Scale-Out NAS News
July 16, 2015
The DataStream DS1008 array gets a capacity jolt, while a software upgrade adds flash optimization tools and subscription-based storage pricing.
July 09, 2015
Panasas enhances its hybrid NAS system with 8 TB hard drives, more SSD capacity and cache. It also boasts 200 gigabit per second throughput.
June 19, 2015
Cohesity rolls out early-access appliance that aims to remove the need for multiple storage products by converging secondary storage workflows.
June 18, 2015
Docker containers store application's logic, but not data. EMC said its custom drivers preserve data persistence of containerized apps.
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Hyper-converged storage systems are preconfigured and integrated clusters of servers that share their internal storage. They boast convenience and flexibility, allowing rapid deployment of applications like databases and virtual desktop infrastructure. Hyper-converged bundles have limitations, however, such as scalability and the fact that they’re closed, siloed systems.
Many companies now realize they have an untapped resource in their backup datastores. Backup data is often the most complete collection of corporate data. Backup vendors and others are now developing tools to access and use that data, turning what was once just insurance against disaster into a strategic corporate asset.
Flash storage equals performance, and to squeeze out the ultimate IOPS, it should be installed directly in the server. We describe the alternatives, weighing their effectiveness and making use-case recommendations.Continue Reading
Techniques such as replication and erasure coding protect data on object storage systems and other high-capacity primary storage systems when traditional backup is difficult. Continue Reading
Scale-out file servers can significantly lower storage costs, but it might not be right for organizations. Here's what to consider. Continue Reading
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Storage systems get smarter thanks to object stores and metadata, which are enhancing intelligence of scale-out storage systems. Continue Reading
There are plenty of new approaches to address ever-growing data needs, including scale-out vs. scale-up designs, the shift from hierarchical file systems to object storage, and the Hadoop Distributed File System. Pretty soon there will be absolutely no excuse not to store every crumb of data ever created.
Delivering Windows applications remotely is another area that could use some improvement, especially in today's age of tablets and mobile devices. App transformation takes existing Windows applications and intelligently delivers them to the target device, similar to how responsive web design principles package web pages differently depending on whether the client is a traditional PC, tablet or smartphone.
VMware, meanwhile seems to have hit a home run among users with its latest release to its venerable vSphere virtualization platform. Some things, it seems, get better with age.Continue Reading
Basit Farooq explains the pros and cons of scaling out and scaling up when increasing the workload on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Continue Reading
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Learn three ways a data archiving system can provide access to granular-level data and then replicate it for automated recovery at a later date. Continue Reading
With its functional limitations and current pricing, Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager may not make sense for full-scale enterprise recovery. Continue Reading
Scale-out and object-based storage systems are both built for scaling, but metadata characteristics are the difference maker. Continue Reading