Storage virtualization News
August 29, 2016
The Hitachi UCP HC V240F is an all-flash version of a hybrid hyper-converged system launched in June; both versions start with three nodes and scale a node at a time.
August 15, 2016
HPE StoreVirtual and MSA entry-level storage have new flash and hybrid models with lower prices as the vendor tries to expand its footprint outside of its enterprise 3PAR storage.
July 07, 2016
Komprise's data management platform appears as an NFS or SMB client. It crawls storage and points inactive file storage at object-based storage.
June 22, 2016
Hitachi Data Systems expanded its Unified Compute Platform with a new hyper-converged system and an updated converged model to address midmarket, departmental and ROBO environments.
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Hyper-converged and software-defined storage are alternatives to traditional array-based storage systems. Before you junk your legacy systems, learn how these new systems are different from each other and from the storage you've grown accustomed to using.
Products in both categories are designed to make it easier to implement new technology, usually in virtual environments. Hyper-converged systems combine storage, compute and hypervisors in one box. The bundled model makes it easier to install and manage. However, the bundled appliances do not allow you to scale those resources independently. Also, because most hyper-converged systems support only one hypervisor, that could limit flexibility. Hyper-convergence can also change the roles of administrators inside an IT team, breaking down silos. That change can be good or bad, depending on your perspective.
Software-defined storage is an umbrella for many types of storage rather than a specific category. Common types of software-defined storage include virtual appliances and other products for virtual environments. Other applications that virtualize or manage storage across disparate hardware -- including off-the-shelf commodity systems -- also fall into the software-defined storage category. Software-defined storage can be bundled or packaged on an appliance. Buying software only adds flexibility and usually costs less than an appliance, but appliances come precertified and tested by the vendors to reduce risk.Continue Reading
By offering a more flexible, rule-based approach, SMFLIMxx can help mainframe programmers get a better grasp on virtual storage. Continue Reading
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As we cram more virtualized machines and apps into a single physical server, prioritizing their access to storage resources is crucial to ensuring each performs up to expectations. Continue Reading
As applications drive the need for massive storage capacity, data center convergence will be aided by software-defined storage and networking to enable private cloud architecture. Continue Reading
Hyper-converged architectures: CTO and SearchCIO columnist Niel Nickolaisen lays out the five critical questions he asked before taking the plunge. Continue Reading
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Configuration problems and extreme storage demands can take a serious toll on your storage infrastructure. Fortunately, with the right tools, these issues are easy to remedy. Continue Reading
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Make sure to avoid reaching the limits set by vSphere, you could experience poor performance. Continue Reading