October 19, 2016
Cisco storage networking announced upgrades that include Ethernet boosts for FCIP and FCoE, but it's decided to hold off on shipping 32 GbE Fibre Channel.
July 22, 2016
The pieces are starting to fall into place for even higher performing flash storage with lower latency through the use of Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fibre Channel (FC). Broadcom (part ...
July 19, 2016
Brocade ships new 32 Gbps Gen 6 Fibre Channel directors and extension blades targeting faster flash storage systems, and it adds new IO and VM Insight monitoring capabilities.
April 14, 2016
Zadara Storage's Virtual Private Storage Arrays that run in the cloud now support object storage and large flash cache for performance with the launch of Intelligent Object Store.
March 02, 2016
A new G620 Brocade switch and 32 Gbps host bus adapters from QLogic and Broadcom Emulex signal general availability of Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking gear.
December 04, 2015
Find out what's hot and what's not-so-hot on our list of data storage technology trends for the coming year.
December 03, 2015
In hopes of appealing to more enterprises, Load DynamiX adds sensors and software features that capture I/O application workloads to analyze storage patterns.
September 03, 2015
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.
July 28, 2015
X-IO Technologies adds a SAN controller to give its ISE storage blocks the management and data protection customers want in traditional arrays.
May 04, 2015
Brocade goes deeper into IP storage switching, adding Ethernet support to its FC extension switch and management to its VDX 6740.