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Violin Bares New Gen of All-Flash Teeth

Recently I hosted a second all-flash vendor panel on our Taneja Group BrightTalk channel. Violin Memory and IBM squared off (and tended to agree on many points) on the current good use cases, applications, and futures of the high-performance end of the flash storage market, with Netapp providing some balanced commentary based on their upcoming all-flash solution (FlashRay). Violin's perspective was that efficiently designed all-flash systems are starting to be so cost-competitive they are taking over tier 1 AND tier 2 workloads in the datacenter, and by the way, a competitive data center has already completely transitioned to their all flash storage. Flash forward a couple of weeks (pun intended), and we see Violin today rolling out a newly revamped all-flash platform (7300 and 7700 series)...

  • Premiered: 02/17/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Violin Memory all-flash Storage IBM NetApp
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The evolution of flash-based storage arrays

Oracle and HP prove that it's just not a case of all-flash or hybrid when selecting a solid-state-enhanced array.

  • Premiered: 03/05/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA Oracle TBA HP TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Array TBA hybrid storage TBA FS1-2 TBA EMC TBA XtremIO TBA all-flash TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nimble TBA HDD TBA Fusion-IO TBA PCI Express TBA Tintri TBA Pure Storage TBA Violin Memory TBA Auto-Tiering TBA QoS TBA 3PAR TBA IBM TBA FlashSystem
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Increase Performance while Lowering TCO

Arun Taneja, Founder of The Taneja Group and industry expert, and Kelly Murphy, Founder and CTO, Gridstore, will explore:

*What is HCI?
*What are the IT trends that are driving towards HCI?
*What are customers using it for and why?
*The future of HCI is here with all-flash architecture

Attend the entire webinar and be entered to win one of three $100 (£100 or €100) gift cards!

*On Demand link currently unavailable, please contact us for more information*

  • Premiered: 03/26/15
  • Location: Live
  • Speaker(s): Arun Taneja, Founder & Consulting Analyst, Taneja Group; Kelly Murphy, Founder & CTO, Gridstore
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): HCI Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): hyperconverged Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): hyperconvergence Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): TCO Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Flash Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): all-flash Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): SSD
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Industry Icon Arun Taneja to Host Gridstore Webinar on Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure architecture purpose-built for Microsoft workloads, today announced the third in its 2015 series of webinars hosted by storage industry visionaries.

  • Premiered: 03/19/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Market Wired
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA Gridstore TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA HCI TBA hyper-converged TBA Flash TBA all-flash TBA SSD TBA Datacenter
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Moving to all-flash? Think about your data storage infrastructure

It's best to take a big-picture approach to your data storage infrastructure when deciding whether to enter the all-flash array marketplace.

  • Premiered: 04/07/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA SSD TBA All Flash TBA Storage TBA Data Storage TBA storage infrastructure TBA QoS TBA Hybrid Array TBA HDD TBA Flash TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA converged storage TBA convergence TBA all-flash TBA SDS TBA software-defined storage TBA software-defined TBA HP TBA 3PAR TBA SimpliVity TBA EMC TBA IBM TBA NetApp TBA Kaminario TBA Nimble Storage TBA Pure Storage TBA Violin Memory
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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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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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SimpliVity OmniCube sets sights on remote office storage

SimpliVity OmniCube hyper-converged family gets a little brother for remote offices and file restores for more granular backups.

  • Premiered: 08/26/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA OmniCube TBA Arun Taneja TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Remote Office TBA Storage TBA ROBO TBA Data protection TBA DP TBA Virtualization TBA Backup TBA Compute TBA Networking TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA CPU TBA Capacity TBA VMWare TBA KVM TBA Hypervisor TBA Microsoft TBA Hyper-V TBA all-flash TBA All Flash TBA SSD TBA SQL
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Kaminario K2 array uses 3D TLC NAND flash

Kaminario unveils 5.5 version of its K2 all-flash array with 3D TLC NAND flash, claims of sub-$1 per GB pricing and support for asynchronous replication.

  • Premiered: 08/20/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Kaminario TBA K2 TBA NAND TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA replication TBA all-flash TBA AFA TBA All Flash TBA all flash array TBA Compression TBA Deduplication TBA Inline TBA inline deduplication TBA Data reduction TBA Samsung TBA Database TBA Data Center TBA DRAM TBA SVC TBA Dell TBA Pure Storage TBA controller TBA SATA TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Availability TBA Jeff Kato
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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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Flash storage market remains a tsunami

The flash storage market is poised for rapid growth into enterprise data centers as costs drop and solid-state drive density and capacity expands.

  • Premiered: 10/02/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA Enterprise TBA Data Center TBA enterprise data TBA solid state TBA Capacity TBA Storage Acceleration TBA Storage Acceleration and Performance TBA Performance TBA Storage Performance TBA all-flash TBA Hybrid TBA flash hybrid TBA hybrid storage TBA IOPS TBA HDD TBA QoS TBA OPEX TBA CAPEX
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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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Family of IBM storage arrays gets new low-cost options

IBM's DS8880 enterprise storage arrays are tightly integrated with the IBM z Systems and Power servers. The systems come with an open API for IBM Easy Tier software.

  • Premiered: 10/14/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Arun Taneja TBA IBM TBA Storage TBA all-flash TBA AFA TBA all flash array TBA All Flash TBA FC TBA Fibre Channel TBA EMC TBA EMC VMAX TBA VMAX TBA HDS TBA Hitachi TBA Hitachi Data Systems TBA Infinidat TBA InfiniBox TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA API TBA Dell TBA Infrastructure
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Data storage companies add intelligence to on-site arrays

Data-aware storage yields new insights and management capabilities. But challenges include meeting IT organization's needs, tying in with existing systems and the cloud alternative.

  • Premiered: 10/20/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Data Storage TBA data-aware TBA Cloud TBA Jeff Kato TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Optimization TBA AFA TBA all-flash TBA all flash array TBA All Flash TBA Performance TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA Cloud providers TBA Hadoop TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA HDFS TBA Qumulo TBA DataGravity TBA open API TBA API
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Startup InterModal Data targets Web-scale storage

Startup InterModal Data introduced its Web-scale storage software that runs on commodity hardware, and is designed to scale to thousands of storage and performance nodes.

  • Premiered: 12/08/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA InterModal Data TBA web-scale storage TBA web-scale TBA Storage TBA Storage Performance TBA Distributed Storage TBA Capacity TBA IO performance TBA Amazon TBA Google TBA Facebook TBA all-flash TBA hybrid storage TBA RAM TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA CPU TBA NFS TBA iSCSI TBA storage container TBA containers TBA Virtualization TBA mirror data TBA Mirroring TBA scale-out TBA Jeff Kato
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Flash performance changes the rules for buying storage

The ability to measure flash performance requires different metrics, along with a better understanding of applications, which can make it more complicated to purchase than HDDs.

  • Premiered: 11/24/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA HDD TBA Performance TBA flash performance TBA application performance TBA QoS TBA Data reduction TBA SolidFire TBA all-flash TBA AFA TBA all flash array TBA SQL TBA IOPS
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NetApp acquisition of SolidFire expands all-flash portfolio

NetApp spent $870 million to buy SolidFire and scrapped work on FlashRay, its storage system designed exclusively for flash. FlashRay never made it to general availability.

  • Premiered: 12/23/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA NetApp TBA SolidFire TBA FlashRay TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA all-flash TBA AFA TBA all flash array TBA FAS TBA web-scale TBA cluster TBA clustered data TBA ONTAP TBA NoSQL TBA Hadoop TBA DevOps TBA Cloud TBA EMC TBA XtremeIO TBA scale-out
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What NetApp's Acquisition of SolidFire Means

Last month NetApp acquired SolidFire for $870M. It is by far the biggest acquisition in NetApp’s history.

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What's the future of data storage in 2016?

Mike Matchett takes a closer look at the future of data storage technology in 2016 based on research from the Taneja Group.

  • Premiered: 01/06/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Data Storage TBA software-defined TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Performance TBA Density TBA all-flash TBA all flash array TBA AFA TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Array TBA hybrid storage TBA OPEX TBA Auto-Tiering TBA Optimization TBA Capacity TBA CAPEX TBA QoS TBA EMC TBA Dell TBA HPE TBA NetApp TBA IBM TBA NAS TBA 3PAR TBA StoreOnce TBA data protector TBA Oracle TBA ZDLRA