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The value and benefits of IP SANs are clear and unchallenged. IP SANs leverage already ubiquitous Ethernet technology as the transport for delivering storage networking to a wider class of companies and applications than previously economically possible. As a result, companies without dedicated storage administrators or expensive Fibre Channel infrastructure have a viable alternative to direct attached storage.

Publish date: 09/21/06
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LeftHand Networks

The Small Medium Enterprise (SME) market is on the cusp of a significant storage infrastructure upgrade cycle. The current local and direct attach disk paradigm cannot persist indefinitely. Many of these SME firms are grappling with the same infrastructure challenges, such as data protection, disaster recovery planning, regulatory compliance, and consolidation that have buffeted the Global 2000 enterprises over the past five years. Yet, they are finding that the solutions used by those enterprises are too complex and costly for them to deploy.

Publish date: 10/01/06
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DataDirect Networks (DDN) Delivers Highest Big Data Performance With SFA10K-X, World's Fastest....

Award-Winning DDN Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) Technology Embeds Applications and File Systems While Optimizing Bandwidth, IOPS and Capacity Utilization for Cloud and Content

  • Premiered: 09/20/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWire.com
Topic(s): TBA DataDirect TBA DDN TBA File Storage TBA Block Storage
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DataDirect Networks debuts SFA10K-X, its integrated block and file storage appliance

DataDirect Networks (DDN), an information storage company, unveiled this week Storage Fusion Architecture (SFA) 10K-X, an integrated storage appliance that maximizes application performance while minimizing total cost of ownership for Big Data, cloud, and content-intensive environments.

  • Premiered: 09/23/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Computer Technology Review
Topic(s): TBA Block Storage TBA DDN TBA DataDirect TBA File Storage
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How the future of data storage will stack up

The future of data storage will have storage shedding the role of a passive technology player as it integrates more closely with applications and workloads.

  • Premiered: 10/31/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA object storage TBA SAN TBA Automation TBA Oracle TBA ZFS TBA Tintri TBA Atlantis Computing TBA ILIO TBA Actifio TBA Maginatics TBA MagFS TBA Virtual storage TBA VSA TBA converged storage TBA Unified Storage TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA EMC TBA ViPR TBA Virtualized Big Data TBA Big Data
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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.

  • Premiered: 02/04/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA object storage TBA Archive TBA Backup TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA EMC TBA Cleversafe TBA Compuverde TBA DDN TBA Dell TBA HP TBA NetApp TBA Quantum TBA Scality TBA Tarmin TBA OpenStack TBA Gluster TBA Inktank TBA RedHat TBA HDS TBA Riverbed TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Microsoft TBA Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA File Storage TBA Block Storage
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AWS storage doesn't have to be a complex undertaking, experts say

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a variety of storage options, but choosing between them doesn't have to be a complex undertaking.

  • Premiered: 03/20/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Applications
Topic(s): TBA Amazon TBA AWS TBA Storage TBA Block Storage TBA Amazon EBS TBA Amazon Glacier TBA Disk TBA Rackspace TBA Microsoft TBA IBM TBA object storage TBA File Storage TBA API TBA iSCSI TBA IO
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EMC upgrades Isilon NAS for file storage, Hadoop analytics

EMC today launched two new Isilon scale-out network-attached storage arrays and added the ability to use flash as a read cache for all Isilon systems.

  • Premiered: 07/08/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA NAS TBA Storage TBA File Storage TBA Hadoop TBA analytics TBA VCE TBA Pivotal TBA NVRAM TBA SmartFlash TBA OneFS TBA OpenStack TBA HDFS TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Caching TBA flash cache TBA DRAM TBA Cloud TBA BYOD TBA Block Storage
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A First Look at the HP StoreServ Management Console

Recently, I had a chance to spend some time working with the new HP StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) that was unveiled at the HP Discover EMEA show on Dec. 2, 2014. SSMC is the interface to its unified (file and block) storage solution.

  • Premiered: 12/15/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA HP TBA StoreServ TBA File Storage TBA Storage TBA NFS TBA HP Discover EMEA TBA Block Storage TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA 3PAR TBA object storage
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New approaches to scalable storage

With all these scalable storage approaches, IT organizations must evaluate the options against their data storage and analytics needs, as well as future architectures.

  • Premiered: 03/16/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA TechTarget TBA Storage TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA analytics TBA Data Storage TBA Big Data TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA object storage TBA scale-out TBA scale-up TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA HA TBA high availability TBA latency TBA IOPS TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA File System TBA Security TBA NetApp TBA Data ONTAP TBA ONTAP TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA OneFS TBA Cloud
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Infinidat comes out of stealth with PB-scale InfiniBox, funding grab

Moshe Yanai's newest venture launches its InfiniBox hyperscale storage array and says it already has close to 100 customers.

  • Premiered: 04/29/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Infinidat TBA InfiniBox TBA hyperscale TBA Storage TBA Block Storage TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA iSCSI TBA NAS TBA OpenStack TBA Amazon TBA S3 TBA RAM TBA Dell TBA VMWare TBA vCenter TBA replication TBA remote replication TBA Snapshots TBA Thin Provisioning TBA analytics TBA application performance TBA Arun Taneja
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Load DynamiX adds workload modeling to storage performance tool

The Load DynamiX update adds built-in workload models to support OpenStack, Ceph, Amazon S3, NFSv 4.1 and steady-state VDI.

  • Premiered: 05/22/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Load DynamiX TBA Storage TBA Storage Performance TBA OpenStack TBA Ceph TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA NFSv TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA storage performance validation TBA Block Storage TBA Mike Matchett
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Integrate cloud tiering with on-premises storage

Cloud and on-premises storage are increasingly becoming integrated so cloud is just another tier available to storage administrators.

  • Premiered: 06/02/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA Public Cloud TBA elasticity TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Performance TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Cloud Storage TBA EFSS TBA Amazon EBS TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Amazon TBA EFS TBA Elastic Block Storage TBA Block Storage TBA Elastic File Store TBA SoftNAS TBA API TBA SDS TBA software-defined storage TBA OpenStack TBA Maxta TBA Nexenta TBA Qumulo TBA Tarmin TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization
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Hyperconverged storage challenges the SAN paradigm

HCI makes local storage cool again -- and it keeps pace with how VMs access and store data better than some traditional storage architectures.

  • Premiered: 06/16/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA SAN TBA Storage TBA HCI TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Virtualization TBA VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA Data Center TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA iSCSI TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Arun Taneja TBA DAS TBA PCI TBA SCSI TBA scale-out TBA NAS TBA Block Storage TBA hyperscale TBA Compute TBA VCE TBA Capacity TBA Nutanix
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Diablo Technologies launches new DDR4 Memory1 module

Diablo Technologies introduces the all-flash Memory1 DDR4 module, and claims lower-cost, higher-capacity flash can replace expensive DRAM.

  • Premiered: 08/05/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Diablo TBA Diablo Technologies TBA DRAM TBA flash memory TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Capacity TBA RAM TBA DIMM TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA In-Memory TBA Block Storage TBA SanDisk TBA Flash Memory Summit
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INFINIDAT Expands InfiniBox Enterprise Storage Family, Introduces Multi-Petabyte Scale Unified

INFINIDAT, a leader in high performance, highly available enterprise storage solutions, announces the expansion of its revolutionary InfiniBox family of storage arrays with the addition of two new capabilities and a new midrange model.

  • Premiered: 09/21/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Business Wire
Topic(s): TBA Infinidat TBA High Performance TBA high availability TBA Enterprise Storage TBA Storage TBA NAS TBA Enterprise TBA Scale TBA Unified Storage TBA Snapshots TBA Snapshot TBA Block Storage TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA InfiniBox TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA SAN TBA Capacity TBA Arun Taneja
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Container technology's role in storage

Containers are somewhat limited in scope and scale so the next logical step for the technology is dealing with storage.

  • Premiered: 10/20/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Server Virtualization
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA storage container TBA containers TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA DevOps TBA VMworld 2015 TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Management TBA vSphere Integrated Containers TBA VIC TBA container management TBA Amazon TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA MacBooks TBA Amazon S3 TBA Data Center TBA ClusterHQ TBA Flocker TBA MongoDB TBA MySQL TBA OpenStack TBA OpenStack Cinder TBA Block Storage TBA EMC TBA Microsoft NetApp
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What's the future of data storage in 2016?

Mike Matchett takes a closer look at the future of data storage technology in 2016 based on research from the Taneja Group.

  • Premiered: 01/06/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Data Storage TBA software-defined TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Performance TBA Density TBA all-flash TBA all flash array TBA AFA TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Array TBA hybrid storage TBA OPEX TBA Auto-Tiering TBA Optimization TBA Capacity TBA CAPEX TBA QoS TBA EMC TBA Dell TBA HPE TBA NetApp TBA IBM TBA NAS TBA 3PAR TBA StoreOnce TBA data protector TBA Oracle TBA ZDLRA
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Nutanix XCP For Demanding Enterprise Workloads: Making Infrastructure Invisible for Tier-1 Ent. Apps

Virtualization has matured and become widely adopted in the enterprise market. Approximately three in every five physical servers are deployed in a virtualized environment. After two waves of virtualization, it is safe to assume that a high percentage of business applications are running in virtualized environments. The applications last to deploy into the virtualized environment were considered the tier-1 apps. Examples of these include CRM and ERP environments running SAP NetWeaver, Oracle database and applications, and Microsoft SQL Server. In many 24X7 service industries, Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint are also considered tier-1 applications.

The initial approach to building virtualized environments that can handle these tier-1 applications was to build highly tuned infrastructure using best of breed three-tier architectures where compute, storage and networking were selected and customized for each type of workload. Newer shared storage systems have increasingly adopted virtualized all flash and hybrid architectures, which has allowed organizations to mix a few tier-1 workloads within the same traditional infrastructure and still meet stringent SLA requirements.

Enter now the new product category of enterprise-capable HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI). With HCI, the traditional three-tier architecture has been collapsed into a single software-based system that is purpose-built for virtualization. In these solutions, the hypervisor, compute, storage, and advanced data services are integrated into an x86 industry-standard building block. These modern scale-out hyperconverged systems combine a flash-first software-defined storage architecture with VM-centric ease-of-use that far exceeds any three-tier approach on the market today. These attributes have made HCI very popular and one of the fastest growing product segments in the market today.

HCI products have been very popular with medium sized companies and specific workloads such as VDI or test and development. After a few years of hardening and maturity, are these products ready to tackle enterprise tier-1 applications?  In this paper we will take a closer look at Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) and explore how its capabilities stack up to tier-1 application workload requirements.

Nutanix was a pioneer in HCI and is widely considered the market and visionary leader of this rapidly growing segment. Nutanix has recently announced the next step - a vision of the product beyond HCI. With this concept they plan to make the entire virtualized infrastructure invisible to IT consumers. This will encompass all three of the popular hypervisors: VMware, Hyper-V and their own Acropolis Hypervisor. Nutanix has enabled app mobility between different hypervisors, a unique concept across the converged system and HCI alike. This Solution Profile will focus on the Nutanix XCP platform and key capabilities that make it suitable for teir-1 enterprise applications. With the most recent release, we have found compelling features appropriate for most tier-1 application workloads. Combined with the value proposition of web-scale modular architecture this provides an easy pathway to data-center transformation that businesses of all sizes should take advantage of. 

Publish date: 11/30/15
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Amazon EFS stuck in beta, lacks native Windows support

Amazon's long-awaited Elastic File System is expected to hit the market soon, but it won't natively support Windows or high-performance workloads.

  • Premiered: 02/01/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search AWS
Topic(s): TBA Amazon TBA AWS TBA Amazon AWS TBA Elastic File System TBA elasticity TBA High Performance TBA Amazon EFS TBA EFS TBA Performance TBA Cloud TBA Amazon EBS TBA Elastic Block Storage TBA Block Storage TBA Amazon S3 TBA Simple Storage Service TBA Mike Matchett TBA Metadata TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA NetApp TBA ONTAP TBA Cloud ONTAP TBA SoftNAS TBA NFS TBA CIFS TBA iSCSI