Storage virtual networks News
May 04, 2015
Storage Media Group editors are at EMC World 2015 to bring you the latest news and analysis from the annual conference.
May 01, 2015
VMware's VSAN 6 could alter the way storage is delivered and consumed, but whether it is the catalyst that accelerates SDS adoption is still unknown.
April 16, 2015
SoftNAS expands its cloud storage with the Cloud File Gateway virtual appliance to move on-premises unstructured data into Amazon S3.
February 11, 2015
VMware's Virtual SAN shares the bronze medal with Scality's Ring 5.0 in the 2014 Products of the Year storage system software category.
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Is hyper-converged storage just another storage buzzword? Expert Jon Toigo digs through the hype to define the term. Continue Reading
The huge performance improvements that all-flash arrays offer are changing the way we think about storage in a virtualized data center. Continue Reading
Knowing today's best storage options and how they best match to your customers' virtualized infrastructure is critical when crafting storage offerings. Continue Reading
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Any organization serious about building and maintaining a useful virtualized environment is concerned whether its IT investments are able to respond to advancements in cloud computing, software-defined storage, storage virtualization, converged infrastructure and other emerging data center technologies. Software-defined storage, in particular, has become one of the most discussed topics in the data center and virtualization sectors.
This chapter looks specifically at how products in the software-defined storage category can make the management of storage less complicated, and, if properly implemented, can position a data center at the leading edge of technology for the foreseeable future. What's needed is a plan to create a virtualized infrastructure that’s sufficiently adaptable to future requirements. IT teams devote considerable time and precious IT dollars to making sure their virtualized infrastructure is efficient. They can't afford to find themselves with an environment that carries a high total cost of ownership or that can't adapt to change. Decisions about storage are an integral part of this process, and software-defined storage provides the type of flexibility that appeals to IT decision-makers interested in future-proofing an infrastructure.Continue Reading
Taneja Group's Tom Fenton explains how VVOLs work, and the storage differences between VVOLs and VSAN. Continue Reading
Our Advisory Board weighs in on how VMware VVOLs, an addition released in vSphere 6, are changing the storage industry. Continue Reading
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Hyper-converged storage systems are preconfigured and integrated clusters of servers that share their internal storage. They boast convenience and flexibility, allowing rapid deployment of applications like databases and virtual desktop infrastructure. Hyper-converged bundles have limitations, however, such as scalability and the fact that they’re closed, siloed systems.
Many companies now realize they have an untapped resource in their backup datastores. Backup data is often the most complete collection of corporate data. Backup vendors and others are now developing tools to access and use that data, turning what was once just insurance against disaster into a strategic corporate asset.
Flash storage equals performance, and to squeeze out the ultimate IOPS, it should be installed directly in the server. We describe the alternatives, weighing their effectiveness and making use-case recommendations.Continue Reading
If you want to exercise some cost containment, forget the hardware for a moment and focus on data management. Continue Reading
Expert Jon Toigo discusses the drawbacks and limitations that come with using flash storage with VMware's virtual SAN. Continue Reading
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Following rumblings of a hardware project coming from VMware, does a hyper-converged offering from a software company make sense? Continue Reading
VMware launched VSAN GA with the vSphere 5.5 Update 1, but there are important requirements to know before you make the switch. Continue Reading
Atlantis Computing's ILIO USX could be offered as a joint offering with VMware's Virtual SAN. Find out how it can improve capacity and performance. Continue Reading