July 25, 2017
SoftNAS engineers encountered a problem early this year with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure clouds that caused a delay in the SoftNAS Cloud NAS 3.5 release. The engineers hit a snag while ...
June 26, 2017
Panzura's enhancements to its cloud NAS include support for NVMe flash and increased capacity limit on VMware deployments. The cloud file system works with object storage.
April 28, 2017
Midrange NAS provider Synology America Corp. is expanding its FlashStation all-flash storage platform. Synology FlashStation FS2017, which became available April 27, is the "little brother" to the ...
April 19, 2017
Version 5.3 of Virtual Instruments' Load DynamiX 5 software supports time-based NFSv3 workloads, eases preconditioning of flash arrays and improves the user interface.
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Compare SAN and NAS architectures and learn what to keep in mind when using each storage system format. The rise of object storage and the cloud is also affecting storage choices. Continue Reading
Microsoft eliminates the need for expensive storage devices such as SAN with new storage formats, including an offering for SCVMM. Continue Reading
As virtualization extends its reach beyond the server, software-defined storage is being included in strategies for future-proofing an infrastructure. Continue Reading
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Hyper-converged infrastructure vendors have integrated software-defined storage, compute and networking into easy-to-use, turnkey appliances. But the transition from a traditional, three-tier architecture to a hyper-converged data center can take getting used to. That's why it's important to carefully assess hyper-converged infrastructure vendors and the HCI appliances they offer when making this change. We'll show you ways to simplify the process.
Today, we mostly store unstructured data on NFS-based NAS file servers. More efficient, flexible and practical object storage is a rising alternative, however, particularly in products that layer file-based interfaces on top of object-based storage for the best of both worlds.
Tiering and caching can make a huge difference in active data storage performance. These two processes work in different ways, however. Tiering is about more than distributing data into hot, warm and cold tiers, while caching increases the speed of reads and writes. Both tiering and caching require choices.Continue Reading
Many vendors offer highly scalable object storage-based products with file interfaces, making the technology more accessible than ever as an alternative to NAS. Continue Reading
Although there are many factors to consider when selecting the right all-flash storage arrays for your organization, the first step is to assess your functional specifications. Continue Reading
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You can keep your storage investments in place, allow for capacity increases, and solve performance and application problems, while gathering data to plan for new growth. Continue Reading
Managing image copies in a virtual environment can put stress on your network-attached storage, but cloning can help get things under control -- if your NAS supports it. Continue Reading
When it comes to VDI, IT must be ready to troubleshoot common problems associated with virtual desktop performance, back-end infrastructure, product platforms and persona management. Continue Reading
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Enterprises with open FTP servers are being targeted by Miner-C malware for crypto coin mining activities. Expert Nick Lewis explains how enterprises can protect their servers. Continue Reading
Building an on-premises cloud offers the potential of storing massive amounts of data in a secure manner without breaking the bank. Continue Reading
Get the most out of your rack-mount NAS appliance by enabling permissions, network access and other advanced options. Continue Reading