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Dedupe added to Nutanix storage performance tiers

Startup Nutanix Inc. today upgraded the software for its hyper-converged storage systems, adding deduplication for data stored on flash and memory tiers and beta support for Microsoft Hyper-V.

  • Premiered: 09/06/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Nutanix TBA Deduplication TBA hyper-converged TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Virtualization
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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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Dell strikes OEM deal with Nutanix to sell hyper-converged storage

Dell today revealed plans to resell Nutanix hyper-converged storage software on Dell hardware, launched an entry-level Compellent SAN array and disclosed a multi-year plan to integrate its Compellent and EqualLogic platforms.

  • Premiered: 06/24/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Dell TBA Nutanix TBA hyper convergence TBA hyper-converged TBA Storage TBA Compellent TBA Dell Compellent TBA SAN TBA EqualLogic TBA PowerEdge TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Virtualization TBA Deduplication TBA scalability TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA iSCSI TBA replication TBA Arun Taneja
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Flash storage arrays gain features, boost capacity

New all-flash storage array models from IBM, Violin Memory and Kaminario follow trend of boosting data reduction and management features, adding higher capacity options.

  • Premiered: 07/29/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA IBM TBA Violin Memory TBA Kaminario TBA All Flash TBA all flash array TBA AFA TBA Inline TBA Deduplication TBA replication TBA SSD TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Arun Taneja TBA FalconStor TBA Microsoft TBA Windows Flash Array TBA Concerto 7000 TBA 3PAR TBA HP TBA Nimbus Data TBA Nimbus TBA Pure Storage TBA Skyera TBA SolidFire TBA EMC TBA XtremeIO TBA Hitachi TBA NetApp
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Reference architectures bring appliance feel to hyper-converged systems

Using a reference architecture with software-only hyper-converged systems can be a good way to make the software feel more like a complete system.

  • Premiered: 09/30/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA TechTarget TBA Arun Taneja TBA hyperconverged TBA converged TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA scale-out TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA VDI
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What's the Cost to Your Business of Not Using Flash Storage?

Flash delivers speedy, versatile storage that enables game-changing application performance.

  • Premiered: 10/20/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BizTech Magazine
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA SSD TBA HDD TBA Performance TBA NetApp TBA High Performance TBA Low latency TBA Nutanix TBA Virtualization TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA convergence TBA hybrid flash TBA Hybrid Array TBA EMC TBA XtremeIO TBA Deduplication TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA PCIe TBA Big Data TBA Virtual Server
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Flash runs past read cache

Just because you can add a cache doesn't mean you should. It is possible to have the wrong kind, so weigh your options before implementing memory-based cache for a storage boost.

  • Premiered: 10/16/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Mike Matchett TBA VDI TBA Virtualization TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Deduplication TBA Caching TBA NVRAM TBA DRAM TBA Atlantis Computing TBA Pernix TBA PernixData TBA Astute Networks TBA All Flash TBA Performance TBA HP TBA StoreOnce TBA Oracle
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Figuring out the real price of flash technology

Sometimes comparing the costs of flash arrays is an apples-to-oranges affair -- interesting, but not very helpful.

  • Premiered: 11/04/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA hybrid flash TBA Hybrid Array TBA TCO TBA latency TBA bandwith TBA Protection TBA Data protection TBA Load DynamiX TBA Violin Memory TBA Pure Storage TBA NAND TBA HP TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA EMC TBA XtremeIO TBA StoreServ TBA IBM TBA IBM FlashSystem TBA FlashSystem TBA Kaminario TBA Nimble Storage TBA Tegile
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Dell XC Web-Scale Hyperconverged Series: A Solution for your Most Dynamic Virtualized Environments

Over the past few years, to reduce cost and to improve time-to-value, converged infrastructure systems – the integration of compute, networking and storage - have been readily adopted by large enterprise users. The success of these systems results from the deployment of purpose built integrated converged infrastructure optimized for the most common IT workloads like Private Cloud, Big Data, Virtualization, Database and Desktop Virtualization (VDI). Traditionally these converged infrastructure systems have been built using a three-tier architecture; where compute, networking and storage, while integrated together in same rack, still consisted of best-in-breed standalone devices. These systems work well in stable, predictable environments, however, many virtualized environments are now dynamic with unpredictable growth, traditional three-tier architectures often times lack the simplicity, scalability and flexibility needed to operate in such environments.

Enter HyperConvergence, where the three-tier architecture has been collapsed into a single system that is purpose-built for virtualization from the ground up with virtualization, compute and storage, along with advanced features such as deduplication, compression and data protection, are all integrated into an x86 industry-standard building block node. These devices are built upon scale-out architectures with a 100% VM centric management paradigm. The simplicity, scalability and flexibility of this architecture make it a perfect fit for many virtualized environments.

Dell XC Web-scale Converged Appliances powered by Nutanix software are delivered as a series of HyperConverged products that are extremely flexible, scalable and can fit many enterprise workloads. In this solution brief we will examine what constitutes a dynamic virtualized environment and how the Dell XC Web-scale Appliance series fits into such an environment. We can confidently state that by implementing Dell’s XC flexible range of Web-scale appliances, businesses can deploy solutions across a broad spectrum of virtualized workloads where flexibility, scalability and simplicity are critical requirements. Dell is an ideal partner to deliver Nutanix software because of its global reach, streamlined operations and enterprise systems solutions expertise. The company is bringing HyperConverged platforms to the masses and by introducing the second generation of the XC Series appliances enables them to reach an even broader set of customers.

Publish date: 04/30/15
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5 Ways the Sanbolic Acquisition Could Change Citrix

The VDI giant is evolving beyond its core competency. That's a good thing.

  • Premiered: 01/14/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Sanbolic TBA Citrix TBA SDS TBA Software Defined Storage TBA software-defined storage TBA VMWare TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA Linux TBA Windows TBA KVM TBA Xen TBA Hyper-V TBA VSA TBA vSphere TBA Microsoft TBA IBM TBA Red Hat TBA HP TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA virtual desktop TBA CloudPlatform TBA NetScaler
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How can I simplify storage allocation for virtual desktops?

Find out the easiest methods of allocating storage for a virtual desktop infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 04/06/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA virtual desktop TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA VMWare TBA Horizon View TBA Citrix TBA XenDesktop TBA MCS TBA Machine Creation Services TBA Clones TBA Tom Fenton
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Should I use an all-flash or hybrid array for my virtual desktop environment?

Taneja Group's Tom Fenton weighs the benefits and drawbacks of using hybrid and all-flash arrays for storage in this expert answer.

  • Premiered: 04/08/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA all-flash TBA All Flash TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Hybrid Array TBA Hybrid TBA hybrid storage TBA VDI TBA virtual desktop TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Storage TBA IOPS TBA HDD
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Nimboxx broadens Atomic Unit platform to support HA

Nimboxx adds high availability features to its Atomic Unit to support migrating storage from physical to highly available virtual machines.

  • Premiered: 04/10/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Nimboxx TBA HA TBA high availability TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Storage TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA MeshOS TBA virtual desktop TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA KVM TBA Hypervisor TBA Migration TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing TBA Arun Taneja
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Are data reduction techniques essential in VDI environments?

Data reduction methods can help shrink your storage footprint and costs. Here are some guidelines for incorporating these approaches into your VDI environment.

  • Premiered: 04/13/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA Tom Fenton TBA TechTarget TBA Data reduction TBA VDI TBA virtual desktop TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Storage TBA Enterprise Storage TBA Data Storage TBA Deduplication TBA data compression TBA Virtualization
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HP ConvergedSystem: Solution Positioning for HP ConvergedSystem Hyper-Converged Products

Converged infrastructure systems – the integration of compute, networking, and storage - have rapidly become the preferred foundational building block adopted by businesses of all shapes and sizes. The success of these systems has been driven by an insatiable desire to make IT simpler, faster, and more efficient. IT can no longer afford the effort and time to custom build their infrastructure from best of breed D-I-Y components. Purpose built converged infrastructure systems have been optimized for the most common IT workloads like Private Cloud, Big Data, Virtualization, Database and Desktop Virtualization (VDI).

Traditionally these converged infrastructure systems have been built using a three-tier architecture; where compute, networking and storage, integrated at the rack level gave businesses the flexibility to cover the widest range of solution workload requirements while still using well-known infrastructure components. Emerging onto the scene recently has been a more modular approach to convergence using what we term Hyper-Convergence. With hyper-convergence, the three-tier architecture has been collapsed into a single system appliance that is purpose-built for virtualization with hypervisor, compute, and storage with advanced data services all integrated into an x86 industry-standard building block.

In this paper we will examine the ideal solution environments where Hyper-Converged products have flourished. We will then give practical guidance on solution positioning for HP’s latest ConvergedSystem Hyper-Converged product offerings.

Publish date: 05/07/15
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Load DynamiX adds workload modeling to storage performance tool

The Load DynamiX update adds built-in workload models to support OpenStack, Ceph, Amazon S3, NFSv 4.1 and steady-state VDI.

  • Premiered: 05/22/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Load DynamiX TBA Storage TBA Storage Performance TBA OpenStack TBA Ceph TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA NFSv TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA storage performance validation TBA Block Storage TBA Mike Matchett
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In the Cloud Era, The Era of Convergence Is Upon Us

What exactly is convergence and what is making vendors scramble to get included in this category?

  • Premiered: 06/10/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA IT infrastructure TBA convergence TBA Storage TBA HDD TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA Storage Virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Hybrid Array TBA Hybrid TBA Backup TBA Hadoop TBA Cloud Storage TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Capacity TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA RTO TBA RPO TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyperconverged TBA VCE TBA VMWare TBA Cisco TBA EMC
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Hyperconvergence Finally Gets Scale At VMware

EVO:RACK, now known as EVO SDDC (no colon) are supporting a more diverse set of hardware and much greater scale, says VMware.

  • Premiered: 08/31/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: The Platform
Topic(s): TBA VMWare TBA EVO:RACK TBA EVO:RAIL TBA EVO SDDC TBA Datacenter TBA Data Center TBA Performance TBA ESXi TBA Hypervisor TBA vSphere TBA VSAN TBA Virtual SAN TBA Virtual SAN Appliance TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA EMC TBA HP TBA Pivot3 TBA Scale Computing TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Cloud TBA Dell TBA VCE TBA Cisco TBA Software Defined Data Center TBA SDDC TBA SAN
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Reduxio launches hybrid array with built-in protection

Startup Reduxio Systems launches hybrid storage system with BackDating data recovery to any second in time, inline dedupe, and continuous block tiering.

  • Premiered: 09/04/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Reduxio TBA Hybrid Array TBA Protection TBA Hybrid TBA Storage TBA data optimization TBA Optimization TBA Data protection TBA inline deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA flash hybrid TBA CDP TBA Continuous Data Protection TBA Recovery TBA Snapshot TBA Snapshots TBA Compression TBA Virtualization TBA Metadata TBA Data reduction TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA virtual desktop TBA Mike Matchett TBA Auto Tiering TBA Jeff Kato TBA clone
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Navigate today's hyper-converged market

The hyper-converged market is rife with products from competing vendors, making choosing a hyper-converged system a difficult proposition.

  • Premiered: 11/05/15
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA hyper convergence TBA hyper-converged TBA Storage TBA HCI TBA Dell TBA EMC TBA HP TBA VMWare TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity TBA DataCore TBA Gridstore TBA Maxta TBA Nimboxx TBA Pivot3 TBA modular TBA scalability TBA scalable TBA VDI TBA Virtual Desktop Infrastructure TBA Performance TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA VM-centric TBA Virtualization TBA Microsoft TBA KVM TBA Hypervisor TBA Open Source