• September 23, 2015 23 Sep'15

    HGST helium drives store black hole research data

    High-capacity HGST helium drives store data to help scientists determine if Einstein's theory of gravity holds true.

  • August 10, 2015 10 Aug'15

    Airfare analysis takes flight with PCIe flash storage

    Airline Tariff Publishing Co. is building in-memory storage for airfare analysis using Dell PowerEdge servers and Micron P420m PCIe flash drives.

  • July 06, 2015 06 Jul'15

    Managing storage for virtual servers

    It's easy to understand why server virtualization has become so popular among IT admins. Virtual servers are flexible, mobile and can be deployed or decommissioned rapidly. However, managing storage for virtual environments can be difficult. Many shops struggle with managing storage for virtual servers, and even more could realize better performance with more sophisticated management. Storage management tools for virtual environments can capture and record data from hypervisors; extend visibility into storage, network and applications; and provide trending analysis to help keep resources in balance. These tools can help you take a proactive approach to storage management, reduce costs and improve performance.

    RAID has formed the backbone of local data availability for nearly 30 years, but the technology is starting to show its age, and erasure coding has emerged as an alternative. Some even say it could even eliminate the need for traditional data backup.

    Storage and backup administrators are a tough crowd. So it means something when users of Asigra and Veeam backup products return the two vendors to the winner's circle in a reprise of last year's Backup Software Quality Awards results.

  • April 14, 2015 14 Apr'15

    The data center SSD takeover is well underway

    The future of hard disks grows bleaker by the day, with giant SSD storage densities, outdated RAID algorithms and faster interconnects ushering in flash domination.

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    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

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    Take storage and a few servers, add the special software and -- voila -- instant array. Continue Reading

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    A redundant array of inexpensive servers (RAIS) is the use of multiple servers with load balancing to manage demand across servers and allow one server to take over for another in the case of failure. Continue Reading

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