Items Tagged: scale-out
Are you deciding the fate of your virtual infrastructure, by way of whether it is destined to be built on top of block or NFS? We recommend you take a long term look at aligning your storage features with your management strategy.
The Kaminario K2: Transforming the Costs and Capabilities of Storage Performance
In this product profile, we’ll take a look at what we think is required to deliver a true enterprise-class storage foundation for improving application performance, and one vendor's distinctly different approach to delivering a high performance storage solution. That solution - the Kaminario K2 – delivers a compelling approach for those enterprises in need of faster storage for greater application performance.
The case for Intelligent Storage (Dell)
In the past decade, a volatile business climate and a dynamic technology landscape have combined to raise the pressures on the enterprise datacenter, and especially on the storage infrastructure that underlies it. The need to adapt to such constantly-shifting demands and technology developments has sorely tested the limits of existing networked storage solutions. The virtualization mega-trend has dramatically changed the way information is sized, controlled, and protected. But traditional networked storage solutions are too often rigid, complex, and inefficient. Taneja Group has identified a way forward. We have collected the essential elements of the storage solutions needed for today’s new IT realities under the term “intelligent storage.” In this profile, we define what we mean by storage intelligence, whether that storage is file or block, and whether its architecture is SAN, NAS, or unified. We then examine how Dell is delivering this intelligence with its EqualLogic storage line. Wherever you are in your datacenter evolution, we think it’s time to examine whether your storage has the intelligence to carry you to your end goals.
Server virtualization has made some promises that traditional SAN, NAS and unified solutions haven't been able to keep. It has promised that we can have it both ways: consolidation and simplicity, flexibility plus efficiency, mobility without downtime. There's a lot of intelligence in your hypervisor to deliver these benefits. But how intelligent is your storage?
Midrange Reinvented - the IBM Storwize V7000
In this Product in Depth, we take a look at the IBM Storwize V7000 and how it has harnessed a unique range of sophisticated heterogeneous storage virtualization technology from the IBM portfolio of intellectual property, and turned these technologies into building blocks for a next generation mid-range storage array. The result is a unique foundation to unify the consolidating and virtualizing infrastructure.
Enterprise IT shops coping with the explosive growth of unstructured data need to consider their NAS options and decide whether traditional fixed-capacity NAS devices or the emerging scale-out NAS systems will better meet their file-storage needs.
New line of 10GbE storage nodes deliver increased performance for SMEs scale-out storage needs INDIANAPOLIS, Nov 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Scale Computing, a developer and manufacturer of intelligent, scale-out storage solutions tailored to the virtualization and archiving needs of the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), today announced the availability of Mz models of scale-out storage nodes. Designed for increased performance, the Mz models of scale-out storage nodes feature 10GbE network connectivity.
Dell Compellent: Fluid Storage for a Virtualized World
The enterprise datacenter was a very different place just a few years ago. Over the last decade, several macro trends have converged: rapid server consolidation enabled by virtualization, dramatic data proliferation and the rise of “big data,” solid-state drive technology advances, and an increasingly mobile and demanding workforce. In short, IT continues to consolidate, while business becomes more distributed. This tension drives the search for greater efficiency now at the heart of every IT decision. And no-where is this pressure felt more acutely than in the storage layer. Virtualized and consolidated work-loads create new types of storage I/O contention, which are costly to troubleshoot and repair. Storage costs continue to rise because capacity planning is harder in today’s dynamic business environment. Over time, performance limitations, wasted capacity, and complex operations eat into the bottom line and increase lifetime storage TCO. These realities drive the need for more intelligence in the storage layer. In this technology brief, we explore the ways in which Dell Compellent’s Storage Center is delivering such intelligence today.
You may already be sold on the concept of scale-out NAS, but scale-out systems vary widely and you’ll have plenty of decisions to make before buying one.
In storage, scale-out systems are becoming a popular option to deal with rapid data growth. File data is growing the fastest, making network-attached storage (NAS) the most popular type of scale-out storage. Clustered NAS systems that fit the “scale-out” tag are targeted at processing heavy applications such as “big data” analytics and large file environments.
IBM is keeping itself busy by expanding SmartCloud offerings. SmartCloud Storage Access is a recent addition to SmartCloud portfolio.
Kaminario, the leader in scale-out Flash storage,today announced the release of its fourth-generation K2 all-Flash storage array. The K2 v4 delivers unparalleled performance consistency and resiliency to midrange enterprises in a much smaller, denser, greener and lower-priced configuration. Built to meet the growing demand for Solid State (SSD) Flash storage, the K2 v4 is based on the proven SPEAR Scale-out Architecture, the only Flash storage architecture that can deliver consistent and predictable performance for general purpose, mixed workload environments with enterprise-class resiliency and data protection.
With the advent of big data and cloud-scale delivery, companies are racing to deploy cutting-edge services. “Extreme” applications like massive voice and image processing or complex financial analysis modeling that can push storage systems to their limits. Examples of some high visibility solutions include large-scale image pattern recognition applications and financial risk management based on high-speed decision-making. These ground-breaking solutions, made up of very different activities but with similar data storage challenges, create incredible new lines of business representing significant revenue potential.
Kaminario K2: The Truly Enterprise-Ready SSD Storage Array (TVS)
Just a couple of years ago, as solid-state storage technologies began finding significant mainstream adoption, Taneja Group began closely following a vendor whose architectural roadmap seemed to destine them to be the pre-eminent architectural leader for scale-out, high performance, enterprise-ready, cost-effective solid-state arrays.
That vendor was Kaminario, who first entered the market with a highly resilient, scale-out architecture that promised extreme performance with more linear scalability as well as superior availability / serviceability versus other offerings we then saw on the market.
In the past couple of years, Kaminario has continued advancing their technology in both performance and features, systematically adding the mainstream features that the enterprise demands – and are that are too often missing on high performance storage systems: features like snapshots, utilization reporting, resiliency that tolerates full node failures, and more.
In turn, Kaminario recently drew the attention of Taneja Group Labs. Scale-out and enterprise-class storage management features are not easy to architect (especially not together), and we wanted to know whether Kaminario could deliver enterprise-class wrappings with all of their historic scale-out capabilities.
NAND flash-based storage could be replaced by newer forms of non-volatile memory like MRAM technology. Find out why MRAM's density, cost and form factor could make flash obsolete.
Taneja Group Dubs Kaminario a 'Force to Be Reckoned With' After Testing Newest Generation K2 All-Fla
Kaminario, the leading scale-out flash array provider, today announced the results of the Taneja Group's independent report, "Kaminario K2: The Truly Enterprise-Ready SSD Storage Array."
It is no secret that scalability has long been the elephant in the room for most solid-state storage vendors.
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
Hadoop is soon coming to enterprise IT in a big way. VMware’s new vSphere Big Data Extensions (BDE) commercializes its open source Project Serengeti to make it dead easy for enterprise admins to spin and up down virtual Hadoop clusters at will.
- Premiered: 07/17/13
- Author: Mike Matchett
- Published: Enterprise Storage Forum
We've been doing quite a bit of work lately with software solutions in the virtual infrastructure. VMware and some others have started an industry-wide shift in thinking toward the idea of software defined infrastructure services, including networking and storage - services that have traditionally been entirely dependent upon specialized hardware and control/operating systems.