Melbourne VMUG UserCon 2015: vSphere Storage Best Practices


Recently I had th fortune to join my good friend Chad Sakac in co-presenting a keynote session at the Sydney and Melbourne UserCons. We delivered a condensed version of the VMworld 2014 session, ‘vSphere Storage Best Practices: Next-Gen Storage Technologies’ (STO2496). This secheduled 50 minute session imfamously went on for nearly 90 minutes at the San Francisco event! […]

Hyper-Converged Infrastructures are not Storage Arrays


From the title of this post you may be surprised to find that I’m a huge fan of hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI). Frankly, they fill a market need that for years customers have either been struggling to address with storage arrays or worse ignoring all together. HCI is a perfect solution for retail locations, bank branches, […]

GHOST Critical Vulnerability in Pure Storage Systems


CVE-2015-0235 or GHOST is a critical vulnerability in the LINUX glibc library. Its a buffer overflow bug affecting the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() function calls. This vulnerability allows a remote attacker that is able to make an application call to either of these functions to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. Customers running Purity O.E. versions 3.4.x, 4.0.x, 4.1.x and […]

Pure Storage at VMware PEX: Join us for Flash and One-on-One briefings


VMware Partner Exchange is right around the corner and I’m excited as Pure Storage has a lot in store. PEX is VMware’s annual conference for channel and technology partners. The conference is comprised of product and strategy updates along with educational tracks designed to help channel, solution and service partners design and deliver best-in-class solutions […]

FlashStack CI: Why all-flash advances the converged infrastructure market


Last week Pure Storage launched FlashStack CI – our Converged Infrastructure with Cisco and VMware. Based on the volume of coverage from the press and analysts  it appears we hit the mark. With a market currently estimated in excess of $6B USD (per Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems), the Converged Infrastructure (CI) market is sizable and all indications suggest it […]