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  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    Fujitsu Eternus CD10000 pushes Ceph storage

    New Ceph-based Fujitsu Eternus CD10000 adds options for optimized erasure code, density- and performance-focused nodes, backup in a box and discrete clusters for DR.

  • October 02, 2015 02 Oct'15

    Flash forward: What's next for flash storage technology

    Emerging flash technologies target capacity, reliability and cost, while the line between storage and memory continues to blur. Over the past couple of years, we've seen four major developments in flash storage technology: 3D architectures, which will allow denser NAND chips; memory channel flash, which uses a server's DIMM slot and bus to add solid-state storage; nonvolatile memory express (NVMe), which offers a more efficient way to tap into a server's PCIe bus to wring out more performance; and nonvolatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM), which adds a nonvolatile tier to system RAM. All of these techs are available now. This issue of Storage magazine outlines the best use cases and the advantages/disadvantages of each flash storage technology.

    Each new version of VMware's vSphere introduces new storage capabilities and features to support virtual servers. This issue explains vSphere's latest storage stuff, including new capacities, new performance controls and other storage-related management features. We'll also look at how storage vendors plan to support the new features.

    It doesn't matter what industry you're in, the size of your company or whether your shop is fully virtualized -- the odds are that you struggle to control or keep up capacity growth. With more devices than ever creating data and more uses for that data, many companies are reluctant to deep-six anything. Luckily, there are new and cost-effective ways to cope with all that data without breaking the bank.

  • September 17, 2015 17 Sep'15

    AWS S3 pricing downshifts with new Infrequent Access tier

    Amazon Web Services added a new data storage option to its cloud this week. Will it catch on?

  • August 26, 2015 26 Aug'15

    HP 3PAR StoreServ all-flash lineup dips below $20,000

    HP 3PAR StoreServ midrange systems have been upgraded with a new low-price entry-level all-flash array. The new 8000 models will replace the HP StoreServ 7000 series.

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  • Understanding VM-aware storage options

    Virtualization has changed data centers, and now storage is changing to meet the new demands VMs place on IT administrators. Continue Reading

  • Migrating to the future: Moving to Exchange 2016

    Migrating to Exchange 2013, or even preparing for a 2016 migration, may be the best choice for some organizations, but others could be fine with a legacy version. In this three-part guide, we will cover the key factors in making a decision regarding Exchange migrations, as well as sticking points in the upgrade process.

    SearchExchange contributors highlight the factors that make a certain choice, like Exchange 2013, more viable than its predecessors. There are ways to ease the migration, they explain, as well as points during the upgrade process where an organization can easily get trapped. Deployment of Exchange 2013, though similar to past iterations, is more complicated and will require an approach that addresses all of the new features and how integration will affect the existing infrastructure.

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  • Coupling virtualization and storage

    The growing strain on storage systems has led IT to look for ways to help maximize efficiency and mitigate waste. It is possible to move away from traditional siloed LUNs and address storage volumes in terms of VMs.

    This handbook examines the emergence of virtualization-aware storage and its promised improvements to virtualized data centers. Included is a discussion about ways to deploy virtualization-aware storage and the features. SearchServerVirtualization contributors also outline use cases and benefits that should be evaluated along the way. Though virtualization-aware storage offers better provisioning and management for admins, there are cloud services (such as the AWS Elastic File System) that deserve attention, as they may more effectively solve the same storage problems. Continue Reading

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