Private cloud storage 101: Key components and hardware options

Computer Weekly

Private cloud makes consumption of storage easier for the user and simplifies delivery for the IT department. We walk through the key components and the platform choices

Storage roundtable: flash, hardware, and supporting the channel

Computer Weekly

MicroScope gathered together a group of storage industry representatives to discuss hardware, the growth of flash, and their channel strategies

3 Quick Ways to Optimize Storage – Without Adding Any Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

There must be better ways to improve storage performance without adding more disk. Too often administrators resort to more shelves or controllers to resolve storage challenges. Now, take a look at three quick ways to help you optimize storage; without needing to add hardware. Cloud Computing Storage optimizationRead More.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc. Hardware Matters.   Certainly, putting flash storage on a PCIe card makes sense. 

Report: Third of Q3 Hardware Spending Was on Cloud Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Blades Cloud Computing Networking Storage Cloud infrastructure spending grew 16 percent year over year Read More.

Guide to Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking giant is the world’s biggest open source hardware design factory Read More. Blades Cooling Data Center Design Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Power Storage

Gulf Air refreshes storage and server farm hardware with Dell EMC

Computer Weekly

Airline completes major project to revamp its storage infrastructure with Dell EMC technologies

Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 brings file, iSCSI and container storage

Computer Weekly

Latest version of open source OpenStack-targeted software-defined storage adds CephFS, ISCSI and storage that can be deployed in containers to save hardware

OCP Launches Marketplace for Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Online catalogue lists servers, storage, network gear and vendors ready to deliver Read More. Blades Networking Open Compute Storage

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

Report: Cloud Providers Will Spend $23B on Data Center Hardware This Year

Data Center Knowledge

IDC predicts 19 percent uptick in hardware spend by public cloud providers, while traditional IT spend contracts slightly Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Colocation Infrastructure Networking Storage

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.

Closer Look: Microsoft’s Cloud Server Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

As it joins the Open Compute Project, Microsoft can now show the world the custom server and storage designs that power its global armada of more than 1 million servers. Here''s a closer look. Blades Microsoft

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.

Containers will oust VMs and storage arrays, says Red Hat

Computer Weekly

Red Hat launches storage delivered via containers and predicts a future in which costly and inflexible storage hardware and pricey hypervisors will be a thing of the past

The New Storage Buyer

Chuck's Blog - EMC

    When it comes to storage, it’s been the same way for as long as I can remember: the storage team makes the recommendation.  But what if a relatively new storage buyer is emerging?  The New Storage Buyer. Servers As Storage: Interest Is Strong.

Dell EMC World brings “bigger, faster, stronger” storage upgrades

Computer Weekly

All-flash additions plus hardware and software upgrades see platform refreshes across all Dell EMC storage offerings, as well as design changes in Isilon and Xtremio

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News UK dumps tape for backup with Zadara cloud storage

Computer Weekly

News publishing corporation saves up to 40% on hardware and software costs by switching in-house hardware for a cloud-first policy, using Zadara cloud storage as a backup target

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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

1 Terabyte of Samsung SSD Storage for Just $100


Information Technology Blog - - 1 Terabyte of Samsung SSD Storage for Just $100 - Information Technology Blog. The end result is that with QLC, SSD makers can offer greater storage capacities at a lower cost. Terabyte-level capacity eliminates the need for multiple storage Solutions.

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 firm adds Cloudian object storage to satisfy S3 demand

Computer Weekly

Calliog puts Cloudian object storage on Lenovo hardware to add a tier of storage for customers that want Amazon S3-compatible cloud services, but not from Amazon

How Software-Based Storage Is Changing Servers

Chuck's Blog - EMC

As I track the various server vendor announcements, I couldn’t help but notice a pronounced shift towards designs that are obviously intended to be used as part of a storage or database farm. Here, we’re discussing software- based storage (vs. software- defined storage). 

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.

Storage: Demand And Supply

Chuck's Blog - EMC

That boring stuff -- storage -- is where we keep all of the interesting information we care to own.    The size and growth of the storage market can often be a rough proxy for economic macro-trends such as aggregate capital investment, shifts to digital business models, and more. 

IT firm gets Scality object storage to boost S3-based offerings

Computer Weekly

Blue Chip deploys Scality Ring object storage on commodity hardware with S3 connectivity to enable new cloud, backup and archiving product offerings at “a few pence a gigabyte

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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

Software-Defined Storage -- Where Are We?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Now both networking and storage are approaching the same event horizon as server and compute did years before.   This inevitability is not lost on industry storage vendors, either.  traditional storage administrators!)

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?

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.

The Top Trending Data Storage This Year

IT Toolbox

We are in a period of storage revolution. Many transitions have been witnessed in both software and hardware. There are trends, which will influence corporate strategy and data pilling preference by the end of 2017

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Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

Storage IO Blog

It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) and hardware less are still trendy, and while some might view the cloud or software-defined data center (SDDC) virtualization, or IoT folks as the culprits, it is more widespread with plenty of bandwagon riders. SLBS can span from IoT to mobile, VID and workspace clients (zero or similar), workstations, server, storage, networks. To me what’s ironic is that many purveyors of of SLBS also like to talk about hardware.

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.

Cloudian Integrates With Hortonworks for Hadoop-Ready Distributed Storage

Data Center Knowledge

Cloudian stitches commodity hardware into smart distributed storage systems, which can now also behave like Hadoop clusters Read More. Big Data Enterprise Storage

MongoDB Acquires WiredTiger and its Open Source Storage Engine

Data Center Knowledge

Technology expected to improve hardware efficiency of NoSQL database Read More. Deals Storage