Data Storage Solutions for a Virtual Environment
- January 15, 2010
After enjoying the last couple of hours of 2009 with my family, I thought how fitting it would be to end the year with a post! I've been incredibly busy this year and my lack of posts really shows ...
- September 09, 2009
Solid-state drive vendor Texas Memory Systems has analysts envisioning a hybrid storage tier with the purchase of assets from storage virtualization startup Incipient.
- September 02, 2009
As VMware server virtualization penetrates further into the data center, enterprise data storage managers find storage efficiency is often at odds with virtual machine performance.
- August 31, 2009
Storage vendors are adding support for VMware Inc.'s new vSphere 4, disaster recovery with Site Recovery Manager, as well as converged data center networks at VMworld 2009.
- August 25, 2009
EMC RecoverPoint, Replication Manager and Navisphere will now allow provisioning and replication by virtual machine rather than by physical server or LUN.
- June 23, 2009
Pixorial's video-sharing website combines virtualized Dell PowerEdge servers with Xsigo I/O Director and a dense, scalable SAN to add capacity and bandwidth dynamically.
- March 03, 2009
Measuring and tuning storage performance has grown more challenging with the proliferation of virtual servers. Learn how RiskMetrics Group has adapted to its changing environment, and best practices for managing storage in virtual server ...
- February 26, 2009
FalconStor rolls out an accelerator for VMware backups; Virtual Instruments unveils I/O optimization software for VMware; VirtenSys shows off I/O virtualization switch.
- February 06, 2009
Sign of the times: Attune's intellectual property went on the auction block in December, and has been absorbed into F5's file virtualization portfolio.
- October 01, 2008
NetApp guarantees its arrays will require 50% less storage to host ESX servers than competing arrays. But you'll need to read lots of fine print to know your environment qualifies.
- September 18, 2008
A couple of additional storage announcements not captured in our VMWorld preview wrap: EMC Corp. said EMC Control Center (ECC) 6.1 will now support reporting on thin-provisioned volumes within ...
- September 18, 2008
As far as I could tell, they did not actually serve liquid genius here. A busy - and vast - show floor. Psst...roadmap stuff over here... Some of the storage roadmap stuff. Still undecided whether ...
- September 10, 2008
New EqualLogic iSCSI storage array packs three times the amount of disk as Dell's previous high-end SAN. The array also includes Auto-Snapshot Manager/VMware Edition, for automated replication and failover in VMware environments.
- September 08, 2008
Users say the F5/Acopia ARX switch has become an important part of their environment, but the overall file virtualization market has cooled over the last few years.
- August 15, 2008
After my article the other day about storage pros hoping for a VMware performance boost from pNFS, part of the new NFS 4.1 standard currently being ratified by IETF, I came across a response from ...
- August 12, 2008
Don't you hate it when you go into iTunes and try to play a purchased song, and it won't let you until it authenticates...again? Well, take away the authentication step and leave things hanging, ...
- July 24, 2008
Blade server doubles number of VMware virtual machines; Emulex offers virtual HBA management for Solaris 10.
- July 02, 2008
Last time on As the Benchmark Turns, we saw NetApp pull a fast one on EMC. This week's episode brings us into the torrid realm of server virtualization and Hyper-V. It began with a press release ...
- June 11, 2008
Symantec CEO John Thompson sat down for a Q&A to talk about how SSDs will bury tape, coopetition with VMware and streamlining Symantec product lines.
- May 29, 2008
Xiotech's Virtual View can help users of its ICON disk array management software centrally manage storage resources used by VMware virtual machines. The provisioning application shows storage administrators which storage volumes and LUNs are ...
- May 27, 2008
Verari integrates Xsigo's I/O virtualization into its blade servers in an effort to reduce connections and increase manageability of I/O between blades and storage.
- March 11, 2008
Our friends at Homeland Security are known to use the term "chatter" to refer to the level of terrorist communications they're intercepting at any given time. Any large consortium of humans will ...
- February 12, 2008
Updates to NetApp's software portfolio add new automated features and integration, but users and analysts say there's still room to tighten things up.
- January 30, 2008
It seems crazy, and in many ways it is. The company that essentially created the hottest market in IT has said it will grow 50% over the next year, and the company that owns it has projected $15 ...
- January 16, 2008
It all started with a pretty run-of-the-mill partnership agreement. FalconStor announced its storage virtualization, snapshot and replication software will support Virtual Iron's virtual servers ...
- November 20, 2007
VMware executive Jon Bock discusses VMware's plans for better integrating its server virtualization software with enterprise storage.
- September 28, 2007
Widespread VMware deployments are causing storage professionals problems, ranging from grappling with new storage virtualization schemes to wrestling with backups.
- September 21, 2007
Brocade says it will add services like data migration and encryption to the fabric by next year. Meanwhile, Cisco is already out in the market with similar products.
- September 11, 2007
A roundup of product announcements at VMware's annual VMworld conference from data storage vendors looking to take advantage of the server virtualization craze.
- August 07, 2007
The $210 million acquisition of Acopia this week marks the third such merger between a file virtualization startup and a networking firm.
- August 06, 2007
F5 joins the storage market with the acquisition of file virtualization switch company Acopia.
- October 25, 2006
The latest report from research firm TheInfoPro reveals file virtualization products are a hot commodity among the Fortune 1000, but many deployments are for one-time projects.
- September 05, 2006
Storage analyst Tony Asaro says that today most storage systems are discrete, individual systems that are islands. Disaggregating the storage controller from the disk enclosures creates storage pools with greater flexibility, scalability and a leap ...
- June 08, 2006
Users say that VMware backup needs to work better with storage software vendors.
- May 17, 2006
Users at Storage Decisions say they hope the forthcoming version of VMware will allow them to upgrade their storage without rebooting servers.
- March 07, 2006
Extending itself way out of its comfort zone, SAN equipment maker Brocade has acquired file virtualization software vendor NuView for approximately $60M in cash.
- March 03, 2006
Xiotech announced interoperability with its storage systems; Emulex formally joined a VMware development program.
- February 06, 2006
Asigra announced version 6.0 of its flagship Televaulting software and according to users, Asigra's new way of backing up VMware servers is the most notable improvement.
- January 31, 2006
Many companies have server consolidation projects underway, because although server acquisition costs are low, there is a high total cost of ownership.
- December 06, 2005
In the first of a series of user profiles Schenck Business Solutions CIO and CTO, James Tarala, talks to SearchStorage.com about what's on his plate for storage next year.
- November 23, 2005
According to users, installing Acopia's virtualization switch requires new thinking around storage, but they say they expect it to save them big money in the long run.
- August 16, 2005
EMC confirmed it has acquired the assets of Maranti, a developmental shortcut to improving Invista, analysts say.
- July 22, 2005
While you may not have noticed, grid computing is already making an appearance in the storage market, and will have a much bigger impact over time than most may realize.
- July 15, 2005
Two of IBM's storage directors discuss the role of tape, why the midrange is hot, SVC versus Invista virtualization and the NetApp reseller deal.
- June 20, 2005
Support fears resolved, users take tentative steps toward virtualizing mixed vendor environments.
- May 16, 2005
EMC will unveil its long-awaited storage router virtualization platform, Invista, in New Orleans, but users are unlikely to deploy it for virtualization.
- April 15, 2005
A hands-on lab session at SNW gave users a feel for creating and provisioning virtual LUNs as well as some of the traps to watch out for.
- March 29, 2005
NetApp ups virtualization ante; Mainframe users get open systems storage; SBE acquires iSCSI software company, PyX.
- February 22, 2005
Is storage software driving down a road of complexity that managers will never be able to find their way back from?
- September 22, 2004
Users at Storage Decisions voted overwhelmingly in favor of network-based virtualization, but many still have doubts over product reliability and costs.
- August 05, 2004
While the merits of storage virtualization have been widely argued in recent years, users are now coming around to the notion that virtualization is a worthy and real technology. This tech roundup has the latest on virtualization.
- June 09, 2004
The financial services company checks out new technology from Acopia Networks to virtualize its storage and as a result expects to save significant costs
- November 20, 2003
Bits & Bytes: Storage management expert Brett Cooper gives us his thoughts on a few issues regarding virtualization. Brett shares his expertise on how to effectively utilize virtualization technology, how it will make data management easier for ...
- November 13, 2003
Think virtualization is a technology without a cause? Think again. According to companies such as FalconStor, DataCore, and StorAge, users aren't buying into virtualization for virtualization's sake, but because it helps them solve any number of ...
- September 30, 2003
Call it utility computing, on-demand, autonomic or anything you want. It's the hot concept in storage and the data center as a whole, but the gurus and end users agree that, over the next five years, the complexity of storage networks may be both a ...
- April 18, 2003
Virtualization is a decades-old concept that has yet to take hold. But some experts insist that, within six months, the number of shops using virtualization will be staggering. Still, users are biding their time, saying they have no plans to be ...
- September 23, 2002
While virtualization deployments are on the back burner for many SearchStorage.com users, they have confidence that viable solutions are yet to come.
- July 18, 2002
SearchStorage expert Joel Lovell has a hard time believing that virtualization is not real, and is not readily available in today's environment. Instead, Joel sees a number of ways ...
- June 24, 2002
Some users say that until vendors introduce fully integrated virtualization solutions, they'll pass on adopting the technology. But one analyst says that users who overlook the benefits of virtualization may be passed by.
- June 03, 2002
StorageTek has released a Web-based software for rapid deployment and recovery of Linux virtual servers on Shared Virtual Array (SVA) subsystems using IBM's zSeries mainframe computing platform.
- November 20, 2001
Virtualization is a practically perfect concept. But, confusion, sometimes perpetuated by vendors, is preventing it from becoming a reality for now.
- September 07, 2001
Virtualization may be the hottest buzz word in the storage industry right now. But what exactly is it? How is it deployed? And what should you ask potential vendors to ensure you're getting your money's worth?
- August 16, 2000 16 Aug'00