May 09, 2017
Nexsan eliminated the need to run its E-Series arrays as Unity back-end storage. JBODs with RAID allow FASTier flash cache SSDs to run on 12 Gbps storage shelves.
April 04, 2017
Semiconductor maker Microsemi unveils SmartROC 3100 and SmartIOC 2100 SAS and SATA technology gained in the PMC-Sierra acquisition. The chipset is used to build custom server boards.
October 24, 2016
Acronis, known for its backup and recovery offerings, has unveiled a software-defined storage product to the public for the first time, including blockchain integration.
August 11, 2016
NVMe and PCIe solid-state drives (SSDs) may be a hot topic at this week’s Flash Memory Summit, but the SCSI Trade Association is trying to remind everyone that new serial-attached SCSI (SAS) ...
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SSD RAID (solid-state drive RAID) is a methodology commonly used to protect data by distributing redundant data blocks across multiple SSDs. Continue Reading
Vendors have flocked to SDS to help describe their various approaches to the market. When all the vendor hype and marketing presentations are over, how does today’s storage pro truly understand this transformative technology? This Buyer’s Guide will differentiate between the various types of software-defined storage. This buyer’s checklist explains what to look for in a true SDS offering and outlines the vendor offering in various implementations of SDS. What do the experts say about SDS support? What about software-only offerings? How important is it to choose your own hardware when running SDS? Finally, what’s an SDS implementation really going to involve? Storage pros need answers to these crucial questions and our Buyer’s Checklist breaks down the major players and their game plans in a way that is easy to understand and use. Continue Reading
Take storage and a few servers, add the special software and -- voila -- instant array. Continue Reading
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Many vendors offer highly scalable object storage-based products with file interfaces, making the technology more accessible than ever as an alternative to NAS. Continue Reading
SSDs, HDDs and NVMe can all provide local storage for an OpenStack deployment. But what are the benefits and tradeoffs of each, and how will these technologies evolve? Continue Reading
Hyper-converged storage reduces TCO, simplifies installs and is poised and ready for the software-defined data center. Continue Reading
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VSAN 6.6 beefs up stretched clustering with two new failure to tolerate protection policies that allow users to set protection levels per local site. Continue Reading
By default Microsoft supplies generic USB drivers in Win10. German website Win-Raid offers updated USB 3.0/3.1 Win10 drivers to replace them. Continue Reading
There is still a place for both RAID and erasure coding in today's computing environments. Explore each technology's use cases, drawbacks and best practices. Continue Reading
Problem Solve RAID Issues
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In the wake of the accidental repartitioning and formatting of a vital data drive, I learn that MiniTool Power Data Recovery rocks! Continue Reading
Diskpart is a disk management tool designed to create, delete and resize hard drive partitions, and assign or reassign drive letters in Windows client and server operating systems. Continue Reading
Is it better to create one large LUN or many smaller LUNs? The following guidelines can help you to pick the most appropriate LUN size. Continue Reading