Data center storage
- April 08, 2009
Industry watchers see storage directly attached to servers making a comeback, while others see a blurring of the lines between DAS and networked storage.
- March 09, 2009
A survey of data center managers finds they haven't yet warmed up to cloud computing. Will the economy change that?
- January 29, 2009
As economic forecasts for 2009 remain uncertain, users look to avoid spending money on additional storage capacity while still keeping up with growth.
- January 15, 2009
Storage is underutilized and data centers understaffed according to survey of enterprise executives; Quest buys capacity management vendor MonoSphere; Sanbolic bolsters clustered file system.
- January 07, 2009
The content-addressed storage market EMC pioneered with Centera is blurring. The changing dynamic involves small vendors trying to push the technology beyond traditional use cases.
- December 29, 2008
It's not just the start of a new year—soon there will also be a new president in office. Storage vendors, analysts and users offer their advice to the new administration.
- December 19, 2008
The 90 million images from the animated film "The Tale of Despereaux" generated 200 TB of data, putting the clustered storage system used by the post-production studio to the test.
- December 12, 2008
A supercomputer segregates its storage systems to avoid contention between users who need large-scale, high-performance parallel I/O and those who don't. It also uses 20-gig InfiniBand gear to avoid latency.
- December 10, 2008
The founders of a green colocation company say Atrato's disk arrays, which use 2.5-inch drives, have boosted density and broadened service offerings.
- November 21, 2008
The iQ5200 high-density SAN storage system, which packs 52 TB into 4U arrays and can scale to 1.56 PB, was introduced at Supercomputing '08 this week. The rack-mounted SAN storage system is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses.
- November 21, 2008
The performance specs on the supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Labs are eye-popping, but the storage system was chosen for space efficiency, not performance.
- November 19, 2008
Storage density of 13 TB per rack on iQ5200 array; plug-in allows Akorri BalancePoint to run within VMware vCenter console; Spectra Logic adds reporting features to BlueScale software for tape libraries.
- November 17, 2008
Some Veritas users can now get a free SaaS tool to collect configuration data from their servers and alert them if anything is amiss before they start an installation or upgrade.
- November 14, 2008
Many global parallel file systems rely on NFS for batch computing. But the NFS protocol has high overhead, which limits its use with I/O-intensive applications. For that reason, many HPC centers prefer Lustre, which provides parallel I/O to file ...
- October 21, 2008
IBM rolls out its first disk-only mainframe virtual tape library, as well as an update to the DS8000 array that puts FICON closer to Fibre Channel.