Non-disruptive upgrades to Pure Storage array are liberating

I’m a happy Pure Storage customer. Yesterday, they released a press release that featured some of my opinions about their all-flash storage array. Healthcare Providers Tap All-Flash from Pure Storage to be More Innovative and Enhance Care Experience “Performing a non-disruptive upgrade of our Pure Storage flash array on a Tuesday morning was liberating,” said …

Speaking at HIMSS Midwest Fall Technology Conference

In mid-November I will be speaking at the 2014 Midwest Fall Technology Conference for HIMSS. Joe Ferguson from Pure Storage and I will present a case study at 9:45 am on November 13 that will discuss how flash-based storage can be best-utilized in healthcare datacenters. My employer Riverview Health has been a happy Pure Storage …

Microsoft Xbox One is ignoring customer requests regarding Media Center Extender support

In June 2014, Microsoft will release a system update that they claim will include “two of your most-requested features will be here soon: external storage support and real names for identifying your friends.” While both of these changes add value, neither address one the most frequently requested features: which is to bring back Media Center …

Pure Storage and Round Robin

Yesterday, Pure Storage support and I performed a non-disruptive upgrade of the operating system (called Purity) that runs the controllers for our solid state SAN (storage area network). Prior to the upgrade, Pure Storage support wanted to confirm that all of our LUNs were configured to use Round Robin. Specifically, their “VMware ESXi 5.1 Best …

Wyse missed Day One support again for SUSE Linux C50LE

In the past two years, Dan O’Farrell from Dell Wyse has publicly promised that Wyse would offer Day One support for the latest VMware solutions as soon as they become available, saying “Wyse is continuing our tradition of Day One support for VMware View with View 5.1, meaning our industry-leading Windows Embedded, Linux, and Wyse …