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August 26, 2013
Quantum, Fusion-io, Nimble Storage and Brocade are among the vendors to launch storage products at VMworld 2013.
June 04, 2013
The use of LTFS has taken off in certain markets, but compatible products for general-purpose storage and archiving have been slow to develop.
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Another year is behind us, and 2017 wasn't kind to enterprise-storage startups, as a bunch went belly up or sold off their assets. Not deterred by this recent history and startup trends, a new group of companies has emerged to try and make an impact in 2018. These include Aparavi, Attala Systems, Elastifile, Minio, Morro Data, Vexata, Wasabi Technologies and WekaIO. They have products focused on hot storage sectors, such as flash, hybrid cloud, scale-out file systems and object storage. Who's behind these startups? What do they offer that the market doesn't already provide? And, given recent startup trends, what are their chances for success? Find out with an early look at these upstarts.
A server still looks like a server, and network cables and racks haven't changed much over the last couple of decades, but storage has fundamentally transformed. Disk has lost its crown as the king of primary storage and is becoming relegated to the secondary -- and even cold -- storage world. More significantly, the data center is becoming more software-defined. That means storage functions that once demanded specialized hardware now reside in adaptable, pliable, reprogrammable and easily updateable software constructs. Explore the state of the software-defined storage market.
The advent of virtualization and its need to share all resources threatened the relevance of direct-attached storage (DAS) -- storage within the server. Only the emergence of flash storage, most specifically PCIe SSDs, staved off DAS' extinction, with the likes of Fusion-io demonstrating what you could do with high-speed flash integrated in the server. Today, storage is about to move even further into the server thanks to advancements in storage-class memory -- also known as persistent memory -- technologies. Here's how, why and what this development could mean to you.Continue Reading
HP signed on as a VMware EVO: RAIL partner even with its similar StoreVirtual product. What's the difference between the two HP offerings? Continue Reading
If you're going to use block storage for cloud-based apps, there are some factors to consider. Andrew Reichman covers six in this expert answer. Continue Reading
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Explore the benefits of SDS and continued recent improvements before you determine if making or buying software-defined storage infrastructure makes sense for your enterprise. Continue Reading
All this talk about storage being a commodity might make storage professionals feel inferior. But if you look at storage pay, those gloom-and-doom prophecies just don't add up. Continue Reading
The more pieces of hardware you have, the more complicated managing them becomes. Find out how one consultant simplifies management of EMC Symmetrix DMX and NetApp arrays using Perl scripting. Continue Reading