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IT Industry Trends – 2016 State of Storage in Virtualization Survey

1000+ CIOs, IT managers, and practitioners reveal what storage technologies they’re using to overcome their biggest virtualization challenges. We teamed up with Scott D. Lowe (@otherscottlowe), VMware vExpert and co-founder of ActualTech Media, to get a better understanding of what industry trends are happening at the exciting intersection of storage and virtualization. Scott and his… Read more »

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Flash is an equalizer, not the magic, the magic is how it is used

A lot of people, especially financial analysts and investors, have been missing the point for far too long with respect to enterprise flash storage vendors. When the flash revolution started, many thought that somehow simply replacing disk drives with flash memory modules was going to be the end-all of enterprise storage. That’s not how it… Read more »

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Did Nimble lose the plot while they were creating InfoSight?

I recently re-watched the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This fall is the 40th anniversary of this cult classic – a movie that many laughed at and with, exhibiting an overdose of style and devoid of plot. Cult classics don’t need plots, they only need fans. Storage companies don’t have plots, they have architectures and roadmaps,… Read more »

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Bang! WD transforms itself with SanDisk

And the flash industry hits just keep on coming! This morning Western Digital announced they were acquiring Flash industry leader SanDisk for $19 billion. It’s the biggest news since last week when Dell announced they were acquiring EMC for slightly more than three times as much. Considering that WD has a market cap in the… Read more »

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Animated whiteboard: Why you need to consider Tegile

Buying storage these days seems like a game of chance. There are more vendors than ever, with different architectures, approaches and options. You can stay with an old established vendor – and their old established architecture – and their old established business models, like charging you for every option that you have. Or you can… Read more »

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Tegile Systems Shipped our 1,000th array and our CEO still has his hair

What a year it has been! We have grown our revenue over 350% YoY and continue to ramp up sales every quarter. When I started at Tegile Systems, there were barely 15 people in the company. Now we are fast approaching 200 Tegilians, all laser focused on continuing our phenomenal growth. One thing is clear:… Read more »

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Eating their lunch – and drinking their milkshake!

A recent article by storage editor Chris Mellor in The Register discusses how hybrid array startups are benefiting at the expense of mainstream storage monoliths like EMC and NetApp as customers are increasingly moving away from legacy all-disk systems to disruptive technologies like Zebi Storage Arrays. One of my favorite lines from the article is “The only technical way… Read more »

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InnoTech San Antonio Welcomes Tegile

At Tegile, we’re about solving real world business and technology problems for our customers by bringing them storage solutions that enable innovation and streamline IT activities. Last week, I had the opportunity to represent Tegile at the 2013 InnoTech San Antonio gathering and to meet many forwarding thinking technology leaders. This year’s InnoTech conference brought… Read more »

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US Yellow Sees Green in Partnership with Tegile

If you think that the Yellow Pages are dead services, think again! US-Yellow, an independent yellow page publisher has consumers referring to their directory more than 15 billion times a year. This huge number makes Yellow Pages a strong revenue producer for the company. Given the massive database that US-Yellow needs to maintain in support… Read more »

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