Items Tagged: Isilon
NAS Market Research - Technology In Depth
In 2003, if one trend is emerging in NAS, it is that it has become a diverse, increasingly robust technology platform for enterprise storage. We believe the NAS market is at the early stages of several broad-based pushes in functionality that will bring this technology base into every corner of the data center, from easily deployed and manageable departmental filers to enterprise class appliances and file services atop SANs.
ExaGrid Debuts Grid Protected Storage - Product Profile
ExaGrid, a startup located in Westborough, MA, announced on November 17, 2003 an architecture for storing and managing files that combines a variety of technologies to essentially create a self managing, self healing NAS product that scales simultaneously in the dimensions of capacity and performance and offers built in data protection. The product based on this architecture will be delivered in Q1, 2004. We think the architecture has considerable merit and the product will have a serious positive impact on the customer.
ONStor Announces SANfiler - Product Profile
Taneja Group believes that if end user desire alone were the determining factor, NAS on SAN convergence would already be widespread. Alas, the onus is on vendors to create solutions that are truly interoperable, ready for mission-critical deployment and designed to leverage the SAN environment.
File Systems Acquisition Trends PolyServe - Opinion
In November, 2003, Network Appliance acquired Spinnaker Networks, a provider of NAS systems whose core IP consists of a highly scalable distributed file system (DFS) that can be used in a wide range of deployment scenarios. In late December, 2003, Red Hat acquired Sistina Software in order to command that company’s flagship Global File System (GFS), an essential ingredient to enabling highly scalable data sharing for networked storage environments running behind Red Hat Linux servers.
PolyServe NAS Cluster - Product Profile
Over the past few years solutions providers in the enterprise NAS space have sought to differentiate themselves around the twin issues of scalability and performance. What most of these companies share in common is an integrated hardware+software approach to solving the problem of high-performance, highscale NAS.
Terrascale - Product Profile
The shift away from proprietary scale-up architectures towards horizontally scalable or scale-out solutions based on standard commodity components is gaining significant momentum in the real customer environments. In industries like Financial Services, Life Sciences, and Oil & Gas, high node count Linux clusters provide the level of scalability and performance required for massively parallel applications performing arbitrage analysis, geo-seismic data analysis, and genetic sequencing operations.
Network file management solves NAS problems - Published Article
The challenges of enterprise file services are well-known to virtually all storage managers, regardless of the size or sophistication of their environments. Ranging from departmental CIFS/NFS file servers up to enterprise NAS deployments, storage managers face a common set of challenges around file management, scalability, and utilization rates. Enterprise end users increasingly understand the perils of managing independent NAS devices as discrete “one-off” resources.
Montilio RapidFile: Redefining File Server Price/Performance - Company Profile
General purpose file servers and integrated Network-Attached Storage (NAS) appliances have become a mainstay in today’s enterprise IT environments. As companies increasingly rely on these solutions for the storage of their critical data, many end-users are running into operational challenges. With massive data growth, scaling up file server I/O performance in line with back-end storage capacity can be incredibly difficult.
The Power of InfiniBand and Clustered Storage - Technology Brief
It is official: InfiniBand (IB) is on the rise in the corporate data center. Once restricted to exotic supercomputing deployments, we now see IB making a solid push into enterprise computing environments across a broad range of industry verticals. While still in its early stages of adoption, enterprise IB is already delivering powerful results in the realm of enterprise clustered storage.
NAS Tiering and Migration with NeoPath - Testing and Validation Report
In the past 12 months, enterprise NAS users have become very aware of the beneficial impact that storage tiers and intelligent migration can have on their data center. Based on our conversations, we find that most IT executives can now readily list the benefits of storage tiers: increased utilization rates, lower costs of ownership, online disk archiving, and streamlined data protection processes.
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.
ONStor EverON 3.0 - Product In Depth
IT departments have been embarking on server and storage consolidation initiatives with increasing frequency since 2001. In fact, consolidation and virtualization rate as one of the top five spending priorities in most enterprises with which we speak. However, increasingly enterprises are recognizing the need to impose tighter controls and gain greater management efficiencies on another part of their infrastructure - unstructured, file data. Unstructured content represents over 85% of all data in the enterprise and it is growing at an alarming rate.
EMC Extends Benefits of File Virtualization into the Archive - Technology Brief
File virtualization is critical to successful file networking. However, we believe that file virtualization users do not often consider the impact that archiving will have on a virtualized file environment. In this paper, we discuss some of the challenges around virtualizing archives and explore how EMC has leveraged Rainfinity file virtualization with Centera CAS. We believe that the result is Virtualized File Archiving: a highly efficient virtualized archivefile management solution that retains all of its compliance-driven integrity and capabilities.
Four Trends that Make Clustered File Storage “Enterprise-Ready” Now
Clustered storage is an idea whose time has finally come. For the past decade, the concept of a “pay as you grow” resource with unlimited scalability has been an elusive vision of end users and vendors alike. However, with the events of the past five years, we have witnessed a maturing of clustered storage products as a new crop of nimble, innovative startups have proven that they are capable of supporting and delivering on much of the promise of the initial concept.
EMC Acquires Isilon
On November 17, 2010, EMC announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Isilon, a publicly held scale-out NAS vendor based in Seattle, WA, for $2.25B in cash. The deal represents EMC’s largest acquisition in 2010. Isilon has about 500 employees and an annual revenue run rate of $200M. Its product line boasts a genuine scale-out architecture that can scale from 3 to 144 nodes. Isilon currently has just under 1500 customers worldwide. The Isilon unit will be combined with the Atmos group and the two solutions presented together for “big” data and cloud-based solutions
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.
Hadoop is coming to enterprise IT in a big way. The competitive advantage that can be gained from analyzing big data is just too 'big' to ignore. And the amount of data available to crunch is only growing bigger, whether from new sensors, capture of people, systems and process 'data exhaust', or just longer retention of available raw or low-level details.
- Premiered: 10/16/13
- Author: Taneja Group
- Published: Storage Newsletter
Whether clay pots, wooden barrels or storage arrays, vendors have always touted how much their wares can reliably store. And invariably, the bigger the vessel, the more impressive and costly it is, both to acquire and manage. The preoccupation with size as a measure of success implies that we should judge and compare offerings on sheer volume. But today, the relationship between physical storage media capacity and the effective value of the data "services" it delivers has become much more virtual and cloudy.
Among the myriad announcements coming from EMC World 2014, perhaps the most intriguing was EMC's intent to provide a range of Hadoop Distributed File System offerings for the data center and enterprise, according to one analyst.
EMC today launched two new Isilon scale-out network-attached storage arrays and added the ability to use flash as a read cache for all Isilon systems.
- Premiered: 07/08/14
- Author: Taneja Group
- Published: Tech Target: Search Storage