HCI is bring sexy back to SATA SSDs

In just a few weeks, VxRail will be coming out with a new SATA based SSD options to go along with the new models built on Dell EMC’s new 14G PowerEdge servers. Now, some of you maybe saying, "Wait a minute Nathan. Isn't that a step back for SSDs?” Well, you aren't wrong but you’re not completely right, let me explain. With every update of VxRail, it [...]

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VMworld 2016 Announcements and Highlights Recap

Another year and another VMworld attended by thousands of your peers and customers.  I wanted to make sure everyone received all the exciting announcements, updates and links [...]

The Application of Big Data Analytics: Data Lake

A data lake is a data storage model of how a business can create a large repository from multiple sources of multiple types of data. The primary purpose of a data lake is to [...]

How to Visualize Data

Data visualization is data that has been transformed into an image that gives the data new meaning. It is designed with the purpose of giving the viewer a new perspective on [...]

EMC UNITY: Drive IOPS Explained

I am sure a lot of you have seen some of the hero numbers for the drive IOPS in Unity. I think we all feel this is Marketings doing, so I looked into it. First, are these [...]

VxRail 3.5 Licensing and Horizon Update

There have been a lot of updates in VCE VxRail's new 3.5 update this week. Though there are a lot of lesser known facts around licensing and Horizon interragtion in this [...]

Five Key Data Management Principles

Proper data management is key in any Big Data or Data Lake, analytics projects. Here are my top 5 rules for proper enterprise data management for analytics. Understand [...]