Several years ago, Taneja Group predicted the inevitable emergence of what we called “cloud-based storage.” Today, this technology is behind most cloud offerings for unstructured data, whether public or private. We defined cloud-based storage as the highly scalable, RESTful API accessible, object-based technology that is no longer just an Amazon S3 offering, but is served up by all manner of product vendors and providers.
An effective QoS implementation helps tunes data storage to meet the specific needs of applications. New tools that offer more automation are emerging to help.
Servers are growing more and more powerful, but decades-old storage controller technology has not kept pace. This puts storage at an extreme disadvantage just as companies are growing huge infrastructures of virtual and physical systems, applications of all types and very large volumes of primary data.
A lot of the innovation in iSCSI storage systems is coming from midrange iSCSI vendors. We list some key points to help you determine if iSCSI is a fit for your organization.
InfiniBand networking has expanded from its high-performance computing roots to take on emerging, more mainstream use cases in today’s enterprise data center.
Over the past decade the data center has been transformed by the emergence and mainstream adoption of virtualization. Today, the data center is a far different creature than any architect would have imagined prior to the year 2000.