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Can your cluster management tools pass muster?

The right designs and cluster management tools ensure your clusters don't become a cluster, er, failure.

  • Premiered: 11/17/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA cluster TBA Cluster Management TBA Cluster Server TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Virtual Infrastructure TBA Virtualization TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Big Data TBA scale-up TBA CAPEX TBA IT infrastructure TBA OPEX TBA Hypervisor TBA Migration TBA QoS TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA VMWare TBA VMware VVOLs TBA VVOLs TBA Virtual Volumes TBA cloud infrastructure TBA OpenStack
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Galactic Exchange Launches Into Big Data Space With 5 Minute Set-Up Spark/Hadoop Powered Clusters

Galactic Exchange, Inc. officially came out of stealth mode this week to announce initial beta availability of ClusterGXâ„¢, an open source clustering solution which provides unprecedented simplicity of deployment and management of Spark/Hadoop clusters.

  • Premiered: 03/25/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Inside Big Data
Topic(s): TBA Galactic Exchange TBA ClusterGX TBA cluster TBA clusters TBA Open Source TBA Spark TBA Hadoop TBA Cloud TBA managed cloud TBA cloud cluster TBA Docker TBA Storage TBA cluster scaling TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Big Data TBA Virtualization TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA VM-centric TBA Mike Matchett
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Cohesity Data Platform: Hyperconverged Secondary Storage

Primary storage is often defined as storage hosting mission-critical applications with tight SLAs, requiring high performance.  Secondary storage is where everything else typically ends up and, unfortunately, data stored there tends to accumulate without much oversight.  Most of the improvements within the overall storage space, most recently driven by the move to hyperconverged infrastructure, have flowed into primary storage.  By shifting the focus from individual hardware components to commoditized, clustered and virtualized storage, hyperconvergence has provided a highly-available virtual platform to run applications on, which has allowed IT to shift their focus from managing individual hardware components and onto running business applications, increasing productivity and reducing costs. 

Companies adopting this new class of products certainly enjoyed the benefits, but were still nagged by a set of problems that it didn’t address in a complete fashion.  On the secondary storage side of things, they were still left dealing with too many separate use cases with their own point solutions.  This led to too many products to manage, too much duplication and too much waste.  In truth, many hyperconvergence vendors have done a reasonable job at addressing primary storage use cases, , on their platforms, but there’s still more to be done there and more secondary storage use cases to address.

Now, however, a new category of storage has emerged. Hyperconverged Secondary Storage brings the same sort of distributed, scale-out file system to secondary storage that hyperconvergence brought to primary storage.  But, given the disparate use cases that are embedded in secondary storage and the massive amount of data that resides there, it’s an equally big problem to solve and it had to go further than just abstracting and scaling the underlying physical storage devices.  True Hyperconverged Secondary Storage also integrates the key secondary storage workflows - Data Protection, DR, Analytics and Test/Dev - as well as providing global deduplication for overall file storage efficiency, file indexing and searching services for more efficient storage management and hooks into the cloud for efficient archiving. 

Cohesity has taken this challenge head-on.

Before delving into the Cohesity Data Platform, the subject of this profile and one of the pioneering offerings in this new category, we’ll take a quick look at the state of secondary storage today and note how current products haven’t completely addressed these existing secondary storage problems, creating an opening for new competitors to step in.

Publish date: 03/30/16
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Spark speeds up adoption of big data clusters and clouds

Infrastructure that supports big data comes from both the cloud and clusters. Enterprises can mix and match these seven infrastructure choices to meet their needs.

  • Premiered: 07/19/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Apache Spark TBA Spark TBA Mike Matchett TBA Cloud TBA cloud cluster TBA cluster TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA MapReduce TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA MLlib TBA High Performance TBA hadoop cluster TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA IBM TBA Hortonworks TBA Cloudera TBA capacity management TBA Performance Management TBA API TBA SAN TBA storage area networks TBA CAPEX TBA DataDirect Networks TBA HPC TBA Lustre TBA Virtualization TBA VM
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What Pat Gelsinger Should Announce at VMworld 2016

Experts put themselves in the CEO's shoes for the keynote address.

  • Premiered: 07/21/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA VMWorld TBA VMworld 2016 TBA EMC TBA Dell TBA Virtualization TBA vSphere TBA VMWare TBA Microsoft TBA Hyper-V TBA VMware VSAN TBA VSAN TBA ScaleIO TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Hypervisor TBA SanDisk TBA FlashSoft TBA VAIO TBA Cloud TBA ESX TBA NSX TBA vRealize TBA Cloud Management TBA cluster TBA cloud cluster TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA cloud migration TBA VMotion
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Conquer unstructured data: Scale-out NAS vs. object storage

Learn how scale-out NAS and object storage systems work, their pros and cons, manageability and how they integrate with your storage infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 08/04/16
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA scale-out NAS TBA Storage TBA object storage TBA storage infrastructure TBA NAS TBA cloud object storage TBA Cloud Storage TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA scalability TBA scalable TBA Metadata TBA Portable Operating System Interface TBA POSIX TBA fsync TBA real-time data TBA EMC TBA EMC Isilon TBA Isilon TBA IBM TBA IBM Spectrum TBA IBM Spectrum Scale TBA Qumulo TBA Scality TBA global scalability TBA Amazon TBA reliability TBA erasure coding TBA Dropbox
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Hedvig storage update offers multicloud capabilities

Hedvig outlined its vision for a Universal Data Plane spanning public and private clouds, as it announced an updated version of its software-defined storage.

  • Premiered: 09/22/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Hedvig TBA Cloud TBA Jeff Kato TBA Public Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA Software Defined Storage TBA software defined TBA Universal Data Plane TBA iSCSI TBA NFS TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA OpenStack TBA OpenStack Swift TBA Deduplication TBA Data Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Snapshots TBA Snapshot TBA tiering TBA Caching TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA Docker TBA Mirantis TBA scale-out
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IT management as a service is coming to a data center near you

IT management as a service uses big data analytics and vendors' expertise to ease the IT administration and optimization process. IT orgs must trust the flow of log and related data into an offsite, multi-tenant cloud.

  • Premiered: 10/18/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Data Center TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA Multi-tenancy TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA CAPEX TBA OPEX TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud Computing TBA hyperconverged TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA cluster TBA cloud cluster TBA Performance Management TBA IaaS
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HPE 3PAR Enables Highly Resilient All-Flash Data Centers: Latest Release Solidifies AFA Leadership

If you are an existing customer of HPE 3PAR, this latest release of 3PAR capabilities will leave you smiling. If you are looking for an All Flash Array (AFA) to transform your data center, now might be the time to take a closer at HPE 3PAR. Since AFAs first emerged on the scene at the turn of this decade, the products have gone through various waves of innovation to achieve the market acceptance it has today. In the first wave, it was all about raw performance for niche applications. In the second wave, it was about making flash more cost effective versus traditional disk-based arrays to broaden economic appeal. Now in the final wave, it is about giving these arrays all the enterprise features and ecosystem support to completely replace all legacy Tier 0/1 arrays still in production today. 

HPE 3PAR StoreServ is one of the leading AFAs on the market today. HPE 3PAR uses a modern architectural design that includes multi-controller scalability, a highly-virtualized data layer with three levels of abstraction, system-wide striping, a highly-specialized ASIC and numerous flash innovations. HPE 3PAR engineers pioneered this very efficient architecture well before flash technology became mainstream and proved that this architecture approach has been timeless by demonstrating a seamless transition to support all-flash technology. During this same time, other vendors ran into architectural controller-bound bottlenecks for flash, making them reinvent existing products or completely start from scratch with new architectures. 

HPE’s 3PAR timeless architecture has meant that features introduced years before are still relevant today and features introduced today are available to current 3PAR customers that purchased arrays previously. This continuous innovation of features available to old and new customers alike provides the ultimate in investment protection unmatched by most vendors in the industry today. In this Technology Brief, Taneja Group will explore some of the latest developments from HPE that build upon the rich feature set that already exists in the 3PAR architecture. These new features and simplicity enhancements will show that HPE continues to put customer’s investment protection first and continues to expand its capabilities around enterprise-grade business continuity and resilience. The combination of economic value of HPE 3PAR AFAs with years of proven mission critical features promises to accelerate the final wave of the much-anticipated All-Flash Data Center for Tier 0/1 workloads.

Publish date: 02/17/17