Larry Freeman


2013 in review: 'Cloud' is now normal. And so the real work begins!

Image: Peter Dutton (cc:by) Cloud has proven to be a sticky marketing term, even (especially?) among non-technical consumers. In 2013, the average consumer began to understand just what the cloud was all about: an immense...

2013 in review: Big data, bigger expectations?

Image: Olga Tarkovskiy (cc:by-sa) It’s fair to say that big data has experienced more than its share of hype over the past year. According to Gartner’s 2013 Hype Cycle for Storage Technologies, big data is approaching its peak of...

2013 in review: Enterprise flash storage goes mainstream

Image: christmasstockimages.com (cc:by) 2013 is the year that flash became “standard equipment” for mainstream storage arrays. As the year comes to a close, it’s hard to envision a new enterprise-class array being deployed...

Speedy storage: Pros and cons of SSDs and flash

Image: "Speedy vs. Kid Flash" by JD Hancock (cc:by) Enterprise storage architects have developed many ways to increase application performance by implementing flash memory. This has raised the bar for IT professionals, who need...

3 things you need to know to save your IT job: #3 Flash

Image: JD Hancock (cc:by) The start of this series covered two trends that are having a huge impact on IT: The mega-shifts to cloud computing and to the software-defined data center. Make sure you’re fully prepared for these big...

3 things you need to know to save your IT job: #2 Software-defined data center

Image: JD Hancock (cc:by) Do you have an IT job involving enterprise data? More importantly, do you want to keep it? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, you’ll want to make sure you’re fully prepared for three big shifts in...

3 things you need to know to save your IT job: #1 Cloud computing

Do you have an IT job involving enterprise data? More importantly, do you want to keep it? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, you’ll want to make sure you’re fully prepared for three big shifts in technology that are...

Larry Freeman

Larry Freeman is a senior technologist in the Office of the CSO at NetApp. A frequent speaker and author, Larry's current role at NetApp is educating IT professionals in the latest trends, techniques and technical best practices...

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