August 26, 2016
CBM Archives ditched its traditional SAN and moved critical crime data into the Zadara on-premises cloud. The company experienced faster performance and reduced capital costs.
August 10, 2016
Nimble Storage adds the AF1000 entry-level model to the Predictive Flash all-flash platform, coupled with a product refresh of its CS-Series Nimble SAN hybrid arrays.
July 08, 2016
Kansas health clinic installs Nimble SAN with Predictive Flash, Adaptive Flash arrays to boost performance of transactional databases, VMware storage and disaster recovery.
June 24, 2016
Startup Datera enlists the former Pure vice president to spur the growth of its Amazon Elastic Block Storage-like system geared for use with OpenStack, containers and DevOps.
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At the forefront of how IT infrastructure evolves to tackle new applications and emerging workloads are the changes in data center storage architecture. Continue Reading
From hyper-convergence to the cloud, better understand direct-attached storage and its many forms with this essential guide. Continue Reading
Microsoft eliminates the need for expensive storage devices such as SAN with new storage formats, including an offering for SCVMM. Continue Reading
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Data lake governance may not be a sexy undertaking, but it's become a critical component in modern data architecture, according to experts. Continue Reading
With both file and block protocols supported, unified arrays provide configuration flexibility to handle a variety of applications. Continue Reading
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HDFS architecture and its associated processes allow the technology to make better use of storage resources than many enterprise storage arrays on the market today. Continue Reading
SDN promises to transform the wide area network. Network pros should consider how SD-WAN will also change operational and organizational needs. Continue Reading
Historically, Fibre Channel technology has been a top choice for enterprises in need of a high-speed interconnect for SANs. With the introduction of iSCSI storage, however, the landscape shifted. Ethernet networking gained acceptance for block storage and became popular for file, and later cloud-based, object storage. It costs less, requires no dedicated switching and special training, and offers adequate performance for most business applications. But don't sound the death knell for Fibre Channel technology; market research indicates widespread use and a slow decline.
Most storage vendors today offer object-based storage, and interest in these systems is high. Object storage offers massive scalability, potentially better data management with extended metadata, cloud storage integration via support for RESTful APIs and lower overall storage costs. The trick, of course, is integrating object and all of its capabilities into environments still dominated by SAN, NAS, and applications that continue to expect file or block storage interfaces. But, it's being done.
Big data, Hadoop, MapReduce, data warehousing, business intelligence… All of these analytics applications place new demands on storage systems and often require new or modified storage structures. The special requirements of these analytics-on-a-massive-scale apps, and how to effectively manage their supporting storage infrastructures, are detailed in this issue of Storage magazine.Continue Reading
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In this guide, experts explain how SSDs can solve VDI performance problems, and how to decide what types of SSD work best in your virtual environment. Continue Reading
Should data center managers pine for the good old days of direct-attached storage? Or is adding a little flash the way to counter-act the fundamental storage changes wrought by virtualization? Continue Reading
It's time to start thinking about a software-defined infrastructure in the data center. Here are benefits of software-defined architectures, tips for implementation and tools to help. Continue Reading