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April 28, 2016
The bad news for FalconsStor is it lost $3.2 million last quarter. If there is good news, it’s that its new FreeStor software is picking up OEM and managed service provider (MSP) customers and ...
April 25, 2016
Legacy storage technology wasn't designed to support multiple virtualized applications competing for simultaneous I/O. Tintri's Dan Florea explains how to get from mess to mesh.
April 13, 2016
The FreeStor Analytics upgrade integrates code licensed from Cumulus Logic to aid in capacity planning, service-level management and storage health monitoring.
March 16, 2016
SIOS upgraded its analytics software which now offers an enhanced capacity planning tool and root cause analysis capability that are viewed via a simple graphical interface.
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Disagreement over the meaning of software-defined storage architecture continues, but it generally refers to the beneficial trend of separating software and hardware. Continue Reading
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In life as in technology, there is no free lunch. We've seen this time and again. Every time a technology seems to be too good to be true, we do a little digging, and it turns out we were right.
Containers are just the latest example of a technology that IT must scrutinize. Sure, containers offer a ton of benefits -- density, portability and low-cost -- but what's the catch? Storage may very well be it.
And now that more IT organizations are "doing" DevOps, it's become clear that DevOps isn't some magic pixie dust whose mere mention makes everything right with the world. Meanwhile, over in the cloud, enterprises have learned that it's not all sunshine and roses. Notably, it's dawned on them that migrating legacy applications to an infrastructure as a service provider like AWS or Google Cloud Platform can be more trouble than it's worth.Continue Reading
Analyst George Crump outlines the benefits and drawbacks of converged and hyper-converged architectures to help first-time buyers select the most effective system. Continue Reading
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Hyper-converged architectures: CTO and SearchCIO columnist Niel Nickolaisen lays out the five critical questions he asked before taking the plunge. Continue Reading
The software-defined storage market is getting a lot of attention these days, piquing the interest of budget-challenged storage managers. But the lure of software running on the cheap may be misleading if you're not ready for some DIY or to sacrifice some of the features you come to expect in storage systems. We profile the various iterations of software-defined storage, and offer detailed pros and cons of each.
Some say that archiving is one of the key killer apps that will make cloud storage a popular option. There are some compelling advantages to shipping unused data off site, but you need to know about the sometimes subtle differences among these services.
In our 10th Quality Awards for NAS systems, we had one surprise winner -- Synology -- and a NAS pioneer returning to the winner's circle after a short absence -- NetApp. Read about how your peers rank NAS products for their service, support and reliability.Continue Reading
Storage virtualization gives administrators more flexibility when provisioning by aggregating storage capacity. Today, storage virtualization technologies do even more. Continue Reading
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Technology is coming to the rescue for organizations looking to lower their disaster recovery costs. Learn how these steps can help decrease your DR expenses. Continue Reading
Make sure to avoid reaching the limits set by vSphere, you could experience poor performance. Continue Reading
Docker is one of the most popular ways to containerize apps, but it makes migration difficult. The open source ClusterHQ Flocker architecture can help. Continue Reading