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Matt Brender

Technical Marketing Engineer at Infinio.
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4 Must Do's Before You Evaluate New Tech

Posted by Matt Brender on Dec 16, 2014

It's that time of year where new toys may be on your mind. The holidays and end of year budgets overlap into a time of professional joy. Sometimes red tape drops and POs go through faster than ever. But let's not forget some of the basics in the rush of excitement! 

Nearly all Infinio customers evaluate our software before choosing it. Here are some of the things we've seen this year that have lead to our most productive evaluations.

 

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Topics: Talking Tech

3 myths debunked about NFS on vSphere

Posted by Matt Brender on Nov 18, 2014

Increasingly more innovative technologies have focused on NFS-based datastores in the VMware environment. Hybrid arrays from Tintri to Coho Data focus on the less-appreciated protocol. NetApp has made NFS valuable for VM administrators from day one. Infinio Accelerator focuses on adding scale-out storage acceleration for those running the protocol today. Despite all of the awesome technology developed in the space, the perception remains sticky on how NFS is a less desirable choice over block-level protocols. 

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Topics: Talking Tech

I/O Bottlenecks in Review: Spindle Contention

Posted by Matt Brender on Oct 23, 2014

I use the term spindle contention often, but rarely take the step back and review what that means. 

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Topics: Talking Tech

What Storage Acceleration does for Your Business

Posted by Matt Brender on Oct 14, 2014

Since we love technology here at Infinio, a lot of our blog posts are about technical aspects of the product and architecture. However, there are some clear benefits to businesses who adopt storage acceleration solutions like Infinio that are not about the nitty-gritty of content-based caching (like this article is). 

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Topics: About Us

How View Storage Accelerator and Infinio Complement

Posted by Matt Brender on Oct 7, 2014

The more I read up on options in the server-side caching domain, the more I see solutions complementing each other as opposed to competing. The difference between View Storage Accelerator (formerly CBRC) and Infinio is interesting, as is the fact they could work in tandem to the benefit of the whole infrastructure.

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Topics: Talking Tech

Thinking Like An Admin: Scale Out Storage

Posted by Matt Brender on Sep 23, 2014

 

Infinio is designed to enable a VMware virtualization administrator to take storage performance into her own hands. The goal is unique to the I/O optimization category while the software-only design is truly unique to us. In that way, storage administrators can benefit from their virtualization peers helping take on the problem of performance.

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Infinio on the vBrownBag Stage

Posted by Matt Brender on Sep 9, 2014

VMworld's Many Stages

Everywhere at VMworld 2014 is a stage. Between the keynotes and breakout sessions, there is one community-led group that is constantly producing video to teach us all about the technical world. The vBrownBag team did an incredible job, giving stage time to dozens of end users and vendors. The Infinio team were proud sponsors of that hard work. 

Two of us were up on stage to share technical content and have great videos to share:

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Topics: Talking Tech, Events

Win your pass to VMunderground by teaching others

Posted by Matt Brender on Aug 16, 2014

As proud sponsors of VMunderground, we would love to get you in the door. I have my hands a few wristbands worth sharing... but how to choose who gets them??

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Topics: Events

Connect with us at VMworld

Posted by Matt Brender on Aug 8, 2014

The Infinio team is incredibly excited to be just over two weeks away from another year at VMworld! We want to make sure you know who will be there and where to find them.

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Topics: About Us

Storage performance: Traffic jam at the speed of light

Posted by Matt Brender on May 22, 2014

We just started a webinar series with well-known vExpert, blogger, and speaker Eric Siebert which he titles “Top 7 Storage Performance Gotchas.”

In this first round, Eric broke down some fundamental facts that often get abstracted away as we discuss performance analysis. I want to review just one that really struck me and then answer a webinar audience question that came in too late to answer live.

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Topics: Talking Tech, Events