March 31, 2014
To protect virtual machines on-site and for DR, law firm bypasses traditional disk backup for commodity-hardware-based Exablox OneBlox.
September 20, 2013
Backup expert W. Curtis Preston's advice from Storage Decisions: Focus on instant recovery, RPO and RTO and forget traditional restores.
August 13, 2013
Violin Memory released its 3U 6264 MLC 19 nanometer all-flash array with over 64 TB capacity and up to 750,000 IOPS for under $5 per GB.
July 29, 2011
LSI said it has first 12 Gbps SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) controllers, Dot Hill gets snapshot and encryption patents; Utah Transit Authority selects Nexsan Assureon for archiving.
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According to Jon Toigo, erasure coding is becoming popular for its ability to provide data protection in areas where RAID has some shortcomings. Continue Reading
Erasure coding tradeoffs include requirement for additional data storage, need to update extra disks for redundancy purposes, UC professor cautions. Continue Reading
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In this tip, analyst Jon Toigo shares several ways storage admins can proactively prevent the failure of RAID arrays. Continue Reading
IT's decision on using erasure coding in storage rests on data importance, durability more than amount of data, says storage consultant Marc Staimer. Continue Reading
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Traditional RAID methods and their rebuild processes have some shops suffering long downtimes -- enter erasure codes and multi-copy mirroring. Continue Reading
Flash-based storage is gradually displacing the disk-based array, moving main storage closer to the CPU and boosting application performance. Continue Reading
If a server isn't on the hallowed VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide, that doesn't mean it won't support ESXi. But it's a tough road to verification. Continue Reading