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What does the next big thing in technology mean for the data center?

There are plenty of technologies touted as the next big thing. Big data, flash, high-performance computing, in-memory processing, NoSQL, virtualization, convergence, software-defined whatever all represent wild new forces that could bring real disruption but big opportunities to your local data center.

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Storage for virtual servers getting smarter

New products designed from the ground up to specifically serve storage for virtual servers can offer dramatic savings in terms of dollars and the time spent managing storage.

  • Premiered: 03/03/14
  • Author: Jeff Boles
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): VSAN Taneja Group Labs Technology Validation TVS VM Tintri VMstore VMWare HP StoreVirtual VSA SPBM Virtualization Storage Automation
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External storage might make sense for Hadoop

Using Hadoop to drive big data analytics doesn’t necessarily mean building clusters of distributed storage—good old external storage might be a better choice.

  • Premiered: 02/28/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): Hadoop Big Data analytics SAN NAS scale-out HDFS MapReduce DAS RAID replication Sentry Accumulo scalability
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When and how to implement an object storage platform

When deciding whether to implement an object storage platform into your environment, it makes sense to first outline what kind of data you’re storing and how it’s typically used.

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Stop counting megabytes; it’s all about application-aware storage now

Whether clay pots, wooden barrels or storage arrays, vendors have always touted how much their wares can reliably store. And invariably, the bigger the vessel, the more impressive and costly it is, both to acquire and manage. The preoccupation with size as a measure of success implies that we should judge and compare offerings on sheer volume. But today, the relationship between physical storage media capacity and the effective value of the data “services” it delivers has become much more virtual and cloudy.

  • Premiered: 01/03/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): Storage Deduplication Big Data analytics EMC Isilon SimpliVity ASIC Oracle RainStor Automated Tiering
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Storage infrastructure management is still elusive

We’ve been on a multi-decade crusade to address performance and basic storage management tasks to handle things such as protecting data in place, and scaling and expanding our data storage systems to meet new requirements. But today, when performance and scaling and expansion issues are addressed, it will be revealed that the last major challenge in the data center is storage management.

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