Leveraging Solid-State Storage
Solid-state storage has brought a slew of changes to storage environments and reshuffled the way we approach ongoing storage operations. Solid-state has revived interest in automated tiering, caching apps and data compression, along with providing high-performance persistent storage.
Virtual I/O for Storage Networks
Servers are virtualized, storage is virtualized and now the data center’s connective tissue is in for a virtualization transformation. A handful of resourceful networking vendors have developed products that pool and share network resources. Virtual I/O can be a great economical move, but it can also provide load balancing and quality of service capabilities not available in traditional networks.
Quality Awards VII: Enterprise Arrays
The first Quality Awards survey report in the seventh edition of our user poll will relate the results of the service and reliability of enterprise storage arrays. Previous winners include NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems and EMC.
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This was first published in February 2012