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Articles for the keywords: Chris Mellor
06 Aug 2017 Maps To The Storage Stars: Who'll Make It Big In Next 10 Years? [65280]
The Register, July 25th 2017

"Which suppliers will be the major storage players in the next 10 years on the same scale as Dell, HPE, IBM and NetApp are today? And how will they fit into the storage landscape?" asks Chris Mellor in The Register.

"This analysis is a personal opinion and isn't based on an exhaustive review of market dynamics, supplier strategy and results and myriad CIO investigative interviews. Your humble hack has written several thousand articles about the storage scene over the year this article is the result of standing back and asking: 'Where is it all going?'..."
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08 Feb 2017 Flash! A-ah! He'll save everyone of us... from sluggish disk boxes [60489]
Nexenta, February 8th, 2017

Chris Mellor writes in The Register, "All-flash arrays are now the storage choice du jour for storing fast access primary data but have not been used for storing secondary data, such as unstructured data, ordinary files and just-in-case disaster recovery (DR) data. But change is coming, driven by cheaper flash drives and the realisation that fast access to secondary data is, obviously, better than slow access..."
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20 Jun 2016 Enterprise Storage Goes Inside [53621]
StorageMojo, June 20th, 2016

"Some interesting numbers out of IDC by way of Chris Mellor of the Reg.... Note that HPE is #1.

Then the numbers for the external enterprise storage market:...

Is the internalization of enterprise storage a trend?"
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24 Oct 2015 Where Will Storage Go Over the Next 15 Years? We Rub Our Crystal Ball [46769]
The Channel Register, October 15th, 2015

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01 Apr 2015 Oracle gets ZFS filer array spun up to near-AFA speeds [41673]
Thor-like ZS4-4 soars, knocks SPC-2 score for four

Chris Mellor writes in "The Register", "Oracle's ZFS filer array has virtually matched an all-flash array in the SPC-2 streaming storage benchmark and set a new SPC-2 streaming/price/performance record [PDF].

It introduced its ZS4-4 array in December last year, as a refresh of the prior ZS3. That was rated at 17,244.22MB/sec on its SPC-2 run with a $22.53 price/performance score.

The ZS4-4 array was rated at 31,486.23 MB/sec with a price/performance rating of $17.09, heading towards being twice as fast with a better price/performance number..."
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