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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.


Publish date: 09/01/03

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.


Publish date: 11/01/03

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.


Publish date: 12/01/03

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.


Publish date: 12/01/03

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.


Publish date: 05/01/04

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.


Publish date: 06/01/04

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.


Publish date: 10/01/04

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.


Publish date: 01/01/05

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.


Publish date: 12/01/05

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.

Publish date: 12/01/05

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.

Publish date: 05/01/07

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.

Publish date: 07/01/07

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.

Publish date: 08/01/07

Extreme Applications in the Enterprise Drive Parallel File System Adoption

With the advent of big data and cloud-scale delivery, companies are racing to deploy cutting-edge services that include “extreme” applications like massive voice and image processing or complex fi-nancial analysis modeling that can push storage systems to their limits. Examples of some high visi-bility and big market impacting solutions include applications based on image pattern recognition at large scale and financial risk management based on decision-making at high speed.

These ground-breaking solutions, made up of very different activities but with similar data storage challenges, create incredible new lines of business representing significant revenue potential. Every day here at Taneja Group we see more and more mainstream enterprises exploring similar “extreme service” opportunities. But when enterprise IT data centers take stock of what it is required to host and deliver these new services, it quickly becomes apparent that traditional clustered and even scale-out file systems - of the kind that most enterprise data centers (or cloud providers) have racks and racks of - simply can’t handle the performance requirements.

There are already great enterprise storage solutions for applications that need either raw throughput, high capacity, parallel access, low latency, or high availability – maybe even for two or three of those at a time. But when an “extreme” application needs all of those requirements at the same time, only supercomputing type storage in the form of parallel file systems provides a functional solution. The problem is that most commercial enterprises simply can’t afford or risk basing a line of business on an expensive research project.

The good news is that some storage vendors have been industrializing former supercomputing storage technologies, hardening massively parallel file systems into commercially viable solutions. This opens the door for revolutionary services creation, enabling mainstream enterprise datacenters to support the exploitation of new extreme applications.  

Publish date: 05/03/13

Big data analytics applications impact storage systems

Analytics applications for big data have placed extensive demands on storage systems, which Mike Matchett says often requires new or modified storage structures.

  • Premiered: 09/03/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA Storage TBA Primary Storage TBA scalability TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA AWS TBA Amazon AWS TBA S3 TBA HPC TBA High Performance Computing TBA High Performance TBA ETL TBA HP Haven TBA HP TBA Hadoop TBA Vertica TBA convergence TBA converged TBA IOPS TBA Capacity TBA latency TBA scale-out TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA YARN TBA Spark

Scale-out architecture and new data protection capabilities in 2016

What are the next big things for the data center in 2016? Applications will pilot the course to better data protection and demand more resources from scale-out architecture.

  • Premiered: 02/17/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA scale-out architecture TBA analysis TBA Data Center TBA data lake TBA Hadoop TBA hadoop cluster TBA cluster TBA Backup TBA Talena TBA HPE TBA 3PAR TBA flat backup TBA Snapshot TBA Snapshots TBA StoreOnce TBA Oracle TBA Oracle ZDLRA TBA ZDLRA TBA Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Cloud TBA backup server TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Big Data TBA Lustre
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Scaling All Flash to New Heights - DDN Flashscale All Flash Array Brings HPC to the Data Center

It's time to start thinking about massive amounts of flash in the enterprise data center. I mean PBs of flash for the biggest, baddest, fastest data-driven applications out there. This amount of flash requires an HPC-capable storage solution brought down and packaged for enterprise IT management. Which is where Data Domain Networks (aka DDN) is stepping up. Perhaps too quietly, they have been hard at work pivoting their high-end HPC portfolio into the enterprise space. Today they are rolling out a massively scalable new flash-centric Flashscale 14KXi storage array that will help them offer complete, comprehensive single-vendor big data workflow solutions - from the fastest scratch through the biggest throughput parallel file systems into the largest distributed object storage archives.

  • Premiered: 05/17/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): DDN HPC Big Data SSD Flash SAN Lustre GPFS

Spark speeds up adoption of big data clusters and clouds

Infrastructure that supports big data comes from both the cloud and clusters. Enterprises can mix and match these seven infrastructure choices to meet their needs.

  • Premiered: 07/19/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Apache Spark TBA Spark TBA Mike Matchett TBA Cloud TBA cloud cluster TBA cluster TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA MapReduce TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA MLlib TBA High Performance TBA hadoop cluster TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA IBM TBA Hortonworks TBA Cloudera TBA capacity management TBA Performance Management TBA API TBA SAN TBA storage area networks TBA CAPEX TBA DataDirect Networks TBA HPC TBA Lustre TBA Virtualization TBA VM