About cfheoh

I am a technology blogger with 25+ years of IT experience. I write heavily on technologies related to storage networking and data management because that is my area of interest and expertise. I introduce technologies with the objectives to get readers to *know the facts*, and use that knowledge to cut through the marketing hypes, FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) and other fancy stuff. Only then, there will be progress. I am involved in SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) and as of October 2013, I have been appointed as SNIA South Asia & SNIA Malaysia non-voting representation to SNIA Technical Council. I currently run a small system integration and consulting company focusing on storage and cloud solutions, with occasional consulting work on high performance computing (HPC).

6 Responses to Trusting your storage – It’s not about performance

  1. Sazzala Reddy says:

    We have built a filesystem at Datrium (now acquired by vmware) that is very heavily focused on data integrity as the core foundation. More than any storage product I know of. You can check out this recent tech-field-day video where I talk about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUVW-t2eM1w

    While data integrity is good for the customer and for us, I have found that you cannot lead with “data integrity” as your marketing message. No product can guarantee 100% reliability, and then it becomes a qualitative discussion. And every storage vendor will say that they have strong reliability — which is hard to prove or disprove.

    We have taken data integrity seriously because it reduces escalations significantly, and keeps our engineers focused on building new things instead of fixing bugs.

    • cfheoh says:

      Hello Sazzala,

      Thank you for gracing my blog. I am honoured.

      I was at Storage Field Day 16 a few years back when Datrium presented, but it was not on the data integrity part. I will check out the SFD20 video and learn more.

      Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family. Best regards

  2. Luis Vazquez says:

    Love your blogs, I find them conceptually refreshing and truthful, for me, been working with computers, networks, storage and such for 40 years and seen a thing or two, is good to find validation to my thinking. Great blog and good writing. Take care

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  4. Truman says:

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