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NexGen Storage beefs up monitoring in ioControl, aims to eliminate guessing

NexGen Storage Inc. is beefing up storage monitoring and performance automation for its hybrid flash arrays designed to handle heavily virtualized workloads.

  • Premiered: 11/08/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchVirtualStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Jeff Boles TBA NexGen TBA ioControl TBA Array TBA hybrid flash TBA SSD TBA iSCSI TBA VDI TBA Flash TBA PCI-E
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Dell adds Compellent all-flash array, primary dedupe

Dell today rolled out two storage products that people have been waiting for – an all-flash array and primary deduplication – at the Dell Enterprise Forum conference.

  • Premiered: 06/11/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA Dell TBA Compellent TBA SAN TBA Auto-Tiering TBA Primary Storage Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA scale-out TBA NAS TBA EqualLogic TBA Unified Storage TBA SLC TBA MLC TBA Hybrid Array TBA hybrid flash TBA Data Progression TBA Ocarina Networks
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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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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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Vendor Panel: The Efficient Data Center - Will It Be All-Flash Based?

Join us for this informative 60 minute roundtable as we discuss how flash is helping data centers become faster and far more efficient. This panel follows our previous all-flash panel with a whole new round of all-flash storage vendors. Some of the questions we'll be asking include: Is all-flash suitable for all workloads or is a hybrid approach enough? Is a scale-out flash approach superior? Can all-flash be as cost-effective as spinning disk?

Hear from the following industry experts:
*Kevin Powell, ‎Business Line Program Director, IBM FlashSystem
*Srinath Alapati, Director, Flash, NetApp
*Eric Herzog, CMO & SVP of Alliances, Violin Memory
*Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group

  • Premiered: 01/22/15
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett, Taneja Group; Kevin Powell, IBM FlashSystem; Srinath Alapati, NetApp; Eric Herzog, Violin Memory
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Flash Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): All Flash Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Data Center Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): hybrid flash Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): scale-out
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Enterprise Flash - Scalable, Smart, and Economical

There is a serious re-hosting effort going on in data center storage as flash-filled systems replace large arrays of older spinning disks for tier 1 apps. Naturally as costs drop and the performance advantages of flash-accelerated IO services become irresistible, they also begin pulling in a widening circle of applications with varying QoS needs. Yet this extension leads to a wasteful tug-of-war between high-end flash only systems that can’t effectively serve a wide variety of application workloads and so-called hybrid solutions originally architected for HDDs that are often challenged to provide the highest performance required by those tier 1 applications.

Someday in its purest form all-flash storage theoretically could drop in price enough to outright replace all other storage tiers even at the largest capacities, although that is certainly not true today. Here at Taneja Group we think storage tiering will always offer a better way to deliver varying levels of QoS by balancing the latest in performance advances appropriately with the most efficient capacities. In any case, the best enterprise storage solutions today need to offer a range of storage tiers, often even when catering to a single application’s varying storage needs.

There are many entrants in the flash storage market, with the big vendors now rolling out enterprise solutions upgraded for flash. Unfortunately many of these systems are shallow retreads of older architectures, perhaps souped-up a bit to better handle some hybrid flash acceleration but not able to take full advantage of it. Or they are new dedicated flash-only point products with big price tags, immature or minimal data services, and limited ability to scale out or serve a wider set of data center QoS needs.

Oracle saw an opportunity for a new type of cost-effective flash-speed storage system that could meet the varied QoS needs of multiple enterprise data center applications – in other words, to take flash storage into the mainstream of the data center. Oracle decided they had enough storage chops (from Exadata, ZFS, Pillar, Sun, etc.) to design and build a “flash-first” enterprise system intended to take full advantage of flash as a performance tier, but also incorporate other storage tiers naturally including slower “capacity” flash, performance HDD, and capacity HDD. Tiering by itself isn’t a new thing – all the hybrid solutions do it and there are other vendor solutions that were designed for tiering – but Oracle built the FS1 Flash Storage System from the fast “flash” tier down, not by adding flash to a slower or existing HDD-based architecture working “upwards.” This required designing intelligent automated management to take advantage of flash for performance while leveraging HDD to balance out cost. This new architecture has internal communication links dedicated to flash media with separate IO paths for HDDs, unlike traditional hybrids that might rely solely on their older, standard HDD-era architectures that can internally constrain high-performance flash access.

Oracle FS1 is a highly engineered SAN storage system with key capabilities that set it apart from other all-flash storage systems, including built in QoS management that incorporates business priorities, best-practices provisioning, and a storage alignment capability that is application aware – for Oracle Database naturally, but that can also address a growing body of other key enterprise applications (such as Oracle JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel, MS Exchange/SQL Server, and SAP) – and a “service provider” capability to carve out multi-tenant virtual storage “domains” while online that are actually enforced at the hardware partitioning level for top data security isolation.

In this report, we’ll dive in and examine some of the great new capabilities of the Oracle FS1. We’ll look at what really sets it apart from the competition in terms of its QoS, auto-tiering, co-engineering with Oracle Database and applications, delivered performance, capacity scaling and optimization, enterprise availability, and OPEX reducing features, all at a competitive price point that will challenge the rest of the increasingly flash-centric market.

Publish date: 02/02/15
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Breaking Down VMware's VSAN 6

How does the new, all-flash version compare with VSAN 5.5?

  • Premiered: 02/03/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA All Flash TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA VSAN TBA VMWare TBA VMware VSAN TBA SDS TBA software-defined TBA software defined TBA Software Defined Storage TBA Hypervisor TBA Virtualization TBA Low latency TBA Capacity TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA VMFS TBA Storage TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Array TBA hybrid flash TBA vSphere
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Qumulo emerges with data-aware scale-out NAS

Isilon founders launch Qumulo Core, software designed to manage scale-out NAS with real-time analytics.

  • Premiered: 03/16/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Qumulo TBA Qumulo Core TBA Qumulo Scalable File System TBA QSFS TBA Isilon TBA NAS TBA scale-out TBA analytics TBA hybrid flash TBA Storage TBA Hybrid Array TBA NFS TBA SMB TBA IOPS TBA Arun Taneja
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Scale Computing HC3 hyper-convergence dips below $25,000

Hyper-converged SMB specialist Scale Computing adds a new low-end hybrid flash appliance at $24,500 for a three-node cluster. Can it hold off Nutanix?

  • Premiered: 06/15/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Converged IT
Topic(s): TBA hyper-converged TBA SMB TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-convergence TBA Scale Computing TBA Nutanix TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA hybrid flash TBA cluster TBA HC3 TBA Storage TBA Compute TBA Networking TBA Virtualization TBA SAN TBA KVM TBA SimpliVity TBA Springpath TBA Performance TBA Arun Taneja
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Layer 3 network integration from Datera uses nodes as endpoints

An updated version presents Datera Elastic Data Fabric storage nodes as a cluster of L3 network endpoints in anticipation of increased container adoption.

  • Premiered: 04/27/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Datera TBA cluster TBA Jeff Kato TBA container TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA scale-out TBA Docker TBA LAN TBA Mobility TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Block Storage TBA Elastic Block Storage TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA Dell EMC TBA ScaleIO TBA Hedvig TBA object storage TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA hybrid flash TBA HPE TBA Supermicro TBA hyperscale TBA Intel TBA VMWare TBA VMware VSAN TBA VSAN