- August 18, 2014
Boston Celtics VP and CTO Jay Wessland says the team is considering a shift from scale-up storage to address the explosion of digital video.
- August 15, 2014
Incoming Michigan State CIO discusses the data storage challenges universities have to deal with and how to address them with cloud storage.
- August 08, 2014
IBM Fellow, CTO and strategist Andrew Walls says the company must continuously 're-invent the SAN' with the influx of flash, cloud and software-defined 'elastic' storage.
- August 06, 2014
Cisco VP dishes on the data center switching vendor's plans for 32 Gbps FC, how Fibre Channel over Ethernet is a success and why it doesn't call 16-gig FC "Gen 5."
- July 31, 2014
Cisco says it remains committed to Fibre Channel with its new 16 Gbps FC MDS 9706 Director and MDS 9148S department switch, plus Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) line card.
Sponsored by Dell - Many companies today are considering a move to the cloud. Organizations may believe that a hosted service, such as Office 365, will be easier and or cheaper to maintain than on-prem email. Also, Microsoft and other industry leaders may have influenced a move. Whatever the reason, moving to the cloud isn’t as easy as it appears and results are often mixed if you haven’t adequately prepared your Active Directory. See More
Sponsored by NetApp - Enterprise storage systems have evolved through four distinct stages. First, there were monolithic storage arrays. These gave way to modular SAN/NAS systems and distributed storage networks. Next, advanced software techniques led to storage virtualization, with storage volumes abstracted from the underlying physical devices. Finally, in the current era, cloud storage services have emerged that combine virtualization with unprecedented economies of scale. See More
Sponsored by Dell - When it comes to governance and compliance, much of the IT staff’s effort is often focused on individual systems. Administrators work meticulously to ensure that mail servers, file servers, database servers, and other resources adhere to both internal security standards and regulatory requirements. The one thing that each of these systems has in common however, is its reliance on Active Directory. First introduced in 2000 as a replacement to the Windows NT domain structure, Active Directory was originally designed to manage network resources. Now, Active Directory works as a centralized authentication and access control mechanism, and consequently plays a vital role in the organization’s overall security. See More
Sponsored by NetApp - Backups are boring—as long as they complete on time. However, you can still find some satisfaction by optimizing your backups to save money, either by automating management tasks or by finding a lower-cost platform to store the backup data. See More
- July 30, 2014
Advances to object technology and accelerating growth of unstructured data make object storage valuable for on-premises data, despite their start as a cloud play.
- July 16, 2014
Red Hat's first Ceph upgrade since its Inktank acquisition adds erasure coding, cache tiering and management updates.
- July 10, 2014
DDN's high-performance computing storage systems provide Department of Energy lab with 75 GBps read/write operations and eliminates bottlenecks.
- July 08, 2014
EMC spins out two new Isilon NAS models, including one for Hadoop analytics, and adds flash read cache.
- July 08, 2014
EMC VMAX launch includes three new models, multi-core architecture, embedded data protection and a public cloud tier.
- July 02, 2014
Solid-state storage is proliferating as a replacement for hard disk drives, where it offers a quick shift into the fast lane of storage processing. But flash can also be used with hard disks for a low-cost solution that delivers nearly equivalent ...
- July 01, 2014
Scality Ring upgrade includes OpenStack Swift and Cinder support, improved erasure coding for clusters and Kerberos authentication.
- June 27, 2014
Oracle makes it easier for ZFS Storage Appliance customers to provision and orchestrate cloud storage with the addition of OpenStack Cinder drivers.
- June 26, 2014
RainStor 6 includes Archive Application for Hadoop intended to reduce footprint and speed performance of Hadoop clusters.
- June 25, 2014
Permabit adds HIOPS Compression to its Albireo data deduplication software, which it says can help storage array vendors hold off innovative startups.