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March 08, 2018
Nexsan Unity disk arrays are based on a dual-controller NST platform. Argonne National Lab uses the storage for continuous operations in inhospitable environments.
July 17, 2017
The TrueNAS X10 entry-level hybrid array from iXsystems provides a low-cost alternative to legacy arrays. The unified array scales to 360 TB in 6U for $55,000.
July 06, 2017
Data-aware specialist DataGravity apparently is the latest casualty in a suddenly rough market for storage startups. Industry sources say the vendor has shuttered operations and sold its storage ...
June 20, 2017
Virtual Instruments tools that help organizations monitor storage gain deeper integration in the new family of Load DynamiX 32 Gb FC and 40 GbE Workload Generation Appliances.
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Unified storage -- sometimes called network unified storage or multiprotocol storage -- is a storage system that runs and manages files and applications from a single device. Continue Reading
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Multiprotocol storage, also known as unified or federated storage, supports protocols traditionally associated with SAN block-based and NAS file-based storage in a single device. Continue Reading
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InfiniBox 3.0 stores data on disk, deploying a small amount of flash as an acceleration tier. Its caching algorithm ensures the hottest data is on the fastest storage media. Continue Reading
With support for block, file or both types of data on the same device, unified storage architecture is a flexible storage option for the modern data center. Continue Reading
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With both file and block protocols supported, unified arrays provide configuration flexibility to handle a variety of applications. Continue Reading
Red Hat storage boosts performance and scalability with a new version of Ceph and adds erasure coding and automatic tiering with an update to Gluster. Continue Reading
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If predictable performance is a concern, IT planners should look for a solution that can set up a dedicated storage tier and a converged storage tier. Continue Reading
Phil Goodwin outlines and gives examples of how unified storage can be beneficial in virtual server environments -- but not without difficulties. Continue Reading
Converged architecture options are gaining interest from IT shops hoping to simplify the deployment of storage, servers, and networking. Continue Reading