January 25, 2016
Newly updated Load DynamiX Virtual Series tools offer the same GUI, workflow, statistics and API as its physical storage performance validation appliance.
January 08, 2016
The 14 finalists in the hard disk/hybrid storage systems category of the 2015 Products of the Year competition blend flash configurations with traditional spinning media.
December 11, 2015
Blending LAN and SAN networks cuts a lot of management headaches -- and miles of cable -- out of the data center.
November 04, 2015
Concrete building supply company Prosoco went with Maxta MxSP software-based hyper-convergence product after bottlenecks popped up with its Nexsan SAN running Hyper-V.
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Thanks to its straightforward approach to clustering, SCVMM is the obvious choice for deploying Hyper-V clusters, but there are a few requirements you'll need to meet before you can get started. Continue Reading
Databases and support for virtual servers are the main use cases for new SAN arrays. Continue Reading
An iSCSI adapter is a network interface card that enables the transmission of data between host computers and iSCSI-based storage arrays and typically handles the TCP/IP processing. Continue Reading
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Jumbo frames can help reduce network latency under the right conditions, but it's important to ensure your entire network is set up to support it. Continue Reading
Discover the benefits of using a network-attached storage device, how it differs from SAN and DAS technology, and how a NAS device might fit into your enterprise's storage plan. Continue Reading
Features for the Fujitsu Eternus DX89000 S3 SAN array include thin provisioning, mirroring and RAID. Continue Reading
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Historically, Fibre Channel technology has been a top choice for enterprises in need of a high-speed interconnect for SANs. With the introduction of iSCSI storage, however, the landscape shifted. Ethernet networking gained acceptance for block storage and became popular for file, and later cloud-based, object storage. It costs less, requires no dedicated switching and special training, and offers adequate performance for most business applications. But don't sound the death knell for Fibre Channel technology; market research indicates widespread use and a slow decline.
Most storage vendors today offer object-based storage, and interest in these systems is high. Object storage offers massive scalability, potentially better data management with extended metadata, cloud storage integration via support for RESTful APIs and lower overall storage costs. The trick, of course, is integrating object and all of its capabilities into environments still dominated by SAN, NAS, and applications that continue to expect file or block storage interfaces. But, it's being done.
Big data, Hadoop, MapReduce, data warehousing, business intelligence… All of these analytics applications place new demands on storage systems and often require new or modified storage structures. The special requirements of these analytics-on-a-massive-scale apps, and how to effectively manage their supporting storage infrastructures, are detailed in this issue of Storage magazine.Continue Reading
Get tips on implementing a NAS system, find out where the technology works best and understand the need-to-know purchasing criteria. Continue Reading
A virtual test lab can give you a place to test patches and configuration changes -- and avoid the potential for downtime in the production environment. Continue Reading
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Object stores offer scalability that traditional storage systems cannot match. The challenge is making them work in a block- and file-based world. Continue Reading
System Center Virtual Machine Manager supports multiple storage types, but it's up to the administrator to classify and provision that storage. Continue Reading
Deciding on the best way to present storage to a VM depends on a variety of factors and typically involves at least three types of administrators in the data center. Continue Reading