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Profiles/Reports

Maximizing Desktop Virtualization Success with VDI-optimized Dell EqualLogic Hybrid Arrays

VDI has often promised more than it delivered, due to stubborn complexity, performance and cost challenges. Chief among these challenges has been the high up-front capital costs and subsequent inefficiencies of the storage platforms deployed to support it. Building on deep integration with VMware’s vSphere 4.1 platform via the vStorage APIs, Dell has set its sights squarely on VDI and aims to break down both the cost of acquisition and TCO (CapEx and OpEx) barriers that have plagued VDI ROI in the past. Dell has added intelligent workload tiering and new hybrid SSD/SAS arrays to its Equal-Logic PS Series family and we analyze a recent performance benchmark to evaluate in detail how Dell’s innovations reduce complexity, improve performance and lower the cost of VDI.

Publish date: 03/25/11
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Maximizing Database Performance With Dell Equallogic Hybrid Arrays

Today’s combination of rapidly-accelerating demand for data and rapidly-consolidating datacenter infrastructure makes choosing the right storage for each of your business applications more important—and more difficult—than ever. In our view, it’s time more of this burden is taken on by the SAN itself. In other words, it’s time for more SAN intelligence. The intelligent SAN should optimize all available storage resources—automatically. In this profile explore how dynamic, multi-tiered OLTP workloads test the limits of traditional manual storage tiering strategies, and further strengthen the case for automated tiering on the SAN itself. Then we review Dell’s internal benchmark test results and speak to Carnival Cruise Lines, an EqualLogic customer, in order to evaluate how Dell’s hybrid SSD/SAS arrays are delivering higher performance and lower overhead both in the lab and in the field.

Publish date: 05/23/11
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Hybrid cloud model attractive but still has weak spots

What you’ll learn in this tip: In his latest Storage magazine column, Jeff Byrne, senior analyst and consultant at Taneja Group, shares his thoughts on why a hybrid cloud model may be the right solution for those skeptical about turning to the cloud. He also explains why, despite their strengths, hybrid clouds still need a significant amount of development—such as performance as it relates to critical applications.

  • Premiered: 09/15/11
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Hybrid
Profiles/Reports

Riverbed Optimization for the Cloud – Weaving together the connectivity behind the hybrid cloud

There’s little doubt today that the concept of cloud is an irresistible force that is altering the landscape upon which IT systems are built and integrated. The fact is, the cloud is already here in data centers today, as the footprint of IT has rapidly changed and is quickly becoming a mix of services drawn from both public and private clouds. Whether it is by a small degree, or a large degree, the potential of using many of this first generation of Internet-scattered, public cloud services has opportunistically drawn in many users, even within the most stoic and unchangeable of institutions. In this Solution Brief, we’ll examine how one vendor – Riverbed – is turning their technology to the integration of these cloud services with the traditional infrastructure; an area where they are particularly enabled to deliver with their rich history of optimizing connectivity and capabilities across systems scattered around the globe.

Publish date: 07/25/11
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EMC sees bright future for hybrid SSD, cloud models

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- EMC executives say their strategy for flash and cloud storage are similar.

  • Premiered: 05/22/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchSolidStateStorage
Topic(s): TBA EMC World TBA SSD TBA Cloud TBA Hybrid TBA EMC
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NexGen Storage offers performance guarantee for hybrid storage array

NexGen Storage Inc. today declared it will back up its performance claims with a promise to upgrade customers for free if its hybrid solid-state storage array falls short.

  • Premiered: 08/23/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchSolidStateStorage
Topic(s): TBA NexGen TBA SSD TBA solid-state TBA Hybrid
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Zetta’s Fresh New Approach to Tired Old Backup and Recovery

Some exciting hybrid backup solutions are coming online, and Zetta is one of the most forward backup and recovery plays we have seen in a long time.

  • Premiered: 11/01/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): zetta Backup Recovery Cloud Appliance Hybrid
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Webcast: Simplifying ROBO Storage Using Hybrid Cloud/Local Architecture

Remote and branch office (ROBO) storage presents unique challenges to enterprise IT and storage professionals. Meeting the needs of dispersed end-users with limited on-site IT support while managing growth in capacity, taming complexity, and keeping costs under control is a daunting task. The larger the number of remote sites, the bigger the challenge becomes.

However, a new approach is redefining ROBO storage deployments. It leverages both cloud and local storage, resulting in significant cost reduction and simplified management while providing end-users with fast access to files, easy recovery of backups and the ability to share files both locally and in the cloud. 

Join storage analysts from Taneja Group and CTERA in this December 2012 on-demand webcast as they explore a comprehensive approach to ROBO storage and discuss:

*ROBO end-user storage needs vs. corporate IT considerations
*Pros and cons of alternative approaches to managing ROBO storage, including: Traditional approaches employing local file servers and tape backup, as well as remote backup, WAN optimization, and cloud storage gateways
*How leveraging cloud storage technology integrated with managed local storage appliances can optimize cost, performance and management overhead
*How this approach can scale to many thousands of sites, providing speedy deployment, centralized management and ease of use for ROBO end users. 

Listen to the webcast --> http://www.bitpipe.com/detail/RES/1354203236_310.html

  • Premiered: 12/20/12 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Byrne & Paul Stich
  • Sponsor(s): CTERA & TechTarget
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): CTERA Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): ROBO Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Hybrid Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): architecture Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): WANO Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): WAN Optimization Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Backup Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Jeff Byrne
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Eight questions to ask before using cloud storage

Why should you consider using cloud storage for at least some of your data and applications? Well, unless you've been living under a rock for the past six years, you probably have a good idea of the potential advantages that cloud-enabled storage can offer.

  • Premiered: 01/22/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA Amazon TBA Backup TBA NFS TBA Private Cloud TBA Hybrid
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VDI storage problem? Forget extra SAN -- use server RAM

Without some kind of storage optimization or a lot of expensive storage, VDI projects stall well before companies scale their environments.

  • Premiered: 03/20/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchVirtualDesktop
Topic(s): TBA VDI TBA RAM TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA SAN TBA IO TBA Flash TBA Atlantis Computing TBA Hybrid
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Nimble Storage Launches NimbleConnect, a New Collaborative Community for Storage Professionals

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2013) - Nimble Storage, the leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, today announced NimbleConnect™, an online community where Nimble Storage customers, partners, and other IT professionals can access technical information, practical suggestio

  • Premiered: 04/09/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWire.com
Topic(s): TBA Nimble TBA Jeff Byrne TBA NimbleConnect TBA Storage TBA Hybrid TBA Array TBA InfoSight
Profiles/Reports

Top Performance on Mixed Workloads, Unbeatable for Oracle Databases

There is a storm brewing in IT today that will upset the core ways of doing business with standard data processing platforms. This storm is being fueled by inexorable data growth, competitive pressures to extract maximum value and insight from data, and the inescapable drive to lower costs through unification, convergence, and optimization. The storage market in particular is ripe for disruption. Surprisingly, that storage disruption may just come from a current titan only seen by many as primarily an application/database vendor —Oracle.

When Oracle bought Sun in 2009, one of the areas of expertise brought over was in ZFS, a “next generation” file system. While Oracle clearly intended to compete in the enterprise storage market, some in the industry thought that the acquisition would essentially fold any key IP into narrow solutions that would only effectively support Oracle enterprise workloads. And in fact, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances have been successfully and stealthily moving into more and more data centers as the DBA-selected best option for “database” and “database backup” specific storage.

But the truth is that Oracle has continued aggressive development on all fronts, and its ZFS Storage Appliance is now extremely competitive as scalable enterprise storage, posting impressive benchmarks topping other comparative solutions. What happens when support for mixed workloads is also highly competitive? The latest version of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliances, the new ZS3 models, become a major contender as a unified, enterprise featured, and affordable storage platform for today’s data center, and are positioned to bring Oracle into enterprise storage architectures on a much broader basis going forward.

In this report we will take a look at the new ZS3 Series and examine how it delivers both on its “application engineered” premise and its broader capabilities for unified storage use cases and workloads of all types. We’ll briefly examine the new systems and their enterprise storage features, especially how they achieve high performance across multiple use cases. We’ll also explore some of the key features engineered into the appliance that provide unmatched support for Oracle Database capabilities like Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) with Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) which provides heat map driven storage tiering. We’ll also review some of the key benchmark results and provide an indication of the TCO factors driving its market leading price/performance.

Publish date: 09/10/13
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Cloud-integrated storage appliances link on-premises storage to cloud

Cloud-integrated storage appliances allow hybrid storage configurations that seamlessly link data center storage with cost-effective, scalable cloud storage.

  • Premiered: 09/12/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA hybrid storage TBA scalability TBA Backup TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA CIS TBA Archiving TBA Primary Storage
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Gridstore Launches Software-Defined Storage Coup d'Etat

GRIDSTORE, the leader in optimized storage for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O, today announced early access for GRIDSTORE 3.0, a revolutionary new software-defined storage (SDS) solution, architected to deliver improved application performance and the industry's first and only TrueQoS (True Quality of Service) in a pay-as-you-scale format.

  • Premiered: 10/01/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: IT Business Net
Topic(s): TBA SDS TBA Storage TBA software-defined TBA scale-out TBA MSP TBA Virtualization TBA Hybrid
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Keep Upgrading Your Data Center No Matter Where the Cloud Takes You

Improving the data center to keep up with advancing technologies has been the chief, perennial responsibility of CIOs over the years. These days, however, the job has taken on a new twist as new questions arise: Is the data center the best platform to boost enterprise productivity? Do we need a data center at all anymore?

  • Premiered: 09/30/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: IT Business Edge
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA SMB TBA software-defined TBA SDDC TBA OpenStack TBA CloudStack TBA Hybrid TBA Virtualization
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What does the next big thing in technology mean for the data center?

There are plenty of technologies touted as the next big thing. Big data, flash, high-performance computing, in-memory processing, NoSQL, virtualization, convergence, software-defined whatever all represent wild new forces that could bring real disruption but big opportunities to your local data center.

  • Premiered: 03/19/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA data TBA Data Center TBA Big Data TBA Storage TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA HPC TBA High Performance Computing TBA NoSQL TBA Virtualization TBA convergence TBA software-defined TBA Hadoop TBA scale-out TBA Apache TBA analytics TBA scalability TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA hyper convergence TBA Platform as a Service TBA PaaS TBA Hypervisor TBA Hybrid
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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
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Siloing stifles data center growth

It's time to knock down those silos, one by one. IT is transforming from a siloed set of reactive cost centers into a service provider with a focus on helping the business compete.

  • Premiered: 09/16/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Data Center TBA tech target TBA Mike Matchett TBA Virtualization TBA HP TBA StoreVirtual TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA VSA TBA IT infrastructure TBA VMWare TBA VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA convergence TBA Hypervisor TBA VCE TBA Dell TBA IBM TBA hyper convergence TBA software defined infrastructure TBA Maxta TBA Hybrid
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HP is making flash arrays mainstream for the enterprise

HP announced enhancements to their flagship 3PAR StoreServ 7000 and 10000 models that continue to improve the value proposition for turning to flash for all tier 1 workloads for almost any enterprise.

  • Premiered: 12/01/14
  • Author: Jeff Kato
Topic(s): HP Flash Storage Hybrid Array Hybrid Performance StoreServ
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A new gen for NexGen?

NexGen was one of the first real flash/hybrid with QoS storage solutions, and it leveraged PCIe flash (i.e. Fusion-IO cards) to great effect. Which we suppose had something to do with why Fusion-IO bought them up a couple of years ago. But whatever plans were in the works were likely messed up when SanDisk in-turn bought Fusion-IO because we haven't heard form NexGen folks in awhile - not a good sign for a storage solution. Well, SanDisk has now spun NexGen back out on its own. While it may be sink or swim time for the NexGen team, we think it's a good opportunity for all involved.

  • Premiered: 01/21/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): NexGen Flash Storage FusionIO SanDisk Hybrid