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Profiles/Reports

NexGen – Storage Control for the Virtual Data Center

In this Taneja Group Product Profile, we examine the challenges facing the data center architect when dealing with consolidating, ever-denser, next generation workloads. Clearly, the most difficult challenges show up in the storage layer. With this in mind, a new generation of storage array providers are coming to market, aiming to scale and provide more performance, in a denser footprint than ever before. But it takes more than just throwing IO at the problem, and NexGen has a unique approach that is poised to go further than ever before in solving problems around enterprise storage.

Publish date: 11/08/11
Profiles/Reports

The HP Storage Portfolio – Building the Foundation for the Virtualized Infrastructure

Over the past couple of years, HP has executed an impressive number of storage acquisitions, and is systematically innovating around each of three key technologies – HP 3PAR, P4000, and their deduplicating StoreOnce. Perhaps nowhere are the synergies more clear than among the virtual infrastructure. In this Opinion, we’ll turn a critical eye toward these synergies, and render the Taneja Group perspective on whether HP is on the right path. 

Publish date: 08/29/11
Profiles/Reports

Selecting Exchange Storage Infrastructure-3 Critical Questions for the Selection of Microsoft..(IBM)

SELECTING EXCHANGE STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE - 3 Critical Questions for the Selection of Microsoft Exchange Storage Infrastructure

Building ideal Microsoft Exchange storage infrastructures has always been an exercise in uncertainty and complexity. Uncertainty in terms of unknown future growth in both capacity and performance demands, and complexity because Microsoft Exchange seems to blossom in storage demanding features and capabilities with each new release. Worse yet, Microsoft itself can sometimes exacerbate the situation, by seemingly injecting Exchange with more storage features and speaking in veiled terms about the usefulness of external storage versus direct attached storage. To be certain, the demands from Exchange mandate something better than direct attached disk (DAS or DAD). In fact, Exchange demands more than run of the mill networked storage (NAS or SAN). In this solution profile, we’ll examine the fundamental pressures found in Exchange environments, and take a look at why it takes more than just capacity, and more than just performance.

Publish date: 11/21/11
news / Blog

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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Scale Computing weighs in with converged storage, compute, VM cluster

SAN FRANCISCO -- Scale Computing today unveiled the HC3, a scale-out converged storage system combining compute, server virtualization and capacity in one box.

  • Premiered: 08/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchVirtualStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Scale Computing TBA VM TBA cluster TBA converged storage TBA Scale
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iSCSI storage system innovation coming from SMB products

A lot of the innovation in iSCSI storage systems is coming from midrange iSCSI vendors. We list some key points to help you determine if iSCSI is a fit for your organization.

  • Premiered: 12/11/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA iSCSI TBA SMB TBA Storage TBA Jeff Boles TBA EqualLogic TBA LeftHand TBA AMI TBA NexGen TBA Scale TBA Scale Computing
news / Blog

Pain Points within the Virtual Infrastructure: How to Not Lose Your Cost Savings

If you're reading this blog chances are you're a storage practitioner, a virtual administrator, or the boss of some of those folks - and you likely know that storage is expensive. But do you know just how expensive?

  • Premiered: 03/28/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Storage Virtualization Virtual Infrastructure Scale Riverbed SteelFusion VMWare VSAN Tintri
news

In the Cloud Era, The Era of Convergence Is Upon Us

The era of IT infrastructure convergence is upon us. Every major vendor has some type of offering under this category. Startups and smaller players are also "talking" convergence. But what exactly is convergence and why are all the vendors so interested in getting included in this category? We will explain below the history of convergence, what it is, what it is not, what benefits accrue from such systems, who the players are, and who is leading the pack in true convergence.

  • Premiered: 06/10/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Virtualization Review TBA Virtualization TBA IT infrastructure TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA convergence TBA Networking TBA HDD TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Hybrid Array TBA Hybrid TBA Cloud Computing TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Hadoop TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Compression TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Remote Office TBA ROBO TBA Compute TBA hyperconvergence TBA Server Virtualization
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Manage Unstructured Data: File Analysis at Scale

Active data is relatively visible and manageable on production systems but the longer data ages, the less visible it becomes to users and processes.

  • Premiered: 04/22/15
  • Author: Christine Taylor
  • Published: Infostor
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Scale TBA data TBA hyperscale TBA Data Management TBA data security TBA eDiscovery TBA file migration TBA EMC TBA IBM TBA InfoSphere TBA SourceOne TBA StoredIQ TBA HP TBA Tarmin TBA DataGravity TBA Qumulo TBA NAS TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Reltio TBA Acaveo
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Arcadia Unveils Industry's Only Unified Visual Analytics and Business Intelligence Platform for Big

Enables Business Users for the First Time to Directly Interact With Data in Hadoop to Glean Rich Insights With Drag-and-Drop Ease; Helps Overcome Barriers to Enterprise-Wide Big Data Adoption

  • Premiered: 06/09/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Sys-Con Media
Topic(s): TBA Arcadia TBA unified TBA visual analytics TBA analytics TBA BI TBA Business Intelligence TBA Big Data TBA Mike Matchett TBA Hadoop TBA flexibility TBA Scale
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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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INFINIDAT Expands InfiniBox Enterprise Storage Family, Introduces Multi-Petabyte Scale Unified

INFINIDAT, a leader in high performance, highly available enterprise storage solutions, announces the expansion of its revolutionary InfiniBox family of storage arrays with the addition of two new capabilities and a new midrange model.

  • Premiered: 09/21/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Business Wire
Topic(s): TBA Infinidat TBA High Performance TBA high availability TBA Enterprise Storage TBA Storage TBA NAS TBA Enterprise TBA Scale TBA Unified Storage TBA Snapshots TBA Snapshot TBA Block Storage TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA InfiniBox TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA SAN TBA Capacity TBA Arun Taneja
Profiles/Reports

Enterprise Storage that Simply Runs and Runs: Infinidat Infinibox Delivers Incredible New Standard

Storage should be the most reliable thing in the data center, not the least. What data centers today need is enterprise storage that affordably delivers at least 7-9's of reliability, at scale. That's a goal of less than three seconds of anticipated unavailability per year - less than the reliability of most data centers.

Data availability is the key attribute enterprises need most to maximize their enterprise storage value, especially as data volumes grow into scales. Yet traditional enterprise storage solutions aren’t keeping pace with the growing need for greater than the oft-touted 5-9’s of storage reliability, instead deferring to layered on methods like additional replication copies, that can drive up latency and cost, or settling for cold tiering which zaps performance and reduces accessibility.

Within the array, as stored data volumes ramp up and disk capacities increase, RAID and related volume/LUN schemes begin to fall down due to longer and longer disk rebuild times that create large windows of vulnerability to unrecoverable data loss. Other vulnerabilities can arise from poor (or at best, default) array designs, software issues, and well-intentioned but often fatal human management and administration. Any new storage solution has to address all of these potential vulnerabilities.

In this report we will look at what we mean by 7-9’s exactly, and what’s really needed to provide 7-9’s of availability for storage. We’ll then examine how Infinidat in particular is delivering on that demanding requirement for those enterprises that require cost-effective enterprise storage at scale.

Publish date: 09/29/15
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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
Profiles/Reports

The HPE Solution to Backup Complexity and Scale: HPE Data Protector and StoreOnce

There are a lot of game-changing trends in IT today including mobility, cloud, and big data analytics. As a result, IT architectures, data centers, and data processing are all becoming more complex – increasingly dynamic, heterogeneous, and distributed. For all IT organizations, achieving great success today depends on staying in control of rapidly growing and faster flowing data.

While there are many ways for IT technology and solution providers to help clients depending on their maturity, size, industry, and key business applications, every IT organization has to wrestle with BURA (Backup, Recovery, and Archiving). Protecting and preserving the value of data is a key business requirement even as the types, amounts, and uses of that data evolve and grow.

For IT organizations, BURA is an ever-present, huge, and growing challenge. Unfortunately, implementing a thorough and competent BURA solution often requires piecing and patching together multiple vendor products and solutions. These never quite fully address the many disparate needs of most organizations nor manage to be very simple or cost-effective to operate. Here is where we see HPE as a key vendor today with all the right parts coming together to create a significant change in the BURA marketplace.

First, HPE is pulling together its top-notch products into a user-ready “solution” that marries both StoreOnce and Data Protector. For those working with either or both of those separately in the past in conjunction with other vendor’s products, it’s no surprise that they each compete favorably one-on-one with other products in the market, but together as an integrated joint solution they beat the best competitor offerings.

But HPE hasn’t just bundled products into solutions, it is undergoing a seismic shift in culture that revitalizes its total approach to market. From product to services to support, HPE people have taken to heart a “customer first” message to provide a truly solution-focused HPE experience. One support call, one ticket, one project manager, addressing the customer’s needs regardless of what internal HPE business unit components are in the “box”. And significantly, this approach elevates HPE from just being a supplier of best-of-breed products into an enterprise-level trusted solution provider addressing business problems head-on. HPE is perhaps the only company completely able to deliver a breadth of solutions spanning IT from top to bottom out of their own internal world-class product lines.

In this report, we’ll examine first why HPE StoreOnce and Data Protector products are truly game changing on their own rights. Then, we will look at why they get even “better together” as a complete BURA solution that can be more flexibly deployed to meet backup challenges than any other solution in the market today.

Publish date: 01/15/16
news

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