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The paradigm shift in enterprise computing 10 years from now.

The way businesses arrange their IT infrastructure is based based upon 3 things: Compute, Networks and Storage. Two of these have had a remarkable shift in the way [..]

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Performance misconceptions on storage networks

The piece of spinning Fe3O4 (ie rust) is by far the slowest piece of equipment in the IO stack. Heck, they didn’t invent SSD and Flash for nothing,...

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Open Source Storage (part 2)

Six years ago I wrote this article : Open Source Storage in which I described that storage will become “Software Defined”. Basically I already predicted SDN before the [..]

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Why Docker is the new VMware (part 2)

Last week a tweet by Duncan Epping based on my post in part 1 referred to a page from Massimo Re Ferre and I think Duncan’s intent was [..]

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Short stroking disk drives to improve performance

Reading a post from Hans DeLeenheer (VEEAM) which ramped up quite a bit including responses from Calvin Zito (HP), Alex McDonald (NetApp) and Nigel Poulton. The discussion started on a...

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Getting rid of browser cache polution

I always try to keep a clean slate on my Linux box. Not only when it comes to security but one thing I really hate is the massive [..]

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Why Docker is the new VMware

5 Years ago wrote this article: Server virtualisation is the result of software development incompetence Yes, it has given me some grief given the fact 99% of respondents [..]

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Queue-depth

I recently was involved in a discussion around QD settings and vendor comparisons. It almost got to a point where the QD capabilities were inherently linked to the...

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You are on sale at the banks

Last week I looked at a Dutch news bulletin headlining that ING, one of the largest banks in The Netherlands, is exploring ways to sell their customers data [..]

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Blurry Fonts on X

This is not really a blog post more a note to self. After pulling my hair out because after an update of the X-server and Gnome on my [..]

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