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NetApp Extends reach with VTL

Over the past year, disk-based virtual tape library (VTL) solutions have been extremely popular since they easily integrate into existing tape-centric backup environments, while bringing disk speed and reliability. To capitalize on this trend, NetApp recently announced the availability of the NearStore VTL family of disk-based backup and recovery appliances. Available in two models, the appliances include unique self-tuning and “tape smart sizing” features that optimize performance and physical tape capacity.

Publish date: 04/01/06

Data Domain-COS Gets a VTL

On January 23, 2006, Data Domain announced virtual tape library (VTL) functionality for its family of disk-based DD400 Enterprise Series Restorers. Disk-based VTL solutions have become extremely popular over the past year because they are easily deployed and address the speed and reliability requirements of tape-centric backup environments. The DD400 Series appliances can now be configured as a NAS disk target and a VTL simultaneously, which provides deployment flexibility for storage administrators.

Publish date: 04/01/06

ADIC Acquires COS

On March 14, ADIC announced the acquisition of Rocksoft Ltd., an Australian software company with fundamental intellectual property in the data de-duplication field. Taneja Group classifies this technology as Capacity Optimized Storage (COS), which enables data compression of 20x on average by storing only unique data elements. COS technology can significantly reduce the size of backup data, facilitate remote replication, and enable long-term disk-based data retention.

Publish date: 04/01/06

ExaGrid: An Intelligent Approach to Data Protection - Profile

We are now several years into the adoption phase of enterprise disk-based data protection. Over these years, we’ve seen customer knowledge rise dramatically. In our frequent discussions with end users looking to deploy this critical technology, we have learned that they now have high expectations for their disk-based solutions: IT teams demand easy integration with their existing backup infrastructures, non-disruptive scalability, capacity optimization, multi-site coverage, all coupled with a compelling ROI story.

Publish date: 06/01/06

Diligent HyperFactor

In the past 24 months, we have seen disk-based data protection and archiving become an essential component of most enterprises. With massive 100 TB+ disk-based repositories becoming increasingly common on near-term enterprise roadmaps, finding ways to optimize those disk capacities is now a top of mind concern. Even with widely available cost-effective disk, our research finds that capacities still account for over 50% of most data storage budgets, with disk-based secondary storage very commonly exceeding 50% year-over-year growth rates.

Publish date: 08/01/06

The Business Case

Virtualization is rapidly reshaping data center infrastructure. By allowing physical server and storage devices to be deployed as resource pools,
management and scalability practices change dramatically.

Publish date: 12/01/06

SEPATON ContentAware

Over the last three years the use of disk technology for data protection and archiving has become commonplace, especially in the larger enterprises. The reasons are clear: tape technology simply does not yield the reliability or the speed required for either the backup or the restore process. The same can be said for the archival process.

Publish date: 12/01/06

Storwize TN6000 Product Profile

Enterprise and mid-sized businesses are struggling against heavy data workflows in production environments. Advanced data reduction and data de-duplication techniques have emerged and taken root in the secondary storage environment corporations must keep.

Publish date: 04/01/07
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Enter Primary Storage Optimization

This is a relatively new area of endeavor for the industry. The thesis is “why not reduce storage requirements on primary storage, especially since it is the most expensive?”

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Revisiting Avamar and Data Domain Integration

I recently revisited Avamar 6.0/Data Domain integration. The two deduplication storage systems are better suited for different workload types, but it seemed odd that the two were not integrated before the 6.0 announcement.

  • Premiered: 07/29/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): EMC Avamar Deduplication Compression Oracle

EMC Data Domain Extended Retention Software: Meeting Needs for Long-Term Retention of Backup....

EMC Data Domain Extended Retention Software: Meeting Needs for Long-Term Retention of Backup Data on EMC Data Domain Systems

EMC extends EMC Data Domain systems with DD Extended Retention software to fulfill short-term and long-term backup storage needs by combining multiple tiers in a single appliance. This software addresses many of the challenges organizations are struggling with as they balance backup retention requirements with long-term recoverability.

Publish date: 05/21/12

Skyera releases all-flash array for $3 per gigabyte

Startup Skyera Inc. entered the all-flash enterprise storage market today with a series of iSCSI arrays that use consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) NAND to bring the price to less than $3 per gigabyte. And that price is before deduplication and compression.

  • Premiered: 08/14/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchSolidStateStorage
Topic(s): TBA Skyera TBA SSD TBA solid state TBA Jeff Boles TBA iSCSI TBA MLC TBA Deduplication TBA Compression

Goodbye LUN technology, you served us well

The era of LUNs and volumes, as we have known them for decades in the data storage industry, is quietly coming to an end. And if you ask me, it's for all the right reasons, even if storage administrators may feel threatened by the change.

  • Premiered: 10/25/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA LUN TBA Storage TBA Volumes TBA server TBA replication TBA Compression TBA VM TBA Virtualization TBA VMWare TBA Hyper-V TBA Gridstore TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity TBA Tintri TBA HP TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA Virtual storage TBA VSA TBA Virsto TBA QoS

In the Cloud Era, The Era of Convergence Is Upon Us

The era of IT infrastructure convergence is upon us. Every major vendor has some type of offering under this category. Startups and smaller players are also "talking" convergence. But what exactly is convergence and why are all the vendors so interested in getting included in this category? We will explain below the history of convergence, what it is, what it is not, what benefits accrue from such systems, who the players are, and who is leading the pack in true convergence.

  • Premiered: 06/10/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Virtualization Review TBA Virtualization TBA IT infrastructure TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA convergence TBA Networking TBA HDD TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Hybrid Array TBA Hybrid TBA Cloud Computing TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Hadoop TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Compression TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Remote Office TBA ROBO TBA Compute TBA hyperconvergence TBA Server Virtualization

Storage Decisions 2014

Mike Matchett speaks on the following topics at Storage Decisions NY:

Attack of the Killer Capacity!
Top Ten ways to reduce storage capacity and give your budget a break. We look at technologies such as compression, deduplication, thin provisioning, archiving, etc., and evaluate the effectiveness of each for managing capacity in various application environments.

Inside-Outside: Build a Hybrid Cloud Storage Infrastructure
Most companies are reluctant to depend on cloud storage too much, but using it for special applications or as another storage tier can make good sense. Learn how to determine the right blend of in-house, private and public cloud storage--and how to make them all work together.


  • Premiered: 11/03/14 - 11/04/14
  • Location: New York Hilton Midtown
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): storage deciscions Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): conference Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Mike Matchett Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): tech target Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Hybrid Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Hybrid Cloud Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Deduplication Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Compression Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Thin Provisioning Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Archiving

Legacy vendors seek better footing in shifting storage landscape

Flash, virtualization, cloud storage and commodity hardware have the potential to make IT shops more efficient and large storage vendors very nervous.

  • Premiered: 10/06/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA Dell TBA HP TBA IBM TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA object storage TBA Pure Storage TBA SolidFire TBA Violin Memory TBA hybrid storage TBA Hybrid Array TBA Gridstore TBA Nimble TBA Tegile TBA Tintri TBA Scality TBA Cleversafe TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing

Purchase criteria for all-flash storage arrays

All-flash storage arrays share the common trait of being fast, but once you get past the speed, there's still a lot to consider.

  • Premiered: 08/29/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA tech target TBA All Flash TBA all flash array TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Deduplication TBA Data Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Data protection TBA RAID

In-line deduplication for a smaller data footprint

Big data and massive data volumes are now staples in a data center, but dedupe and compression are storage techniques that diminish the overwhelming data trail.

  • Premiered: 10/17/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Storage TBA Arun Taneja

Figuring out the real price of flash technology

Sometimes comparing the costs of flash arrays is an apples-to-oranges affair -- interesting, but not very helpful.

  • Premiered: 11/04/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA hybrid flash TBA Hybrid Array TBA TCO TBA latency TBA bandwith TBA Protection TBA Data protection TBA Load DynamiX TBA Violin Memory TBA Pure Storage TBA NAND TBA HP TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA EMC TBA XtremeIO TBA StoreServ TBA IBM TBA IBM FlashSystem TBA FlashSystem TBA Kaminario TBA Nimble Storage TBA Tegile

Hyperconvergence Makes Virtualization a Cinch for Businesses

Small business IT teams that want to wholeheartedly embrace server virtualization but are perhaps intimidated by getting up to speed on the technology may welcome a solution that ensures all integrated components work together automatically and transparently in the background.

  • Premiered: 11/24/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BizTech Magazine
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Virtualization TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyperconverged TBA LUN TBA Storage TBA HPC TBA High Performance TBA SimpliVity TBA OmniCube TBA SAN TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA HP TBA IBM TBA Scale Computing TBA Nutanix