The Data Storage Explosion

Cloud Musings

Cloud growth is also driving a rapid rise in the storage market, exacerbating the enterprise challenge around storage cost and complexity. In meeting this storage challenge , enterprises are increasing their use of hybrid IT solution models.

Solving Application Server Storage I/O Performance Bottlenecks Webinar

Storage IO Blog

Solving Application Server Storage I/O Performance Bottlenecks Webinar Solving Application Server Storage I/O Performance Bottlenecks Webinar The best I/O is the one you do not have to do, the second best is the one with least server I/O and storage overhead along with application performance bottleneck impact.

Microsoft Launches New Azure VMs for Compute, Storage Intensive Applications

Data Center Knowledge

In order to support applications that are both compute and storage intensive in the public cloud, Microsoft launched a new variant of its G-series VMs, called the GS-series on Wednesday. Read More. Cloud Computing Enterprise Microsoft Shared

Storage Deflation?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While it’s true that I now work for VMware, I came from the storage hardware business.     And I think I could construct a plausible argument that we are in a sustained deflationary period for storage capacity: disks and arrays.  Storage

Tintri Raises $75 Million for Application-Aware Storage

Data Center Knowledge

Tintri raises $75 million to accelerate continued innovation for its application-aware storage technology, and Violin Memory helps Korean game publisher GAMEVIL deliver markedly improved server performance with its Flash Memory array. Storage flash memory tintri Violin Memory

Are Servers The New Storage?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

At one time, almost all storage was directly attached to servers.    Whether that was through disk drives in the server enclosure itself, or external racks directly connected, there was a clear 1:1 mapping between server, application and dedicated storage resources.

From Storage Admin To Storage Service Manager

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I''ve been talking to storage people in IT for about 20 years now.    Sure, the new technology is always interesting -- but what storage folks are always interested in is how does this change things?  Software Defined Storage Is More Than Marketing.

Considering The Next Wave Of Storage Automation

Chuck's Blog - EMC

a nice chunk of new technology has been introduced to help automate perhaps the most difficult part of the data center – storage. It''s worth digging into these new storage automation features: why they are needed, how they work, and why they should be seriously considered.

The Challenges Of Moving Old Applications Into A New Cloud

The Accidental Successful CIO

The Challenges Of Old Applications. We all have applications like this. When it comes to legacy applications, the person in the CIO position has a hands off policy. Supporting an application that now lives in the cloud can cause problems for many CIOs.

Using VSAN With Storage Arrays

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Many folks are comparing and contrasting what can now be done in the hypervisor vs. familiar storage arrays.    Besides the obvious fact that IT shops are heavily invested in storage array tech, there are certain things that storage arrays do very well.

Three Ways Flash Storage Benefits Real-Time Applications

IT Toolbox

Flash storage has waged a long war against its disk-based counterpart, but the tides may finally be turning in its favor. IDC found flash storage proves particularly popular in Western Europe, with a 113 percent year over year improvement in the market. Most companies deploy flash alongside existing disk storage, but Gartner predicts 25 percent of data centers will implement all-flash storage arrays

Storage Caching 201

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Three years ago, I wrote a popular post entitled " Storage Caching 101 ".  Using a memory technology for storage caching is different than using it for persistent storage , although that''s becoming popular as well.  Storage VMware

3 Ways Flash Storage Benefits Real-Time Applications

IT Toolbox

Flash storage has waged a long war against its disk-based counterpart, but the tides may finally be turning in its favor. IDC found flash storage proves particularly popular in Western Europe, with a 113 percent year over year improvement in the market. Most companies deploy flash alongside existing disk storage, but Gartner predicts 25 percent of data centers will implement all-flash storage arrays

AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar

Storage IO Blog

AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET Only YOU can prevent data loss for on-premise, Amazon Web Service (AWS) based cloud, and hybrid applications. Join me in this free AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar (registration required) sponsored by […] The post AWS Cloud Application Data Protection Webinar appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Cloud Storage 2.0 Set To Dominate Market

Cloud Musings

The enterprise data storage marketplace is poised to become a battlefield. No longer the quiet backwater of cloud computing services, the focus of this global transition is now going from compute to storage. On March 13, 2006, Amazon Web Services launched Simple Storage Service (S3).

Parallel Processing and Unstructured Data Transforms Storage

Cloud Musings

Technology advances that exemplify this transition include: Big Data – The analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, querying and information privacy of extremely large, complex and unstructured data sets.

The Future Of Storage Data Services

Chuck's Blog - EMC

It might seem that we in the storage business are intentionally complicating things.    Up to this point, we''ve mostly thought of physical storage arrays as providing both: persisting data as well as providing important data services.    Application pipelining. 

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

My corner of the IT industry is foisting a new concept on enterprise IT shops: software-defined storage.    The existing storage kit seems to be doing the job; why would we need anything radically different? When Will You Hit The Storage Wall?

How EMC IT Does Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

You might be used to getting storage advice from a storage vendor, but the better source might be to speak to someone in their IT group. Srini starts with creating a perspective of the "storage journeys" EMC IT has been on over the years. Storage

PACE your Server Storage I/O decision making, its about application requirements

Storage IO Blog

A theme I mention in the above two articles as well as elsewhere about server, storage I/O and applications is PACE. That is, application Performance Availably Capacity Economics (PACE). Different applications will have various attributes, in general, as well as how they are used. describes the applications and data characters and needs.

The Split In Software Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

In my cozy little world, it’s clear that one category is showing obvious signs of splitting cleanly into two completely different beasts that share the same name — software-defined storage. One core audience for software-defined storage is — obviously — storage professionals.

NetApp Introduces New Flash Storage

Data Center Knowledge

NetApp (NTAP) introduced two new hardware platforms - the EF550 and E2700, and updated a third - the E5500, to address particular workloads, and the broad performance requirements of data-intensive applications. Storage NTAP

Live Video Streaming Application

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Live Video Streaming Application - Information Technology Blog. At the same time, it has applications in product promotion, advertising, team building, process improvement, etc. A Brief Introduction to Live Video Streaming Application Development.

Software-Defined Storage: Choices Ahead

Chuck's Blog - EMC

We’re going to see something very similar when it comes to software-defined storage.  Before long, we’ll see many dozens of software storage options, all conveniently self-labeled “software-defined storage”.   Here is your familiar storage array.

Participate In The Forrester Tech Tide™: Storage Technologies For Business Data

Forrester IT

Enterprises have a variety of applications; the sheer scale of data volumes, data types, and business processes associated with them are putting unprecedented pressure on storage infrastructure. The once stodgy world of storage [… These business demands mean that technologies developed a decade ago are no longer able to serve the demands of today and tomorrow.

Storage Disruption: Choose Your Poison

Chuck's Blog - EMC

An awkward moment: I’m with a customer group, and someone asks me an innocent question: “ so, what’s happening in the storage world these days? ”. Enterprises invest an awful lot in storage technology, the rough cut is about $30B annually in hardware alone.  Storage

Grown-Up IT For Grown-Up Applications

Chuck's Blog - EMC

If you’re running critical applications — especially those built on Oracle’s database — Oracle's engineered systems deserve your consideration. And a VBLOCK has almost zero native application awareness. However, external storage arrays exist for good reasons.

Software-Defined Storage: An Alternate View

Chuck's Blog - EMC

When it comes to software-defined storage, things are surprisingly genteel: I yet to witness a good #twitpiss on the topic. Fortunately, someone sent me a link to a short PDF produced under the auspices of SNIA — the Storage Networking Industry Association. software defined storage

Software-Defined Storage -- Where Are We?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Infrastructure behavior will be ideally driven by the application workload at hand, and not pre-ordained. Now both networking and storage are approaching the same event horizon as server and compute did years before.   traditional storage administrators!)

Why Software-Defined Storage Matters

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  The more information we produce, consume — and depend on —  the more storage matters.    Software is inevitably changing core data center technologies — compute, network and storage — both individually and how they work together. We want the same from storage.

Latest Nimble Storage Array Combines Flash Performance With HDD Capacity

Data Center Knowledge

Adaptive Flash technology allocates storage resources dynamically, based on application performance needs Read More. Storage nimble storage

QCT Launches Converged Storage Solutions for Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Three products aim at scale-out cloud storage and high-performance enterprise applications Read More. Open Compute Storage qct quanta

Space organisation dumps NAS for object storage to gain space

Computer Weekly

Satellite Applications Centre upgrade to 2PB of Cloudian object storage pays for itself in power and cooling savings as numerous legacy NAS boxes are replaced

Cloud Technology: Beyond Data Storage

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Cloud Technology: Beyond Data Storage - Information Technology Blog. Main usage of the cloud which has bought cloud into limelight was its data storage and pay-for-use facilities. But today cloud is much more than data storage. Cloud Storage

Most firms don’t test, but rely on supplier to spec storage, finds survey

Computer Weekly

Most customers simply trust storage suppliers and resellers to recommend the right product for their workloads, while a small minority test their needs and involve application owners

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