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  • Fibre Channel storage alive and kicking

    It's not the end of the world for Fibre Channel storage; market research from a variety of industry analysts indicates widespread use and a slow decline.

  • Fibre Channel technology is alive and kicking

    Historically, Fibre Channel technology has been a top choice for enterprises in need of a high-speed interconnect for SANs. With the introduction of iSCSI storage, however, the landscape shifted. Ethernet networking gained acceptance for block storage and became popular for file, and later cloud-based, object storage. It costs less, requires no dedicated switching and special training, and offers adequate performance for most business applications. But don't sound the death knell for Fibre Channel technology; market research indicates widespread use and a slow decline.

    Most storage vendors today offer object-based storage, and interest in these systems is high. Object storage offers massive scalability, potentially better data management with extended metadata, cloud storage integration via support for RESTful APIs and lower overall storage costs. The trick, of course, is integrating object and all of its capabilities into environments still dominated by SAN, NAS, and applications that continue to expect file or block storage interfaces. But, it's being done.

    Big data, Hadoop, MapReduce, data warehousing, business intelligence… All of these analytics applications place new demands on storage systems and often require new or modified storage structures. The special requirements of these analytics-on-a-massive-scale apps, and how to effectively manage their supporting storage infrastructures, are detailed in this issue of Storage magazine.

  • Seagate adds Dot Hill storage to its portfolio

    Seagate's acquisition of Dot Hill storage is another step into storage systems, adding it to Xyratex in its portfolio of storage arrays for OEM partners.

  • HP XP7 Storage enterprise SAN array

    The HP XP7 Storage SAN array offers high-availability and disaster recovery features for highly virtualized data centers with large storage requirements.

  • Fujitsu Eternus DX8900 S3 storage array

    Features for the Fujitsu Eternus DX89000 S3 SAN array include thin provisioning, mirroring and RAID.

  • HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage family of arrays

    The HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage family of SAN arrays is intended for use in large enterprise environments.

  • Fujitsu Storage Eternus DX8700 S3 storage array platform

    The Fujitsu Storage Eternus DX8700 S3 SAN array offers a number of features to help organizations manage large amounts of storage.

  • Oracle FS1-2 storage array system

    Oracle FS1-2 SAN arrays can scale to petabytes and ship complete with data storage features, such as replication and auto-tiering.

  • IBM Storwize V7000 storage array platform

    IBM's Storwize V7000 SAN array platform supports hard disk drives and flash drives, and is marketed to high-capacity enterprises.

  • NetApp FAS8000 storage array platform

    The NetApp FAS8000 is a series of enterprise SAN arrays marketed toward high-capacity environments that support multiple flash configurations.

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