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GlassHouse Company Profile Taneja Group

In the IT world, an accurate indicator of a given sector’s maturity is the range and sophistication of the service provider ecosystem. Examining the storage world within this context suggests that we are still in the early days of the sector’s evolution. Given the industry’s over $50B in revenues and the increasing importance of storage and information management within the context of an enterprise’s IT strategy, the lack of independent storage services players is very surprising.

 

Publish date: 07/01/04
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Riverbed and Akamai Team Up to Improve SaaS Application Performance

Riverbed's recent announcement of its partnership with Akamai to port its WAN optimization engine into Akamai's global delivery network has more to it than what meets the eye at the first glance. It has the potential to be revolutionary in and propel the mass adoption of cloud based SaaS services by minimizing WAN and network based latency that has plagued many such delivery mechanisms - especially for small and medium sized businesses who cannot afford a fat pipe to the internet.

  • Premiered: 05/17/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): CDN WAN Saas Cloud
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Enterprise File Collaboration Market Landscape

Collaboration is a huge concept; even narrowing it down to enterprise file collaboration (EFC) is still a big undertaking. Many vendors are using “collaboration” in their marketing materials, yet they mean many different things by it, ranging from simple business interaction to sophisticated groupware to data sharing and syncing on a wide scale. The result is a good deal of market confusion.

  • Premiered: 08/05/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Enterprise Storage Forum
Topic(s): TBA EFC TBA file collaboration TBA BYOD TBA Saas TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA Data protection
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Data protection vendors plug into AWS disaster recovery capabilities

Vendors add backup, replication, data migration and high availability products and services for disaster recovery during Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference.

  • Premiered: 11/14/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Disaster Recovery
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Storage TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Recovery TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA CommVault TBA Zadara TBA Saas
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Data World Needs a Mature In-Memory Data Fabric

Much of what human beings experience as commonplace today - social networking, online gaming, mobile and wearable computing -- was impossible a decade ago. One thing is certain: we're going to see even more impressive advances in the next few years.

  • Premiered: 11/12/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Sys-Con Media
Topic(s): TBA GridGain TBA RAM TBA In-Memory TBA Big Data TBA Saas TBA mobile computing TBA Apache
Profiles/Reports

Qumulo Core: Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS Software (Product Profile)

Let's face it: Today’s storage is dumb. Mostly it is a dumping ground for data. As we produce more data we simply buy more storage and fill it up. We don't know who is using what storage at a given point in time, which applications are hogging storage or have gone rogue, what and how much sensitive information is stored, moved or accessed by whom, and so on. Basically, we are blind to whatever is happening inside that storage array. On the other hand, storage should just work, users of storage should see it as an endless invisible resource, while the administrators of storage should be able to unlock the value of data itself through real-time analytical insight, not fighting fires just to keep storage running and provisioned.

Storage systems these days are often quoted in petabytes and will eventually move to exabytes and beyond. Businesses are being crushed under the weight of this data sprawl and a new tsunami of data is coming their way as the Internet of Things fully comes online in the next decade. How are administrators dealing with this ever increasing appetite to store more data? It is time for a radical new approach to building a storage system, one that is aware of the information stored within while dramatically reducing the time administrators spend managing the system.

Welcome to the new era of data aware storage. This could not have come at a better time. Storage growth, as we all know, is out of control. Granted the cost per GB keeps falling at about a 40% per year rate, but we keep growing capacity at about a 60% growth rate. This causes both the cost and capacity to keep increasing every year. While cost increase is certainly an issue, the bigger issue is manageability. And not knowing what we have buried in those mounds of data is a bigger issue. Instead of data being an asset, it is a dead weight that keeps getting heavier. If we didn’t do something about it, we would simply be overwhelmed, if we are not already.

The question we ask is why is it possible to develop data aware storage today when we couldn’t yesterday? The answer is simple: flash technology, virtualization, and the availability of “free” CPU cycles make it possible for us to build storage today that can do a lot of heavy lifting from the inside. While this was possible yesterday, if implemented, it would have slowed down the performance of primary storage to a point where it would be useless. So, in the past, we simply let it store data. But today, we can build in a lot of intelligence without impacting performance or quality of service. We call this new type of storage Data Aware Storage.

When implemented correctly, data aware storage can provide insights that were not possible yesterday. It would reduce risk for non-compliance. It would improve governance. It would automate many of the storage management processes that are manual today. It would provide insights into how well the storage is being utilized. It would identify if a dangerous situation was about to occur, either for compliance or capacity or performance or SLA. You get the point. Storage that is inherently smart and knows: what type of data it has, how it is growing, who is using it, who is abusing it, and so on.

In this profile, we dive deep into a new technology, called Qumulo Core, the industry’s first data-aware scale-out NAS platform. Qumulo Core promises to radically change the scale-out NAS product category by using built-in data awareness to massively scale a distributed file system, while at the same time radically reducing the time to administer a system than can hold billions of files. File systems in the past could not scale to this level because administrative tools would crush under the weight of the system.

Publish date: 05/14/15
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Converged IT Infrastructure's Place in the Internet of Things

All of the trends leading towards the world-wide Internet of Things (IoT) – ubiquitous, embedded computing, mobile, organically distributed nodes, and far-flung networks tying them together - are also coming in full force into the IT data center. These solutions are taking the form of converged and hyperconverged modules of IT infrastructure. Organizations adopting such solutions gain from a simpler building-block way to architect and deploy IT, and forward-thinking vendors now have a unique opportunity to profit from subscription services that while delivering superior customer insight and support, also help build a trusted advisor relationship that promises an ongoing “win-win” scenario for both the client and the vendor.

There are many direct (e.g. revenue impacting) and indirect (e.g. customer satisfaction) benefits we mention in this report, but the key enabler to this opportunity is in establishing an IoT scale data analysis capability. Specifically, by approaching converged and hyperconverged solutions as an IoT “appliance”, and harvesting low-level component data on utilization, health, configuration, performance, availability, faults, and other end point metrics across the full worldwide customer base deployment of appliances, an IoT vendor can then analyze the resulting stream of data with great profit for both the vendor and each individual client. Top-notch analytics can feed support, drive product management, assure sales/account control, inform marketing, and even provide a revenue opportunity directly (e.g. offering a gold level of service to the end customer). 

An IoT data stream from a large pool of appliances is almost literally the definition of “big data” – non-stop machine data at large scale with tremendous variety (even within a single converged solution stack) – and operating and maintaining such a big data solution requires a significant amount of data wrangling, data science and ongoing maintenance to stay current. Unfortunately this means IT vendors looking to position IoT oriented solutions may have to invest a large amount of cash, staff and resources into building out and supporting such analytics. For many vendors, especially those with a varied or complex convergence solution portfolio or established as a channel partner building them from third-party reference architectures, these big data costs can be prohibitive. However, failing to provide these services may result in large friction selling and supporting converged solutions to clients now expecting to manage IT infrastructure as appliances.

In this report, we’ll look at the convergence and hyperconvergence appliance trend, and the increasing customer expectations for such solutions. In particular we’ll see how IT appliances in the market need to be treated as complete, commoditized products as ubiquitous and with the same end user expectations as emerging household IoT solutions. In this context, we’ll look at Glassbeam’s unique B2B SaaS SCALAR that converged and hyperconverged IT appliance vendors can immediately adopt to provide an IoT machine data analytic solution. We’ll see how Glassbeam can help differentiate amongst competing solutions, build a trusted client relationship, better manage and support clients, and even provide additional direct revenue opportunities.

Publish date: 08/18/15
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Glassbeam Enters Converged and Hyper Converged Infrastructure Market

Company's Ground Breaking Machine Data Analytics Solution Already in Production With Two Leading Product Vendors

  • Premiered: 08/31/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch
Topic(s): TBA Glassbeam TBA converged TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper convergence TBA machine data TBA analytics TBA Big Data TBA Internet of Things TBA IoT TBA data analytics TBA Saas TBA SCALAR TBA Cloud
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Slaying the data dragon with Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS

The amount of data being generated in today’s always-on, digital world is nearly incomprehensible.

  • Premiered: 09/02/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Silicon Angle
Topic(s): TBA data TBA Storage TBA Brett Goodwin TBA Qumulo TBA NAS TBA scale-out TBA Storage TBA flexibility TBA Performance TBA Hybrid TBA Saas TBA real-time analytics
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Hyperscale Cloud Vendors vs. Cloud-Enabled Data Protection Vendors

Cost alone should not be the deciding factor when deciding between a hyperscale cloud vendor or a cloud-enabled data protection provider.

  • Premiered: 11/06/15
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: Datamation
Topic(s): TBA datamation TBA hyperscale TBA Cloud TBA Data protection TBA Amazon TBA Google TBA Microsoft TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Data Storage TBA Data Management TBA DP TBA Compute TBA Software as a Service TBA Saas TBA Infrastructure as a Service TBA IaaS TBA cloud data center TBA DP cloud TBA Barracuda TBA SMB TBA Backup TBA replication TBA VMWare TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Datto TBA WAN
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The Need for Modern Day Scale-Out NAS Products

Today, storage architectures are undergoing yet another makeover, and the once dominant legacy products are being overtaken.

  • Premiered: 11/12/15
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: InfoStor
Topic(s): TBA InfoStor TBA Network Attached Storage TBA NAS TBA Storage TBA File Storage TBA SAN TBA scale-out TBA Scale out NAS TBA Cloud TBA EMC TBA NetApp TBA ONTAP TBA Cleversafe TBA Caringo TBA object storage TBA HPC TBA Big Data TBA High Performance TBA High Performance Computing TBA Performance TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA IOPS TBA Metadata TBA scalability TBA software-defined TBA Saas TBA Software-as-a-Service TBA open API TBA API
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Scale-out NAS design now rivals object storage

Jeff Kato takes a closer look at ideal scale-out NAS design principles and vendors that are emerging with modern scale-out NAS designs.

  • Premiered: 02/12/16
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA NAS TBA scale-out NAS TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA Storage TBA Oracle TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA scalability TBA web-scale TBA web-scale storage TBA object storage TBA High Performance TBA HPC TBA High Performance Computing TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA data-aware TBA Metadata TBA IOPS TBA Performance TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA software-defined TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud TBA hyperscale
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Compliance in the Cloud

Compliance in the cloud raises numerous questions: Responsibility for protecting this data resides with the business, the cloud backup vendor and the cloud owner, but most chiefly it's the business's responsibility.

  • Premiered: 03/15/16
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: Datamation
Topic(s): TBA compliance TBA Cloud TBA HIPAA TBA Jim Whalen TBA Saas TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA recovery assurance TBA data retention TBA DRaaS TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA MSP TBA Security TBA data security TBA Data protection TBA SLA TBA VPN TBA Backup TBA Data Center TBA Cloud Storage TBA Unitrends
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Perspica Launches Industry-First Incident Replay Time Machine for the Application Stack

Disruptive Solution Provides Past, Present and Predictive Analytics to Deliver Visibility for Mission-Critical Applications

  • Premiered: 04/12/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: SYS-CON Media
Topic(s): TBA Perspica TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA predictive analytics TBA TechOps TBA DevOps TBA Automation TBA Storage TBA analytics TBA application performance TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA scalability TBA Scale TBA Machine Learning TBA predictive intelligence TBA Saas TBA visibility TBA Infrastructure
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Transitioning the Data Center to a Hybrid Environment

As IT advances, organizations are adopting infrastructures that enhance agility and improve efficiency.

  • Premiered: 04/19/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: CDW
Topic(s): TBA Data Center TBA Storage TBA hybrid storage TBA Cloud Computing TBA Cloud TBA flexibility TBA Private Cloud TBA Virtualization TBA Saas TBA IaaS TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Automation TBA hybrid infrastructure TBA Mike Matchett TBA Hybrid
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Hybrid Data Centers Offer Best of Conventional and Cloud Technologies

As IT advances, organizations are adopting infrastructures that enhance agility and improve efficiency.

  • Premiered: 04/18/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BizTech Magazine
Topic(s): TBA Hybrid Array TBA Data Center TBA cloud data center TBA Cloud Computing TBA hybrid storage TBA Storage TBA flexibility TBA Cloud TBA Hybrid TBA Private Cloud TBA Virtualization TBA Saas TBA IaaS TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Automation TBA hybrid infrastructure TBA Mike Matchett
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Get the most from cloud-based storage services

Enterprise data storage managers are in position to help their companies get more from cloud storage services.

  • Premiered: 05/02/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Enterprise Storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Data Storage TBA cold storage TBA cold data TBA Archive TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA HCS TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA Saas TBA Big Data TBA tiering TBA CTERA TBA Private Cloud TBA ClearSky Data TBA hyper-converged TBA WAN Optimization TBA WANO TBA Riverbed TBA SteelFusion TBA IBM TBA EMC TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA StorSimple TBA Oracle
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New Galileo Tag Manager Enhances Decision-Making for IT Infrastructure Performance Management

Innovative approach revolutionizes the way IT users visualize data center performance, configuration and capacity issues.

  • Premiered: 05/17/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Benzinga
Topic(s): TBA Galileo TBA IT infrastructure TBA Performance Management TBA ATS Group TBA Tag Manager TBA Virtualization TBA Multi-tenancy TBA multi-tenant storage TBA Storage TBA predictive analytics TBA server TBA SAN TBA Saas TBA intelligence TBA Optimization
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Spark speeds up adoption of big data clusters and clouds

Infrastructure that supports big data comes from both the cloud and clusters. Enterprises can mix and match these seven infrastructure choices to meet their needs.

  • Premiered: 07/19/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Apache Spark TBA Spark TBA Mike Matchett TBA Cloud TBA cloud cluster TBA cluster TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA MapReduce TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA MLlib TBA High Performance TBA hadoop cluster TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA IBM TBA Hortonworks TBA Cloudera TBA capacity management TBA Performance Management TBA API TBA SAN TBA storage area networks TBA CAPEX TBA DataDirect Networks TBA HPC TBA Lustre TBA Virtualization TBA VM
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HubStor debuts cloud archive for Microsoft Azure file storage

HubStor creates a dedicated cloud archive tenant in Microsoft’s public cloud. HubStor Connector Service performs enterprise-grade analytics, data governance and indexed search.

  • Premiered: 07/21/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA HubStor TBA Cloud TBA cloud archive TBA Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA analytics TBA data governance TBA compliance TBA Azure TBA Microsoft Azure TBA NAS TBA SAN TBA CIFS TBA NFS TBA SMB TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA e-discovery TBA Active Directory TBA Acaveo TBA Saas TBA Software-as-a-Service TBA cluster TBA dark data TBA Jim Whalen TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services