindered by a lack of CPU power…

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Keep It Simple, Stupid – Using SDS for Simplicity in Your Data Center

By Andrew Flint | August 24, 2016

Data is probably the word of the century. It’s even been billed ‘the new oil’ based on its potential to redefine economies. Given that significance, how are we doing with our data centers? As data gets more complex, it would seem logical that the way we store it becomes more involved.…

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Is Vendor Lock-in Obsolete?

By Andrew Flint | August 22, 2016

One of the top promises of a software-defined storage architecture is its ability to integrate a variety of products, including generic ones. With this comes the option of avoiding previously insurmountable vendor lock-in challenges. Lock-ins are typically caused by incompatibility between the technologies your using and the ones you would…

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Stop Waiting for Storage

By Andrew Flint | August 16, 2016

Not only is latency the most important storage performance metric, but ioFABRIC Vicinity was designed to support ultra-low latency hardware, even keeping up with NVMe/PCIe response times. Forget IOPS  Storage performance is typically sold on IOPS, which isn’t the most telling factor. Even Wikipedia says IOPS are “a commonly misused…

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Two Reasons to Attend Flash Memory Summit 2016

By Lori Steuart | August 8, 2016

One of the must-attend events of the year, Flash Memory Summit, is right around the corner, and ioFABRIC is giving you two chances to hear our VP Marketing Andrew Flint speak. First, Andrew will do a live talk for technology news, commentary, and analysis site Storage Switzerland on Software-Defined Storage…

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How About Golf?: A Letter to the CIO Part 3

By Lori Steuart | August 4, 2016

This week we posted two emails, one from a Storage Admin to his CIO, politely pointing out that their storage infrastructure was on track for failure, and the next from the CIO to his storage vendor’s CEO, asking for an explanation. In today’s final email, find out what the CEO…

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Now I Am Worried: A Letter to the CIO Part 2

By Lori Steuart | August 3, 2016

Yesterday we released an email from a Storage Admin to his CIO, very politely pointing out that their storage infrastructure is about to go down the drain. What does the CIO do next? He emails the CEO of his storage vendor, of course! Read on below, and then click here to…

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