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The Name Game and Spam Connections: The “Jaweed Scenario”

I have an unusual name. I like my name, but I admit that it’s unusual. I often get people that I don’t know me try to fudge by using my middle name – and often get it wrong. While my middle name is Michel, I can understand why people (non-francophones, obviously) will call it “Michael.” But I don’t go by my middle …

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Storage Short Take #26

Lots of time-sensitive articles this time around, new standards specifications up for public review, really interesting webinars (and not enough time in the day). A rare treat: being able to talk a little bit about my academic research thanks to the Coronavirus. Oh, and please don’t miss the Bonus section this time around. As always, links were active at time …

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Storage Short Take #25

What is and is not a “NVMe drive,” understanding fio tests for storage performance,  a shooting-fish-in-a-barrel survey, some very high-quality webinars, and more. As always, links were live at the time of publication. Storage Media and Technology Storage Companies in the News Webinars and Conferences Bonus Round

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Review: Teledyne-LeCroy NVMe/PCIe Training

“You know what I like better than being right? Absolutely nothing.” This phrase came up in the training class that I took this week, and I think that it sums up the mentality of taking the course quite well. Even so, I think it’s going to take some explanation.

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Storage Short Take #24

A Happy Valentine’s Day to you! And because I love you so, so much, here’s the next edition of the Storage Short Take. In this Short Take, NVMe Key-Value emerges from its lab, some more 2020 predictions, some funding rounds, and quite a bit of conference activity. As always, links were live upon publication. Storage Media and Technology Storage Companies in …

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Storage Short Take #22

2020 Predictions galore, Intel’s embarrassing position, and more. Oh, and 5G will give you cancer, make you infertile, get your daughter pregnant and put hard-working Britons out of a job. Or not.

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Storage Short Take #21

A slight delay in getting this one out (due to obvious reasons), but there’s quite a bit from AWS, a shocking announcement from Stratoscale, a not-so-shocking “Best of the Year” award, and a lot of SNIA work going on. Storage Media and Technology Storage Companies in the News Industry Associations and Standards Webinars and Conferences Synology Security News Bonus Round

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Leveling Up

As I mentioned in my Storage Short Take #20, I have decided to leave Cisco. December 2, 2019, was my last day, and while it seems many people can change positions as often as they change their bedsheets, I’m not one of those people who can simply leave without reflecting upon the experience. Of course, when I reflect, I must …