Useful Vendor Swag

Inspired by a question from @jfrappier, here is a bunch of vendor swag I’ve received over the years that has actually proved useful. Hopefully this will help marketing at the various vendors to invest in useful swag and not pointless landfill. The biggest issue with swag is its marginal utility: … Read More

NTAPInsight with Clarence the Horse

Those who follow me on Twitter were treated to the perspective of my new travelling companion, Blue Cow, during my trip to VeeamON. This week, I continue the tradition. Alas, Blue Cow was not allowed to join me, so Clarence the horse has come with me instead. Clarence is a … 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

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