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Data storage companies add intelligence to on-site arrays

Data-aware storage yields new insights and management capabilities. But challenges include meeting IT organization's needs, tying in with existing systems and the cloud alternative.

  • Premiered: 10/20/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Data Storage TBA data-aware TBA Cloud TBA Jeff Kato TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA Optimization TBA AFA TBA all-flash TBA all flash array TBA All Flash TBA Performance TBA EMC TBA Isilon TBA Cloud providers TBA Hadoop TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA HDFS TBA Qumulo TBA DataGravity TBA open API TBA API
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The Need for Modern Day Scale-Out NAS Products

Today, storage architectures are undergoing yet another makeover, and the once dominant legacy products are being overtaken.

  • Premiered: 11/12/15
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: InfoStor
Topic(s): TBA InfoStor TBA Network Attached Storage TBA NAS TBA Storage TBA File Storage TBA SAN TBA scale-out TBA Scale out NAS TBA Cloud TBA EMC TBA NetApp TBA ONTAP TBA Cleversafe TBA Caringo TBA object storage TBA HPC TBA Big Data TBA High Performance TBA High Performance Computing TBA Performance TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA IOPS TBA Metadata TBA scalability TBA software-defined TBA Saas TBA Software-as-a-Service TBA open API TBA API
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Scale-out NAS design now rivals object storage

Jeff Kato takes a closer look at ideal scale-out NAS design principles and vendors that are emerging with modern scale-out NAS designs.

  • Premiered: 02/12/16
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA scale-out TBA NAS TBA scale-out NAS TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA Storage TBA Oracle TBA Fibre Channel TBA FC TBA scalability TBA web-scale TBA web-scale storage TBA object storage TBA High Performance TBA HPC TBA High Performance Computing TBA Flash TBA SSD TBA data-aware TBA Metadata TBA IOPS TBA Performance TBA NetApp TBA EMC TBA software-defined TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud TBA hyperscale
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Cloud Object Storage for the Healthcare Data Blues

The healthcare industry continues to face tremendous cost challenges. The U.S. government estimates national health expenditures in the United States accounted for $3.2 trillion last year – nearly 18% of the country’s total GDP. There are many factors that drive up the cost of healthcare, such as the cost of new drug development and hospital readmissions. In addition, there’s compelling studies that show medical organizations will need to evolve their IT environment to curb healthcare costs and improve patient care in new ways, such as cloud-based healthcare models aimed at research community collaboration, coordinated care and remote healthcare delivery.

For example, Goldman Sachs recently predicted that the digital revolution can save $300 billion in spending in the healthcare sector by powering new patient options, such as home-based patient monitoring and patient self-management. Moreover, the most significant progress may come from a medical organization transforming their healthcare data infrastructure. Here’s why:

  • Advancements in digital medical imaging has resulted in an explosion of data that sits in  picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) and vendor neutral archives (VNAs).
  • Patient care initiatives such as personalized medicine and genomics require storing, sharing and analyzing massive amounts of unstructured data.
  • Regulations such as the Health Insur­ance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require organizations to have policies for long term image retention and business continuity.

Unfortunately, traditional file storage approaches aren’t well-suited to manage vast amounts of unstructured data and present several barriers to modernizing healthcare infrastructure. A recent Taneja Group survey found the top three challenges to be:

  • Lack of flexibility: Traditional file storage appliances require dedicated hardware and don’t offer tight integration with collaborative cloud storage environments.
  • Poor utilization: Traditional file storage requires too much storage capacity for system fault tolerance, which reduces usable storage.
  • Inability to scale: Traditional storage solutions such as RAID-based arrays are gated by controllers and simply aren’t designed to easily expand to petabyte storage levels.

As a result, healthcare organizations are moving to object storage solutions that offer an architecture inherently designed for web scale storage environments. Specifically, object storage offers healthcare organizations the following advantages:

  • Simplified management, hardware independence and a choice of deployment options – private, public or hybrid cloud – lowers operational and hardware storage costs
  • Web-scale storage platform provides scale as needed and enables a pay as you go model
  • Efficient fault tolerance protects against site failures, node failures and multiple disk failures
  • Built in security protects against digital and physical breeches

Publish date: 03/22/17