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Infiniband's Data Center March

In this technology profile, we’ll take a fresh look at where InfiniBand stands today and its growing role in the next generation data center. We’ll examine important technology and solution trends where higher-speed switched fabrics are required for optimal performance in several dimensions – solutions like Big Data, web-scale applications, scale-out storage, and virtual I/O for mission-critical applications. Along the way we’ll address some high-level cost and adoption risk concerns.


For more information on this report, check out:

IBTA blog - http://bit.ly/OGyNJm

IBTA Press Release - http://bit.ly/NZLRNG

Publish date: 07/18/12

InfiniBand’s Data Center March

Today’s enterprise data center is challenged with managing growing data, hosting denser computing clusters, and meeting increasing performance demands. As IT architects work to design efficient solutions for Big Data processing, web-scale applications, elastic clouds, and the virtualized hosting of mission-critical applications they are realizing that key infrastructure design “patterns” include scale-out compute and storage clusters, switched fabrics, and low-latency I/O.

  • Premiered: 07/18/12
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: IBTA BLOG
Topic(s): TBA IBTA TBA Mike Matchett TBA InfiniBand TBA Storage Clusters TBA fabric TBA latency

General Parallel File System, DataDirect storage powers NCSA’s iForge

With “big data” storage performance requirements that dwarf the needs of most IT shops, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) knew that scale-out file storage was the only realistic option for its Industrial Forge (iForge) high-performance computing (HPC) service.

  • Premiered: 07/09/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Big Data TBA Mike Matchett TBA NCSA TBA iForge TBA DataDirect TBA DDN

The Rise of the Programmable Data Center

A "programmable" data center could allow IT administrators to more holistically manage servers, storage, and networking components.

  • Premiered: 08/06/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: SlashDot.org
Topic(s): TBA Data Center TBA Storage TBA Networking TBA Servers TBA Mike Matchett

Symantec tackles Hadoop storage, 'big data' analytics

Symantec Corp. today announced an Apache Hadoop add-on capability for its Veritas Cluster File System to help run "big data" analytics on storage area networks instead of scale-out, commodity servers using local storage.

  • Premiered: 08/13/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Hadoop TBA Big Data TBA Mike Matchett TBA SearchStorage TBA TechTarget TBA Symantec TBA analytics

Compuverde pitches object storage at cloud, big data

Swedish startup Compuverde AB entered the object storage market today with software that runs on any commodity hardware and a software gateway that delivers file services.

  • Premiered: 08/20/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Compuverde TBA Big Data TBA Cloud

eG Innovations Extends Performance Management Leadership With Launch of eG Enterprise V5.6

eG Enterprise 5.6 Provides Unprecedented Performance Visibility, Automated Cross-Silo Correlation and Diagnosis, Pre-Emptive Problem Alerting, and Predictive Analytics to Accelerate Performance Diagnosis, Reduce Operational Cost, Deliver User Satisfaction and Unlock the Potential of Virtual, Cloud and Physical IT Environments

  • Premiered: 08/21/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWire.com
Topic(s): TBA eG Innovations TBA Mike Matchett TBA Cloud TBA Virtualization

New Architecture Spec by InfiniBand Trade Association...

The InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), an organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the IB specification, announced Release 1.3 of Volume 2 of the InfiniBand Architecture Specification.

  • Premiered: 11/20/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Storage Newsletter
Topic(s): TBA IBTA TBA InfiniBand TBA Mike Matchett TBA InfiniBand Trade Association

Businesses Turn to Object Storage to Handle Growing Amounts of Data

Big Data has gotten so big that traditional, hierarchical file systems are straining to keep up with today's exponential information growth.

  • Premiered: 12/20/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Computing Now
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA object storage

Are You Making Money With Your Object Storage?

Object storage has long been pigeon-holed as a necessary overhead expense for long-term archive storage—a data purgatory one step before tape or deletion. We have seen many IT shops view object storage as something exotic they have to implement to meet government regulations rather than as a competitive strategic asset that can help their businesses make money.

  • Premiered: 01/31/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Infostor.com
Topic(s): TBA object TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA Archiving TBA Cloud TBA EMC TBA Dell TBA Content Addressable Storage TBA CAS TBA Atmos TBA Amazon TBA S3 TBA Dropbox

Optimizing Performance Across Systems and Storage: Best Practices with TeamQuest

In this paper, we’ll briefly review the challenges to assuring good performance in today’s competitive IT environment, and discuss what it takes to overcome these challenges to deploy appropriate end-to-end infrastructure and operationally deliver high-performance service levels. We’ll then introduce TeamQuest, a long-time leading vendor in IT Service Optimization who has recently expanded their world-class performance and capacity management capabilities with deep storage domain coverage. This new solution is unique in both its non-linear predictive modeling leveraged to produce application-specific performance KPIs and its comprehensive span of visibility and management that extends from applications all the way down into SAN storage systems. Ultimately, we’ll see how TeamQuest empowers IT to take full advantage of agility and efficiency solutions like infrastructure virtualization, even for the most performance-sensitive and storage-intensive applications.

For additional information, check out this Virtualization Review published article by Mike Matchett: Is Virtualization Stalled On Performance?

Publish date: 02/20/13

Is Virtualization Stalled On Performance?

One of the hardest challenges for an IT provider today is to guarantee a specific level of "response-time" performance to applications. Performance is absolutely mission-critical for many business applications, which has often led to expensively over-provisioned and dedicated infrastructures. Unfortunately broad technology evolutions like virtualization and cloud architectures that are driving great efficiency and agility gains across wide swaths of the data center can actually make it harder to deliver consistent performance to critical applications.

  • Premiered: 02/20/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Virtualization TBA Mike Matchett TBA TeamQuest TBA SAN TBA Performance

Enterprise Storage Options

Local, Shared, Cloud-Based, & Beyond.

  • Premiered: 03/04/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: PCToday.com
Topic(s): TBA object TBA convergence TBA Enterprise TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA Local TBA Shared TBA Cloud

Atlantis Computing handles virtual desktops' persistent data in RAM

Atlantis Computing this week launched a version of its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) software that speeds performance and reduces storage requirements for persistent virtual desktops.

  • Premiered: 03/01/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchVirtualStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Atlantis TBA RAM TBA VDI TBA virtual desktops TBA Virtualization TBA Infrastructure TBA desktops TBA Performance TBA Mike Matchett

Platfora Shoots for a Big Data BI Layer

March 26, 2013 – Platfora has equipped its namesake in-memory platform for Hadoop to bring the interest in big data closer to business users and keep the complex data processes behind the curtains.

  • Premiered: 03/26/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Information Management
Topic(s): TBA Platfora TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA ETL TBA Data Warehousing TBA Business Intelligence

Cloudmeter Unlocks the Big Data 'Gold Mine' in Customer Networks With Launch of Cloudmeter Stream

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/13 -- Cloudmeter, a provider of leading software solutions for transforming real-time network Big Data into actionable information for IT and business users, today announced the general availability of Cloudmeter Stream, in addition to a beta program for Cloudmeter Insight. These new solutions provide a simple yet powerful way for companies to unlock the 'information goldmine' within their networks for transforming data into meaningful business and IT information.

  • Premiered: 04/16/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Sys-Con.com
Topic(s): TBA CloudMeter TBA Big Data TBA Mike Matchett TBA Cloudmeter Stream TBA Cloudmeter Insight

Pivotal Is About Big Data, Not Fighting Amazon

The word on Pivotal, the new big data venture spun out of EMC and VMware, is that it might pose a serious challenge to Amazon Web Services, which has eaten into both companies' sales by making it affordable to rent computing and storage resources.

  • Premiered: 04/08/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: networkcomputing.com
Topic(s): TBA EMC TBA Pivotal TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA VMWare TBA Cloud TBA Storage

Achieving ROI w/Infrastructure Performance Management

Taneja Group Field Study Report - Achieving ROI with Infrastructure Performance Management—How VI Customers Drive IT Innovation, Agility and Business Alignment

Today, mission-critical IT infrastructure teams are tasked to do more than ever before to maximize utilization, minimize cost and mitigate risk—while assuring availability and performance throughout perpetual migration, consolidation and expansion cycles. In this reality, a purpose-built, vendor independent platform that continuously monitors system-wide performance throughout heterogeneous environments without bias and in real-time can be a genuine competitive advantage.

In this webcast, we’ll talk about how customers from Telco, Financial Services, Retail, Technology, Manufacturing and Government verticals achieve significant IT and business value by implementing VirtualWisdom® Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) to transform IT into a true business partner..

Join host Mike Matchett, Sr. Analyst and Consultant from the Taneja Group, and VI’s President of Customer Operations Sean Maxwell as they share customer insights on achieving ROI by:

*Demonstrably decreasing system-wide CAPEX and OPEX while getting more out of their existing assets
*Eliminating risk and troubleshooting performance slowdowns and application failures across the stack
*Aligning expenditures on server, switch and storage infrastructure with business and application requirements
*Proactively improving data center performance including mixed workloads and I/O
*Managing and monitoring multiple data centers and complex computing environments
*Creating customized dashboards and comprehensive reports on the end-to-end environment

Around the world, industry leaders in every major vertical rely on VirtualWisdom to guarantee performance and availability, quickly identify threats to service levels, and resolve their most complex performance challenges—all at a substantially lower total cost.

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  • Premiered: 09/12/13 at 10am Pacific Time (1:00pm ET)
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett
  • Sponsor(s): Virtual Instruments
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtual Instruments Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Field Study Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Field Report Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): IT infrastructure Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): ROI Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): VirtualWisdom Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Infrastructure Performance Management Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): IPM Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Mike Matchett Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Sean Maxwell

Tricks of the Trade: Building a Big Data Storage Strategy [Live Roundtable]

It’s the year 2013 and the problems facing storage professionals are not getting smaller. The data and its complexity continue to increase, and the business wants to use it all. How can you make a big data storage system scalable, available, and reliable? How can you predict your storage needs down the road? 

Join this live panel of experts to learn: 

•How to assess storage needs and create a storage strategy for big data growth
•What technologies and tools to use to storage more efficient
•Secrets and tips of creating powerful storage systems

Speakers include: Mike Matchett - Taneja Group (moderator), Douglas Brockett - Exablox, Brian Mitchell - Avnet, & Patrick Osborne - HP


  • Premiered: 09/12/13 at Live on 9/12 @ 10am ET (7am PT)
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett (moderator)
  • Sponsor(s): BrightTalk, Taneja Group
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): HP Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Exablox Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Avnet Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Mike Matchett Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Big Data Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): scalable Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): storage systems

Transforming Branch IT Delivery from Provisioning to Recovery

Thursday, September 19, 2013 

11am PDT / 2pm EDT 

Organizations that operate remote and branch offices are often faced with a difficult choice: deploy servers and storage close to users at the edge to ensure local performance or consolidate to the data center to ensure control and safekeeping. A new architectural approach enables IT organizations to resolve the conflict by delivering the best of both worlds – local performance in the branch delivered from the data center. 

Join Riverbed Technology for an overview and discussion with industry analyst Taneja Group as they highlight breakthroughs in storage delivery that enable organizations to present datacenter-managed storage, servers, and applications as if they’re local in remote locations. You’ll learn how to: 

Ensure control of servers, applications, and data centrally to lower costs, improve security, centralize protection, and simplify management without impacting branch user performance
Recover a remote site and resume operations in minutes from the data center over the WAN
Provision, upgrade, and patch branch systems centrally and resume operations with minimal disruption
Lower costs and transform the delivery of IT services to remote offices like many other industries have already done, including government, healthcare, retail, legal, financial, manufacturing, oil & gas, mining, government, architecture, engineering, and construction


Featured Speakers: 

Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst and Consultant, Taneja Group

Eric Carter, Director of Product Marketing,Riverbed

  • Premiered: 09/19/13 at 11:00am Pacific Time
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett
  • Sponsor(s): Riverbed Technology
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Riverbed Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Mike Matchett Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): storage delivery Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): IT Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): WAN Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data Recovery Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data protection Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Remote Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Branch Office Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data Center