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What you’ll learn in this tip: The computer industry has overcome a multitude of technological challenges in the past several years. Networking and memory speeds have increased, processors have gotten faster and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) has allowed for a massive increase in bandwidth. However none of these advances will remain beneficial if I/O performance doesn’t improve. Author Arun Taneja outlines the basics of I/O and explains why critical applications are stalled due to I/O performance issues. There are many supposed keys to this decades old issue -- while some turn to Flash, Flash memory or NAND flash memory chips, others look to solid-state and solid-state drive (SSD) controllers.
I think it is safe to say that data deduplication technology on the backup side has now gone mainstream. At the enterprise level we estimate that almost all companies have installed some form of data deduplication technology, even if the percentage of data under the jurisdiction of dedupe is closer to 40 percent. In other words, each enterprise has dedupe equipment, but not all backup data is yet being deduped. The reasons vary with each enterprise (importance of application, geographic isolation, limited funding, and so on). When one looks under the covers one finds that some of this deduplication is happening at the source but a large majority at a target, and more specifically, a target appliance.
With today’s workforce pushing out an increased amount of information, data, and projects, the need for quick recovery from a disaster is imperative.
In storage, scale-out systems are becoming a popular option to deal with rapid data growth. File data is growing the fastest, making network-attached storage (NAS) the most popular type of scale-out storage. Clustered NAS systems that fit the “scale-out” tag are targeted at processing heavy applications such as “big data” analytics and large file environments.
Amazon’s AWS Storage Gateway -- the company's entry into the cloud storage gateway market -- has creators of other cloud appliances and potential customers wondering how the move will affect the market, while questioning Amazon’s commitment to adding enterprise features.
Dell today unveiled the DR4000, the vendor’s first internally developed backup deduplication appliance. Although a late arrival in the disk backup market, Dell is looking to compete with deduplicating backup targets from EMC Data Domain, Quantum and Hewlett-Packard.
Assistant site editor Rachel Kossman sat down with Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Milford, Mass.-based Taneja Group, to discuss latency, which is the reason behind the majority of this hesitation. Taneja explains to listeners how evolving technologies -- such as inline data deduplication and compression -- have drastically improved the option to place primary data storage in the cloud. He also outlines the benefits of cloud storage gateways, and why they're such a key factor in cloud storage for primary data.
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This year marks the 10th anniversary of iSCSI storage-area networks (SANs). After early doubts that iSCSI could be a viable contender to Fibre Channel (FC), the Ethernet storage protocol has established a loyal base among small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
With hard disk drive (HDD) prices rising and some models tough to find, there are steps to take to reduce your dependence on hard drives while gaining other benefits along the way.
Laptop backup specialist Druva today upgraded its inSync software to bring its full protection capabilities to smartphones and tablets.
Tier 1 applications have been virtualized, but enterprise data centers are seeing little action when it comes to virtualized mission-critical applications.
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Today Dell announced the creation of a $60M venture fund for investing in storage companies. The unit will be led by Jim Lussier, ex-partner at Norwest Venture Partners, a reputable Silicon Valley venture firm, and Carter George, Executive Director of Dell Storage Strategy. Approximately 50% of the funds will be used to fund early stage companies, including those that need seed funding. The remaining 50% will be used to maintain ownership levels in subsequent rounds of funding. According to Dell, the $30M to be used for initial funding will likely fund 5 to 10 early stage companies, with $3M to $5M being the sweet spot. Additional venture funds may become available for investments in other segments but for now the announcement covers only storage.
Continuous data protection (CDP) was bleeding-edge a few years ago, but it’s re-emerging as the best technology for protecting organization's virtual environments.
LOUISVILLE, CO – July 24, 2012 – In response to the explosion of new solid-state storage offerings, NexGen Storage today announced an education campaign called Storage Election 2012, featuring a 35-city tour across America. The series of events launches August 1st in San Jose, CA and continues across the rest of the country during the second half of 2012.
Dell, continuing its transformation beyond being a personal computer company, announced today that its Dell Ventures investing arm has set up a $60 million fund to invest $3 million to $5 million in five to 10 storage start ups.
SimpliVity Corp. came out of stealth today, promising an integrated stack of storage, compute and networking in 2U appliances that can be managed through VMware's vCenter console.
It was only a few weeks ago that my colleague Nick DeLuca reported on Simplivity emerging from stealth, noting that it had thus far raised $18 million from Accel and Charles River Ventures. Well, today the IT infrastructure company announced a whopping $25 million in Series B funding, led by Kleiner Perkins and joined by its two existing investors.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Prices of solid state drive technology continue their free fall, making them more cost-effective for storage than hard disk drives. But an industry analyst at a Silicon Valley conference says HDDs still have some life in them yet.
Convergence -- the bundling of storage, compute, network and virtualization -- is already evolving with new products that redefine ease of use.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) Co. today launched two lower-end midrange 3PAR storage arrays and a new big data and archiving platform in hopes of reversing its declining storage sales.