Nutanix Granted Patent for Its Software-Defined Storage Architecture

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Nutanix is granted a patent for its storage architecture for virtualized data centers, Nimble Storage advances its Infosight analytics with new forensic capabilities, and Avere Systems launches the FXT 4800 edge filer for enterprise storage. Storage avere systems nimble storage nutanix

The Ascent of Object Storage

Cloud Musings

Over the past few years, the data storage market has changed radically. The traditional hierarchy of directories, sub-directories, and files referred to as file storage has given way to object storage , individual storage objects.

Enterprise Storage Heats Up ? Again! - Chuck's Blog

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What I Mean When I Say "Enterprise Storage" » January 14, 2013. Enterprise Storage Heats Up – Again! Once you spend any time inside the storage marketplace, you'll come to appreciate there are many segments and subsegments.  mobile enterprise.

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.

Considering The Next Wave Of Storage Automation

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From the time enterprise data centers sprang into existence, we’ve had this burning desire to automate the heck out of them. a nice chunk of new technology has been introduced to help automate perhaps the most difficult part of the data center – storage.

How EMC IT Does Storage

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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.   EMC is a well-regarded $20B+ global enterprise in a highly competitive industry.  What Storage Might Look Like In Five Years.

Verizon’s IaaS Cloud Storage Built on Intel-Backed Amplidata’s Himalaya

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Architecture designed from ground up for data-intensive enterprise cloud workloads Read More. Cloud Computing Enterprise Storage Verizon amplidata

My Obsolete Storage Knowledge

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As I reflect back on various chapters in my personal Storage Encyclopedia, I’m realizing that there are vast tranches that are candidates for leaving behind. I thought I’d share with you my personal list of “once cool, now not so much” storage topics that I’m faced with.

The Future Of Storage Data Services

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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.  The New Storage Buyer.

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy

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The post Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy appeared first on StorageIOblog. Solid State Hybrid Disks (SSHD) are the successors to previous generation Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDD) that I have used for several years (you can read more about them here, and here). While it would be nice to simply have SSD for everything, there are also economic budget realities to be dealt with.

Making The Case For Software-Defined Storage

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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?

Storage Disruption: Choose Your Poison

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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

Why Software-Defined Storage Matters

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  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.

Bring More Analysis to Your Data: learn key architecture lessons learned over breakfast in Tysons Corner VA

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Leading organizations are changing the way they think about data with an enterprise data hub and driving everyday decisions and actions, from fraud prevention to insider threat analysis to exploratory analytics, with new information and new insights. Transform your organization with an enterprise data hub and make your data a core asset in meeting your agency mission. By Bob Gourley. To register see: [link]. Cloudera Breakfast Series – Washington, D.C.

Servers As Storage: Interest Is Strong

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Not too long ago, I wrote a post " Are Servers The New Storage? where I made my case that newer software-based storage platforms -- based on commodity servers and agnostic software stacks -- would become increasingly popular for a number of compelling reasons. software defined storage

What Changes With Software-Defined Storage

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As a part of this series, we’ve already taken a look at the rationale and motivations behind software-defined storage , offered up a working definition, and taken a tour of the key elements found in our software-defined storage model.??. Storage Becomes Just Part Of What People Do??.

Introducing The Software-Defined Storage Series

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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know my story:  I’m a storage geek at heart, I work for VMware, and I think the next big phase of this industry is software-defined storage. If it does, I’ve got a catchy title picked out: Software-Defined Storage For Smarties. --.

What Storage Might Look Like In Five Years

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  And that''s where storage comes in.    Re-Imagining Physical Storage.   Most of us have come to think of physical storage as big racks of dedicated hardware: blinky lights, lots of air whooshing, cables everywhere, etc.  Storage

When The Storage Bubble Bursts

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For those of us who’ve been in the storage business for a while, these are exceptionally interesting times.   We now have a rich supply of new storage options to vigorously debate and discuss. Why do we have the current bumper crop of storage-related startups? 

From Storage Products To Storage Workloads - Chuck's Blog

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When Enterprise IT Met Macroeconomics » March 25, 2013. From Storage Products To Storage Workloads. Take something as familiar as storage.  A View Of Storage Workloads Going forward, you'll be seeing more of these kinds of charts from EMC. 

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

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  The thinking around how we best assemble into architectures: servers, arrays, fabrics -- is also evolving at a blistering pace.  But for the purposes of our software-defined storage model, it’s not a relevant distinction.  Connecting Server And Storage.

Which Enterprise HDDs to use for a Content Server Platform

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This posts looks at the Servers Direct (www.serversdirect.com) converged Content Solution platforms with Seagate Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (HDD’s). I was given the opportunity to do some hands-on testing running different application workloads with a 2U content solution platform along with various Seagate Enterprise 2.5” This includes Seagate’s Enterprise Performance HDD’s with the enhanced caching feature.

My Obsolete Storage Knowledge

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As I reflect back on various chapters in my personal Storage Encyclopedia, I’m realizing that there are vast tranches that are candidates for leaving behind.  I’ve spent over twenty years working with just about every aspect of storage — from the underlying technologies and their supply chains, to macroeconomic consumption patterns and operational models and the structure of the overall storage industry. Understanding Storage Arrays.

Why You Should Care About Software-Defined Storage

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But if you''re in the enterprise IT space, here''s relatively new one to pay attention to: software-defined storage. Software-defined storage won''t be any different -- there will be loud arguments at the outset, followed by people just getting on with things.

X15 Software Launches X15 Enterprise: A Hadoop-based machine data management solution

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X15 Software Launches X15 Enterprise. X15 Enterprise helps companies accelerate their machine data management deployments by providing an end-to-end solution for ingesting, indexing, searching and analyzing machine data. Analysis Architecture Big Data Apache Hadoop bigdata

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? Maybe software-defined storage doesn’t solve an immediate, burning problem for you right now, but — over time — many IT organizations will hit an interesting wall. 4 -- Storage now includes servers.

If You Love Backup, Don’t Hate Object Storage

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Today, though, object storage gives enterprises the desired cost savings and scale-out architecture needed to add more capacity. It used to be that tape, disk, then deduplication solutions best fit your customers. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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The End Of Storage As We Knew It

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This morning, I came across this grim piece from Chris Mellor at The Register , detailing evidence of the violent restructuring in our familiar storage array market. The Lure Of Storage. Generally speaking, the last twenty years have been good for dedicated storage vendors.

Ruminations On The Storage Market - Chuck's Blog

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Ruminations On The Storage Market. At the end of last week, IDC published their latest storage market tracker.    Once you get past the obvious headlines (storage market is growing, EMC is growing share, etc.), Storage Does Well -- Again. mobile enterprise.

What I Mean When I Say "Enterprise Storage" - Chuck's Blog

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« Enterprise Storage Heats Up – Again! What I Mean When I Say "Enterprise Storage". The recent announcement of the VMAX 10K brought up an interesting discussion for us storage folks: what -- exactly -- might "enterprise storage" be? Storage.

Enterprise IT in 2020

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  Recently, I was asked to present my personal thoughts around what enterprise IT might look like in 2020.    In some regards, six years is a relatively short time in enterprise IT.   SOA was the sweetheart of enterprise architects. 

Part II: Seagate 1200 12Gbs Enterprise SAS SSD StorgeIO lab review

Storage IO Blog

The earlier proof-points focused on SSD as a target or storage device. In the following proof-points, the Seagate Enterprise 1200 SSD is used as a shared read cache (write-through). Using a write-through cache enables a given amount of SSD to give a performance benefit to other local and networked storage devices.

AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration

Storage IO Blog

In case you missed it today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced Zocalo an enterprise class storage and file sharing service. As you might have guessed, by being file sync and share of cloud storage Zocalo can be seen as a competitor or option to other services including Box, Dropbox and Google among many others in the enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) space. The post AWS adds Zocalo Enterprise File Sync Share and Collaboration appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Considering The Next Wave Of Storage Automation

Chuck's Blog - EMC

From the time enterprise data centers sprang into existence, we’ve had this burning desire to automate the heck out of them. 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. Automating storage in enterprise data centers is most certainly not a new topic.

The Shape Of Today's Storage Market - Chuck's Blog

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The Shape Of Todays Storage Market.   IDC just released their storage market estimates for 2012 -- both Q4 and for the full year.  Consider it Storage Marketplace 101? All data here comes from the most recent IDC Worldwide Disk Storage Systems market estimate report.