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"Cloud Storage" Videos OnDemand - Virtual Seminar

Arun Taneja's 4 "Cloud Storage" lessons under "Classroom" section:

1. Cloud Storage Landscape-OnDemand
2. Public Cloud Storage-OnDemand
3. Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Storage-OnDemand
4. Cloud Storage RO-OnDemand

http://www.bitpipe.com/detail/RES/1316025666_682.html

Few technologies have had as much of an impact on IT over the last few years as cloud computing has - and the cloud has forced us all to rethink our processes, policies and strategy now and for the future.

For that reason, we're pleased to introduce Cloud University – a unique new online education program designed to provide progressive learning content targeted to the core constituents of your organization affected by cloud computing.

Whether you're a CIO or chief security officer building a strategy around cloud; an enterprise architect, application developer or application owner looking at alternatives to on premise software; or IT operations professional figuring out private versus public cloud options, this program provides insight from key industry experts knowledgeable in your specific role, on topics including:

  • Cloud Computing and the Data Center
  • Cloud Security
  • Developing applications in the cloud
  • Cloud Strategies for the CIO
  • SaaS and Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Storage

Join us for a lesson today!

  • Premiered: 10/24/11 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
  • Sponsor(s): SearchCloudComputing.com - "Classroom" is Sponsored by CISCO
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Private Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Public Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Hybrid Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Storage
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Private cloud implementation dissected, debated at Storage Decisions

NEW YORK CITY -- Cloud storage received a great deal of attention during Storage Decisions this week, with experts laying out the pros and cons of public and private storage clouds and attendees voicing concerns over price and security.

  • Premiered: 09/22/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchCloudStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Storage Decisions TBA Private Cloud
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Searching for Intelligent Storage for Virtual Workloads

I've been paying close attention this year to the storage platforms my clients are relying on for their virtualization and private cloud deployments. The virtualization mega-trend has dramatically changed the way data and workloads are sized, controlled and protected. But traditional networked storage solutions are all too often rigid, complex and inefficient

  • Premiered: 10/05/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA Private Cloud
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Building Your Private Cloud

Today's typical broadband virtual private network (VPN) connections to cloud applications will prove insufficient for tomorrow's cloud infrastructure services.

  • Premiered: 10/26/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Sys-Con Media
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Private Cloud
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Nirvanix: An Appetite for Petabyte-scale Clouds

In the past few months Nirvanix has been delivering one multi-petabyte customer win after another. What started in October with a 5-year, global OEM deal with IBM worth countless Petabytes has continued with a 2+ petabyte private cloud win at Cerner Healthcare, followed by a 8.5 Petabyte private cloud win at USC, with a true hybrid cloud at Hawaiian MSP DRFortress and film studio Relativity Media added to the mix as well. Nirvanix is banging out multi-petabyte deals and making it look like cloud storage has been around for decades, which, of course, it has not.

  • Premiered: 12/15/11
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Taneja Group Blog
Topic(s): Cloud Private Cloud Nirvanix Hybrid Cloud
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Cloud storage issues on vendors, security, and infrastructure options

Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at Taneja Group, discusses the most common cloud storage issues facing data storage managers with editors from SearchCloudStorage.com

http://searchcloudstorage.techtarget.com/video/Cloud-storage-issues-security-vendors-and-infrastructure-options

  • Premiered: 06/18/12 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja
  • Sponsor(s): SearchCloudStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Backup Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Security Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Public Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Private Cloud
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Cloud Building – Requirements For Private Clouds

Instrumentation and the Private Cloud

Large numbers of organizations are undertaking private cloud initiatives, but this shouldn’t be surprising – the cloud is a small step in a continued pursuit of better data center IT. Typified by Amazon, the company who orchestrated basic computer services into easily deployable, fly-by-wire, pay-per-moment IT, we think the idea of cloud is well underway to reaching a definitional stage where it will be considered a “type of technology”. But even the lack of clarity in what cloud is, hasn’t restricted companies from broadly moving toward what they see as cloud infrastructures – typically in the form of private clouds. Why is this?

In reality every incarnation of cloud – public, private, object, hosted, multi-tenant, etc. – is less a new invention than an advancement of IT management born on the back of maturing capabilities that have given the practitioner a bevy of new tools with which to do IT better. The private cloud represents efforts to build highly automated and orchestrated infrastructures that will yield higher levels of utilization, data center efficiency, service level reliability, and responsiveness. Today’s energy around “cloud” is a realization of the very things IT has pursued for years now; simplified, and finally made possible with less than a Federal government scale organization.

In this series of overview pieces on Private Cloud Requirements, Taneja Group is providing a technology by technology, vendor neutral assessment of the mandatory building blocks for private cloud infrastructures, and an identification of key capabilities within these technology domains that we see as critical in enabling private cloud compute. First up, instrumentation – often referred to as monitoring or visibility. But in the private cloud, instrumentation must reach far further than what has traditionally been expected of a conglomeration of single dimension visibility and monitoring tool sets.

Publish date: 02/20/12
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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
Profiles/Reports

Taneja Group Market Profile – An Overview of the Cloud Market Vendor Landscape (Executive Summary)

Choosing a cloud vendor in today's market can be a challenge. This market profile from Taneja Group provides an objective review of current cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and management, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), end user computing (EUC), and public cloud IaaS offerings from eleven leading vendors and includes key takeaways for IT leaders to consider when selecting a vendor.

Attached is the executive summary only.  To get access to the FULL Taneja Group Landscape Report, you can download it from VMware directly.

Publish date: 02/28/13
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Showing Wide-Ranging Global Market Adoption for OmniCube...

SimpliVity's rapid market adoption continues to provide evidence that a revolution is afoot in IT infrastructure, providing great benefit to IT organizations worldwide that can now capitalize on the superior economics and simplicity that the new era is ushering in.

  • Premiered: 07/01/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch.com
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA OmniCube TBA OmniStack TBA Virtualization TBA primary data TBA Data Center TBA Data protection TBA Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Storage
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How Delicate is Your Virtual Egg Basket?

Some have said there is nothing new under the sun, that it all comes around in circles. We think server virtualization has taken us to places we've never been before, but there is some truth to that old adage about having seen it all before.

  • Premiered: 07/15/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Server Virtualization TBA Big Data TBA Data protection TBA Backup TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Data Center TBA Hypervisor TBA VMWare TBA VMWare vCloud TBA Cisco TBA Juniper TBA McAfee TBA Symantec TBA software-defined TBA HyTrust TBA Private Cloud TBA private data center TBA performance optimization
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When and how to implement an object storage platform

When deciding whether to implement an object storage platform into your environment, it makes sense to first outline what kind of data you're storing and how it's typically used.

  • Premiered: 02/04/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA object storage TBA Archive TBA Backup TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA EMC TBA Cleversafe TBA Compuverde TBA DDN TBA Dell TBA HP TBA NetApp TBA Quantum TBA Scality TBA Tarmin TBA OpenStack TBA Gluster TBA Inktank TBA RedHat TBA HDS TBA Riverbed TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Microsoft TBA Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA File Storage TBA Block Storage
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Optimizing Virtualization for the Hybrid Cloud

Since its inception, the promise of virtualization has been that it would make everything in the Data Center easier and less expensive. Very few people would argue that broad point, but at the same time, there are still some areas that have not seen those benefits. One of these is data replication.

  • Premiered: 08/29/14
  • Author: Christine Taylor
  • Published: Datamation
Topic(s): TBA Virtualization TBA Data Center TBA replication TBA Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Business Continuity TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery
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BlueData Offers Free 5-Node License of EPIC Enterprise Big Data Private Cloud Platform

Further Democratizes Big Data; Allows Enterprises of All Sizes to Build Instant Hadoop and Spark Clusters

  • Premiered: 10/16/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Marketwired
Topic(s): TBA BlueData TBA Big Data TBA Hadoop TBA Mike Matchett TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Private Cloud TBA enterprise cloud TBA Virtualized Big Data TBA Virtualization TBA scale-out TBA NoSQL
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Connected Data Transporter moves file sharing to private cloud

Connected Data's Transporter evolves from a SOHO device to an appliance that provides IT with a private cloud for file sync and share.

  • Premiered: 10/21/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Connected Data TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Dropbox TBA Public Cloud TBA sync and share TBA solid-state TBA SSD TBA Backup TBA Data protection TBA Collaboration TBA NetApp TBA File Sharing TBA Drobo
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File sharing frequently paired with endpoint backup products

Backup vendors increasingly see file sync-and-share as a good fit for their endpoint backup software.

  • Premiered: 10/24/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA sync and share TBA File Sharing TBA file collaboration TBA Optimization TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA BYOD TBA Dropbox TBA Mike Matchett
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Unified Storage Array Efficiency: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400c versus EMC VNX 5600 (TVS)

The IT industry is in the middle of a massive transition toward simplification and efficiency around managing on-premise infrastructure at today’s enterprise data centers. In the past few years there has been a rampant onset of technology clearly focused at simplifying and radically changing the economics of traditional enterprise infrastructure. These technologies include Public/Private Clouds, Converged Infrastructure, and Integrated Systems to name a few. All of these technologies are geared to provide more efficiency of resources, take less time to administer, all at a reduced TCO. However, these technologies all rely on efficiency and simplicity of the underlying technologies of Compute, Network, and Storage. Often times the overall solution is only as good as the weakest link in the chain. The storage tier of the traditional infrastructure stack is often considered the most complex to manage.

This technology validation focuses on measuring the efficiency and management simplicity by comparing two industry leading mid-range external storage arrays configured in the use case of unified storage. Unified storage has been a popular approach to storage subsystems that consolidates both file access and block access within a single external array thus being able to share the same precious drive capacity resources across both protocols simultaneously. Businesses value the ability to send server workloads down a high performance low latency block protocol while still taking advantage of simplicity and ease of sharing file protocols to various clients. In the past businesses would have either setup a separate file server in front of their block array or buy completely separate NAS devices, thus possibly over buying storage resource and adding complexity. Unified storage takes care of this by providing ease of managing one storage device for all business workload needs. In this study we compared the attributes of storage efficiency and ease of managing and monitoring an EMC VNX unified array versus an HP 3PAR StoreServ unified array. The approach we used was to setup two arrays side-by-side and recorded the actual complexity of managing each array for file and block access, per the documents and guides provided for each product. We also went through the exercise of sizing various arrays via publicly available configuration guides to see what the expected storage density efficiency would be for some typically configured systems.

Our conclusion was nothing short of astonishment. In the case of the EMC VNX2 technology, the approach to unification more closely resembles a hardware packaging and management veneer approach than what would have been expected for a second generation unified storage system. HP 3PAR StoreServ on the other hand, in its second generation of unified storage has transitioned the file protocol services from external controllers to completely converged block and file services within the common array controllers. In addition, all the data path and control plumbing is completely internal as well with no need to wire loop back cables between controllers. HP has also made the investment to create a totally new management paradigm based on the HP OneView management architecture, which radically simplifies the administrative approach to managing infrastructure. After performing this technology validation we can state with confidence that HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400c is 2X easier to provision, 2X easier to monitor, and up to 2X more data density efficient than a similarly configured EMC VNX 5600. 

Publish date: 12/03/14
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What are the advantages to using a hybrid cloud model for backup?

Hybrid clouds are most frequently used for backup purposes because they relieve enterprises of the need to use a secondary data center.

  • Premiered: 11/21/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA hybrid storage TBA Backup TBA DR TBA Cloud DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Data Center TBA Cloud Storage TBA HCS TBA primary data TBA data security TBA Public Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Optimization
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Storage pops the cloud bursting bubble

Cloud bursting is considered one the best use cases of hybrid cloud deployment, but the reality is, storage is not so easy to move in and out of the cloud.

  • Premiered: 12/09/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA cloud bursting TBA Private Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Mike Matchett TBA Storage TBA High Performance TBA Amazon TBA AWS TBA Microsoft TBA Azure TBA IBM TBA SoftLayer TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA NAS TBA Equinix TBA VMWare TBA Nasuni TBA application performance
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Dell XC Web-Scale Hyperconverged Series: A Solution for your Most Dynamic Virtualized Environments

Over the past few years, to reduce cost and to improve time-to-value, converged infrastructure systems – the integration of compute, networking and storage - have been readily adopted by large enterprise users. The success of these systems results from the deployment of purpose built integrated converged infrastructure optimized for the most common IT workloads like Private Cloud, Big Data, Virtualization, Database and Desktop Virtualization (VDI). Traditionally these converged infrastructure systems have been built using a three-tier architecture; where compute, networking and storage, while integrated together in same rack, still consisted of best-in-breed standalone devices. These systems work well in stable, predictable environments, however, many virtualized environments are now dynamic with unpredictable growth, traditional three-tier architectures often times lack the simplicity, scalability and flexibility needed to operate in such environments.

Enter HyperConvergence, where the three-tier architecture has been collapsed into a single system that is purpose-built for virtualization from the ground up with virtualization, compute and storage, along with advanced features such as deduplication, compression and data protection, are all integrated into an x86 industry-standard building block node. These devices are built upon scale-out architectures with a 100% VM centric management paradigm. The simplicity, scalability and flexibility of this architecture make it a perfect fit for many virtualized environments.

Dell XC Web-scale Converged Appliances powered by Nutanix software are delivered as a series of HyperConverged products that are extremely flexible, scalable and can fit many enterprise workloads. In this solution brief we will examine what constitutes a dynamic virtualized environment and how the Dell XC Web-scale Appliance series fits into such an environment. We can confidently state that by implementing Dell’s XC flexible range of Web-scale appliances, businesses can deploy solutions across a broad spectrum of virtualized workloads where flexibility, scalability and simplicity are critical requirements. Dell is an ideal partner to deliver Nutanix software because of its global reach, streamlined operations and enterprise systems solutions expertise. The company is bringing HyperConverged platforms to the masses and by introducing the second generation of the XC Series appliances enables them to reach an even broader set of customers.

Publish date: 04/30/15