CIO Discussions on Agility and Future Enterprise Trends


Recenlty I was asked to join a panel conversation as a part of the HMG Strategy LLC, CIO Summit. The videos below are from the recent event in Palo Alto, CA. The panel session wass moderated by former Executive VP & CIO of Delta Dental of California, Patrick Steele and includes Patrick Harr, Vice President & […]

Experts Round Table: Flash Mythbusters


The Spiceworks ‘Flash Mythbusters‘ experts round table is available and online for those who missed the live event. Flash technologiests from EMC, Nimble Storage, Pure Storage and SolidFire to set aside their competitive differencees in order to debunk some of the top myths surrounding flash storage. I find community events like this one compelling as […]

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 […]