April 06, 2015
VMware has been shaking up data storage for years, and its VVOLs technology just might revolutionize it. The newly introduced VMware VVOLs have vendors scrambling to support it or risk becoming irrelevant in the virtual machine storage market. VVOLs should make configuring and allocating storage easy while providing traditional networked storage services.
Many companies use cloud storage services, but few have significant amounts of data in the cloud. Uneasiness about having data offsite, as well as security issues, still dog cloud storage. Hybrid implementations pairing on-premises storage with cloud storage are becoming popular, with vendors offering a variety of products and services.
Now in its 10th year, the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards poll readers about the service and reliability of data storage products. Read the results of our latest survey on enterprise-class arrays.
February 16, 2015
VMware's origin started with five employees and an idea to abstract hardware. Now the company is evolving faster thanks to a rapid succession of acquisitions.
April 18, 2014
IBM launches initiatives to help partners capture the growing market for cloud; Citrix announces the Citrix Center of Excellence; more news.
February 26, 2014
IBM Power servers may have a new lease on life now that Watson platforms, SoftLayer cloud and big data are tied to the systems.
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IBM name/tokens are popular for sharing data among mainframe programs, but little problems can add up to a performance hit. Continue Reading
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With 3270 bridge, you can't stack input messages into one structure. The bridge can't process them all at once. It takes a little more work. Continue Reading
When initial program load stalls out on a mainframe logical partition, the culprit is often consoles. Connectivity is one of many potential causes. Continue Reading
IBM's remote DL/1 function shipping technology enables long-distance IMS database changes securely. Here's how to set up and work with remote DL/1. Continue Reading