Tech Company Breakups

Multiple tech companies are in the news lately because they’re splitting off parts of themselves. HP, Symantec, and eBay are all splitting off major sections, and there’s speculation about EMC splitting off VMware, and maybe Cisco doing something similar. There was also a conversation about the topic on this week’s… Read More

Diablo Technologies at SFD5 and Updates

Diablo Technologies are the second half of the SanDisk ULLtraDIMM partnership. They came up with the technologies for what they call Memory Channel Storage: using the memory interface from the CPU to talk to persistent storage more-or-less directly, instead of going over a storage subsystem. We covered the reasons for… Read More

EMC XtremIO

This is my review of XtremIO based on EMC’s presentation at Storage Field Day 5. Getting a clear picture of what XtremIO was about from EMC’s presentation was a significant challenge. It’s taken me a few re-watches of the video, and triangulation from other sources (including Solidfire’s presentation, ironically) to… Read More

Video from Melbourne VMUG Meeting 14 May 2014

I recorded the presentations at the Melbourne VMUG meeting last week, and have finally uploaded them all to YouTube. You can view the entire playlist here, or watch pieces embedded in the post below. The slides for the talks are available here. Introduction and Update Craig Waters introduced the meeting… Read More

XtremIO Offers Xtrem Tradeoffs

Getting a clear picture of what XtremeIO was about from EMC’s presentation was a significant challenge. It’s taken me a few rewatches of the video, and triangulation from other sources (including Solidfire’s presentation, ironically) to figure out how it works. XtremeIO ‘X-bricks’ are dual-active controllers connected to 25 eMLC flash… Read More