Data center storage

  • April 08, 2009 08 Apr'09

    SNW: DAS makes a comeback as alternative to SAN, NAS

    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 09 Mar'09

    Cloud forms slowly over data center

    A survey of data center managers finds they haven't yet warmed up to cloud computing. Will the economy change that?

  • January 29, 2009 29 Jan'09

    Focus on storage efficiency grows as budgets shrink

    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 15 Jan'09

    Survey finds data centers understaffed

    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 07 Jan'09

    Small CAS players challenge Centera

    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 29 Dec'08

    IT execs offer advice for Obama technology policy

    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 19 Dec'08

    "Despereaux" posed steep challenge for clustered storage system

    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 12 Dec'08

    Supercomputer segregates storage systems to provide large-scale HPC

    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 10 Dec'08

    Wind-powered data center picks Atrato disk arrays

    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 21 Nov'08

    iQstor bulks up its rack-mounted SAN storage system

    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 21 Nov'08

    Supercomputer's storage chosen for density, not performance

    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 19 Nov'08

    iQstor claims highest-density full-function storage array

    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 17 Nov'08

    Symantec launches SaaS-based installation compatibility software tools

    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 14 Nov'08

    Parallel file systems become requirement for HPC environments

    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 21 Oct'08

    IBM revamps disk systems to support z10 mainframe

    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.