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VMware Releases Long-Awaited vSphere 6 Upgrade

It's been three years since VMware has upgraded its flagship hypervisor platform, but the company took the wraps off vSphere 6, which the company said offers at least double the performance over its predecessor vSphere 5.5.

  • Premiered: 02/05/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Redmond Magazine
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA Hypervisor TBA Virtualization TBA software-defined storage TBA Storage TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA EMC TBA VVOL TBA Virtual Volumes TBA NSX TBA Microsoft TBA Google TBA IBM TBA AWS TBA Amazon AWS TBA Amazon TBA Cloud Platform TBA VMWare vCloud TBA Hyper-V TBA Microsoft Azure TBA OpenStack TBA VIO TBA Tom Fenton
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Hadoop Storage Options: Time to Ditch DAS?

Hadoop is immensely popular today because it makes big data analysis cheap and simple: you get a cluster of commodity servers and use their processors as compute nodes to do the number crunching, while their internal direct attached storage (DAS) operate as very low cost storage nodes.

  • Premiered: 02/19/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Infostor
Topic(s): TBA Hadoop TBA Storage TBA DAS TBA Direct attached storage TBA Compute TBA SATA TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA data TBA MapReduce TBA YARN TBA Hadoop 2 TBA data lake TBA data refinery TBA Enterprise Storage TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA compliance TBA Security TBA Business Continuity TBA Performance TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel TBA SAN TBA NAS TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA MapR
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IT pros get a handle on machine learning and big data

Despite its benefits, machine learning can also go very wrong. Beginners need to understand their input data, project scope and purpose, and the machine learning algorithms at work.

  • Premiered: 07/15/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA IT TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA Machine Learning TBA predictive modeling TBA Optimization TBA scale-out TBA Apache TBA Apache Mahout TBA Apache Madlib TBA High Performance TBA High Performance Computing TBA HPC TBA storage architecture TBA Storage TBA In-Memory TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA AI TBA Artificial Intelligence
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Primary Data primes the pump for data virtualization software

Startup Primary Data prepares GA launch of DataSphere data virtualization software, which is designed to make data available any time on any storage.

  • Premiered: 08/27/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA primary data TBA data virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA DataSphere TBA VMWorld TBA VMworld 2015 TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA NetApp TBA FAS TBA Intel TBA NVMe TBA Amazon TBA Simple Storage TBA Simple Storage Service TBA S3 TBA Amazon S3 TBA dataspace TBA Metadata TBA metadata engine TBA Primary Storage TBA SMB TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA server TBA Glacier TBA OpenStack TBA OpenStack Swift TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Azure
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IBM Back in the Growth Game with Cleversafe Acquisition

On October 5, 2015, IBM announced the acquisition of Cleversafe, a provider of object-based storage software.

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Cohesity Data Platform: Hyperconverged Secondary Storage

Primary storage is often defined as storage hosting mission-critical applications with tight SLAs, requiring high performance.  Secondary storage is where everything else typically ends up and, unfortunately, data stored there tends to accumulate without much oversight.  Most of the improvements within the overall storage space, most recently driven by the move to hyperconverged infrastructure, have flowed into primary storage.  By shifting the focus from individual hardware components to commoditized, clustered and virtualized storage, hyperconvergence has provided a highly-available virtual platform to run applications on, which has allowed IT to shift their focus from managing individual hardware components and onto running business applications, increasing productivity and reducing costs. 

Companies adopting this new class of products certainly enjoyed the benefits, but were still nagged by a set of problems that it didn’t address in a complete fashion.  On the secondary storage side of things, they were still left dealing with too many separate use cases with their own point solutions.  This led to too many products to manage, too much duplication and too much waste.  In truth, many hyperconvergence vendors have done a reasonable job at addressing primary storage use cases, , on their platforms, but there’s still more to be done there and more secondary storage use cases to address.

Now, however, a new category of storage has emerged. Hyperconverged Secondary Storage brings the same sort of distributed, scale-out file system to secondary storage that hyperconvergence brought to primary storage.  But, given the disparate use cases that are embedded in secondary storage and the massive amount of data that resides there, it’s an equally big problem to solve and it had to go further than just abstracting and scaling the underlying physical storage devices.  True Hyperconverged Secondary Storage also integrates the key secondary storage workflows - Data Protection, DR, Analytics and Test/Dev - as well as providing global deduplication for overall file storage efficiency, file indexing and searching services for more efficient storage management and hooks into the cloud for efficient archiving. 

Cohesity has taken this challenge head-on.

Before delving into the Cohesity Data Platform, the subject of this profile and one of the pioneering offerings in this new category, we’ll take a quick look at the state of secondary storage today and note how current products haven’t completely addressed these existing secondary storage problems, creating an opening for new competitors to step in.

Publish date: 03/30/16
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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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Get the most from cloud-based storage services

Enterprise data storage managers are in position to help their companies get more from cloud storage services.

  • Premiered: 05/02/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Enterprise Storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Data Storage TBA cold storage TBA cold data TBA Archive TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA HCS TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA Saas TBA Big Data TBA tiering TBA CTERA TBA Private Cloud TBA ClearSky Data TBA hyper-converged TBA WAN Optimization TBA WANO TBA Riverbed TBA SteelFusion TBA IBM TBA EMC TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA StorSimple TBA Oracle
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Hybrid Storage Accelerates IT Cloud Transformation: Customers find Microsoft Azure StorSimple

After conducting a number of in-depth field interviews with real world Microsoft Azure StorSimple users, we’ve discovered that the real StorSimple story is all about helping people transition smoothly from on-premises storage to an on-premises/cloud hybrid model. From there, it helps both IT and the business accelerate broader adoption of cloud-centric hybrid IT architecture. StorSimple not only simplifies on-premises storage challenges with fully integrated automated cloud-tiering and data protection (providing elastic capacity and cloud burstability), but also optimizes distributed file sharing and application storage (with cloud-based DR, centralized management, and extensibility).

However, it’s easy to talk about features – what a product does and how it does it. These are important things to know and we’ll highlight several key capabilities in this report. But the real proof of the successful product pudding is this: what do actual customers say? What are their challenges, their hopes, their needs? And how did their storage decisions serve those needs?

To answer these questions, we took an in-depth look at StorSimple through a customer lens. Real-life enterprise customers told us about their original journeys to StorSimple, and how Microsoft is helping them to move on more fully to the cloud. Ultimately, we noted five highly-valued critical advantages of StorSimple: native data protection and disaster recovery, deployment and management simplicity across multiple locations, a high return on investment, and a dynamic storage environment that unifies files and applications across the enterprise.

Publish date: 05/09/16
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Big data and IoT benefit from machine learning, AI apocalypse not Imminent

Enterprise gets more from its data and better predictive analytics with capable machine learning, but this AI still isn't good enough at finding meaningful patterns in data.

  • Premiered: 05/19/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Storage TBA Big Data TBA IoT TBA Internet of Things TBA predictive analytics TBA Machine Learning TBA Artificial Intelligence TBA AI TBA deep learning TBA cloud hosting TBA Cloud TBA Microsoft TBA Twitter TBA Kik TBA GroupMe TBA Google TBA AlphaGo TBA CPU TBA predictive modeling TBA cluster TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Azure TBA AWS TBA Amazon AWS TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Google Cloud Platform
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HubStor debuts cloud archive for Microsoft Azure file storage

HubStor creates a dedicated cloud archive tenant in Microsoft’s public cloud. HubStor Connector Service performs enterprise-grade analytics, data governance and indexed search.

  • Premiered: 07/21/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA HubStor TBA Cloud TBA cloud archive TBA Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA analytics TBA data governance TBA compliance TBA Azure TBA Microsoft Azure TBA NAS TBA SAN TBA CIFS TBA NFS TBA SMB TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA e-discovery TBA Active Directory TBA Acaveo TBA Saas TBA Software-as-a-Service TBA cluster TBA dark data TBA Jim Whalen TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services
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Unitrends Advances Cloud Support

As the cloud increasingly becomes a backup target, data protection vendors are responding with robust cloud support – and Unitrends is no exception. Earlier this week, Unitrends announced three new products that advance their cloud support.

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Data Protection Needs to be Everywhere – Including the Public Cloud

Moving workloads to the public cloud is now a priority for the majority of companies. In fact, over 60% of firms we recently surveyed are housing business-critical assets in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or other public clouds.

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Move Petabytes to Microsoft Azure Without Re-Architecting Applications

SoftNAS expands SoftNAS Cloud and delivers its No Storage Downtime Guarantee for high-availability on Microsoft Azure.

  • Premiered: 10/17/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Business Wire
Topic(s): TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Azure TBA SoftNAS TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA high availability TBA NAS TBA SAN TBA OPEX TBA Jeff Kato TBA CIFS TBA SMB TBA iSCSI TBA Public Cloud TBA Saas TBA replication
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Cohesity storage adds Cloud Edition for AWS, Azure

Startup Cohesity launches DataPlatform Cloud Edition, a version of its converged secondary storage software designed to run on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

  • Premiered: 11/23/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA Cohesity Data Platform TBA DataPlatform TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Azure TBA secondary storage TBA elastic cloud TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA DevOps TBA Hadoop TBA analytics TBA Public Cloud TBA Rubrik TBA Arun Taneja TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Google TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Nutanix TBA S3 TBA Amazon S3
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Hyper-convergence meets private cloud platform requirements

Infrastructure choice and integration are fundamental to capitalizing on all that a private cloud environment has to offer your organization.

  • Premiered: 12/05/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA HCS TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Availability TBA Security TBA Cloud Security TBA ROI TBA Open Source TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA Public Cloud TBA SDS TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Microsoft TBA VMWare TBA VMware Cloud Foundation TBA virtualized TBA Virtualization TBA OpenStack TBA IaaS TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon
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Cohesity's converged data protection platform goes ROBO

Cohesity upgraded its product line with a virtual edition appliance for converged protection in remote offices and branch offices. It also added a new hardware appliance.

  • Premiered: 02/15/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA convergence TBA converged TBA Data protection TBA ROBO TBA Remote Office TBA Branch Office TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Cohesity Data Platform TBA DataPlatform TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA secondary storage TBA replication TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud TBA unstructured data TBA Google Nearline TBA Google TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA Amazon Glacier TBA Backup TBA Archive
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SQL Server machine learning goes full throttle on operational data

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in IT, and Microsoft has made strides to synchronize SQL Server with machine learning tools for use in analyzing operational data pipelines.

  • Premiered: 03/06/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search SQL Server
Topic(s): TBA SQL TBA SQL Server TBA Machine Learning TBA Big Data TBA operational data TBA Artificial Intelligence TBA AI TBA Microsoft TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Workflow TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA predictive analytics TBA vNext TBA IoT TBA Internet of Things TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Azure TBA Optimization