Tiered storage News
June 05, 2015
The best approaches to using cloud storage create a seamless integration between on-premises and cloud storage. Integration of a cloud tier with on-premises storage can be accomplished in a number of ways. Some will prefer purpose-built software while others will use the capabilities built into storage systems or hardware gateway products.
Over the years, cloud backup has gotten more sophisticated and today it's easier than ever to integrate cloud backup with current traditional backup methods. Other new cloud backup applications include the ability to spread backups across multiple clouds and back up data that's created in the cloud.
Our Purchasing Intentions survey is one of the longest-running and most-comprehensive surveys of storage managers. It chronicles the technologies they're implementing or evaluating, and other initiatives and issues they expect to devote time and money to in the coming year.
May 13, 2015
IBM plans to add a new cloud service for capacity planning and performance monitoring, next-gen XIV and multi-tier file and object storage service.
May 04, 2015
Day One of the EMC World conference included new product launches of all-flash arrays, data protection, hyper-convergence and enterprise storage arrays.
April 14, 2015
DataDirect Networks cobbles a media-specific storage platform from existing arrays aimed at companies that create and distribute digital media.
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Vendors have flocked to SDS to help describe their various approaches to the market. When all the vendor hype and marketing presentations are over, how does today’s storage pro truly understand this transformative technology? This Buyer’s Guide will differentiate between the various types of software-defined storage. This buyer’s checklist explains what to look for in a true SDS offering and outlines the vendor offering in various implementations of SDS. What do the experts say about SDS support? What about software-only offerings? How important is it to choose your own hardware when running SDS? Finally, what’s an SDS implementation really going to involve? Storage pros need answers to these crucial questions and our Buyer’s Checklist breaks down the major players and their game plans in a way that is easy to understand and use. Continue Reading
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This article outlines the areas to consider when comparing products in the SAN market so you can choose the best system for your organization. Continue Reading
Windows Server 2012 R2 has a storage tiering feature in conjunction with Storage Spaces. Here's how to get started. Continue Reading
Physical RAM and flash storage are traditional ways to improve VM performance. But the addition of mixed flash holds promise. Continue Reading
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Server virtualization has dramatically changed the process of backing up virtual machines, as well as the options that exist for backup recovery. Perhaps the most innovative of the recovery features is recovery in place. Recovery in place allows a virtual machine (VM) to be run directly from the backup media while a traditional restoration is taking place behind the scenes. Snapshot technology ensures that the backup is not modified as a result of recovery in place and allows any newly occurring write operations to be added to the virtual machine once the restoration is complete, thereby bringing the restored VM up to date. As revolutionary as recovery in place may be, however, implementing it requires proper planning in order to avoid performance and security issues. This three-part guide will discuss how recovery in place works and what administrators must do to avoid common pitfalls. Continue Reading
Adding a high-speed flash storage tier to secondary storage can increase backup performance Continue Reading
Hybrid flash arrays are growing in popularity, surpassing all-flash. This essential guide dives into hybrid array use cases, tips and precautions. Continue Reading
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As more enterprises look to virtualize top-tier applications, many are seeing a growing need for huge virtual disk files. Continue Reading
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
How can hybrid flash tiering decrease reliance on expensive tier one storage and improve performance? Independent storage expert Phil Goodwin shows us how in this tip. Continue Reading