Storage virtualization

Storage virtualization News

  • April 13, 2015 13 Apr'15

    Bioinformatics lab uses DDN GridScaler storage for Ebola research

    Virginia Bioinformatics Institute said it chose the SFA10K platform because it embeds the GPFS file system and provides scalable storage.

  • April 09, 2015 09 Apr'15

    Nimble InfoSight goes deeper into monitoring with VM support

    Nimble Storage enhances InfoSight's service and analytics portal, concentrating on virtual machine monitoring that could tie into its VVOLs support.

  • April 06, 2015 06 Apr'15

    VMware VVOLs redefine storage

    VMware has been shaking up data storage for years, and its VVOLs technology just might revolutionize it. The newly introduced VMware VVOLs have vendors scrambling to support it or risk becoming irrelevant in the virtual machine storage market. VVOLs should make configuring and allocating storage easy while providing traditional networked storage services.

    Many companies use cloud storage services, but few have significant amounts of data in the cloud. Uneasiness about having data offsite, as well as security issues, still dog cloud storage. Hybrid implementations pairing on-premises storage with cloud storage are becoming popular, with vendors offering a variety of products and services.

    Now in its 10th year, the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com Quality Awards poll readers about the service and reliability of data storage products. Read the results of our latest survey on enterprise-class arrays.

  • March 31, 2015 31 Mar'15

    IBM storage strategy still fluid for hyper-convergence

    Jamie Thomas explains IBM's plans for the newly branded Spectrum Storage line, and whether a hyper-converged appliance is on the vendor's roadmap.

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Storage virtualization Get Started

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  • 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

  • Do-it-yourself data storage arrays

    Take storage and a few servers, add the special software and -- voila -- instant array. Continue Reading

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Evaluate Storage virtualization Vendors & Products

Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.

  • Unlock the potential of a converged system for storage

    Converged storage offerings package compute, storage and networking together for easy deployment and cost savings. Two of the primary benefits of converged infrastructure systems are enhanced time to production and a potential for cost savings. A third factor may be that an organization will find value in having compute, storage (capacity and performance) and networking scale in parallel with each other. These pre-integrated, pre-configured systems also translate into improved scalability but it is important to understand how converged systems handle storage services. The good news is that converged systems are evolving quickly. Still, there are challenges that remain and questions to be asked. Use this Drill Down to differentiate between converged and hyper-converged offerings, and to navigate the types of converged options currently on the market. Continue Reading

  • Five key VMware VVOLs takeaways

    The highly anticipated VMware Virtual Volumes feature is now available, and increasing vendor support is expected over the next 18 months. 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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