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Pure Storage: Built to Disrupt

By John “Coz” Colgrove and John Hayes Technology companies may often be described as disruptive in their early years – but the real question is how do they sustain these qualities? As the co-founders of Pure Storage, we’re proud that CNBC has included our company on their Disruptor 50 list for the second year in a row. Still, the honor raises a pretty basic question. What does it mean to be a disruptor, anyway? One classic characteristic of a disruptor is their ability to introduce something new to a given market that existentially challenges incumbents. This happens much faster than…
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Say No to Never Ending Forklift Upgrades

We are heading into the Summer of new product introductions from Big Storage (primarily via Las Vegas). Anyone who has been in the Storage infrastructure world understands that product transitions are tough; for vendors as well as for IT buyers. The true cost of these transitions goes beyond just the wasted investments in obsolete products. At every new product introduction, customers are expected to upgrade to new technology; however, new storage platforms almost always require forklift upgrades due to architectural incompatibilities between generations. Similarly, some scale-out architectures can’t add newer nodes (say with higher capacities) into existing arrays or clusters,…
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Transparency and Innovation

It has been well said that the most important vectors governing a company’s ability to succeed are product, team and market. How revolutionary or disruptive is the product? Is the right team at the helm? Finally, is there a perfect storm brewing in the market? While these vectors are important considerations to getting a company off the ground, they fall short in addressing the long-term considerations in establishing a company that is built to last. Companies that work today do not necessarily last into the future. Solving the challenge of ensuring you have the right product, team and market is…
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Querying SRM for Protected VMs with PowerCLI

I was recently asked how to query SRM for protected VMs and I decided it would make a good quick blog post. There is a great post here on using PowerCLI with SRM, but it doesn’t show the information to return per virtual machine information by default. Needs a bit more. All it returns is a SRM-based […]


Site Recovery Manager 6 and Storage DRS Tagging: Part II–FlashArray SRA

The first post in this two-part series was about the general new feature of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 6.0 and Storage DRS. Read about it here. In this post, I am going to take a bit more of a specific look at this when it comes to the FlashArray and our Storage Replication Adapter […]