Dell EMC World: It’s About Our Customers!

We are just wrapping up Dell EMC World 2017. With over 13,500 attendees, it's the 15th year of what many consider to be the premier user conference for all things related to Information Infrastructure. What's new and exciting about this year conference is it's the first one since the Dell EMC merger, so we've expanded the our capabilities of cool things. What's the same and exciting is the conference remains squarely focused on customers.

Meet The Cool People Who Build Cool Things

Ever wonder what a day in the life looks like for some of the people behind developing and delivering the most trusted storage infrastructure powering many of the world's most mission critical applications?  What's surprising is that while they all manage large engineering teams, they are all still very involved with the technology and continue … Continue reading Meet The Cool People Who Build Cool Things

Slow Drain… What to Do When Performance is TOO High

Across the board, users are moving to all flash for all their primary storage requirements.  Years ago, using Flash was great way to provide super low latency, wicked high IOPS, and better $/IOP for performance sensitive apps. But since those early days, costs have come down, capacities have increased, and reliability has proven to be … Continue reading Slow Drain… What to Do When Performance is TOO High

Guarantees in Life: Death, Taxes, and 4:1 Space efficiency with Dell EMC All Flash

One of Benjamin Franklin’s most famous quotes is “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” And while these basic truths do not inspire the most hope or optimism for civilized society, there is a new certainty that has IT folk’s enthusiastic for a better way to meet their … Continue reading Guarantees in Life: Death, Taxes, and 4:1 Space efficiency with Dell EMC All Flash

Why Compression for VMAX All Flash? Because it works.

Many times when a significant new feature is introduced, users look to validate that the capability works as advertised before implementing it into their app environments. So as compression for VMAX All Flash was rolled out last year, users wanted to know what the impact would be on their workloads.  Would they get consistent, predictable … Continue reading Why Compression for VMAX All Flash? Because it works.

Not All Compression Technologies are Created Equal

Think all compression technologies are created equal? Depending on the implementation, there are potential performance impacts associated with writing and reading compressed data as either an inline or post process implementation. The potential impact can create a considerable performance overhead on the array, especially for highly active data and workloads. To avoid this potential impact, … Continue reading Not All Compression Technologies are Created Equal