August 10, 2015
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
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
The future of hard disks grows bleaker by the day, with giant SSD storage densities, outdated RAID algorithms and faster interconnects ushering in flash domination.
March 20, 2015
AWS EBS volumes now offer 16 TB volume sizes and support for up to 20,000 IOPS, but users wish upgrading to the new volumes was a smoother process.
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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
Take storage and a few servers, add the special software and -- voila -- instant array. Continue Reading
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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Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
The XtremIO storage array from EMC is an all-flash system that offers scalability and high performance. Continue Reading
The wrong disk volumes can foil Exchange optimization practices. Assess your configurations with support and compression in mind. Continue Reading
FlashSystem 840 and V840 are all-flash storage systems from IBM that use Variable Stripe RAID for high performance in case of failure. Continue Reading
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
Cloud storage capacity needs are soaring with the influx of data collection, according to Paul Turner of Cloudian, who shares his thoughts in this podcast. Continue Reading
When RAID restores require more skills than can be found in-house, a RAID recovery service provider could be the answer -- as long as the right one is chosen. Continue Reading
Analyst John Webster answers frequently asked big data questions, including how to choose storage and protect and analyze data in big data environments. Continue Reading
Problem Solve RAID Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
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
If it's time to tune your data center hardware, consider fixes like DRAM expansion, SSDs or container virtualization. Continue Reading
If predictable performance is a concern, IT planners should look for a solution that can set up a dedicated storage tier and a converged storage tier. Continue Reading