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The Greening of the Data Center Technology in Depth

As industry analysts and consultants, the Taneja Group has a single driving mission: to deliver hype-free, accurate, and responsible information about important issues impacting the server and storage industry. This is why we have turned our attention to the green data center, which we believe badly needs insight and clarity in the midst of marketing smokescreens and competing claims. This Technology in Depth represents Taneja Group's take on this important issue. We present the background of the energy crisis, explore important data center trends, and tell you how we believe the industry should respond to a real problem and a real opportunity.

Publish date: 08/01/07
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The Importance of Advanced Storage Virtualization in Virtualized Server Environments - Solution Prof

Server virtualization has become a tried and true approach for enabling a new level of cost savings and operational efficiency in the data center. Enterprises everywhere are rapidly implementing virtualized servers in a quest for better resource utilization, simplified management, and a more flexible infrastructure. Over 85% of these virtualized servers use a SAN and a shared storage model.

Publish date: 10/31/07
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Tips for thin provisioning storage in a health care setting

Thin provisioning storage is now considered mainstream. Every vendor offers thin provisioning as a part of the core functionality on its arrays. In fact, most vendors have taken thin provisioning to the next level by offering intelligence in their arrays. This intelligence can detect when files are deleted and when free space can be reclaimed.

  • Premiered: 09/21/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchHealthIT.com
Topic(s): TBA Thin Provisioning TBA health care
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Intelligence community requires efficient data storage tools

FAIRFAX, Va. -- A data center director in the intelligence community told colleagues at a Storage Decisions conference this week they need to embrace new efficient data storage management technologies such as data deduplication, tiered storage and data archiving to manage exabytes of data with shrinking budgets. He also called on storage vendors to keep new tools coming.

  • Premiered: 11/04/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Thin Provisioning TBA Storage
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Storage Decisions 2014

Mike Matchett speaks on the following topics at Storage Decisions NY:

Attack of the Killer Capacity!
Top Ten ways to reduce storage capacity and give your budget a break. We look at technologies such as compression, deduplication, thin provisioning, archiving, etc., and evaluate the effectiveness of each for managing capacity in various application environments.

Inside-Outside: Build a Hybrid Cloud Storage Infrastructure
Most companies are reluctant to depend on cloud storage too much, but using it for special applications or as another storage tier can make good sense. Learn how to determine the right blend of in-house, private and public cloud storage--and how to make them all work together.

 

  • Premiered: 11/03/14 - 11/04/14
  • Location: New York Hilton Midtown
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett
  • Sponsor(s): TechTarget
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): storage deciscions Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): conference Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Mike Matchett Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): tech target Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Hybrid Cloud Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Hybrid Cloud Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Deduplication Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Compression Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Thin Provisioning Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Archiving
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Prepare for VMware VVOLs and how they will change storage products

The benefits of VMware VVOLs are vast and unquestioned. But most IT shops are struggling to deal with how they are changing today's storage products.

  • Premiered: 04/03/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA LUN TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA Acopia TBA Caching TBA Thin Provisioning TBA Snapshots TBA cloning TBA replication TBA Deduplication TBA Encryption TBA Hypervisor TBA Volumes TBA SAN TBA NAS TBA storage container TBA vSphere TBA DAS TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Virtual SAN
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Infinidat comes out of stealth with PB-scale InfiniBox, funding grab

Moshe Yanai's newest venture launches its InfiniBox hyperscale storage array and says it already has close to 100 customers.

  • Premiered: 04/29/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Infinidat TBA InfiniBox TBA hyperscale TBA Storage TBA Block Storage TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA iSCSI TBA NAS TBA OpenStack TBA Amazon TBA S3 TBA RAM TBA Dell TBA VMWare TBA vCenter TBA replication TBA remote replication TBA Snapshots TBA Thin Provisioning TBA analytics TBA application performance TBA Arun Taneja
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Expert video: Storage thin provisioning to optimize capacity

In his Storage Decisions conference presentation titled "Attack of the Killer Capacity," Mike Matchett discussed different methods of capacity optimization and their benefits, including storage thin provisioning.

  • Premiered: 06/29/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Storage Decisions TBA Storage TBA Thin Provisioning TBA capacity optimization TBA oversubscription TBA clone TBA replicating TBA cloning TBA Snapshot TBA Snapshots TBA Performance
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DP Designed for Flash - Better Together: HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage and StoreOnce System

Flash technology has burst on the IT scene within the past few years with a vengeance. Initially seen simply as a replacement for HDDs, flash now is triggering IT and business to rethink a lot of practices that have been well established for decades. One of those is data protection. Do you protect data the same way when it is sitting on flash as you did when HDDs ruled the day? How do you take into account that at raw cost/capacity levels, flash is still more expensive than HDDs?  Do data deduplication and compression technologies change how you work with flash? Does the fact that flash technology is injected most often to alleviate severe application performance issues require you to rethink how you should protect, manage, and move this data?

These questions apply across the board when flash is injected into storage arrays but even more so when you consider all-flash arrays (AFAs), which are often associated with the most mission-critical applications an enterprise possesses. The expectations for application service levels and data protection recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) are vastly different in these environments. Given this, are existing data protection tools adequate? Or is there a better way to utilize these expensive assets and yet achieve far superior results? The short answer is yes to both.

In this Opinion piece we will focus on answering these questions broadly through the data protection lens. We will then look at a specific case of how data protection can be designed with flash in mind by considering the combination of flash-optimized HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage, HPE StoreOnce System backup appliances, and HPE Recovery Management Central (RMC) software. These elements combine to produce an exceptional solution that meets the stringent application service requirements and data protection RTOs and RPOs that one finds in flash storage environments while keeping costs in check.

Publish date: 06/06/16
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Free Report - Better Together: HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and StoreOnce System Opinion

Flash technology has burst on the IT scene within the past few years with a vengeance. Initially seen simply as a replacement for HDDs, flash now is triggering IT and business to rethink a lot of practices that have been well established for decades. One of those is data protection. Do you protect data the same way when it is sitting on flash as you did when HDDs ruled the day? How do you take into account that at raw cost/capacity levels, flash is still more expensive than HDDs?  Do data deduplication and compression technologies change how you work with flash? Does the fact that flash technology is injected most often to alleviate severe application performance issues require you to rethink how you should protect, manage, and move this data?

These questions apply across the board when flash is injected into storage arrays but even more so when you consider all-flash arrays (AFAs), which are often associated with the most mission-critical applications an enterprise possesses. The expectations for application service levels and data protection recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs) are vastly different in these environments. Given this, are existing data protection tools adequate? Or is there a better way to utilize these expensive assets and yet achieve far superior results? The short answer is yes to both.

In this Opinion piece we will focus on answering these questions broadly through the data protection lens. We will then look at a specific case of how data protection can be designed with flash in mind by considering the combination of flash-optimized HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, HP StoreOnce System backup appliances, and HP StoreOnce Recovery Management Central (RMC) software. These elements combine to produce an exceptional solution that meets the stringent application service requirements and data protection RTOs and RPOs that one finds in flash storage environments while keeping costs in check.

Publish date: 09/25/15
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VMware vSphere 6 release good news for storage admins

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
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA software-defined TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA SDDC TBA Virtualization TBA virtualized infrastructure TBA VSAN TBA VVOLs TBA VMware VVOLs TBA Virtual Volumes TBA VMotion TBA high availability TBA Security TBA scalability TBA Data protection TBA replication TBA VMware PEX TBA Fault Tolerance TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Provisioning TBA Storage Management TBA SLA TBA 3D Flash TBA FT TBA vCPU TBA CPU
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Disaggregation marks an evolution in hyper-convergence

Hyper-convergence vendors are pushing forward with products that will offer disaggregation, the latest entry into the data center paradigm.

  • Premiered: 08/03/16
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA disaggregated storage TBA Storage TBA disaggregation TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Datacenter TBA Data Center TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Moore's Law TBA Hypervisor TBA software-defined TBA DataCore TBA EMC TBA ScaleIO TBA HPE TBA StoreVirtual TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA VSA TBA VMWare TBA VMware VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA SAN TBA Virtualization TBA cluster TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA VxRack
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HPE StoreVirtual 3200: A Look at the Only Entry Array with Scale-out and Scale-up

Innovation in traditional external storage has recently taken a back seat to the current market darlings of All Flash Arrays and Software-defined Scale-out Storage. Can there be a better way to redesign the mainstream dual-controller array that has been a popular choice for entry-level shared storage for the last 20 years?  Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) claims the answer is a resounding Yes.

HPE StoreVirtual 3200 (SV3200) is a new entry storage device that leverages HPE’s StoreVirtual Software-defined Storage (SDS) technology combined with an innovative use of low-cost ARM-based controller technology found in high-end smartphones and tablets. This approach allows HPE to leverage StoreVirtual technology to create an entry array that is more cost effective than using the same software on a set of commodity X86 servers. Optimizing the cost/performance ratio using ARM technology instead of excessive power hungry processing and memory using X86 computers unleashes an attractive SDS product unmatched in affordability. For the first time, an entry storage device can both Scale-up and Scale-out efficiently and also have the additional flexibility to be compatible with a full complement of hyper-converged and composable infrastructure (based on the same StoreVirtual technology). This unique capability gives businesses the ultimate flexibility and investment protection as they transition to a modern infrastructure based on software-defined technologies. The SV3200 is ideal for SMB on-premises storage and enterprise remote office deployments. In the future, it will also enable low-cost capacity expansion for HPE’s Hyper Converged and Composable infrastructure offerings.

Taneja Group evaluated the HPE SV3200 to validate the fit as an entry storage device. Ease-of-use, advanced data services, and supportability were just some of the key attributes we validated with hands-on testing. What we found was that the SV3200 is an extremely easy-to-use device that can be managed by IT generalists. This simplicity is good news for both new customers that cannot afford dedicated administrators and also for those HPE customers that are already accustomed to managing multiple HPE products that adhere to the same HPE OneView infrastructure management paradigm. We also validated that the advanced data services of this entry array match that of the field proven enterprise StoreVirtual products already in the market. The SV3200 can support advanced features such as linear scale-out and multi-site stretch cluster capability that enables advanced business continuity techniques rarely found in storage products of this class. What we found is that HPE has raised the bar for entry arrays, and we strongly recommend businesses that are looking at either SDS technology or entry storage strongly consider HPE’s SV3200 as a product that has the flexibility to provide the best of both. A starting price at under $10,000 makes it very affordable to start using this easy, powerful, and flexible array. Give it a closer look.

Publish date: 04/11/17
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Layer 3 network integration from Datera uses nodes as endpoints

An updated version presents Datera Elastic Data Fabric storage nodes as a cluster of L3 network endpoints in anticipation of increased container adoption.

  • Premiered: 04/27/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Datera TBA cluster TBA Jeff Kato TBA container TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA scale-out TBA Docker TBA LAN TBA Mobility TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Block Storage TBA Elastic Block Storage TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA Dell EMC TBA ScaleIO TBA Hedvig TBA object storage TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA hybrid flash TBA HPE TBA Supermicro TBA hyperscale TBA Intel TBA VMWare TBA VMware VSAN TBA VSAN