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  • Separate the 'hype' from hyper-converged storage

    Is hyper-converged storage just another storage buzzword? Expert Jon Toigo digs through the hype to define the term. Continue Reading

  • Are all software-defined storage vendors the same?

    What does software-defined storage mean? How is it implemented? And why does it matter for data center managers? Continue Reading

  • Buyer's checklist to software-defined storage vendors

    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

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  • Here's where software-defined storage fits

    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.

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  • Are vSphere Virtual Volumes necessary with an EVO:RAIL appliance?

    Taneja Group's Tom Fenton explains how VVOLs work, and the storage differences between VVOLs and VSAN. Continue Reading

  • How to choose a virtualization systems management tool

    The TechTarget Cloud and Virtualized Systems Management Survey reveals what features customers are looking for in new virtualization systems management tools. Continue Reading

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Manage Storage virtualization

Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.

  • Local storage solves some problems, creates others

    Local storage helps address virtualization-related IO performance problems but raises potential security concerns, especially for cloud environments. Continue Reading

  • What storage problems can vSphere Virtual Volumes solve?

    VSphere VVOLs allow virtual administrators to self-provision a pool of storage as they see fit. Continue Reading

  • Becoming familiar with VM-aware storage

    As with any product still in its infancy, an exact definition for virtual machine-aware storage can be difficult to nail down. In simple terms, VM-aware storage is an appliance that vendors build specifically with virtual machines in mind in order to cut back on some of the most pertinent issues in virtual environments: complexity, difficult management and lagging performance.

    Using VM-aware storage typically means there's no need to configure logical unit numbers and volumes, and because VMs are directly associated with the storage they reside on, priority can be given to more demanding apps and VMs can be granularly managed. This guide will walk you through what products classify as VM-aware storage, how they are implemented in virtual environments and what benefits they can bring to storage and virtualization administrators so you can make an informed decision about whether they're the right choice.

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