Stop Waiting for Storage

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 and misunderstood performance measurement” for…

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Two Reasons to Attend Flash Memory Summit 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 and flash. It’s at 1:30pm…

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

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 thinks the real problem is.…

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

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 see how the CEO responded!…

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

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 text: I am one of…

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DO Believe the Hype

“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 as a product that is…

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Which Social Media Channels Are Right for Me? Part 2

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, Twitter, and Google+. For part…

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

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 presents them as a single…Read More

Which Social Media Channels Are Right for Me? Part 1

Social can be – socially – exhausting, so with so many channels to choose from, how do you know where to put your time and energy? As a startup, we are always trying to do more with less, so to save you some time, I’ve taken our hard-won insights on social media and broken them…

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Who Doesn’t Want More… from Their Existing Storage?

This is not news to anyone reading this, but corporate data volumes are increasing. Massively. More than massively. Analysts project five times more data in just four years, and well over 50 times more data in the next decade. And yet very little of this data is active. Industry studies show that less than 10…

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