Last week I participated in an “#InsideFlash” CrowdChat. Hosted by Wikibon’s Dave Vellante, CrowdChat is basically a virtual event where like-minded people can follow a specific hashtag to share ideas and thoughts on a topic. The #InsideFlash topic was specific to Flash and Oracle (Databases and/or Applications). Dave asked a series of questions allowing anyone to answer or add commentary. CrowdChat is a great format and a great engagement. Thanks for hosting, Dave.
Looking at common challenges seen by Microsoft SQL Administrators, how can XtremIO accelerate database performance and enable consistent predictable performance at scale while enabling additional functionality?
EMC was once again a Global Diamond Sponsor of VMWorld. If you made it to San Francisco, you were sure to see the EMC booth front and center in the solutions exchange. You’ll find us in the same spot in Barcelona. I caught up with @AaronChaisson, @Alxjalmeida and … READ MORE
It’s hard to believe, but it has been a full year since InsideFlash Episode #13 when I last interviewed Josh Goldstein. Josh is the VP of Product Management & Marketing for XtremIO. A year ago at VMWorld 2013, XtremIO was in Directed Availability, and everyone wanted to know what exactly EMC was working on. The primary focus of XtremIO then was Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VDI. The always on in-line deduplication at memory speeds made VDI a natural fit for XtremIO, and it continues to be a great use case.
VMWorld 2014, EMC is back and bigger than ever! Working alongside our federation partners, EMC will continue our long standing tradition at VMWorld. You won’t want to miss the EMC Solution Exchange, be sure to stop by the EMC Theater, Ask the Experts, register for great prizes and check out the vLabs in our booth! We will be talking Hybrid Cloud, Redefining Flash and Software Defined Storage. I recently ran into @aaronchaison, fortunately there was a camera nearby; it is AMAZING how much activity is happening as we prep for VMWorld 2014. Get all the latest details www.emc.com/everythingvmware
DBA notice things like latency, especially if you’re able to deliver low latency one day, or hour, and not the next. Of course, Flash promises performance, no rotational delay, no seek-time. Performance is the easy part; I’ll say it again, Architecture Matters. Without getting on my soap-box, Flash impacts every storage architectural model. Flash is everywhere.
Redefine Flash! EMCs Flash Strategy is Flash Everywhere, and architecture matters! Architecture Matters and Storage Architecture has mattered since the first ICDA (Integrated Cache Disk Array) was introduced by EMC in 1990, The Symmetrix 4200 ICDA. It’s interesting to watch the storage industry. New start-ups all claim to … READ MORE
Flash has the capability to fundamentally change the data center; I’ve blogged about that many times. While eliminating the rotational delay and seek-time of traditional spinning disk drives, Flash brings new caveats. Memory Management and Garbage Collection for example, are caveats that traditional storage architectures aren’t designed to … READ MORE
My participation at EMC World has increased significantly over previous years. In fact, if you do a search for “FLASH” in the session catalog you’ll find “Life in the Flash Lane”: Monday and Wednesday 8:30am presented by, yours truly. If you’re attending EMC World, be sure to stop by and say hi as we look at how Flash is transforming storage architectures across the board.