Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe used the phrase “less is more” to describe the minimalist aesthetic of his work. While I find minimalism thought-provoking, I’m a moderate in most things and an unrepentant maximalist when it comes to dessert. Technology vendors and consumers relate to tech products like I relate to dessert. It’s all […]
File System perspectives from Neil Bannister, head of StorNext file system engineering at Quantum Neil Bannister is head of StorNext Engineering at Quantum with 20 years of experience in file system and data management technologies. In this new series of blogs, Neil will focus on different technical aspects of the Quantum StorNext file system. For […]
Deciphering Some of the Latest Acronyms in Storage Technology – NVMe, RDMA, and More That You Need to Know!
The technology industry is notable for a variety of reasons. It represents 7 out of the top 10 publicly traded firms ranked by market capitalization. In the past half-century, it is responsible for more of the advancements that have changed the way we live and work than any other industry. And finally, although this may be subjective, there is no other industry that uses more acronyms than ours. I could fill an entire book dedicated to decoding and explaining the myriad acronyms used in technology. However, since I don’t have time to do that, I’ll focus on two that represent some of the hottest technologies in storage today – NVMe and RDMA.
Most people don’t talk about coming home from Vegas feeling excited and refreshed, but if you were at the Quantum booth at the last NAB Show you might be. Our booth seemed busier than ever, with only standing room available on more than one occasion.
One of the most exciting parts of tradeshows isn’t just seeing what’s new in the industry, it’s being able to show partners, industry veterans and newcomers, and even competitors what we’ve been working on and developing. And that’s exactly what we did at this year’s ISC West.
As cameras and other media devices steadily rise in number and improve in capability, sports broadcasters, production companies, and movie studios all face a mutually critical challenge: What to do with these expanding libraries of valuable content?
Watershed moments. Nearly every person, company, industry, and nation will have a handful over the course of their history. Some, like walking on the moon, involve whole nations and have the ability to influence the future of the entire world. Others can be more personal, such as achieving a life-long dream, that only affects the individual and their first-degree connections...
As the great adage says, if you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail – and when you’re making strides in uncharted territory, it can be difficult to develop a winning strategy off the bat. Recently, Lyft learned that lesson in a very expensive way. They recently released documents for their IPO filing showing that […]
What exactly is NVMe? NVMe stands for non-volatile memory express and is a new protocol designed to work specifically with Flash storage, so it’s incredibly fast and efficient. Most flash storage devices and flash arrays use older interfaces that were originally created for hard drives, like SAS and SATA. When NVMe was created, it was […]
Potentially career limiting self-confession – I’m not a Patriot’s fan. Even after living in Boston for a number of years, I have yet to be in a situation where I have wanted the Patriots to win a single NFL football game. Perhaps it is my natural inclination to support those things in life categorized as […]
More than ever, our culture today seems to be a land of extreme viewpoints. You’re either a Liberal or Conservative, either a Leaver or a Remainer, a climate change believer or think the whole thing is one vast conspiracy, etc, etc. Perhaps it is the age we live in with various algorithms designed to highlight […]