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Hyper-converged vendors focus on data protection

Hyper-convergence has impacted primary storage, but Arun Taneja says hyper-converged vendors are bringing the concept to data protection.

  • Premiered: 09/03/15
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA hyper-converge TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA hyperconverged TBA Primary Storage TBA Arun Taneja TBA Storage TBA Data protection TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Continuous Data Protection TBA synthetic backup TBA Backup TBA copy data management TBA Snapshots TBA Snapshot TBA WANO TBA WAN Optimization TBA WAN TBA replication TBA flat backup TBA secondary storage TBA Gridstore TBA Maxta TBA Nimboxx TBA Nutanix TBA Scale TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity
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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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High Capacity SSDs are Driving the Shift to the All Flash Data Center

All Flash Arrays (AFAs) have had an impressive run of growth. From less than 5% of total array revenue in 2011, they’re expected to approach 50% of total revenue by the end of 2016, roughly a 60% CAGR. This isn’t surprising, really. Even though they’ve historically cost more on a $$/GB level (the gap is rapidly narrowing), they offer large advantages over hybrid and HDD-based arrays in every other area.

The most obvious advantage that SSDs have over HDDs is in performance. With no moving parts to slow them down, they can be over a thousand times faster than HDDs by some measures. Using them to eliminate storage bottlenecks, CIOs can squeeze more utility out of their servers. The high performance of SSD’s has allowed storage vendors to implement storage capacity optimization techniques such as thin deduplication within AFAs. Breathtaking performance combined with affordable capacity optimization has been the major driving force behind AFA market gains to date.

While people are generally aware that SSDs outperform HDDs by a large margin, they usually have less visibility into the other advantages that they bring to the table. SSDs are also superior to HDDs in the areas of reliability (and thus warranty), power consumption, cooling requirements and physical footprint. As we’ll see, these TCO advantages allow users to run at significantly lower OPEX levels when switching to AFAs from traditional, HDD-based arrays.

When looking at the total cost envelope, factoring in their superior performance, AFAs are already the intelligent purchase decision, particularly for Tier 1 mission critical workloads. Now, a new generation of high capacity SSDs is coming and it’s poised to accelerate the AFA takeover. We believe the Flash revolution in storage that started in 2011will outpace even the most optimistic forecast in 2016 easily eclipsing the 50% of total revenue predicted for external arrays. Let’s take a look at how and why.

Publish date: 06/10/16
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Hyper-converged platforms grow to include secondary storage space

Storage vendors are leveraging existing technologies to build products to help hyper-converged systems tackle secondary storage.

  • Premiered: 07/06/16
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged IT
Topic(s): TBA Jim Whalen TBA Storage TBA secondary storage TBA HCS TBA hyper-converged TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA IOPS TBA Data protection TBA DevOps TBA tier-1 TBA inline deduplication TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA Automation TBA Business Continuity TBA BC TBA Cohesity TBA Rubrik TBA analytics TBA Actifio TBA SimpliVity TBA copy data management TBA Virtualization TBA Primary Storage
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Copy management systems demystified

The race for dominance in the copy data management market has stiffened as vendors offer competitive functionality and plan to expand their offerings.

  • Premiered: 09/06/16
  • Author: Steve Ricketts
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA copy data management TBA CDM TBA copy data TBA Data protection TBA primary data TBA compliance TBA analytics TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Backup TBA Storage TBA Actifio TBA Cohesity TBA Veritas TBA Virtualization TBA data virtualization TBA Virtual Appliance TBA EMC TBA Hitachi TBA IBM TBA Catalogic TBA CommVault TBA Snapshot TBA replication TBA data optimization TBA Oracle TBA indexing TBA SQL Server TBA SQL TBA API TBA SAP
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Tintri OS storage upgrade focuses on cloud, containers for DevOps

Tintri storage moves 'in lockstep' with VMware for cloud, container and DevOps support with a vRealize Orchestrator plug-in and vSphere Integrated Containers support.

  • Premiered: 11/01/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Tintri TBA DevOps TBA VMWare TBA Cloud TBA container TBA containers TBA vRealize TBA vSphere TBA VMware vSphere TBA Docker TBA IBM TBA cloud object storage TBA object storage TBA Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA S3 TBA Backup TBA copy data management TBA copy data TBA CDM TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Flocker TBA Google Kubernetes TBA Docker Swarm TBA Apache TBA Apache Mesos TBA Snapshot TBA Snapshots TBA Mike Matchett
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Hyper-convergence: It's for more than primary data storage

The lines between primary and secondary storage and applications such as hyper-convergence remain blurry. But they are a starting point for further discussion.

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A cure for secondary data storage services blues

Effective user-centric data storage management eases copy data management and object storage uptake while enabling secondary storage services to evolve.

  • Premiered: 03/07/17
  • Author: Steve Ricketts
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA secondary data TBA secondary storage TBA Storage TBA copy data management TBA CDM TBA cloud object storage TBA object storage TBA Data protection TBA Backup TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Archiving TBA Compression TBA Migration TBA SLA TBA resiliency TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA compliance TBA Dell EMC TBA flash storage TBA SSD TBA scalability TBA Cloud TBA Cohesity TBA scale-out TBA hyperconverged TBA hyper-converged TBA hyperconvergence
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Catalogic ECX supports more databases for DevOps

Catalogic adds support for SAP HANA and healthcare database programs to ECX. The company is focusing its ECX copy data management software for DevOps use cases.

  • Premiered: 04/19/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Catalogic TBA SAP HANA TBA SAP TBA ECX TBA copy data management TBA copy data TBA CDM TBA DevOps TBA Steve Ricketts TBA Microsoft SQL TBA SQL TBA Microsoft TBA Storage TBA VMWare TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Linux TBA IBM TBA Snapshot TBA replication TBA cloning TBA clone TBA Data protection TBA Microsoft NetApp TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA Dell EMC TBA Pure Storage TBA Oracle TBA REST API