May 15, 2017
OpenStack's Cinder, Swift and Manila storage projects experience a decline in vendor contributors heading into the upcoming release of the latest iteration, Pike.
May 08, 2017
Dell EMC VMAX and XtremIO SAN all-flash arrays christen Dell EMC World 2017. All-flash Isilon NAS adds Infinity modular architecture. Dense flash in compact footprint is the focus.
April 11, 2017
Cisco 6 FC storage module brings 32 Gbps support across MDS 9700 director family. Cisco and partners certify UCS C-Series servers for 32 Gbps-ready host bus adapters.
March 28, 2017
New Brocade SAN switch turns Fibre Channel into NVMe fabric for all-flash storage. The G610 device is targeted at converged infrastructure, small SANs and rack-based flash servers.
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Microsoft Hyper-V shared nothing live migration helps organizations migrate VMs to improve the availability of workloads in environments without expensive storage area networks. Continue Reading
Compare SAN and NAS architectures and learn what to keep in mind when using each storage system format. The rise of object storage and the cloud is also affecting storage choices. Continue Reading
At the forefront of how IT infrastructure evolves to tackle new applications and emerging workloads are the changes in data center storage architecture. Continue Reading
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The concept of the all-flash data center isn't new, and as the cost of SSDs continue to decline, vendors are pushing the of the all-flash data center like never before. Reality is a different matter, though. When it comes to older data, slower technology tiers -- such as tape and high-capacity HDDs -- and the cloud can still save plenty of money and resources. So how much flash is enough? It depends.
IT resources must remain continuously available nowadays. Establishing data center resiliency through technologies like replication and erasure coding, as well as implementing continuous backup and instant recovery, is only a start. Learn how to develop a resiliency plan of your own.
An increasing array of backup, disaster recovery and archiving services has turned the public cloud into a favorite target for secondary and tertiary data. Advances have also made the cloud a viable option as a primary storage tier in the storage hierarchy. Particularly if tier-two or tier-one workloads could benefit from the scalability, resilience and broad accessibility the public cloud delivers. Here's why.Continue Reading
Better performing, more scalable and capacious storage area networks are required for ever-growing amounts of unstructured data, demanding applications and big data analytics. Continue Reading
Solid-state flash is the most sought-after technology for primary storage, as storage area networks remain the main focus of increasing capacity for most enterprises. Continue Reading
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You can keep your storage investments in place, allow for capacity increases, and solve performance and application problems, while gathering data to plan for new growth. Continue Reading
Scaling out a database to meet the needs of a heavy processing workload can be a challenge. Here are details on the SQL Server scalability methods available to ease the process. Continue Reading
Companies that jump into a hybrid cloud deployment can make grave errors. Proper planning -- and understanding the drawbacks of going hybrid -- can prevent a cloud catastrophe. Continue Reading
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Faster storage -- and more of it -- is important, but that wouldn't matter if new SANs didn't boost application performance and efficiency in the process. Continue Reading
In this guide, experts explain how SSDs can solve VDI performance problems, and how to decide what types of SSD work best in your virtual environment. Continue Reading
Should data center managers pine for the good old days of direct-attached storage? Or is adding a little flash the way to counter-act the fundamental storage changes wrought by virtualization? Continue Reading