Items Tagged: Primary+Storage
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.
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.
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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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.
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
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: Jeff Boles
- Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage