Tiered storage News
June 28, 2017
Tegile Systems updates IntelliFlash with two tiers of flash. The 6U Tegile configuration supports 72 SAS SSDs for capacity and NVMe flash drives for performance.
June 12, 2017
MapR expands beyond analytics into the enterprise storage market with an exabyte-scale data store designed to manage files and containers in data centers and across clouds.
March 21, 2017
IBM enhances its cloud object storage based on Cleversafe technology with flexible pricing and a long-term, three-tiered cold vault object store for inactive data.
October 25, 2016
Hitachi added new VSP all-flash array and hybrid array models and updated the operating system with adaptive data reduction, enhanced quality of service and cloud tiering.
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Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage hierarchy. Continue Reading
Some enterprises are using public cloud storage as a tier for secondary storage or archived data, but Scott Sinclair advises caution before taking the leap. Continue Reading
Tiered data storage moves data to various types of storage media -- based on performance requirements, protection level and frequency of use -- to reduce storage costs. Continue Reading
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To avoid the high cost of a software-defined SAN, IT shops can turn on the tiered storage virtualization feature in newer versions of Windows Server. Continue Reading
Without a compatibility guide to lead the way, it can be tough to choose the appropriate VMware vSAN storage media. Here are a few tips to steer you in the right direction. Continue Reading
Hyper-converged infrastructure vendors have integrated software-defined storage, compute and networking into easy-to-use, turnkey appliances. But the transition from a traditional, three-tier architecture to a hyper-converged data center can take getting used to. That's why it's important to carefully assess hyper-converged infrastructure vendors and the HCI appliances they offer when making this change. We'll show you ways to simplify the process.
Today, we mostly store unstructured data on NFS-based NAS file servers. More efficient, flexible and practical object storage is a rising alternative, however, particularly in products that layer file-based interfaces on top of object-based storage for the best of both worlds.
Tiering and caching can make a huge difference in active data storage performance. These two processes work in different ways, however. Tiering is about more than distributing data into hot, warm and cold tiers, while caching increases the speed of reads and writes. Both tiering and caching require choices.Continue Reading
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Tier 0 has been fast and proprietary, but nonvolatile memory express is changing that second part as a standard programming interface for PCIe SSDs. Continue Reading
Without an effective management strategy, IT teams can't fully realize the benefits of hybrid cloud. Learn how to tackle network bottlenecks, manage data and more with these tips. Continue Reading
Administrators can take several approaches to migrating data to a cloud archive, from manual migration to using cloud-integrated storage. Continue Reading
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Health data storage helps healthcare organizations remain up and running and helps them innovate. That's why using the right storage tech is so important. A CTO weighs in. Continue Reading
Though virtual server performance bottlenecks remain among data storage problems, there are fixes available, but beware, each fix has side effects. Continue Reading
Expert Brien Posey discusses five ways to virtualize storage in an organization. Review the pros and cons of each approach to find the best fit for your data center. Continue Reading