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VMware coaxes vSphere 5 upgrades with new VMFS, SRM

It’s still in the early days for VMware vSphere 5, but new versions of the Virtual Machine File System and Site Recovery Manager are emerging as prime motivators for an upgrade.

  • Premiered: 12/01/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchServerVirtualization.com
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA vSphere 5 TBA VMFS TBA SRM
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Breaking Down VMware's VSAN 6

How does the new, all-flash version compare with VSAN 5.5?

  • Premiered: 02/03/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA All Flash TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA VSAN TBA VMWare TBA VMware VSAN TBA SDS TBA software-defined TBA software defined TBA Software Defined Storage TBA Hypervisor TBA Virtualization TBA Low latency TBA Capacity TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA VMFS TBA Storage TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Array TBA hybrid flash TBA vSphere
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Five key VMware VVOLs takeaways

The highly anticipated VMware Virtual Volumes feature is now available, and increasing vendor support is expected over the next 18 months.

  • Premiered: 03/20/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA VMWare TBA VMware VVOLs TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA VMware Virtual Volumes TBA Virtual Volumes TBA vSphere TBA vSphere 6 TBA LUN TBA Virtual Machine TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Storage TBA VSAN TBA VMware VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA VMFS TBA Virtual Machine File System TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel TBA iSCSI TBA NFS TBA IB TBA InfiniBand TBA SMB TBA CIFS TBA ESXi TBA EMC TBA DP
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What do I need to know about implementing vSphere VVOLs?

VSphere VVOLs are making a splash in the storage market. Taneja Group expert Tom Fenton answers questions regarding updates to firmware and software.

  • Premiered: 04/30/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA VVOL TBA VVOLs TBA Virtual Volumes TBA VMware Virtual Volumes TBA vSphere 6 TBA HP TBA IBM TBA NEC TBA SANBlaze TBA VMFS TBA NAS TBA SAN TBA Storage
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SanDisk Unveils Integrated Data Service for VMware vSphere with Next Generation FlashSoft Software

VMware Design Partner for Caching Solution Brings Host-Based Flash Acceleration to vSphere 6 Ecosystem

  • Premiered: 08/31/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: MarketWatch
Topic(s): TBA SanDisk TBA VMWare TBA vSphere TBA FlashSoft TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA SSD TBA Virtualization TBA VAIO TBA VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA Network File System TBA NFS TBA VMFS TBA API TBA Performance TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS
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Petabyte-Scale Backup Storage Without Compromise: A Look at Scality RING for Enterprise Backup

Traditional backup storage is being challenged by the immense growth of data. These solutions including tape, RAID devices that are gated by controllers and dedicated storage appliances simply aren’t designed for today’s enterprise backup storage at petabyte levels, especially when that data lives in geographically distributed environments. This insufficiency is due in large part to inefficiency and limited data protection, as well as the limited scalability and the lack of flexibility of these traditional storage solutions.

These constraints can lead to multiple processes and many storage systems to manage. Storage silos develop as a result, creating complexity, increasing operational costs and adding risk. It is not unusual for companies to have 10-20 different storage systems to achieve petabyte storage capacity, which is inefficient from a management point of view. And if companies want to move data from one storage system to another, the migration process can take a lot of time and place even more demand on data center resources.

And the concerns go beyond management complexity. Companies face higher capital costs due to relatively high priced proprietary storage hardware, and worse, limited fault tolerance, which can lead to data loss if a system incurs simultaneous disk failures. Slow access speeds also present a major challenge if IT teams need to restore large amounts of data from tape while maintaining production environments. As a result, midsized companies, large enterprises and service providers that experience these issues have begun to shift to software-defined storage solutions and scale-out object storage technology that addresses the shortcomings of traditional backup storage.

Software-defined scale out storage is attractive for large-scale data backup because these storage solutions offer linear performance and hardware independence – two core capabilities that drive tremendous scalability and enable cost-effective storage solutions. Add to this the high fault tolerance of object storage platforms, and it’s easy to see why software-defined object storage solutions are rapidly becoming the preferred backup storage approach for petabyte-scale data environments. A recent Taneja Group survey underscores the benefits of software-defined scale out storage. IT professionals indicated that the top benefits of software-defined, scale-out architecture on industry standard servers are a high level of flexibility (34%), low cost of deployment (34%), modular scalability (32%), and ability to purchase hardware separate from software (32%).

Going a step further, the Scality backup storage solution built upon the Scality RING platform offers the rare combination of scalability, durability and affordability plus the flexibility to handle mixed workloads at petabyte-scale. Scality backup storage achieves this by supporting multiple file and object protocols so companies can backup files, objects and VMs, leveraging a scale-out file system that delivers linear performance as system capacity increases, offering advanced data protection for extreme fault tolerance, enabling hardware independence for better price performance and providing auto balancing that enables migration-free hardware upgrades.

In this paper, we will look at the limitations of backup appliances and Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and the key requirements for backup storage at petabyte-scale. We will also study the Scality RING software-defined architecture and provide an overview of the Scality backup storage solution.

Publish date: 10/18/16