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Top Trends in eDiscovery #5: Data Collection Challenges

Massive data growth rates build geometrically, resulting in nearly inconceivable amounts of data. Data collections should be calling Houston right about now.

  • Premiered: 12/28/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): eDiscovery trends collection data EMC Oracle StoredIQ Guidance AccessData
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Quest's Not-Entirely-Serious Videos on Time Savings

Hilarious videos of personal pursuits when Quest customers save all that time.

  • Premiered: 05/30/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Quest videos IT DBA Storage data
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Hot data storage technologies for 2013

These six data storage technologies will play pivotal roles in transforming data centers in 2013. We also review our hot storage tech predictions from last year.

  • Premiered: 12/19/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA data TBA Storage TBA Jeff Byrne TBA technologies TBA Flash TBA arrays TBA Cloud TBA Backup
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Actifio Gets Easier To Buy, Approve, Deploy and Use

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Actifio™, the radically simple copy data storage company, today announced significant product and service enhancements designed to make managing copy data – and transforming the underlying economics of enterprise storage – even easier.

  • Premiered: 01/28/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BusinessWire.com
Topic(s): TBA Actifio TBA Arun Taneja TBA data TBA Storage
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EMC Avamar 7 - Protecting Data at Scale in the Virtual Data Center (TVS)

Storing digital data has long been a perilous task.  Not only are stored digital bits subject to the catastrophic failure of the devices they rest upon, but the nature of shared digital bits subjects them to error and even intentional destruction.   In the virtual infrastructure, the dangers and challenges subtly shift.  Data is more highly consolidated and more systems depend wholly on shared data repositories; this increases data risks.  Many virtual machines connecting to single shared storage pools mean that IO or storage performance has become an incredibly precious resource; this complicates backup, and means that backup IO can cripple a busy infrastructure.  Backup is a more important operation than ever before, but it is also fundamentally more challenging than ever before.

Fortunately, the industry rapidly learned this lesson in the earlier days of virtualization, and has aggressively innovated to bring tools and technologies to bear on the challenge of backup and recovery for virtualized environments.  APIs have unlocked more direct access to data, and products have finally come to market that make protection easier to use, and more compatible with the dynamic, mobile workloads of the virtual data center.  Nonetheless differences abound between product offerings, often rooted in the subtleties of architecture – architectures that ultimately determine whether a backup product is best suited for SMB-sized needs, or whether a solution can scale to support the large enterprise.

Moreover, within the virtual data center, TCO centers on resource efficiency, and a backup strategy can be one of the most significant determinants of that efficiency. On one hand, traditional backup just does not work and can cripple efficiency.  There is simply too much IO contention and application complexity in trying to convert a legacy physical infrastructure backup approach to the virtual infrastructure.  On the other hand, there are a number of specialized point solutions designed to tackle some of the challenges of virtual infrastructure backup.  But too often, these products do not scale sufficiently, lack consolidated management, and stand to impose tremendous operational overhead as the customer’s environment and data grows.  When taking a strategic look at the options, it often looks like backup approaches fly directly in the face of resource efficiency.

Publish date: 10/31/13
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HyTrust Acquires HighCloud Security

HyTrust Inc., the Cloud Security Automation Company, today announced that it has acquired HighCloud Security, a leader in cloud encryption and key management software.

  • Premiered: 11/07/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: UBM: Dark Reading
Topic(s): TBA HyTrust TBA Cloud TBA Security TBA data
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Load DynamiX Launches the Industry’s First Enterprise-focused Workload Analytics...

Load DynamiX, formerly SwiftTest, the leader in infrastructure performance validation, today announced the release of the industry’s first series of solutions focused on validating the performance of enterprise storage infrastructure.

  • Premiered: 11/05/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Herald Online
Topic(s): TBA DynamiX TBA Storage TBA data TBA Performance TBA Validation
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Google Opens Data Centers in Asia

Google opened its newest data centers earlier this month in Taiwan and Singapore, setting up the Internet giant to capitalize on one of the Internet's fastest growing regions.

  • Premiered: 12/18/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Network Computing
Topic(s): TBA Jeff Boles TBA Mike Matchett TBA Google TBA data TBA Data Center TBA Cloud
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Software Storage Solutions for Virtualization

Storage has long been a major source of operational and architectural challenges for IT practitioners, but today these challenges are most felt in the virtual infrastructure. The challenges are sprung from the physicality of storage – while the virtual infrastructure has made IT entirely more agile and adaptable than ever before, storage still depends upon digital bits that are permanently stored on a physical device somewhere within the data center.

For practitioners who have experienced the pain caused by this – configuration hurdles, painful data migrations, and even disasters – the idea of software-defined storage likely sounds somewhat ludicrous. But the term also holds tremendous potential to change the way IT is done by tackling this one last vestige of the traditional, inflexible IT infrastructure.

The reality is that software-defined storage isn’t that far away. In the virtual infrastructure, a number of vendors have long offered Virtual Storage Appliances (VSAs) that can make storage remarkably close to software-defined. These solutions allow administrators to easily and rapidly deploy storage controllers within the virtual infrastructure, and equip either networked storage pools or the direct-attached storage within a server with enterprise-class storage features that are consistent and easily managed by the virtual administrator, irrespective of where the virtual infrastructure is (in the cloud, or on premise). Such solutions can make comprehensive storage functionality available in places where it could never be had before, allow for higher utilization of stranded pools of storage (such as local disk in the server), and enable a homogeneous management approach even across many distributed locations.

The 2012-2013 calendar years have brought an increasing amount of attention and energy in the VSA marketplace. While the longest established, major vendor VSA solution in the marketplace has been HP’s StoreVirtual VSA, in 2013 an equally major vendor – VMware – introduced a similar, software-based, scale-out storage solution for the virtual infrastructure – VSAN. While VMware’s VSAN does not directly carry a VSA moniker, and in fact stands separate from VMware’s own vSphere Storage Appliance, VSAN has an architecture very similar to the latest generation of HP’s own StoreVirtual VSA. Both of these products are scale-out storage software solutions that are deployed in the virtual infrastructure and contain solid-state caching/tiering capabilities that enhance performance and make them enterprise-ready for production workloads. VMware’s 2013 announcement finally meant HP is no longer the sole major vendor (Fortune 500) with a primary storage VSA approach. This only adds validation to other vendors who have long offered VSA-based solutions, vendors like FalconStor, Nexenta, and StorMagic.

We’ve turned to a high level assessment of five market leaders who are today offering VSA or software storage in the virtual infrastructure. We’ve assessed these solutions here with an eye toward how they fit as primary storage for the virtual infrastructure. In this landscape, we’ve profiled the key characteristics and capabilities critical to storage systems fulfilling this role. At the end of our assessment, clearly each solution has a place in the market, but not all VSA solutions are ready for primary storage. Those that are, may stand to reinvent the practice of storage in customer data centers. 

Publish date: 01/03/14
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Data Centralization vs. Speed: Today's Data Center Challenge

Hear leading industry speakers explain how centrally managed, yet branch-agile, modern data centers from the partnership of Riverbed and IBM storage solutions let you consolidate and protect data, save costs with advanced storage capabilities, virtualize to manage heterogeneous storage systems, and provision and recover from disasters in real time.

Presenters:

Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group

Michelle Tidwell, Business Line Manager, Storage ISV Solutions and OEM STG Storage, IBM

Rob Whiteley, VP, Product Solutions Marketing, Riverbed Technology

  • Premiered: 01/24/14
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Sponsor(s): IBM, Riverbed
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): IBM Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Riverbed Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): data Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data Center Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): DR Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Disaster Recovery
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EMC ViPR adds support for Hadoop, Storage Resource Management Suite

EMC Corp. today released its first update to its EMC ViPR software-defined storage application, adding support for Hadoop and the EMC Storage Resource Management Suite. EMC also upgraded the Storage Resource Management Suite, which is used to manage all of its storage hardware platforms.

  • Premiered: 01/30/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA EMC TBA Hadoop TBA Software Defined Storage TBA ViPR TBA data
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Acceleration of SimpliVity Customer Deployments Exemplify New Era in Converged Infrastructure

SimpliVity, the leading vendor in the converged infrastructure market with its award winning OmniCubeTM platform, today announced a collection of customers who chose OmniCube based on features and functionality not found in any other converged infrastructure offering.

  • Premiered: 01/27/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Sys-Con Media
Topic(s): TBA SimpliVity TBA OmniCube TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA converged TBA hyper-converged TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA data
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Storage That Turns Big Data Into a Bigger Asset: Data-Defined Storage With Tarmin GridBank

UPDATED FOR 2014: Today’s storage industry is as stubbornly media-centric as it has always been: SAN, NAS, DAS; disk, cloud, tape. This centricity forces IT to deal with storage infrastructure on media-centric terms. But the storage infrastructure should really serve data to customers, not media; it’s the data that yields business value, while the media should be an internal IT architectural choice.

Storage media focused solutions only support business indirectly by providing optimized storage infrastructure for data. Intelligent data services on the other hand provide direct business value by optimizing data utility, availability, and management. The shift from traditional thinking here is really about seeking to provide logically ideal data storage for the people who own and use the data first, while freeing up underlying storage infrastructure designs to be optimized for efficiencies as desired. Ideal data storage would be global in access and scalability, secure and resilient, and inherently support data-driven management and applications.

Done well, this data centric approach would yield significant competitive advantage by leveraging an enterprise’s valuable intellectual property:  its vast and growing amounts of unstructured data. If this can be done by building on the company’s existing data storage and best practices, the business can quickly increase profitability, achieve faster time-to-market, and gain tremendous agility for innovation and competitiveness.

Tarmin, with its GridBank Data Management Platform, is a leading proponent of the data centric approach. It is firmly focused on managing data for global accessibility, protection and strategic value. In this product profile, we’ll explore how a data centric approach drives business value. We’ll then examine how GridBank was architected expressly around the concept that data storage should be a means for extracting business value from that data, not as a dead-end data dump.

Publish date: 02/17/14
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Google launches price war in the cloud

The online storage wars got more intense last week when Google Drive slashed prices for people who want to store their videos, photos and documents online. But most experts say even the biggest storage hoarders can find ways to avoid paying for space in the cloud.

  • Premiered: 03/17/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: WSJ - MarketWatch
Topic(s): TBA Google TBA Google Drive TBA Big Data TBA data TBA Storage TBA Dropbox TBA Microsoft TBA Yahoo TBA Gmail TBA Facebook TBA Apple TBA iCloud
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What does the next big thing in technology mean for the data center?

There are plenty of technologies touted as the next big thing. Big data, flash, high-performance computing, in-memory processing, NoSQL, virtualization, convergence, software-defined whatever all represent wild new forces that could bring real disruption but big opportunities to your local data center.

  • Premiered: 03/19/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA data TBA Data Center TBA Big Data TBA Storage TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA HPC TBA High Performance Computing TBA NoSQL TBA Virtualization TBA convergence TBA software-defined TBA Hadoop TBA scale-out TBA Apache TBA analytics TBA scalability TBA Converged Infrastructure TBA hyper convergence TBA Platform as a Service TBA PaaS TBA Hypervisor TBA Hybrid
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Six questions to ensure smooth retrieval of cloud-based data

Analyst Arun Taneja explains why the first step in moving data to the cloud is to determine how easy it will be to extract it.

  • Premiered: 12/18/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Arun Taneja TBA data TBA Storage TBA SLA TBA Amazon S3 TBA Amazon EC2 TBA Amazon TBA VMWare TBA ESX TBA Unitrends TBA HotLink TBA RiverMeadow TBA Encryption TBA AWS TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Public Cloud
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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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Acaveo Smart Information Server: Bringing Dark Data into Light

In 2009, a fully burdened computing infrastructure figured storage at about 20% of all components.  By 2015, we’ve surged to 40% storage in the infrastructure (and counting) as companies pour in more and more data. And most of this data is hard-to-manage unstructured data, which typically represents 75%-80% of corporate data. This burdened IT infrastructure presents two broad and serious consequences: it increases capital and operating expenses, and cripples unstructured data management.  Capital and operating expenses scale up sharply with the swelling storage tide. Today’s storage costs alone include buying and deploying storage for file shares, email, and ECMs like SharePoint. Additional services such as third-party file sharing services and cloud-based storage add to cost and complexity.

And growing storage and complexity make managing unstructured data extraordinarily difficult. A digital world is delivering more data to more applications than ever before. IT’s inability to visualize and act upon widely distributed data impacts retention, compliance, value, and security. In fact, this visibility (or invisibility) problem is so prevalent that it has gained it own stage name: dark data. Dark data plagues IT with hard-to-answer questions: What data is on those repositories? How old is it? What application does it belong to? Which users can access it?

IT may be able to answer those questions on a single storage system with file management tools. But across a massive storage infrastructure including the cloud? No. Instead, IT must do what it can to tier aging data, to safely delete when possible, and try to keep up with application storage demands across the map. The status quo is not going to get any better in the face of data growth. Data is growing at 55% and higher per year in the enterprise. The energy ramifications alone of storing that much data are sobering. Data growth is getting to the point that it is overrunning the storage budget’s capacity to pay for it. And managing that data for cost control and business processes is harder still.

Conventional wisdom would have IT simply move data to the cloud. But conventional wisdom is mistaken. The problem is not how to store all of that data – IT can solve that problem with a cloud subscription. The problem is that once stored, IT lacks the tools to intelligently manage that data where it resides.

This is where highly scalable, unstructured file management comes into the picture: the ability to find, classify, and act upon files spread throughout the storage universe. In this Product Profile we’ll present Acaveo, a file management platform that discovers and acts on data-in-place, and federates classification and search activities across the enterprise storage infrastructure. The result is highly intelligent and highly scalable file management that cuts cost and adds value to business processes across the enterprise. 

Publish date: 02/27/15
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StorTrends: All-Flash Performance at $0.50 per GB

StorTrends is promising all-flash performance and enterprise-grade data services at half the price of competing storage vendors.

  • Premiered: 03/19/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Infostor
Topic(s): TBA AMI TBA StorTrends TBA StorTrends 3600i TBA data TBA Storage TBA All Flash TBA AFA TBA SSD TBA SAN TBA WAN TBA WAN Optimization TBA WANO
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Manage Unstructured Data: File Analysis at Scale

Active data is relatively visible and manageable on production systems but the longer data ages, the less visible it becomes to users and processes.

  • Premiered: 04/22/15
  • Author: Christine Taylor
  • Published: Infostor
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Scale TBA data TBA hyperscale TBA Data Management TBA data security TBA eDiscovery TBA file migration TBA EMC TBA IBM TBA InfoSphere TBA SourceOne TBA StoredIQ TBA HP TBA Tarmin TBA DataGravity TBA Qumulo TBA NAS TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Reltio TBA Acaveo