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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
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Enterprise Storage Projected to Branch Locations: Riverbed and IBM Team Up

I just had the pleasure of sitting with Rob Whitely from Riverbed and Michelle Tidwell from IBM to discuss their solution that combines IBM enterprise class storage in the data center with Riverbed Granite in branch locations. Together, the result is as if you had enterprise class storage in each branch location, but really all data is managed and protected in the data center. And each branch gains resiliency to network failures and local storage performance. See the video of our talk...

  • Premiered: 01/24/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Riverbed IBM ROBO Virtualization Distributed Storage
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Startup InterModal Data targets Web-scale storage

Startup InterModal Data introduced its Web-scale storage software that runs on commodity hardware, and is designed to scale to thousands of storage and performance nodes.

  • Premiered: 12/08/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA InterModal Data TBA web-scale storage TBA web-scale TBA Storage TBA Storage Performance TBA Distributed Storage TBA Capacity TBA IO performance TBA Amazon TBA Google TBA Facebook TBA all-flash TBA hybrid storage TBA RAM TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA CPU TBA NFS TBA iSCSI TBA storage container TBA containers TBA Virtualization TBA mirror data TBA Mirroring TBA scale-out TBA Jeff Kato
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Hybrid Cloud Storage

Hybrid cloud storage orchestrates storage processing between on-premise and cloud resources, creating a single virtual storage infrastructure with centralized management. Software-defined storage (SDS) enables hybrid cloud storage vendors to decouple processing from storage assets.

  • Premiered: 04/06/16
  • Author: Christine Taylor
  • Published: InfoStor
Topic(s): TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA HCS TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Public Cloud TBA IOPS TBA Low latency TBA compliance TBA scalability TBA Virtualization TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Distributed Storage TBA ROBO TBA big data analytics TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA hybrid infrastructure TBA cloud bursting TBA DP TBA Data protection TBA Snapshot TBA Snapshots TBA replication TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure
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The Modern Data-Center: Why Nutanix Customers are Replacing Their NetApp Storage

Several Nutanix customers shared with Taneja Group why they switched from traditional NetApp storage to the hyperconverged Nutanix platform. Each customer talked about the value of hyperconvergence versus a traditional server/networking/storage stack, and the specific benefits of Nutanix in mission-critical production environments.

Hyperconverged systems are a popular alternative to traditional computing architectures that are built with separate compute, storage, and networking components. Nutanix turns this complex environment into an efficient, software-based infrastructure where hypervisor, compute, storage, networking, and data services run on scalable nodes that seamlessly scale across massive virtual environments.  

The customers we spoke with came from very different industries, but all of them faced major technology refreshes for legacy servers and NetApp storage. Each decided that hyperconvergence was the right answer, and each chose the Nutanix hyperconvergence platform for its major benefits including scalability, simplicity, value, performance, and support. The single key achievement running through all these benefits is “Ease of Everything”: ease of scaling, ease of management, ease of realizing value, ease of performance, and ease of upgrades and support. Nutanix simply works across small clusters and large, single and multiple datacenters, specialist or generalist IT, and different hypervisors.

The datacenter is not static. Huge data growth and increasing complexity are motivating IT directors from every industry to invest in scalable hyperconvergence. Given Nutanix benefits across the board, these directors can confidently adopt Nutanix to transform their data-centers, just as these NetApp customers did.

Publish date: 03/31/16
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Smart storage systems smart for business

Mike Matchett explains how data-aware storage combined with application awareness is leading to a new wave of intelligent data storage.

  • Premiered: 10/03/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Storage TBA High Performance TBA convergence TBA CPU TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA QoS TBA Data protection TBA Archiving TBA Metadata TBA object storage TBA e-discovery TBA Primary Storage TBA Dropbox TBA Evernote TBA data awareness TBA data-aware TBA Security TBA Lucene TBA Solr TBA Distributed Storage TBA Tarmin TBA GridBank TBA StoreAll TBA HPE TBA Qumulo TBA SteelFusion TBA Riverbed TBA VM
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Software Defined Storage: Changing Data from ‘State-ful’ to Stateless

Hedvig, the Santa Clara software defined storage (SDS) start-up now in its third year, has announced the infusion of a cool $21.5 million in Series C venture funding as attention increasingly turns to the fragmented SDS market, predicted to surpass $7 billion by 2020.

  • Premiered: 03/04/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Enterprise Tech
Topic(s): TBA Jeff Kato TBA Hedvig TBA software-defined TBA software defined TBA software-defined storage TBA Software Defined Storage TBA SDS TBA Distributed Storage TBA Cloud TBA cloud adoption TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA complexity TBA hyperscale TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA API TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA Hypervisor TBA container TBA containers TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Virtualization TBA Docker TBA OpenStack TBA Hyper-V TBA VMWare TBA Primary Storage
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Hyper-converged infrastructure products give data centers a boost

Hyper-converged products take your data center and network to new heights by leveraging industry-first infrastructure innovations to improve storage and more.

  • Premiered: 06/07/17
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged Infrastructure
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Data Center TBA Storage TBA VCE TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Dell EMC TBA NetApp TBA FAS TBA VNX TBA HPE TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Hedvig TBA Amazon Web Services TBA AWS TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Microsoft TBA SwiftStack TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Cisco TBA HDS TBA Hitachi Data Systems TBA IBM TBA Compute
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Hedvig Takes Your Storage to Hybrid and Multi-Cloud

With data growth exploding and on-premises IT costs creeping ever higher, an increasing number of organizations are taking a serious look at adopting cloud infrastructure for their business data and applications. Among other things, they are attracted to benefits like near-infinite scalability, greater agility and a pay-as-you-go model for consuming IT resources. These advantages are already driving new infrastructure spending on public and private clouds, which is growing at double-digit rates as spending on traditional, non-cloud, IT infrastructure continues to decline.


While most companies we speak with are already developing cloud-native apps in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure, a much smaller number have actually deployed typically backend business apps in the public cloud. What’s preventing them from taking this next step? As it turns out, one of the biggest hurdles is productively deploying existing data storage in the cloud. Public clouds don’t have the compatibility to fully support the range of storage protocols, data services and use cases that companies’ key business apps tend to rely on, making it difficult and less useful to move these workloads to the cloud. Some organizations consider reengineering their applications for cloud-native storage, but this is both costly and time consuming, and in fact may not lead to the results they are looking for. Based on recent Taneja Group research, IT buyers want a simple path for lifting and transferring their app data to the cloud, where it can be supported for both primary and secondary use cases. They are also looking to run many workloads flexibly in a hybrid cloud deployment while maintaining the level of data security and governance they enjoy on premises.


In addition to these technical requirements, companies must also weigh potential business costs, such as the risk of getting locked into a single provider. Our research reveals that customers are increasingly concerned about this risk, which is exacerbated by a lack of data mobility among various on-premises and public cloud infrastructures.


Fortunately, the founding team at Hedvig understands these customer needs and set out more than five years ago to address them. The result of their initiative is the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform (DSP), a unified programmable data fabric that allows customers to simply and securely deploy any type of workload and application data in a hybrid or multi-cloud environment. Based on software-defined technology, Hedvig DSP enables your existing workloads, whether based on block, file or object storage, to take advantage of cloud scalability and agility today, without the expense and delays of a major reengineering effort. With Hedvig, IT teams can automatically and dynamically provision storage assets using just software on standard x86 servers, whether in your own private cloud or a public cloud IaaS environment. Hedvig enables your workloads to move freely between different public and private cloud environments, avoiding lock-in and allowing you to choose the cloud best suited for each application and use case. Hedvig can support your primary storage needs, but also supports tier-2 storage so that you can backup your data on the same platform.


In this piece, we’ll learn more about what IT professionals are looking for in cloud storage solutions, based on our research findings. We’ll then focus specifically on Hedvig storage for hybrid and multi-cloud environments to help you decide whether and how their solutions can meet your primary and secondary storage needs.
 

Publish date: 03/26/18