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Cloud Platforms and Apps

Includes Cloud Platforms; IaaS, PaaS and SaaS; enabling infrastructure technologies; deployment types; and cloud development technologies and approaches.

This category covers all types of cloud platforms, including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, along with all types of cloud deployments, such as private, public, hybrid and multi cloud. We cover enabling cloud infrastructure technologies in areas such as compute, storage and networking. This practice spans cloud apps development and deployment, including containers and microservices architectures, and the DevOps functions to manage them. We look at cloud platforms in the context of displacing traditional on-premises IT infrastructure and enabling new on-demand apps and services, providing customers with greater flexibility and agility. Though cloud is growing rapidly, we believe that cloud and traditional datacenter infrastructure will co-exist for many years to come, with companies electing to maintain some of their IT workloads and processes on-premises for reasons such as security, control and/or cost. We address the pain points and opportunities resulting from this transformation, to help vendors and end users optimize their cloud investments.

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Key Solutions for NAS on SAN - Opinion

As more end users seriously evaluate the deployment of NAS gateways or SAN filers in front of their SAN infrastructure, we need to better understand what drives their interest. Taneja Group believes that two general areas of solutions focus will drive NAS on SAN adoption in the near term: Storage consolidation efforts, and improved data protection for file data, and tiered storage strategies.

 

Publish date: 12/01/03
Report

File Systems Acquisition Trends PolyServe - Opinion

In November, 2003, Network Appliance acquired Spinnaker Networks, a provider of NAS systems whose core IP consists of a highly scalable distributed file system (DFS) that can be used in a wide range of deployment scenarios. In late December, 2003, Red Hat acquired Sistina Software in order to command that company’s flagship Global File System (GFS), an essential ingredient to enabling highly scalable data sharing for networked storage environments running behind Red Hat Linux servers.

 

Publish date: 12/01/03
Report

Delivering NAS on the SAN: Critical Requirements - Technology Brief

One of the more discussed topics of the past two years in the storage industry has been the viability and desirability of converging of NAS on the SAN fabric in the enterprise data center. The working hypothesis: consolidate file and block services and you will increase your storage ROI through previously untapped efficiencies in your storage management and total capacity utilization.

 

Publish date: 11/01/03
Profile

ExaGrid Debuts Grid Protected Storage - Product Profile

ExaGrid, a startup located in Westborough, MA, announced on November 17, 2003 an architecture for storing and managing files that combines a variety of technologies to essentially create a self managing, self healing NAS product that scales simultaneously in the dimensions of capacity and performance and offers built in data protection. The product based on this architecture will be delivered in Q1, 2004. We think the architecture has considerable merit and the product will have a serious positive impact on the customer.

 

Publish date: 11/01/03
Report

Server Blades - Technology In Depth

Blade servers are a next generation, modular computing architecture aimed at driving operational efficiencies by reducing overall management and physical data center costs. The first generation of blades, geared towards edgeapplications, promised to deliver savings through their ultra-dense, low power consumption design.

 

Publish date: 10/01/03
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NAS Market Research - Technology In Depth

In 2003, if one trend is emerging in NAS, it is that it has become a diverse, increasingly robust technology platform for enterprise storage. We believe the NAS market is at the early stages of several broad-based pushes in functionality that will bring this technology base into every corner of the data center, from easily deployed and manageable departmental filers to enterprise class appliances and file services atop SANs.

 

Publish date: 09/01/03
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