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May 20, 2016
Brocade’s earnings for last quarter show a decline in storage sales consistent with what large array vendors have reported. The Fibre Channel switch vendor’s forecast for this quarter shows that ...
April 07, 2016
Fibre Channel (FC) took back the port count lead over Ethernet in external storage systems in 2015, after Ethernet had gone ahead in 2014, according to Dell'Oro Group's latest numbers. Chris DePuy, ...
March 31, 2016
Private and hybrid cloud storage is a big piece of EMC’s strategy, and this week the vendor upgraded one of the key building blocks for that strategy with the release of ScaleIO 2.0. ScaleIO is ...
March 03, 2016
Brocade, QLogic and Broadcom coordinated this week’s shipments of the first switches and adapters to support Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking technology. We caught up with Jack Rondoni, vice ...
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Databases and support for virtual servers are the main use cases for new SAN arrays. Continue Reading
An iSCSI initiator is software or hardware that enables a host computer to transmit data to an iSCSI-based storage array through a network adapter over a TCP-based IP network. Continue Reading
An iSCSI adapter is a network interface card that enables the transmission of data between host computers and iSCSI-based storage arrays and typically handles the TCP/IP processing. Continue Reading
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RDMA technology can help speed up I/O in storage environments by bypassing copy processes in the software stack when data is called up from a system's memory. Continue Reading
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Expert Jacob Gsoedl drills into eight top-tier enterprise SAN products and how each one performs in seven technical areas. Detailed charts make the information easy to digest. Continue Reading
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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 ... Continue Reading
Fujitsu phases out its DX8700 S2 model and replaces it with two Fujitsu Eternus DX S3 block storage devices that scale from 4.6 PB to 13.8 PB of raw capacity. Continue Reading
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While organizations create high-definition video for a variety of uses, they turn to today's storage systems to house and protect it. Continue Reading
RAID can allow for better storage performance and higher availability, and there are many different RAID types. Read a comparison of RAID levels, as explained by our expert. Continue Reading
If predictable performance is a concern, IT planners should look for a solution that can set up a dedicated storage tier and a converged storage tier. Continue Reading