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NAS News

  • April 16, 2015 16 Apr'15

    Crossroads Systems boosts StrongBox DR failover to tape

    Crossroads StrongBox archiving appliance ingests writes to disk and copies data to up two tape libraries for disaster recovery.

  • April 16, 2015 16 Apr'15

    SoftNAS adds gateway for hybrid cloud, NAS services for VSAN

    SoftNAS expands its cloud storage with the Cloud File Gateway virtual appliance to move on-premises unstructured data into Amazon S3.

  • April 14, 2015 14 Apr'15

    Big data workloads thrive on-premises

    Seven years after its birth, the frenzy around cloud is beginning to subside. IT organizations have embraced public cloud for some workloads, and built private clouds for others.

    IT is having productive discussions about which applications to leave where they are, and which applications to re-platform. They're considering the pros and cons of renting shared infrastructure rather than buying dedicated on-premises resources.

    You may not get the raw performance from a virtualized cloud instance that you could from dedicated bare-metal hardware -- you need to weigh that against the cost of hiring data center operations staff.

    Meanwhile, the hype around big data and social media has just begun. The technology for doing this kind of analytics exists today. You can build a Hadoop-based repository to store the untold amounts of raw data that can later be used to discover unimagined relationships and patterns. It all sounds very promising, but for now, the jury's still out about the value of these initiatives.

  • April 08, 2015 08 Apr'15

    HGST rolls out PB-scale active archive with object storage, Helium drives

    HGST joins the active archive market with systems that scale up to 4.7 petabytes of storage and have a one-watt per terabyte power consumption.

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NAS Get Started

Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content

  • Which cloud storage system matches your data?

    Choosing a cloud storage system can be a daunting task. Expert Dan Sullivan explores the benefits of SSDs, databases and other cloud storage options. Continue Reading

  • Cloud-based disaster recovery: Just add data for instant recovery

    Cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) is shaping up as a killer app for the cloud. It’s cheaper than other DR arrangements, can be implemented quickly and recoveries can be lightning fast. It’s a pretty direct route to solid data protection, but there are key decisions to make and some gotchas to watch out for.

    Many companies want the convenience of a storage cloud service, but don’t want to ship their data off-site. OpenStack, an open source collection comprising a cloud operating system, an orchestration layer and service apps, can use existing storage resources to create an internal cloud storage service.

    NetApp, EMC and Dell all earned high marks from users in the ninth annual Quality Awards service and reliability survey for NAS systems. EMC and Dell finished in a virtual dead heat in the enterprise division, while NetApp outdistanced EMC by a slightly wider margin in the midrange group.

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  • An introduction to iSCSI security for the cloud

    Expert Dejan Lukan looks at iSCSI security, the possible attacks on networks using iSCSI and CHAP security. Continue Reading

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Evaluate NAS Vendors & Products

Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.

  • Object storage vs. block storage in the cloud

    Object storage isn't your only choice when it comes to the cloud. George Crump digs into the benefits of alternative storage technologies such as NAS and block. Continue Reading

  • NAS security: How to combat network-attached storage device risks

    Network-attached storage devices can present a plethora of security issues to an enterprise. Expert Kevin Beaver explains how to detect and mitigate the risks. Continue Reading

  • Becoming familiar with VM-aware storage

    As with any product still in its infancy, an exact definition for virtual machine-aware storage can be difficult to nail down. In simple terms, VM-aware storage is an appliance that vendors build specifically with virtual machines in mind in order to cut back on some of the most pertinent issues in virtual environments: complexity, difficult management and lagging performance.

    Using VM-aware storage typically means there's no need to configure logical unit numbers and volumes, and because VMs are directly associated with the storage they reside on, priority can be given to more demanding apps and VMs can be granularly managed. This guide will walk you through what products classify as VM-aware storage, how they are implemented in virtual environments and what benefits they can bring to storage and virtualization administrators so you can make an informed decision about whether they're the right choice.

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Manage NAS

Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.

  • Big data storage challenges: Speed, capacity and HDFS integration

    Big data infrastructure and analytics are some of the hottest technology topics today, and it can sometimes seem impossible to dissect and digest all the industry information surrounding them. As a revolutionary way of thinking about data and the way it's used and accessed, big data has staked a claim as a legitimate technology sphere. But what are some of the big data storage challenges storage professionals must deal with when architecting their systems to take advantage of everything the technology has to offer? This technical handbook offers practical advice and how-to tips for establishing an organizations' big data project goals, and delves into areas such as the speed at which analytical processes must deliver results, the ability to scale capacity and integrating HDFS with storage. Continue Reading

  • Making the most of local flash storage for virtualization

    Lower-cost PCIe and solid-state drives are making local flash storage a viable option for improving virtual machine performance. Continue Reading

  • Virtual DMZ security in the cloud

    Virtual DMZ cloud configurations require specific security tactics. Expert Dejan Lukan looks at the different types of virtual DMZs and how they differ from physical DMZs. Continue Reading

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