Nutanix Granted Patent for Its Software-Defined Storage Architecture

Data Center Knowledge

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

Are Servers The New Storage?

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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.

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars

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Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Join me in a series of in-person seminars driving ROI with cloud storage consolidation for unstructured file data. The post Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Storage IO Blog

Data storage regardless of if hardware, legacy, new, emerging, cloud service or various software defined storage (SDS) approaches are all fundamental resource components of data infrastructures along with compute server, I/O networking as well as management tools, techniques, processes and procedures. The post Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Pure Storage Launches Converged Infrastructure Line

Data Center Knowledge

Architecture combines flash arrays, Cisco UCS blades, Nexus switches, and VMware cloud and virtualization software Read More. Convergence flash pure storage

2016 Going Dutch Cloud Virtualization Server Storage I/O Seminars

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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.

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

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.

Software Defined Storage Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Algorithms + Data Structures

Storage IO Blog

or those who are into, or simply like to talk about software-defined storage (SDS), APIs, Windows, Virtual Hard Disks (VHD) or VHDX, or Hyper-V among other related themes, have you ever actually looked at the specification for VHDX? How about Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs, are you familiar with that?

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

Cloud, Virtual, Server, Storage I/O and other technology tiering

Storage IO Blog

Tiering technology and the right data center tool for a given task Depending on who or what is your sphere of influence, or your sources of information and insight are, there will be different views of tiering, particular when it comes to tiered storage and storage tiering for cloud, virtual and traditional environments.

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.  The New Storage Buyer.

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture

Storage IO Blog

Dell EMC PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture Dell EMC today announced with a tag line IT Unbound their new PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture slated for general availability September 21, 2018. Previewed earlier this year at Dell Technology World in Las Vegas, PowerEdge MX 7000 is a new family […] The post Dell EMC PowerEdge MX 7000 Kinetic Based Data Infrastructure Architecture appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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 thought I’d share with you my personal list of “once cool, now not so much” storage topics that I’m faced with.

Fall 2013 Dutch cloud, virtual and storage I/O seminars

Storage IO Blog

Fall 2013 Dutch cloud, virtual and storage I/O seminars It is that time of the year again when StorageIO will be presenting a series of seminar workshops in the Netherlands on cloud, virtual and data storage networking technologies, trends along with best practice techniques. StorageIO partners with the independent firm Brouwer Storage Consultancy of Holland […].

Fall 2015 Server Storage I/O Cloud Virtual Seminars Going Dutch

Storage IO Blog

I will be participating in four days of workshop seminars being organized by Brouwer Storage Consultancy in Nijkerk covering server storage decision-making, converged and bulk storage options, software defined storage management, data center infrastructure management and data protection along with industry trends and update sessions.

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?

Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech

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Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech The following are Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs. For example, paying the same yet upgrading to fewer, faster servers, […] The post Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog. In some cases, reducing your cloud costs means spending the same yet getting more value and resources that provide a business benefit.

Are VMware VVOLs in your virtual server and storage I/O future?

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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.

Announcing Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event

Storage IO Blog

Announcing Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event Announcing Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event Microsoft will be hosting a free (no registration required) half day virtual (e.g. online) Windows Server Summit Virtual Online Event June 26, 2018 starting at 9AM PT.

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech

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Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech The following is a new Industry Trends Perspective White Paper Report titled Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model.

VMware announces vSphere V6 and associated virtualization technologies

Storage IO Blog

VMware has announced version 6 (V6) of its software defined data center (SDDC) server virtualization hypervisor called vSphere aka ESXi. announcement backup BC and DR big data Cloud Comment converged convergence Data protection DCIM I/O Networking IT Industry Activity IT Infrastructure Topics perspective post server ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization beta Data Center hypervisor Software Defined vmware vsphere v6 VVOL

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

Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking and Performance Resources

Storage IO Blog

This is a list of various articles, tips, post and other resources on server storage I/O performance benchmarking for legacy, virtual, cloud and software defined environments along with associated tools.

PCIe Server Storage I/O Network Fundamentals #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

PCIe Server Storage I/O Network Fundamentals #blogtober Peripheral Computer Interconnect Express aka PCIe is a Server, Storage, I/O networking fundamental component.

Is Computer Data Storage Complex? It Depends

Storage IO Blog

I often get asked, or, told that computer data storage is complex with so many options to choose from, apples to oranges comparison among other things. backup BC and DR big data Cloud converged Education food fun I/O Networking IT Infrastructure Topics little data object storage perspective post server ssd Storage Architecture and Access tools Travel virtualization storage storage decision making

How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertech How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service is an example of reducing cloud costs as opposed to merely cutting cloud costs. What this means is that instead of just cutting my cloud storage costs with […] The post How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Green and Virtual IT Data Center Primer

Storage IO Blog

Green IT is about enabling efficient, effective and productive information services delivery. There is a growing green gap between green hype messaging or green washing and IT pain point issues including limits on availability or rising costs of power, cooling, floor-space as well as e-waste and environmental health and safety (PCFE).

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.

As the platters spin, HDD’s for cloud, virtual and traditional storage environments

Storage IO Blog

HDDs for cloud, virtual and traditional storage environments This is a follow-up to a recent series of posts on Hard Disk Drives (HDD’s) along with some posts about How Many IOPS HDD’s can do. HDD and storage trends and directions include among others HDD’s will continue to be declared dead into the next decade, just [.].

Green and Virtual Data Center Links

Storage IO Blog

Green and Virtual IT Data Center Links Moving beyond Green Hype and Green washing Green hype and green washing may be on the endangered species list and going away, however, green IT for servers, storage, networks, facilities as well as related software and management techniques that address energy efficiency including power and cooling along with […].

Revisiting RAID storage remains relevant and resources

Storage IO Blog

backup BC and DR Data protection Education I/O Networking IT Infrastructure Topics object storage Performance and Capacity post Power and Cooling server ssd Storage and Storage Management Tools Storage Architecture and Access tools virtualization erasure code forward error correction parity RAID If RAID were really not relevant anymore (e.g.

What Changes With Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

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??.