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NetApp Refreshes Product Line

On November 9, 2010, NetApp refreshed a significant portion of their hardware and several key pieces of their software, along with adding a unified connect capability over 10GbE. New or enhanced software included a minor update release to Data ONTAP and a new OnCommand Management Suite designed to present a more holistic view of the infrastructure and make purchasing optional software easier. One of the key aspects of the new release of Data ONTAP 8.0.1 is that it includes inline compression capability applied across all protocols (NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, FCoE). This capability is in addition to the dedupe function that already has been shipping for several years.

Publish date: 11/29/10
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Storing the virtual infrastructure - Block or File?

Are you deciding the fate of your virtual infrastructure, by way of whether it is destined to be built on top of block or NFS? We recommend you take a long term look at aligning your storage features with your management strategy.

  • Premiered: 01/06/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): 3PAR EqualLogic Block iSCSI NFS NAS scale-out Array Virtualization VMWare VAAI Server Virtualization
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What’s eating your NFS performance?

In this Taneja Group Video, Jeff Boles discusses NFS in today's infrastructures, and how NFS traffic profiles have undergone significant changes in the past few years.  In turn, NFS traffic can many times eat up Network Attached Storage CPU resources, and create artificial bottlenecks long before you've made effective use of the disk and cache performance of a Filer.  Tune in for our exploration of this problem, and one answer that looks to reinvent how you're doing storage performance, without any change in how you're doing data storage.

  • Premiered: 02/02/11 at On Demand Now
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): Alacritech
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): NFS Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Alacritech
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What's eating your NFS performance?

Jeff Boles, a Sr. Analyst with the Taneja Group, talks NFS, the change in NFS traffic patterns, what it may do to your NFS NAS, and how next generation solutions are extending your storage processing performance, and the capabilities of your NAS infrastructure. Such solutions may redefine doing more with less. http://bit.ly/hpVGrs

  • Premiered: 02/02/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Alacritech Video
Topic(s): NFS Alacritech
Profiles/Reports

NetApp SAN Efficiency

Storage efficiency is often bandied about in realms of archive and deduplication, but storage efficiency should be front and center when it comes to the golden tier of enterprise storage – primary storage. That is after all the most expensive storage resource in the data center. The problem is, few vendors have been able to do very much about storage efficiency without messing with the IOPs, raw throughput, low latency, and controller processing power that are the most precious components of enterprise storage. NetApp claims they think different here, and because they think different, they claim the storage architecture they’ve built - that delivers unified multiprotocol single system storage across the entire family of NetApp FAS systems - can deliver efficiency beyond the competition. In this Technology Validation, we took a FAS3270 infrastructure through a series of hands-on tests that made it clear that efficiency runs deep in the NetApp storage portfolio.

Publish date: 04/25/11
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Merlin International and Alacritech Team to Tame Big Data and Big Costs for U.S. Federal Government

Transforming Information to Aid in Cost Savings and Efficiencies by Dramatically Improving the Performance of Existing Network Storage Infrastructures

  • Premiered: 09/13/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWire.com
Topic(s): TBA Alacritech TBA NFS
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IBM peppers many storage products with Real-time Compression

You may recall that three years ago IBM picked up a small Israeli company named Storwize. That company sold an inline compression engine that sat in front of a NAS box and compressed/decompressed file data traversing the network. Its claim to fame was that it was 100% transparent to the application making the NFS call and, while it was indeed inline, it had zero impact on application performance. In fact, since the amount of data sitting on the storage box was approximately 1/3 the original size (average compression factor 3:1), reads were be faster from the disk. And since the Storwize box itself added only marginal latency, while it decompressed the data, the overall performance improved. Up until then, compression engines, which had been around for three decades or more, had always delivered compression at the expense of performance. That was simply the price one paid. Storwize broke the barrier for the first time.

  • Premiered: 07/19/12
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Taneja Blog
Topic(s): Real-time Compression RTC SVC V7000 IBM Storwize NAS NFS
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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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Myths Surrounding Big Data Technology

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.

  • Premiered: 08/08/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Big Data TBA Storage TBA Cloudera TBA Apache TBA Hadoop TBA HDFS TBA MapR TBA NFS TBA CIFS TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA DDN TBA DataDirect Networks TBA hScaler TBA Hortonworks
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FC technology use still leads despite Ethernet nipping at its heels

At least two technologies have tried to overtake Fibre Channel (FC) in the past decade: Ethernet and InfiniBand. Both have failed and FC use continues unabated. Why is that happening, and what's the future of FC?

  • Premiered: 04/08/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel TBA SAN TBA Storage TBA SCSI TBA iSCSI TBA InfiniBand TBA scalability TBA QoS TBA Ethernet TBA NFS TBA CIFS TBA lossless TBA FCoE
Profiles/Reports

Fibre Channel: The Proven and Reliable Workhorse for Enterprise Storage Networks

Mission-critical assets such as virtualized and database applications demand a proven enterprise storage protocol to meet their performance and reliability needs. Fibre Channel has long filled that need for most customers, and for good reason. Unlike competing protocols, Fibre Channel was specifically designed for storage networking, and engineered to deliver high levels of reliability and availability as well as consistent and predictable performance for enterprise applications. As a result, Fibre Channel has been the most widely used enterprise protocol for many years.

But with the widespread deployment of 10GbE technology, some customers have explored the use of other block protocols, such as iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), or file protocols such as NAS. Others have looked to Infiniband, which is now being touted as a storage networking solution. In marketing the strengths of these protocols, vendors often promote feeds and speeds, such as raw line rates, as a key advantage for storage networking. However, as we’ll see, there is much more to storage networking than raw speed.

It turns out that on an enterprise buyer’s scorecard, raw speed doesn’t even make the cut as an evaluation criteria. Instead, decision makers focus on factors such as a solution’s demonstrated reliability, latency, and track record in supporting Tier 1 applications. When it comes to these requirements, no other protocol can measure up to the inherent strengths of Fibre Channel in enterprise storage environments.

Despite its long, successful track record, Fibre Channel does not always get the attention and visibility that other protocols receive. While it may not be winning the media wars, Fibre Channel offers customers a clear and compelling value proposition as a storage networking solution. Looking ahead, Fibre Channel also presents an enticing technology roadmap, even as it continues to meet the storage needs of today’s most critical business applications.

In this paper, we’ll begin by looking at the key requirements customers should look for in a commercial storage protocol. We’ll then examine the technology capabilities and advantages of Fibre Channel relative to other protocols, and discuss how those translate to business benefits. Since not all vendor implementations are created equal, we’ll call out the solution set of one vendor – QLogic – as we discuss each of the requirements, highlighting it as an example of a Fibre Channel offering that goes well beyond the norm.

Publish date: 02/28/14
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NetApp makes single-node FlashRay systems available

NetApp says select customers can buy its FlashRay all-flash array, which includes inline dedupe and compression but is still a one-node configuration.

  • Premiered: 09/17/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA NetApp TBA FlashRay TBA All Flash TBA SSD TBA Data ONTAP TBA Data Deduplication TBA SAN TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA NFS TBA Arun Taneja
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New choices bring enterprise big data home

Enterprises recognize the tantalizing value of big data analytics, but traditional concerns about data management and security have held back deployments -- until now.

  • Premiered: 12/02/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA TechTarget TBA Big Data TBA Storage TBA analytics TBA Data Management TBA Security TBA Infrastructure TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA scale-out TBA Commodity Storage TBA DAS TBA Direct attached storage TBA replication TBA Optimization TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA NFS TBA Network File System TBA NetApp TBA VMWare TBA Red Hat TBA OpenStack TBA Virtualization TBA BlueData TBA MapR TBA GFPS TBA API
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A First Look at the HP StoreServ Management Console

Recently, I had a chance to spend some time working with the new HP StoreServ Management Console (SSMC) that was unveiled at the HP Discover EMEA show on Dec. 2, 2014. SSMC is the interface to its unified (file and block) storage solution.

  • Premiered: 12/15/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA HP TBA StoreServ TBA File Storage TBA Storage TBA NFS TBA HP Discover EMEA TBA Block Storage TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA 3PAR TBA object storage
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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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Qumulo emerges with data-aware scale-out NAS

Isilon founders launch Qumulo Core, software designed to manage scale-out NAS with real-time analytics.

  • Premiered: 03/16/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Qumulo TBA Qumulo Core TBA Qumulo Scalable File System TBA QSFS TBA Isilon TBA NAS TBA scale-out TBA analytics TBA hybrid flash TBA Storage TBA Hybrid Array TBA NFS TBA SMB TBA IOPS TBA Arun Taneja
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Five key VMware VVOLs takeaways

The highly anticipated VMware Virtual Volumes feature is now available, and increasing vendor support is expected over the next 18 months.

  • Premiered: 03/20/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA VMWare TBA VMware VVOLs TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware Virtual Volumes TBA Virtual Volumes TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA LUN TBA Virtual Machine TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Storage TBA VSAN TBA VMware VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA VMFS TBA Virtual Machine File System TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel TBA iSCSI TBA NFS TBA IB TBA InfiniBand TBA SMB TBA CIFS TBA ESXi TBA EMC TBA DP
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Prepare for VMware VVOLs and how they will change storage products

The benefits of VMware VVOLs are vast and unquestioned. But most IT shops are struggling to deal with how they are changing today's storage products.

  • Premiered: 04/03/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA LUN TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA Acopia TBA Caching TBA Thin Provisioning TBA Snapshots TBA cloning TBA replication TBA Deduplication TBA Encryption TBA Hypervisor TBA Volumes TBA SAN TBA NAS TBA storage container TBA vSphere TBA DAS TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Virtual SAN
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What storage problems can vSphere Virtual Volumes solve?

VSphere VVOLs allow virtual administrators to self-provision a pool of storage as they see fit.

  • Premiered: 04/28/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Tom Fenton TBA vSphere TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA Virtual Volumes TBA VMware Virtual Volumes TBA Storage TBA virtual administrator TBA Virtualization TBA Data Center TBA NFS TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA iSCSI TBA Ethernet TBA LUN TBA SPBM TBA Storage Policy Based Management TBA Snapshots TBA cloning TBA replication TBA QoS TBA VM-centric
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Cohesity aims to converge all secondary storage

Cohesity rolls out early-access appliance that aims to remove the need for multiple storage products by converging secondary storage workflows.

  • Premiered: 06/19/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA Storage TBA convergence TBA converged TBA DP TBA Data protection TBA Nutanix TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Virtualization TBA Compute TBA network TBA Backup TBA Archiving TBA Data Center TBA NFS TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA replication TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Snapshots TBA Arun Taneja