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Violin Memory Zeros In On Primary Storage Tier with New Flash Offerings

The assault on hard disk storage seems to be building with each new flash memory offering. This week, Violin Memory launched a new solid state memory line aimed to replace primary storage in the datacenter. The Violin 6000 Series flash Memory Arrays is designed as an all-silicon storage solution for data-intensive enterprise applications, and is intended to compete against disk-based solutions in cost, both upfront and operationally.

  • Premiered: 09/27/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: HPCwire.com
Topic(s): TBA Flash TBA Primary Storage TBA Violin Memory
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Life Cycle of Storage Challenges

Primary Storage -- The Origin of a Life Cycle of Storage Challenges The most complex and costly storage challenges are entirely related to storing and managing data over a life cycle that must be longer than reasonable on rapidly evolving digital systems. CES will have resounding and lasting impact on the practice of storage because that life cycle begins when data is created on primary storage. The integration of cloud and primary storage systems for the first time enables primary storage to deliver features and data management well beyond physically limited devices, systems or data centers. Such storage can eradicate or at least massively reduce the need to move and manipulate stored data.

  • Premiered: 03/30/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Infostor.com
Topic(s): TBA Primary Storage TBA Cloud TBA CES
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Podcast with SearchCloudStorage - Primary Data Storage in the Cloud

Assistant site editor Rachel Kossman sat down with Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Milford, Mass.-based Taneja Group, to discuss latency, which is the reason behind the majority of this hesitation. Taneja explains to listeners how evolving technologies -- such as inline data deduplication and compression -- have drastically improved the option to place primary data storage in the cloud. He also outlines the benefits of cloud storage gateways, and why they're such a key factor in cloud storage for primary data.

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  • Premiered: 05/08/12 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Primary Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): search storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Arun Taneja
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Integrated Disaster Recovery: Technologies for Comprehensive Storage Array Protection

DR has long been particularly challenging for the midmarket customer. It usually requires multiple layers and components, host-based software, replication gateways or appliances, and often array-based functionality that is licensed and managed separately. Add to this complexity the need for robust bandwidth or an expensive WAN optimization approach and it’s no surprise that DR can have a significant impact on both OPEX and CAPEX budgets.

The cost to manage all of these different elements can dwarf the cost of a primary storage system itself. The enterprise faces many of the same challenges, but they also have bigger budgets and more specialists to manage the complexity. Midmarket businesses and organizations may not have the same level of budget and specialists, but they certainly face the same challenges.

Recently, Taneja Group Labs put the StorTrends 3400i array through a Technology Validation exercise to evaluate how StorTrends measured up as a SMB/SME storage solution in terms of ease of use, performance, availability, adaptability, and innovative features. Over the course of our Technology Validation exercise, it was clear that one particular StorTrends capability rose above all others: StorTrends built-in multi-site WAN optimized data replication. Specifically, StorTrends suite of replication functionality looks poised to equip SMB and SME customers with the tools that for the first time makes robust DR really achievable. In this report, we’ll highlight what we found, and why it stood out.

 

Publish date: 09/06/12
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The evolution of data deduplication technology continues

New technologies come to market as value-add features for existing mainstream products that are then later merged into these products. It's often the only way a new vendor can bring a product to market, like what happened with data deduplication technology.

  • Premiered: 04/11/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Data Domain TBA Diligent Technologies TBA Exagrid TBA Quantum TBA Sepaton TBA Data Deduplication TBA backup storage TBA Avamar TBA EMC TBA Data protection TBA Virtual Server Environment TBA Primary Storage TBA Storwize TBA IBM TBA NetApp TBA Dell TBA Ocarina Networks
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Flash deployment: Look before you leap

The solid-state storage market is still a work in progress. A prudent approach will ensure that a flash deployment fits well with an overall storage strategy.

  • Premiered: 06/10/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Virtualization TBA Server Virtualization TBA Data Warehousing TBA SAS TBA Storage Management TBA SSA TBA EMC TBA Marvell TBA Qlogic TBA XtremSF TBA DragonFly TBA Intel TBA CAS TBA Proximal Data TBA AutoCache TBA SanDisk TBA FlashSoft TBA VMWare TBA hybrid storage TBA Hybrid Array TBA Primary Storage
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Cloud-integrated storage appliances link on-premises storage to cloud

Cloud-integrated storage appliances allow hybrid storage configurations that seamlessly link data center storage with cost-effective, scalable cloud storage.

  • Premiered: 09/12/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA hybrid storage TBA scalability TBA Backup TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA CIS TBA Archiving TBA Primary Storage
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Innovations in Storage – Data-Aware Storage Unveiled

Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the newest trends in storage: Data-Aware Storage. Let’s face it, storage has been dumb for long enough and it is time to innovate in another dimension. Recently several “up-and-coming” storage companies have taken off the wraps of data-awareness by providing storage systems that can analyze, index, comply and make storage much smarter while operating in real-time without compromising the mission of providing primary storage capability. We will unpack the definition of data-aware storage and as a panel of experts will give their take on how data-aware storage products has have impacted customer business outcomes.
We will ask them questions such as: Why is the time ripe now for data-aware storage? What will the future bring in this space? What are the best applications and use cases to start implementing data-aware storage today?

Panelists:
John Joseph, President and Co-Founder, DataGravity
Peter Godman, Co-Founder and CEO, Qumulo
Shahbaz Ali, Founder, President & CEO, Tarmin

  • Premiered: 06/23/15
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; John Joseph, DataGravity; Peter Godman, Qumulo; Shahbaz Ali, Tarmin
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DataGravity Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Tarmin Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): data-aware Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Primary Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Qumulo
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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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Hyper-converged vendors focus on data protection

Hyper-convergence has impacted primary storage, but Arun Taneja says hyper-converged vendors are bringing the concept to data protection.

  • Premiered: 09/03/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA hyperconverged TBA Primary Storage TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA Data protection TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Continuous Data Protection TBA synthetic backup TBA Backup TBA copy data management TBA Snapshots TBA Snapshot TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA WAN TBA replication TBA flat backup TBA secondary storage TBA Gridstore TBA Maxta TBA Nimboxx TBA Nutanix TBA Scale TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity
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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
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The New Era of Secondary Storage HyperConvergence

The rise of hyperconverged infrastructure platforms has driven tremendous change in the primary storage space, perhaps even greater than the move from direct attached to networked storage in decades past.

  • Premiered: 10/22/15
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: Enterprise Storage Forum
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA secondary storage TBA Primary Storage TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA hyperconvergence TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA SATA TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Virtualization TBA Snapshots TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Disaster Recovery as a Service TBA DRaaS TBA DevOps TBA Hadoop TBA cluster TBA Actifio TBA Zerto TBA replication TBA Data Domain TBA HP TBA 3PAR TBA StoreServ TBA StoreOnce
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Plexistor Launches to Revolutionize Compute Paradigm with Software-Defined Memory

Startup Plexistor announced today that it will soon be unveiling a Software-Defined Memory (SDM) platform for next-generation data centers, bringing convergence of memory and storage technologies together, enabling high capacity persistent storage and near-memory speed by providing a direct data path from the application to the memory storage device.

  • Premiered: 12/15/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: PR Newswire
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA Plexistor TBA Software-Defined Memory TBA software-defined TBA SDM TBA Data Center TBA convergence TBA memory convergence TBA Storage TBA high capacity TBA application performance TBA Performance TBA In-Memory TBA real-time analytics TBA Low latency TBA API TBA SSD TBA Primary Storage TBA converged TBA NoSQL TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA big data analytics
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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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Plexistor debuts with software to converge memory and storage

Plexistor claims its 'software-defined memory' platform lets in-memory databases and traditional enterprise workloads run without dedicated compute-storage clusters.

  • Premiered: 01/28/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Plexistor TBA software-defined TBA Software-Defined Memory TBA SDM TBA In-Memory TBA cluster TBA Compute TBA Storage TBA nonvolatile memory TBA Primary Storage TBA high capacity TBA SATA TBA NVMe TBA Flash TBA scalability TBA scalable TBA Low latency TBA Performance TBA MongoDB TBA Kafka TBA Cassandra TBA NVDIMM TBA Arun Taneja TBA Data Center TBA datacenter management TBA DCM TBA tiering TBA Virtualization
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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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Hyper-converged vendors offer new use cases, products

Hyper-converged market systems show they are ready to branch out beyond primary storage applications. In fact, it's happening now.

  • Premiered: 04/15/16
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged IT
Topic(s): TBA hyper-converged TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Primary Storage TBA Storage TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA scale-out TBA scale-out architecture TBA converged TBA convergence TBA HPE TBA ConvergedSystem TBA NetApp TBA FlexPod TBA VCE TBA Compute TBA Hypervisor TBA Virtualization TBA Mobility TBA Cloud TBA cloud integration TBA web-scale TBA web-scale storage TBA secondary storage TBA VM TBA VM centricity TBA VM-centric TBA Virtual Machine TBA WAN Optimization
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Hyper-converged platforms grow to include secondary storage space

Storage vendors are leveraging existing technologies to build products to help hyper-converged systems tackle secondary storage.

  • Premiered: 07/06/16
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged IT
Topic(s): TBA Jim Whalen TBA Storage TBA secondary storage TBA HCS TBA hyper-converged TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA IOPS TBA Data protection TBA DevOps TBA tier-1 TBA inline deduplication TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Automation TBA Business Continuity TBA BC TBA Cohesity TBA Rubrik TBA analytics TBA Actifio TBA SimpliVity TBA copy data management TBA Virtualization TBA Primary Storage