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Thunderbolt: a fast and cheap SAN

The lack up uptake by major vendors of Thunderbolt as a transport for storage systems has baffled me for a long time. For large systems there are a number of hard limitations that make it less than ideal, but...

Aug 12, 2016

An interesting dual-site ScaleIO Configuration (probably unsupported)

ScaleIO is a member of the new class of scale-out storage systems that permits you to scale-out your storage by adding additional nodes either in a hyperconverged configuration with VMs installed in your...

Jun 27, 2016

Why the reticence to trying scale out storage?

I’ve been running into a few projects where I’ve been working with different companies that are in the process of doing a storage refresh and for some reason I’m seeing some fairly strong push back against...

May 18, 2016

My new mobile lab

Mobile lab I’ve always tried to have a decent home lab setup and have been happily using various mixes of HP Microservers, Intel NUCs, Mac Minis and various white box systems. Of course, each of these systems...

Mar 29, 2016

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