Catch the Podcast: GreyBeards on Flash and Storage Market Disruption


Recently I caught up with Howard Marks and Ray Lucchesi on the GreyBeards on Storage podcast to discuss Pure Storage and how software is enabling flash to disrupting the $15B performance disk storage market. It’s a casual chat filled with a few zingers and laughs. Check it out at the GreyBeards blog or on iTunes.

Have a few days to spare? We need to upgrade the XtremIO


Recently the news wire has been abuzz with the revelation that EMC XtremIO customers wanting to upgrade the system software to the coming XIOS version 3.0 will be disruptive. To be clear, this isn’t the typical run-of-the-mill, inconvenient, disruptive upgrade you’ve come to loathe. Oh it’s much more than hosts temporarily losing access to data. An upgrade […]

VMware VVols: next-gen storage goes back to the future


Storage has been an ever changing and evolving center of innovation propelled in part by the infrastructure changes VMware and cloud computing drove into the data center. This week at VMworld 2014, VMware showcased Virtual SAN (VSAN) and Virtual Volumes (VVols), two areas of storage innovation. VSAN provides the storage element within the new EVO […]

Win a Pure Storage Jersey at vOdgeball


As a part of the fund raising efforts of vOdgeball, Pure Storage is donating 5 official Pure Storage vOdgeball jerseys to the charity raffle (one of each size S, M, L, XL & XXL). vOdgeball is one of the 5 must see activities VMworld attendees shouldn’t miss. Here’s hoping to see you Sunday at 3:00 and be sure to show […]

VMworld 2014: 5 Days, 5 Must Attend Events


There’s less than a week until VMworld 2014 opens. Pure, like all of the event sponsors, is racing to wrap up our technical sessions, community events and high-touch VIP engagements. VMworld provides a wealth of technical education, introduces innovative products and shares industry direction. The wealth of activities can make it difficult to plan one’s […]