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Why SSD Auto-Tiering Falls Short in Virtual Environments

Speakers:

Christine Taylor, Analyst, Taneja Group & Don Chouinard, Director of Product Marketing, Nexsan

Description:

Discover the dramatic differences between new SSD caching architectures and legacy auto-tiering techniques and how each impact performance in demanding virtualized environments. Auto-tiering falls short and you’ll learn why from Taneja Group Analyst, Christine Taylor. Nexsan follows to examine how unique SSD caching technologies in the NST5000 hybrid storage system meets the random I/O performance needs in complex and virtualized environments.


 

  • Premiered: 04/25/13 - 04/25/13
  • Speaker(s): Christine Taylor
  • Sponsor(s): Nexsan - ReadyTalk
Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): SSD Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Caching Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Virtualization Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): hybrid storage Topic(s): TBA Topic(s): Auto-Tiering
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Flash deployment: Look before you leap

The solid-state storage market is still a work in progress. A prudent approach will ensure that a flash deployment fits well with an overall storage strategy.

  • Premiered: 06/10/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Virtualization TBA Server Virtualization TBA Data Warehousing TBA SAS TBA Storage Management TBA SSA TBA EMC TBA Marvell TBA Qlogic TBA XtremSF TBA DragonFly TBA Intel TBA CAS TBA Proximal Data TBA AutoCache TBA SanDisk TBA FlashSoft TBA VMWare TBA hybrid storage TBA Hybrid Array TBA Primary Storage
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Cloud-integrated storage appliances link on-premises storage to cloud

Cloud-integrated storage appliances allow hybrid storage configurations that seamlessly link data center storage with cost-effective, scalable cloud storage.

  • Premiered: 09/12/13
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA hybrid storage TBA scalability TBA Backup TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA CIS TBA Archiving TBA Primary Storage
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Hybrid Cloud Storage from Microsoft: Leveraging Windows Azure and StorSimple

Cloud computing does some things very well. It delivers applications and upgrades. It runs analysis on cloud-based big data. It connects distributed groups sharing communications and files. It provides a great environment for developing web applications and running test/dev processes.

But public cloud storage is a different story. The cloud does deliver long-term, cost-effective storage for inactive backup and archives. Once the backup and archive data streams are scheduled and running they can use relatively low bandwidth as long as they are deduping on-site before transport. (And as long as they do not have to be rehydrated pre-upload, which is another story.) This alone helps to save on-premises storage capacity and can replace off-site tape vaulting.

But cloud storage users want more. They want to have the cost and agility advantages of the public cloud without incurring the huge expense of building one. They want to keep using the public cloud for cost-effective backup and archive, but they also want to use it for more active – i.e. primary – data. This is especially true for workloads with rapidly growing data sets that quickly age like collaboration and file shares. Some of this data needs to reside locally but the majority can be moved, or tiered, to public cloud storage.

What does the cloud need to work for this enterprise wish list? Above all it needs to make public cloud storage an integral part of the on-premises primary storage architecture. This requires intelligent and automated storage tiering, high performance for baseline uploads and continual snapshots, no geographical lock-in, and a central storage management console that integrates cloud and on-premises storage.

Hybrid cloud storage, or HCS, meets this challenge. HCS turns the public cloud into a true active storage tier for less active production data that is not ready to be put out to backup pasture. Hybrid cloud storage integrates on-premises storage with public cloud storage services: not as another backup target but as integrated storage infrastructure. The storage system uses both the on-premises array and scalable cloud storage resources for primary data, expanding that data and data protection to a cost-effective cloud storage tier.

Microsoft’s innovative and broad set of technology enables a true, integrated solution for hybrid cloud storage for business and government organizations – not just a heterogeneous combination of private cloud and public cloud storage offerings. Comprised of StorSimple cloud-integrated storage and the Windows Azure Storage service, HCS from Microsoft well serves the demanding enterprise storage environment, enabling customers to realize huge data management efficiencies in their Microsoft applications and Windows and VMware environments.

This paper will discuss how the Microsoft solution for hybrid cloud storage, consisting of Windows Azure and StorSimple, is different from traditional storage, best practices for leveraging it, and the real world results from multiple customer deployment examples.

Publish date: 08/31/13
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Hybrid Cloud Storage: Extending the Storage Infrastructure for Major Cost Savings

Cloud computing has several clear business models. SaaS delivers software, upgrades and maintenance as a service, saving customers money by eliminating costs of ownership that the cloud provider now bears. Several technology factors contribute to SaaS' increasing popularity including protocol standardization, the ubiquity of Web browsing, access to broadband networks, and rapid application development.  It’s not perfect – people have legitimate concerns about data security, governance, vendor lock-in, and data portability, but based on its success, the advantages of SaaS seem to be outweighing its challenges. And the market segment is growing fast.

Another cloud computing model is IaaS, where the customer outsources the compute infrastructure to a cloud provider. This model is gaining traction, especially for application development and testing. App developers are able to take the capital they would otherwise have to spend on buying computing gear and target it to specific development projects that are underway in Internet data centers. The problem with IaaS is that cloud software development doesn’t necessarily translate well into on-premises deployments and many developers prefer to develop SaaS.

Storage in the cloud is yet another business model with different dynamics. While SaaS and Iaas are strongly oriented towards cloud deployments, there are strong pressures driving cloud storage toward on-premises deployments. While storing data in the cloud for SaaS and IaaS computing is certainly important, the vast amount of data still resides on-premises where its growth is largely unchecked. If the cloud storage is going to succeed, it needs to become relevant to the people managing data in corporate on-premises data centers.

Publish date: 11/27/13
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Hot data storage technologies for 2014

Six data storage technologies -- nex-gen solid-state, primary storage dedupe, hyper-converged storage, backup appliances, OpenStack and cloud-integrated storage -- will impact your shop.

  • Premiered: 12/12/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Solid State Devices TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA Deduplication TBA hyper-converged TBA Backup TBA OpenStack TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA Data Center TBA NVMe TBA Non-Volatile Memory Express TBA 3D Flash TBA hybrid storage TBA PCIe TBA V-NAND TBA Server Virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA VM TBA ROBO TBA SDDC TBA Software-Defined Data Center TBA software-defined storage TBA Cloud-integrated Storage TBA CIS
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Nimble Storage gains more than 60 percent after IPO

Wall Street's heavy demand for new Silicon Valley companies has not waned as 2013 draws to a close: Nimble Storage shares flashed higher Friday in their market debut, gaining more than 60 percent.

  • Premiered: 12/13/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: San Jose Mercury News
Topic(s): TBA Nimble Storage TBA Nimble TBA IPO TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA hybrid storage TBA Arun Taneja
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Biz Break: Nimble's booming IPO and the changing data-storage industry

Analyst says San Jose's Nimble Storage makes data storage exciting -- and its public debut certainly was, as its shares soared more than 60 percent.

  • Premiered: 12/13/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Vallejo Times Herald Online
Topic(s): TBA Nimble Storage TBA hybrid storage TBA Storage TBA SSD TBA Arun Taneja
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Load DynamiX Simplifies Storage Performance Workload Modeling to Accelerate Flash and Hybrid Storage

Load DynamiX, the leader in storage infrastructure performance validation, today announced its latest storage workload modeling products that enable enterprise storage architects and engineers accelerate deployment of solid state technologies, validate performance, and optimize storage budgets.

  • Premiered: 04/14/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Herald Online
Topic(s): TBA Load DynamiX TBA Storage TBA Storage Performance TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA hybrid storage TBA Optimization TBA Validation TBA Deduplication TBA SAN TBA NAS TBA VDI TBA Virtualization TBA SwiftTest
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Legacy vendors seek better footing in shifting storage landscape

Flash, virtualization, cloud storage and commodity hardware have the potential to make IT shops more efficient and large storage vendors very nervous.

  • Premiered: 10/06/14
  • Author: Arun Taneja
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA Dell TBA HP TBA IBM TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA Amazon Web Services TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA object storage TBA Pure Storage TBA SolidFire TBA Violin Memory TBA hybrid storage TBA Hybrid Array TBA Gridstore TBA Nimble TBA Tegile TBA Tintri TBA Scality TBA Cleversafe TBA Nutanix TBA SimpliVity TBA Scale Computing
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HP adds StoreVirtual, EVO: RAIL hyper-converged appliances

HP rolled out three hyper-converged appliances aimed at the SMB market, including a box that conforms to VMware EVO: RAIL specs.

  • Premiered: 10/16/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Virtual Storage
Topic(s): TBA HP TBA VMWare TBA EVO:RAIL TBA StoreVirtual TBA StoreVirtual VSA TBA ConvergedSystem TBA vSphere TBA Hypervisor TBA Virtual SAN TBA VSAN TBA Storage TBA scale-out TBA Virtualization TBA hybrid storage TBA High Performance TBA HPC TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Microsoft TBA Hyper-V TBA Arun Taneja
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New Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance adds speed, encryption

Oracle's new high-end ZFS Storage Appliance features improved performance and power, 3 TB DRAM, pluggable data analytics and data-at-rest encryption.

  • Premiered: 12/02/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Oracle TBA Oracle ZFS TBA ZFS TBA Encryption TBA Storage TBA analytics TBA NAS TBA Performance TBA Database TBA Optimization TBA Infrastructure TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA EMC TBA NetApp TBA Exadata TBA hybrid storage TBA LUN
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What are the advantages to using a hybrid cloud model for backup?

Hybrid clouds are most frequently used for backup purposes because they relieve enterprises of the need to use a secondary data center.

  • Premiered: 11/21/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA hybrid storage TBA Backup TBA DR TBA Cloud DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Data Center TBA Cloud Storage TBA HCS TBA primary data TBA data security TBA Public Cloud TBA Private Cloud TBA Optimization
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Out on a data storage market limb: Six predictions for 2015

Our crystal ball tells us this will be a year of change for the data storage market.

  • Premiered: 01/05/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Data Storage TBA Storage TBA DAS TBA Big Data TBA data lake TBA hub concept TBA enterprise data TBA BlueData TBA hybrid storage TBA AFA TBA All Flash TBA all flash array TBA Data protection TBA cloud tiering TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Virtualization TBA VVOL TBA VMWare TBA EMC TBA NetApp TBA Avalanche Technology TBA HDS TBA Hitachi Data Systems TBA IBM TBA EVO:RAIL TBA Nutanix TBA Scale Computing TBA SimpliVity TBA hyperconverged
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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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New approaches to scalable storage

With all these scalable storage approaches, IT organizations must evaluate the options against their data storage and analytics needs, as well as future architectures.

  • Premiered: 03/16/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA TechTarget TBA Storage TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA analytics TBA Data Storage TBA Big Data TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA object storage TBA scale-out TBA scale-up TBA Performance TBA Capacity TBA HA TBA high availability TBA latency TBA IOPS TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA File System TBA Security TBA NetApp TBA Data ONTAP TBA ONTAP TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA OneFS TBA Cloud
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Storage: The Next Generation

Qumulo demonstrates its new file system, the heart of its software-defined-storage product.

  • Premiered: 03/25/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Qumulo TBA Qumulo Core TBA Qumulo Scalable File System TBA QSFS TBA software-defined TBA data-aware TBA scale-out TBA NAS TBA Enterprise Storage TBA File System TBA Datacenter TBA hybrid storage TBA Hybrid Array TBA SDS TBA software-defined storage TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA HDD TBA API TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA scalability TBA analytics
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Signs it may be time to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy

The cloud is gaining traction, but the public cloud raises security concerns. Learn why a hybrid cloud strategy can offer businesses more benefits.

  • Premiered: 03/27/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA Cloud TBA Hybrid TBA Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA Security TBA Backup TBA DR TBA Disaster Recovery TBA hybrid storage
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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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Qumulo Core Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS Software Now Available on a Capacity-Optimized 4U Commodity

Qumulo, pioneer of the world's first data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced the Qumulo QC208 hybrid storage appliance, the second hardware product in Qumulo's Q-series portfolio. Qumulo Core, the company's flagship software solution that was introduced to the market last month, is now available on a second platform for capacity-optimized large-scale deployments.

  • Premiered: 04/13/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Topic(s): TBA Qumulo TBA Qumulo Core TBA Storage TBA NAS TBA hybrid storage TBA Flash