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Unified storage systems showdown: NetApp FAS vs. EMC VNX

When EMC Corp. rolled out its VNX and VNXe storage platform this year, it shone a bright light on unified storage systems and intensified its competition with NetApp.

  • Premiered: 07/07/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA EMC TBA NetApp TBA VNX TBA VNXe TBA Unified Storage
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EMC Drives at Price/Performance by Rebuilding VNX Guts

There is no doubt that vendors are hotly competing for all those exabytes of storage that IT is eating up these days. But yesterday's storage platforms often can't keep up with either the growth of data or the pace of technology. EMC for one isn't going to lay back and milk their footprint with aging solutions. Today they are announcing a new version of the unified mid-range VNX that's been heavily re-engineered to take advantage of increasingly cost-effective compute and flash resources.

  • Premiered: 09/04/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): EMC VNX Storage
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HP says its all-flash array now matches fast disks on price

On Monday at its Discover conference in Las Vegas, HP announced updates to the all-flash HP 3Par StoreServ 7450 Storage array that can push its cost below $2 per usable gigabyte, according to the company.

  • Premiered: 06/10/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechWorld
Topic(s): TBA HP TBA SSD TBA StoreServ TBA 3PAR TBA Flash TBA Skyera TBA Kaminario TBA EMC TBA VNX TBA Deduplication TBA Arun Taneja
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EMC VMAX array embeds backup, cloud services

EMC launched its latest VMAX high-end enterprise SAN array today, adding a new threaded operating system for managing workloads dynamically and the ability to embed application services on the array.

  • Premiered: 07/08/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA EMC TBA VMAX TBA Backup TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Cloud TBA QoS TBA TwinStrata TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Project Centaur TBA EMC World TBA ViPR TBA VNX TBA Hybrid Cloud
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Commodity storage has its place, but an all-flash architecture thrills

Every day we hear of budget-savvy IT folks attempting to leverage commodity servers and disks by layering on software-implemented storage services. But at the same time, and at some of the same datacenters, highly optimized flash-fueled acceleration technologies are racing in with competitive performance and compelling price comparisons.

  • Premiered: 09/05/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA all flash array TBA All Flash TBA EMC TBA VNX TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA object storage TBA XtremeIO TBA Pure Storage TBA Kaminario TBA HP TBA 3PAR TBA Violin Memory TBA Avalanche Technology TBA NAND TBA MRAM TBA Internet of Things
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Unified Storage Array Efficiency: HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400c versus EMC VNX 5600 (TVS)

The IT industry is in the middle of a massive transition toward simplification and efficiency around managing on-premise infrastructure at today’s enterprise data centers. In the past few years there has been a rampant onset of technology clearly focused at simplifying and radically changing the economics of traditional enterprise infrastructure. These technologies include Public/Private Clouds, Converged Infrastructure, and Integrated Systems to name a few. All of these technologies are geared to provide more efficiency of resources, take less time to administer, all at a reduced TCO. However, these technologies all rely on efficiency and simplicity of the underlying technologies of Compute, Network, and Storage. Often times the overall solution is only as good as the weakest link in the chain. The storage tier of the traditional infrastructure stack is often considered the most complex to manage.

This technology validation focuses on measuring the efficiency and management simplicity by comparing two industry leading mid-range external storage arrays configured in the use case of unified storage. Unified storage has been a popular approach to storage subsystems that consolidates both file access and block access within a single external array thus being able to share the same precious drive capacity resources across both protocols simultaneously. Businesses value the ability to send server workloads down a high performance low latency block protocol while still taking advantage of simplicity and ease of sharing file protocols to various clients. In the past businesses would have either setup a separate file server in front of their block array or buy completely separate NAS devices, thus possibly over buying storage resource and adding complexity. Unified storage takes care of this by providing ease of managing one storage device for all business workload needs. In this study we compared the attributes of storage efficiency and ease of managing and monitoring an EMC VNX unified array versus an HP 3PAR StoreServ unified array. The approach we used was to setup two arrays side-by-side and recorded the actual complexity of managing each array for file and block access, per the documents and guides provided for each product. We also went through the exercise of sizing various arrays via publicly available configuration guides to see what the expected storage density efficiency would be for some typically configured systems.

Our conclusion was nothing short of astonishment. In the case of the EMC VNX2 technology, the approach to unification more closely resembles a hardware packaging and management veneer approach than what would have been expected for a second generation unified storage system. HP 3PAR StoreServ on the other hand, in its second generation of unified storage has transitioned the file protocol services from external controllers to completely converged block and file services within the common array controllers. In addition, all the data path and control plumbing is completely internal as well with no need to wire loop back cables between controllers. HP has also made the investment to create a totally new management paradigm based on the HP OneView management architecture, which radically simplifies the administrative approach to managing infrastructure. After performing this technology validation we can state with confidence that HP 3PAR StoreServ 7400c is 2X easier to provision, 2X easier to monitor, and up to 2X more data density efficient than a similarly configured EMC VNX 5600. 

Publish date: 12/03/14
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Why a storage reference architecture matters in software-defined IT

Software-defined and hyper-converged storage don't eliminate the need for vendor reference architectures.

  • Premiered: 12/11/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA software-defined TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA reference architectures TBA SDS TBA software-defined storage TBA EMC TBA VNX TBA replication TBA DataCore TBA SAN TBA SANsymphony TBA convergence TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Server Virtualization TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Networking TBA Compute TBA Data Deduplication TBA flexibility
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General Purpose Disk Array Buying Guide

The disk array remains the core element of any storage infrastructure. So it’s appropriate that we delve into it in a lot more detail.

  • Premiered: 02/17/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Enterprise Storage Forum
Topic(s): TBA Disk TBA Storage TBA VDI TBA virtual desktop TBA NAS TBA Network Attached Storage TBA VCE TBA VNX TBA HDS TBA EMC TBA HP TBA NetApp TBA Hitachi Data Systems TBA Hitachi TBA IBM TBA Dell TBA Syncplicity TBA VSPEX TBA IBM SVC TBA SAN Volume Controller TBA software-defined TBA Software Defined Storage TBA SDS TBA Storwize TBA Storwize V7000 TBA replication TBA Automated Tiering TBA tiering TBA Virtualization TBA 3PAR
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Hadoop Storage Options: Time to Ditch DAS?

Hadoop is immensely popular today because it makes big data analysis cheap and simple: you get a cluster of commodity servers and use their processors as compute nodes to do the number crunching, while their internal direct attached storage (DAS) operate as very low cost storage nodes.

  • Premiered: 02/19/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Infostor
Topic(s): TBA Hadoop TBA Storage TBA DAS TBA Direct attached storage TBA Compute TBA SATA TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA data TBA MapReduce TBA YARN TBA Hadoop 2 TBA data lake TBA data refinery TBA Enterprise Storage TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA compliance TBA Security TBA Business Continuity TBA Performance TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel TBA SAN TBA NAS TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA MapR
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Potential impact of Dell Buying EMC for VCE Customers – It may be a good time to try HyperConverged

Even with the improved ease-of-use with converged 3-tier products like EMC VCE, customers routinely see complexity and cost as key reasons to switch to HCI.

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Taneja Group Predictions for 2016 – Arun Taneja, #3

We thought the bloodbath for traditional external storage array products would subside by now but now we believe it will continue unabated into 2016.

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Arun's takeaways from EMC World 2016

Chad Sakacs said EMC will be #1 market share leader in HyperConvergence space by the end of 2016. Nutanix is, of course, the main target. VxRack 1000 announced to cover VMware, OpenStack and Cloud Native segments, using Flex, SDDC and Neutrino Nodes. I saw no signs of worry that these products will negatively affect existing SAN and NAS products. EMC doesn’t seem to care what product sells, as long as it is an EMC product; the customer is free to choose what fits the task. This attitude will serve it well in the infrastructure transition happening right now.

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Scale-out software-defined storage market menaces traditional storage

Scale-out software-defined storage is on the rise to the detriment and decline of traditional storage products and arrays.

  • Premiered: 04/05/17
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA scale-out SDS TBA Dell EMC TBA VNX TBA HPE TBA NetApp TBA FAS TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA RDMA TBA latency TBA CAPEX TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA Virtualization TBA software-defined virtualization TBA OmniStack TBA data virtualization TBA Nutanix TBA Microsoft Azure TBA VMware VSAN TBA VSAN
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Hyper-converged infrastructure products give data centers a boost

Hyper-converged products take your data center and network to new heights by leveraging industry-first infrastructure innovations to improve storage and more.

  • Premiered: 06/07/17
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged Infrastructure
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Data Center TBA Storage TBA VCE TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Dell EMC TBA NetApp TBA FAS TBA VNX TBA HPE TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Hedvig TBA Amazon Web Services TBA AWS TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Microsoft TBA SwiftStack TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Cisco TBA HDS TBA Hitachi Data Systems TBA IBM TBA Compute