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NetApp Refreshes Product Line

On November 9, 2010, NetApp refreshed a significant portion of their hardware and several key pieces of their software, along with adding a unified connect capability over 10GbE. New or enhanced software included a minor update release to Data ONTAP and a new OnCommand Management Suite designed to present a more holistic view of the infrastructure and make purchasing optional software easier. One of the key aspects of the new release of Data ONTAP 8.0.1 is that it includes inline compression capability applied across all protocols (NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, FCoE). This capability is in addition to the dedupe function that already has been shipping for several years.

Publish date: 11/29/10
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Myths Surrounding Big Data Technology

Big data technology is a big deal for storage shops, and a clear understanding of what it means -- and doesn't mean -- is required to successfully configure storage for big data apps.

  • Premiered: 08/08/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Big Data TBA Storage TBA Cloudera TBA Apache TBA Hadoop TBA HDFS TBA MapR TBA NFS TBA CIFS TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA DDN TBA DataDirect Networks TBA hScaler TBA Hortonworks
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FC technology use still leads despite Ethernet nipping at its heels

At least two technologies have tried to overtake Fibre Channel (FC) in the past decade: Ethernet and InfiniBand. Both have failed and FC use continues unabated. Why is that happening, and what's the future of FC?

  • Premiered: 04/08/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel TBA SAN TBA Storage TBA SCSI TBA iSCSI TBA InfiniBand TBA scalability TBA QoS TBA Ethernet TBA NFS TBA CIFS TBA lossless TBA FCoE
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Fibre Channel: The Proven and Reliable Workhorse for Enterprise Storage Networks

Mission-critical assets such as virtualized and database applications demand a proven enterprise storage protocol to meet their performance and reliability needs. Fibre Channel has long filled that need for most customers, and for good reason. Unlike competing protocols, Fibre Channel was specifically designed for storage networking, and engineered to deliver high levels of reliability and availability as well as consistent and predictable performance for enterprise applications. As a result, Fibre Channel has been the most widely used enterprise protocol for many years.

But with the widespread deployment of 10GbE technology, some customers have explored the use of other block protocols, such as iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), or file protocols such as NAS. Others have looked to Infiniband, which is now being touted as a storage networking solution. In marketing the strengths of these protocols, vendors often promote feeds and speeds, such as raw line rates, as a key advantage for storage networking. However, as we’ll see, there is much more to storage networking than raw speed.

It turns out that on an enterprise buyer’s scorecard, raw speed doesn’t even make the cut as an evaluation criteria. Instead, decision makers focus on factors such as a solution’s demonstrated reliability, latency, and track record in supporting Tier 1 applications. When it comes to these requirements, no other protocol can measure up to the inherent strengths of Fibre Channel in enterprise storage environments.

Despite its long, successful track record, Fibre Channel does not always get the attention and visibility that other protocols receive. While it may not be winning the media wars, Fibre Channel offers customers a clear and compelling value proposition as a storage networking solution. Looking ahead, Fibre Channel also presents an enticing technology roadmap, even as it continues to meet the storage needs of today’s most critical business applications.

In this paper, we’ll begin by looking at the key requirements customers should look for in a commercial storage protocol. We’ll then examine the technology capabilities and advantages of Fibre Channel relative to other protocols, and discuss how those translate to business benefits. Since not all vendor implementations are created equal, we’ll call out the solution set of one vendor – QLogic – as we discuss each of the requirements, highlighting it as an example of a Fibre Channel offering that goes well beyond the norm.

Publish date: 02/28/14
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Five key VMware VVOLs takeaways

The highly anticipated VMware Virtual Volumes feature is now available, and increasing vendor support is expected over the next 18 months.

  • Premiered: 03/20/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA VMWare TBA VMware VVOLs TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware Virtual Volumes TBA Virtual Volumes TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA LUN TBA Virtual Machine TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Storage TBA VSAN TBA VMware VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA VMFS TBA Virtual Machine File System TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel TBA iSCSI TBA NFS TBA IB TBA InfiniBand TBA SMB TBA CIFS TBA ESXi TBA EMC TBA DP
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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
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Unitrends Really Raises the Bar on free Data Protection

On May 12, 2015, Unitrends released a new free virtual appliance backup product, Unitrends Free. Unitrends Free shares the core software engine of Unitrends flagship product, Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB), but is specifically designed for IT professionals seeking protection for home labs, early-stage virtualization projects and small environments. Unitrends Free is a genuinely usable version of this full product that is simply limited to 1TB of protected capacity. 1TB lets users do more than just test the product: they can use it in production for as long as they want.

The free product boasts functionality that is often unavailable even in full versions of competing products. For example, Free supports both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments as well as multiple VMs and individual item recovery. It allows the user to perform both full and incremental backup and create synthetic fulls in the background. And although recovery verification is considered a high end functionality, this free product has it. And the list goes on. 

Taneja Group believes that Unitrends is setting a new standard in a free product, not only in its full functionality but in professional support. These are all novel things in the fast-moving data protection industry, and Unitrends is accelerating the pace of innovation even more.  Read on for more details.

Publish date: 05/25/15
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Object-file system combo rapidly expands

Object-based storage adoption took longer than expected, so object vendors have added file systems to their products to make them look more familiar to users.

  • Premiered: 04/27/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA object TBA object storage TBA Storage TBA Caringo TBA Caringo Swarm TBA FileFly TBA Windows TBA NTFS TBA Network File System TBA NFS TBA scale-out TBA scale-out storage TBA Scality TBA all-flash TBA SSD TBA AFA TBA Pure Storage TBA SAN TBA elasticity TBA Data reduction TBA Encryption TBA erasure coding TBA Metadata TBA metadata engine TBA Exablox TBA OneBlox TBA latency TBA Arun Taneja TBA Amplidata TBA Cleversafe
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HubStor debuts cloud archive for Microsoft Azure file storage

HubStor creates a dedicated cloud archive tenant in Microsoft’s public cloud. HubStor Connector Service performs enterprise-grade analytics, data governance and indexed search.

  • Premiered: 07/21/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA HubStor TBA Cloud TBA cloud archive TBA Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA analytics TBA data governance TBA compliance TBA Azure TBA Microsoft Azure TBA NAS TBA SAN TBA CIFS TBA NFS TBA SMB TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA e-discovery TBA Active Directory TBA Acaveo TBA Saas TBA Software-as-a-Service TBA cluster TBA dark data TBA Jim Whalen TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services
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Move Petabytes to Microsoft Azure Without Re-Architecting Applications

SoftNAS expands SoftNAS Cloud and delivers its No Storage Downtime Guarantee for high-availability on Microsoft Azure.

  • Premiered: 10/17/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Business Wire
Topic(s): TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Azure TBA SoftNAS TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA high availability TBA NAS TBA SAN TBA OPEX TBA Jeff Kato TBA CIFS TBA SMB TBA iSCSI TBA Public Cloud TBA Saas TBA replication
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Cohesity Launches Orion 5.0, Boosting Data Protection and Archiving

Cohesity, a provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is releasing Cohesity Orion 5.0, enabling companies to simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, and dramatically lower storage costs.

  • Premiered: 08/03/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Database Trends and Applications
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA Cohesity Data Platform TBA Cohesity Orion TBA Data protection TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA HyperConverged Secondary Storage TBA Cloud TBA cloud infrastructure TBA NFS TBA CIFS TBA SMB TBA Amazon S3 TBA S3 TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA object storage TBA Storage TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA Microsoft TBA Hyper-V TBA Nutanix TBA Linux TBA KVM TBA NAS TBA NetApp TBA EMC Isilon TBA Isilon
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Cohesity’s Hyperconverged Secondary Storage Unifies File and Object Services

Last week, Cohesity announced Orion 5.0. This latest release extends the Cohesity DataPlatform to support multiple hypervisors (including Hyper-V), backup for any NAS device and multiprotocol support to archive and access content via NFS, CIFS, SMB and S3 protocols.