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True Cloud for Local Data—Yes, You Can Have It All

By Kiran Bhageshpur on October 10, 2016

Over the past couple of years, customer after customer told us what they really liked about the public cloud infrastructure and how much they desire its characteristics within their datacenters

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The Datacenter is Dead, Long Live the Datacenter

By Kiran Bhageshpur on November 11, 2015

Google ‘The Data Center is Dead’ and you’ll find no shortage of pundits predicting just that. This guy, for example, first started predicting the death of enterprise data centers back in 2011. But is that really true? Are data centers going the way of the buggy whip?

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Why Software Defined Storage Matters

By Kiran Bhageshpur on November 3, 2015

Everywhere you turn there are articles and blog posts about Software Defined everything: Networks, data centers, WANs and, more recently, storage. What is Software Defined Storage (SDS) and, more importantly, why do you care?

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Why AWS Lambda is a Great Idea

By Kiran Bhageshpur on October 13, 2015

Amazon introduced AWS Lambda last year at ReInvent. I believe Lambda is a game-changer, but it doesn’t go far enough. Let’s begin by reviewing what AWS Lambda is …

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The Trajectory of Technology is All About Reducing Friction

By Kiran Bhageshpur on September 22, 2015

Just as a fish probably rarely thinks about water, we who work in technology rarely question the actual purpose of all this technology.

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Predicting the Future

By Kiran Bhageshpur on August 11, 2015

Remember this viral video from 2007, (back when viral videos were still novel)? At the time, it was seen as a hilarious send-up of the excesses of tech in general and Silicon Valley in particular.

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Where does storage go from here?

By Kiran Bhageshpur on June 23, 2015

Trends are hard to spot. Sometimes it helps to step back and take a look from a distance at where we’ve been to get a better view to what is coming.

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Teaspoon-sized DNA storage can fit all the world's data

By Kiran Bhageshpur on June 22, 2015


The human species may face extinction someday but all of our data could live on in DNA storage. Scientists say all the world's data can fit on a DNA hard drive the size of a teaspoon.

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What is Wrong with Today’s Storage Architectures?

By Kiran Bhageshpur on June 16, 2015


In a recent post, I mentioned that VCs have been pumping more than a billion USD a year into the storage market for the past few years. That makes perfect sense to me. Almost nothing has changed for storage architectures in the past three decades.

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Nanterro emerges from stealth | RayOnStorage

By Kiran Bhageshpur on June 5, 2015


Nanterro came out of stealth this week and announced it has been developing a new form of non-volatile RAM (NRAM) based on Carbon Nanotubes (CNT). 

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Storage Is Cool

By Kiran Bhageshpur on May 29, 2015


When you think of ‘cool’ tech market segments, which ones come to mind? Cloud, of course. Big data. The Internet of Things. But storage? For decades, storage has been a necessary, massive, but boring market.

Topics: Industry Trends Kiran Bhageshpur

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