Items Tagged: Storage+Management
Sun AppIQ Announcement - Opinion
Sun and AppIQ have announced a broad strategic relationship whereby Sun plans to offer co-branded management solutions leveraging AppIQ’s Storage Authority Suite under its StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager framework. As part of the deal, Sun and AppIQ have agreed to jointly develop new management solutions based on AppIQ’s technology platform.
StorageTek Acquires Storability - Opinion
StorageTek announced that it has acquired Storability Software, a provider of SRM solutions to the enterprise market. We believe this acquisition will deliver significant value to StorageTek as it continues its transformation into an integrated provider of data management solutions. Storability gains a massive channel for its differentiated storage management products.
HP Inks Deal with AppIQ - Opinion
HP has entered into strategic distribution and development partnership with AppIQ. Through this agreement, AppIQ will license its StorageAuthority Suite to HP which will resell the software through its global sales channel under the HP Storage Essentials brand. In addition, AppIQ and HP will work to tightly integrate HP Storage Essentials with HP Systems Insight Manager and HP OpenView solutions to deliver an integrated end-to-end server, storage and systems management framework.
IBM Creates Aperi - Opinion
The IT industry has a history peppered with groups, initiatives and consortia vocally committed to the politically correct (to customers) vision of open source. At SNW this month IBM announced the creation of Aperi, an open source consortium focused on heterogeneous storage management.
EMC ControlCenter 6.0 Pumps Up the Volume - Product Profile
Enterprise data center management is far from simple. A dizzying array of interdependencies and relationships among applications, servers, storage, and networks and among virtualized, physical, and mixed resources conspire to make tracking, troubleshooting, and optimizing the overall infrastructure very difficult. Further exacerbating this tangled web of dependencies is the fact that the data center is organized by different functional specialties (server administration, storage administration, network management, etc) that must work together in order to optimize the overall performance and operations of crucial mission critical applications. Cross domain collaboration becomes critical in operating a data center at peak efficiency.
Here are some excerpts from a recent podcast I did with Todd Erickson over at SearchStorage.com.
Check out this Q&A podcast featuring Taneja Group senior analyst and director of validations services, Jeff Boles, as he goes into detail about storage management tools for virtual server environments, how these tools differ in virtual environments compared to physical, criteria for choosing a storage management solution and more.
Jeff Boles is the Senior Analyst and Director of Validation Services at the Taneja Group.
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
The storage management challenges with hybrid clouds derive from their distributed architecture and disparate hosting that must be viewed as a single, seamless, end-to-end system. Successful implementation of hybrid cloud storage requires having the right IT infrastructure and management solution that provides key brokering functionality across mixed storage environments.
Join us on this webinar to gain critical insight and understanding of the essential storage resource management capabilities of OnCommand Insight and how it moves beyond the basics to:
•Provide end-to-end visibility of storage resources
•Understand current workloads and determine if they can be supported cloud deployments
•Optimize the storage infrastructure
•Analyze risks, minimize downtime, and speed cloud deployment
•Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst & Consultant; Taneja Group
•Donald Bourque, Product Mgt. TME, OnCommand Insight; NetApp
•David Boland, Senior Product Marketing Manager; NetApp
- Premiered: 01/21/15
- Location: OnDemand
- Speaker(s): Mike Matchett, Taneja Group; Donald Bourque, NetApp; David Boland, NetApp
VMware's vSphere 6 release shows that the vendor is aiming for a completely software-defined data center with a fully virtualized infrastructure.
- Premiered: 10/05/15
- Author: Arun Taneja
- Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Get a complete listing of the resources, use cases and requirements that need to be taken into account before starting a hybrid cloud deployment project.
- Premiered: 02/29/16
- Author: Jeff Byrne
- Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
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.
Datera Continues to Elevate the Data Storage Landscape by Enabling Continuous and Faster App Delivery, Massive Scalability and Price-Performance Flexibility for All Apps and Infrastructure Stacks.
- Premiered: 09/27/16
- Author: Taneja Group
- Published: MarketWatch
Dell SC7000 Series Unified Storage Platform
The challenge for mid-sized business is that they have smaller IT staffs and smaller budgets than the enterprise, yet still need high availability, high performance, and robust capacity on their storage systems. Every storage system will deliver parts of the solution but very, very few will deliver simplicity, efficiency, performance, availability, and capacity on a low-cost system.
We’re not blaming the storage system makers, since it’s hard to offer a storage system with all of these benefits and still maintain acceptable profit. It has been difficult for the storage manufacturers to design enterprise storage features into an affordable mid-ranged storage system that is enterprise-capable yet still yield enough profit to sustain the research and development needed to keep the product viable.
Dell is a master at this game with its Storage Center Intel-based portfolio. SC series range from an entry-level model up to enterprise datacenter class, with most of the middle line devoted to delivering enterprise features for the mid-market business. A few months ago Taneja Group reviewed and validated high availability features across the economical SC line. Dell is able to deliver those features because the SC operating system (SCOS) and FluidFS software stacks operate across every system in the SC family. Features are developed in such a way that a broad range of products can be deployed with enterprise data services each with highly tuned cost versus performance balance.
Dell’s new SC7000 series carries on with this successful game plan as the first truly unified storage platform for the popular SC line. Starting with the SC7020, this series now unifies block and file data in an extremely efficient and affordable architecture. And like all SC family members, the SC7020 comes with enterprise capabilities including high performance and availability, centralized management, storage efficiencies and more; all at mid-market pricing.
What distinguishes the SC7020 though is the level of efficiency and affordability that is rare for enterprise capable systems. Simple and efficient deployment, consistent management across all Storage Center platforms and investment protection through in-chassis upgrades (SC series can support multiple types of media within the same enclosure), makes the SC7020 an ideal choice for mid-market businesses. Add on auto-tiering (effectively right-sizing most frequently used data to the fastest media tier), built-in compression and multi-protocol support, provides these customers with a storage solution that evolves with their business needs
In this Solution Profile, Taneja Group explores how the cost-effective SC7020 delivers enterprise features to the data-intensive mid-market, and how Dell’s approach mitigates tough customer challenges.