Category Archives: Storage

Following up on the Seagate Kinetic piece…

Following up on my unexpectedly viral piece about Seagate’s Ethernet-attached disk architecture (40,000 hits so far), here are a couple of pictures from the OpenStack Design Summit session on Swift + Kinetic: Updated to add one more picture. (When I was at Sun, I used to say that the truth was not in press releases […]

Reinventing storage – Ethernet über alles!

This is long. For the “tl;dr” crowd: Seagate just reinvented the disk interface using Ethernet, TCP/IP, Protocol Buffers, and key-value objects. And it’s really, really cool. But if you have a few minutes to spare… When I first got involved in data center networking in the early 1980s, there were several competing technologies. The two […]