Hybrid storage media News
January 06, 2017
The 11 finalists in the hard disk/hybrid storage systems category of the 2016 Products of the Year include cloud and arrays that don't demand all-flash drives.
November 03, 2016
The recent IBM hybrid storage push aims to court enterprise clients with resources on premises and in the public cloud -- and offer something AWS doesn't.
June 09, 2016
LTFS – the Linear Tape File System – seemed like a great idea when it emerged but not many storage vendors seem to have made much of it. It puts a file system on top of a tape library and turns it ...
April 08, 2016
Drobo this week unveiled DroboAccess to enable mobile file sharing on its NAS boxes. DroboAccess lets customers access and share files stored on Drobo NAS from any device or location. The ...
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How can hybrid flash tiering decrease reliance on expensive tier one storage and improve performance? Independent storage expert Phil Goodwin shows us how in this tip. Continue Reading
Many early implementations of solid-state storage were hybrid arrays making use of hard disks as well as flash. Today, there are a number of vendors offering all-flash arrays as the price of flash continues to drop. This handbook takes a look at how all-flash arrays are being used today and what organizations should consider before deploying an all-flash array. Continue Reading
A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory. Continue Reading
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Analyst George Crump outlines the benefits and drawbacks of converged and hyper-converged architectures to help first-time buyers select the most effective system. Continue Reading
The FreeNAS Project by server vendor iXsystems is attracting attention from customers as far away as outer space who are considering open source NAS storage with commodity hardware. Continue Reading
The NetApp FAS8000 is a series of enterprise SAN arrays marketed toward high-capacity environments that support multiple flash configurations. Continue Reading
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Are the bad old days of control interface proliferation back again? Patrick Hubbard says it's time for network administrators to put their foot down. Continue Reading
NexGen Storage integrates vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) to help VMware customers prepare for VVOL adoption. Continue Reading
To deal with boot storms and other times of peak demand, your first instinct might be to over-provision resources, but there's a better way. A hybrid storage system is often cheaper and gives better performance. Continue Reading
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Eric Slack takes a closer look at what happens when the flash in a hybrid flash array 'misses.' Continue Reading
Auto tiering and caching provide similar benefits in hybrid storage systems, but are different technologies with different capabilities and use cases. Continue Reading
There's more than one way to build a hybrid storage array, writes Jon Toigo. Continue Reading