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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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Sh*t’s Creek: A Letter to the CIO Part 1

By Lori Steuart | August 2, 2016

This week we found a set of emails between a Storage Admin, CIO, and CEO, showing some insider conversations about storage. What happens when a Storage Admin emails his CIO about storage issues? Read on to see what the Admin has to say, and click here for the CIO’s response! Full…

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DO Believe the Hype

By Lori Steuart | July 27, 2016

“Don’t believe the hype,” Public Enemy said. But this hype you can believe: ioFABRIC has been named in three, count ‘em, three 2016 Gartner Hype Cycle reports: Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, and Hype Cycle for I&O Automation. It’s great to see ioFABRIC Vicinity recognized…

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Which Social Media Channels Are Right for Me? Part 2

By Lori Steuart | July 18, 2016

Do you know where you should be spending your time online? Social media marketing is just one of the many tools a marketer should have in their kit, but which channels are right for you and your business? In part 1 of this series, I gave tips on Facebook, LinkedIn,…

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New Video: Cooperative Storage (But Not the Gateway Kind)

By Andrew Flint | July 14, 2016
Our good friend Trevor Pott at eGeek Consulting recently talked about the difference between storage gateways as they have been traditionally envisioned, and our approach with Vicinity software. By “storage gateways,” Trevor – and therefore we too – generically refer to a system that takes multiple existing storage devices and… Read More
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