Items Tagged: primary+data
Many vendors and users have been focusing on how to improve storage capacity, as data has seen enormous growth rates in the past few years. But how does storage performance measure up? What options do vendors have for improving and assessing storage performance, and are users taking the technology seriously?
SimpliVity's rapid market adoption continues to provide evidence that a revolution is afoot in IT infrastructure, providing great benefit to IT organizations worldwide that can now capitalize on the superior economics and simplicity that the new era is ushering in.
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
Startup Primary Data prepares GA launch of DataSphere data virtualization software, which is designed to make data available any time on any storage.
- Premiered: 08/27/15
- Author: Taneja Group
- Published: TechTarget: Search Virtual Storage
Edge HyperConvergence for Robo's: Riverbed SteelFusion Brings IT All Together
Hyperconvergence is one of the hottest IT trends going in to 2016. In a recent Taneja Group survey of senior enterprise IT folks we found that over 25% of organizations are looking to adopt hyperconvergence as their primary data center architecture. Yet the centralized enterprise datacenter may just be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the vast opportunity for hyperconverged solutions. Where there are remote or branch office (ROBO) requirements demanding localized computing, some form of hyperconvergence would seem the ideal way to address the scale, distribution, protection and remote management challenges involved in putting IT infrastructure “out there” remotely and in large numbers.
However, most of today’s popular hyperconverged appliances were designed as data center infrastructure, converging data center IT resources like servers, storage, virtualization and networking into Lego™ like IT building blocks. While these at first might seem ideal for ROBOs – the promise of dropping in “whole” modular appliances precludes any number of onsite integration and maintenance challenges, ROBOs have different and often more challenging requirements than a datacenter. A ROBO does not often come with trained IT staff or a protected datacenter environment. They are, by definition, located remotely across relatively unreliable networks. And they fan out to the thousands (or tens of thousands) of locations.
Certainly any amount of convergence simplifies infrastructure making easier to deploy and maintain. But in general popular hyperconvergence appliances haven’t been designed to be remotely managed en masse, don’t address unreliable networks, and converge storage locally and directly within themselves. Persisting data in the ROBO is a recipe leading to a myriad of ROBO data protection issues. In ROBO scenarios, the datacenter form of hyperconvergence is not significantly better than simple converged infrastructure (e.g. pre-configured rack or blades in a box).
Riverbed’s SteelFusion we feel has brought full hyperconvergence benefits to the ROBO edge of the organization. They’ve married their world-class WANO technologies, virtualization, and remote storage “projection” to create what we might call “Edge Hyperconvergence”. We see the edge hyperconverged SteelFusion as purposely designed for companies with any number of ROBO’s that each require local IT processing.
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
Primary Data today announced powerful new features that transform its DataSphere software platform into a metadata engine that automates the flow of data to help enterprises meet evolving application demands at petabyte scale.
Primary Data updates its DataSphere metadata engine to boost scalability and performance, support more hardware options, and connect to multiple Amazon S3-based cloud buckets.
- Premiered: 03/09/17
- Author: Taneja Group
- Published: TechTarget: Search Storage