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ISCSI Storage: Breaking Through the Barriers - Technology Brief

IP networks running the iSCSI protocol to connect servers with storage arrays present a compelling value proposition to enterprise technical architects. Consolidating competing network infrastructures into one and using a common skill set to manage both internal Ethernet and storage networks give enterprises motivation to continue to monitor the progress of iSCSI.

 

Publish date: 04/01/05
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ISCSI Storage: Breaking Through the Barriers - Technology Brief

IP networks running the iSCSI protocol to connect servers with storage arrays present a compelling value proposition to enterprise technical architects. Consolidating competing network infrastructures into one and using a common skill set to manage both internal Ethernet and storage networks give enterprises motivation to continue to monitor the progress of iSCSI.

 

Publish date: 07/01/05
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Intransa Opens its Platform - Product Profile

The battle for the SAN is on. FC SANs made serious inroads into the datacenter over the past five years but failed to gain much traction in the SMB space, primarily due to cost and management issues. Over the past two years, iSCSI, which was presented to the market as the simple and cost effective alternative to FC SAN, has been making accelerating headway into SMBs for applications below the mission critical tier.

 

Publish date: 11/01/05
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Five Criteria for Video Surveillance Storage - Solution Profile

In this solution profile, we first review how digital video is driving the need for more capable storage, the different types of storage architectures available today, and the five key requirements to consider when evaluating a storage solution for video storage. Lastly, we spotlight Pivot3 as a vendor focused on delivering a high performance, cost-effective, easy-to-use storage system for the demands of digital video and how their solution compares with the core video storage requirements that we set forth.

Publish date: 06/01/07
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Dell Acquires EqualLogic

On November 5, 2007 Dell announced that it had entered into agreement to acquire iSCSI network storage vendor EqualLogic for $1.4B in cash. We believe that this investment by Dell is a clear indicator of the anticipated growth in the iSCSI market.  This investment, while sizable, is well aligned with Dell’s strength in the small to medium business (SMB) market.  Dell’s challenge will be to manage channel conflict with the EqualLogic VARs as well as resolve product positioning with its current OEM of EMC Clarrion storage.   If Dell leverages this investment correctly this may turn out to be one of the most profitable storage acquisitions since EMC acquired DG (Clariion) back in 1999.

Publish date: 11/12/07
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IBM Puresystems, or, How Many Heads Does Convergence Have?

IBM PureSystems seems to be a major convergence play. Let’s take a quick look at convergence history to see why IBM might be a very different take on a long-term industry development.

  • Premiered: 04/18/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): IBM Cisco Pivot3 Scale convergence Puresystems Dell HP
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Nutanix completes phase two of dedupe plan for hyper-converged storage

Nutanix Inc. rolled out version 4.0 of its hyper-converged storage operating system today, adding data deduplication for data on hard disk drives and centralized management of multiple clusters and snapshots.

  • Premiered: 04/15/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Nutanix TBA hyperconvergence TBA Storage TBA converged storage TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Virtualization TBA SimpliVity TBA Maxta TBA Pivot3 TBA Scale Computing TBA VMWare TBA VSAN
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Pivot3 is Emerging from the HyperConverged Shadows

Pivot3 recently announced a partnership deal with Lenovo that will enable a broader adoption of Pivot3’s HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions to Lenovo customers. The combined solution will be sold as the “Hyper-Converged ONE” appliance and will be distributed by Arrow ECS.

  • Premiered: 07/20/15
  • Author: Jeff Kato
Topic(s): Pivot3 HCI hyper convergence hyperconverged SAN Storage Lenovo CPU
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Hyperconvergence Finally Gets Scale At VMware

EVO:RACK, now known as EVO SDDC (no colon) are supporting a more diverse set of hardware and much greater scale, says VMware.

  • Premiered: 08/31/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: The Platform
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA EVO:RACK TBA EVO:RAIL TBA EVO SDDC TBA Datacenter TBA Data Center TBA Performance TBA ESXi TBA Hypervisor TBA vSphere TBA VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA Virtual SAN Appliance TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA EMC TBA HP TBA Pivot3 TBA Scale Computing TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Cloud TBA Dell TBA VCE TBA Cisco TBA Software Defined Data Center TBA SDDC TBA SAN
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SimpliVity OmniCube sets sights on remote office storage

SimpliVity OmniCube hyper-converged family gets a little brother for remote offices and file restores for more granular backups.

  • Premiered: 08/26/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA OmniCube TBA Arun Taneja TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Remote Office TBA Storage TBA ROBO TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Virtualization TBA Backup TBA Compute TBA Networking TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA CPU TBA Capacity TBA VMWare TBA KVM TBA Hypervisor TBA Microsoft TBA Hyper-V TBA all-flash TBA All Flash TBA SSD TBA SQL
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Navigate today's hyper-converged market

The hyper-converged market is rife with products from competing vendors, making choosing a hyper-converged system a difficult proposition.

  • Premiered: 11/05/15
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA hyper convergence TBA hyper-converged TBA Storage TBA HCI TBA Dell TBA EMC TBA HP TBA VMWare TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity TBA DataCore TBA Gridstore TBA Maxta TBA Nimboxx TBA Pivot3 TBA modular TBA scalability TBA scalable TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Performance TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA VM-centric TBA Virtualization TBA Microsoft TBA KVM TBA Hypervisor TBA Open Source
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HyperConverged Infrastructure Powered by Pivot3: Benefits of a More Efficient HCI Architecture

Virtualization has matured and become widely adopted in the enterprise market. HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI), with virtualization at its core, is taking the market by storm, enabling virtualization for businesses of all sizes. The success of these technologies has been driven by an insatiable desire to make IT simpler, faster, and more efficient. IT can no longer afford the time and effort required to create custom infrastructure from best-of-breed DIY components.

With HCI, the traditional three-tier architecture has been collapsed into a single system that is purpose-built for virtualization. In these solutions, the hypervisor, compute, storage, and advanced data services are integrated into an x86 industry-standard building block. The immense success of this approach has led to increased competition in this space and the customers are required to sort through the various offerings, analyzing key attributes to determine which are significant.

One of these competing vendors, Pivot3, was founded in 2002 and has been in the HCI market since 2008, well before the term HyperConverged was used. For many years, Pivot3’s vSTAC architecture has provided the most efficient scale-out Software-Defined Storage (SDS) system available on the market. This efficiency is attributed to three design innovations. The first is their extremely efficient and reliable erasure coding technology called Scalar Erasure Coding. Conversely, many leading HCI implementations use replication-based redundancy techniques which are heavy on storage capacity utilization. Scalar Erasure Coding from Pivot3 can deliver significant capacity savings depending on the level of drive protection selected. The second innovation is Pivot3’s Global Hyperconvergence which creates a cross-cluster virtual SAN, the HyperSAN: in case of appliance failure, a VM migrates to another node and continues operations without the need to divert compute power to copy data over to that node. The third innovation has been a reduction in CPU overhead needed to implement the SDS features and other VM centric management tasks. Implementation of the HCI software uses the same CPU complex as business applications, this additional usage is referred to as the HCI overhead tax. HCI overhead tax is important since the licensing cost for many applications and infrastructure software are based on a per CPU basis. Even with today’s ever- increasing cores per CPU there still can be significant cost saving by keeping the HCI overhead tax low.

The Pivot3 family of HCI products delivering high data efficiency with a very low overhead are an ideal solution for storage-centric business workload environments where storage costs and reliability are critical success factors. One example of this is a VDI implementation where cost per seat determines success. Other examples would be capacity-centric workloads such as big data or video surveillance that could benefit from a Pivot3 HCI approach with leading storage capacity and reliability. In this paper we compare Pivot3 with other leading HCI architectures. We utilized data extracted from the alternative HCI vendor’s reference architectures for VDI implementations. Using real world examples, we have demonstrated that with other solutions, users must purchase up to 136% more raw storage capacity and up to 59% more total CPU cores than are required when using equivalent Pivot3 products. These impressive results can lead to significant costs savings. 

Publish date: 12/10/15
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Pivot3 Custom Plug-in Streamlines Control of vSTAC OS Through Popular VMware vCenter Server

Pivot3, a pioneer and innovator in the development of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), today announced the release of the vSTAC OS Management Client Integration Plug-In, designed to connect with VMware vCenter Server.

  • Premiered: 12/15/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Business Wire
Topic(s): TBA Pivot3 TBA VMWare TBA VMware vCenter TBA vCenter TBA hyperconverged TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA HyperSAN TBA SAN TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA vSphere TBA scale-out TBA software-defined TBA Jeff Kato
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Hyperconvergence for ROBOs and the Datacenter

Remote/branch office management is more important, and complicated, than ever. Here are some survival tips.

  • Premiered: 12/17/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA ROBO TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyperconverged TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Virtualization TBA Data Center TBA Datacenter TBA Compute TBA cluster TBA clusters TBA SAN TBA Storage TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Cloud TBA cloud gateway TBA Backup TBA Scale TBA VCE TBA Dell TBA HP TBA IBM TBA SimpliVity TBA Nutanix TBA Pivot3 TBA Scale Computing TBA CAPEX TBA OPEX TBA TCO
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Evaluating Data Protection for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconvergence is a still-evolving trend, and the number of vendors in the space is making the evaluation of hyperconverged infrastructure complex. One criterion to consider in any infrastructure review is data protection.

  • Premiered: 02/02/16
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: InfoStor
Topic(s): TBA Jim Whalen TBA Storage TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Backup TBA replication TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA SimpliVity TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA WAN TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM-centric TBA VM-centricity TBA Compute TBA Networking TBA Hypervisor TBA Virtualization TBA scale-out TBA IOPS TBA Pivot3 TBA Gridstore TBA converged
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Hyperconverged Storage Evolves - Or is it Pivoting When it Comes to Pivot3?

Pivot3 recently acquired NexGen (Mar 2016). Many folks have been wondering what they are doing. Pivot3 has made a name in the surveillance/video vertical with bulletproof hyperconvergence based on highly reliable data protection(native erasure coding) and large scalability (no additional east/west traffic with scale) as a specialty. So what does NexGen IP bring? For starters, multi-tier flash performance and enterprise storage features (like snapshots).

  • Premiered: 06/22/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Pivot3 NexGen Flash hyperconvergence
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Disaggregation marks an evolution in hyper-convergence

Hyper-convergence vendors are pushing forward with products that will offer disaggregation, the latest entry into the data center paradigm.

  • Premiered: 08/03/16
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA disaggregated storage TBA Storage TBA disaggregation TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Datacenter TBA Data Center TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Moore's Law TBA Hypervisor TBA software-defined TBA DataCore TBA EMC TBA ScaleIO TBA HPE TBA StoreVirtual TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA VSA TBA VMWare TBA VMware VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA SAN TBA Virtualization TBA cluster TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA VxRack
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Pivot3 Expands QoS for HyperConverged Infrastructure Environment

It was evident after Pivot3 acquired NexGen (in March of 2016) that the focus would be to use NexGen’s strong IP regarding Quality of Service (QoS) and leverage it for HCI environments.

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SimpliVity launches all-flash appliance models for hyper-convergence

Far from the first to do so, SimpliVity adds all-flash hyper-converged appliances, but waited until price levels dropped to avoid investing 'too early into the buzz.'

  • Premiered: 08/23/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged Infrastructure
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA all-flash TBA All Flash TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-convergence TBA AFA TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Backup TBA OmniStack TBA Cisco TBA Unified Computing System TBA UCS TBA Compute TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Lenovo TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Nutanix TBA VxRack TBA VxRail TBA Pivot3 TBA vSTAC TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA HyperGrid
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When data storage infrastructure really has a brain

Big data analysis and the internet of things are helping produce more intelligent storage infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 09/06/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA Internet of Things TBA IoT TBA storage infrastructure TBA Storage TBA Intelligent Storage TBA CPU TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA HPE TBA StoreVirtual TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-converged architectures TBA HyperGrid TBA Nutanix TBA Pivot3 TBA SimpliVity TBA Optimization TBA Datrium TBA Provisioning TBA Artificial Intelligence TBA Cloud TBA elastic cloud TBA data processing TBA Python TBA Spark TBA API TBA REST API