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Profiles/Reports

Evaluating Network File Management Solutions: Rainfinity RainStorage 4.5 in Context

Over the past 18 months, Taneja Group has tracked the emergence of a new category of solutions that we christened “Network File Management” (NFM) offerings. These solutions exist for the explicit purpose of creating an infrastructure-wide control platform for NAS and file serving devices, offering a range of management improvements over historical device-level controls in the areas of capacity controls, data movement, storage tier management, performance optimization and data protection.

 

Publish date: 04/01/05
Profiles/Reports

Cisco MDS

We’ve seen a rapid evolution in SAN fabric switching technologies in the past 18 months. The entire switching category is exploding with more intelligent, flexible, and scalable fabric architectures. Enterprises are very keen to get their hands on real-time fabric management tools, virtual abstraction capabilities, and multi-protocol support, to name just a few advances. Why? Because these technologies are central to establishing significant SAN ROI.

Publish date: 07/01/06
Profiles/Reports

Exanet ExaStore

We have been tracking a new wave in enterprise storage solutions that are now poised to redefine center stage in the enterprise data center: clustered storage. At the highest level, clustered storage uses advanced software to federate a larger number of smaller, lower-cost “scale-out” components in order to match or exceed the capabilities of traditional modular or monolithic storage. The implications of this very real shift are of paramount criticality to the wider industry.

Publish date: 08/01/06
Profiles/Reports

Data OnTap GX

On June 12th, Network Appliance announced the general availability of Data ONTAP GX operating system. At its core, Data ONTAP GX makes multiple FAS nodes appear as a single highly scalable and available NAS system. Data ONTAP GX represents the culmination of an arduous integration of namespace technology acquired in the Spinnaker Networks acquisition, with Network Appliance’s core WAFL file system, volume management, and data protection technologies.

Publish date: 08/01/06
Profiles/Reports

Acopia

Early this year, we broadly defined the term “File Area Networking” (FAN) for the IT community. Our goal was to provide the industry with a common reference architecture to describe the increasingly complex world of file management. Like the evolution of block IO that led to the SAN, we now see similar evolutionary steps transpiring with file data.

Publish date: 10/01/06
Profiles/Reports

Brocade and FAN

Earlier in 2006, Taneja Group broadly defined the term “File Area Networking” (FAN) for the IT community. Our goal was to provide the industry with a common reference architecture to describe the increasingly complex world of file management. In the same manner that we saw an evolution in block IO that led to the SAN, we now see similar evolutionary steps transpiring with file data.

Publish date: 11/01/06
Profiles/Reports

Cisco MDS 9124

Since its entry into the Fibre Channel switching market in 2002, Cisco has rapidly taken share from its rivals to become the market share leader at the high end of the market. To date, Cisco has competed primarily in the director-class category while competitors Brocade and McData have offered end to end product lines from directors down to 8-port fabric switches. With the release of Cisco’s MDS 9124, an 8-port switch expandable to 24 ports, Cisco has extended its MDS line to fully compete on both ends of the switch spectrum.

Publish date: 12/01/06
Profiles/Reports

HP Acquires PolyServe

On February 26th, HP announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire PolyServe, a Beaverton, Oregon-based provider of advanced clustering and file system technologies for Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems. The merger represents a further escalation in HP’s strategic commitment to become a market share leader in the multi-billion dollar enterprise NAS market. HP’s relationship with PolyServe dates back to May 2005 when the company launched its Enterprise File Services Clustered Gateway and used PolyServe’s advanced file system and clustering technology as its basis.

Publish date: 03/01/07
news / Blog

Brocade/Virtual Instruments Brawl: Is it Really Necessary?

I recently came across an email note written by John Thompson, CEO of Virtual Instruments, a virtual infrastructure optimization vendor, to Mike Klayko, CEO of Brocade, clearly the major supplier of FC switches, HBAs, CNAs (and Ethernet equipment) to the market. The note was disturbing, to say the least, as it discusses how the relationship between the companies, which was excellent in the past, has deteriorated to the point where Brocade is essentially willing to tell customers and prospects not to use the Virtual Instrument's product. I believe this is not in the interest of the customer and frankly, not in the interest of Brocade either.

  • Premiered: 10/26/11
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Taneja Group Blog
Topic(s): Virtual Instruments VI Brocade VirtualWisdom
news

5 Ways to Clear Out IOP Bottlenecks

A look at three explicit indicators and two manual tests you can perform to know if your multipath driver is causing problems to your array's capabilities.

  • Premiered: 11/18/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Tom Fenton TBA Virtualization TBA Virtualization Review TBA EMC TBA PowerPath TBA ESXi TBA XtremeIO TBA Brocade TBA IOPS TBA ESX TBA Hypervisor TBA AFA TBA All Flash TBA all flash array TBA Datacenter