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.

Storage briefing: The evolution of software-defined storage

Computer Weekly

The evolution of software-defined storage, from simple software products to those that offer scale-out, hyper-converged, NVMe, public cloud and container functionality

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

DataGravity: Data aware storage

CTOvision

The DataGravity Discovery Series allows IT professionals and business users to unlock the value of their data through data aware storage. The post DataGravity: Data aware storage appeared first on CTOvision.com.

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.

Storage 101: The IoT’s impact on storage

Computer Weekly

The internet of things will have a huge impact on storage – the sheer volume of data, the radically different types of data created, and the storage needed, from flash to object to cloud

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

Storage in containers: The answer to persistent storage needs?

Computer Weekly

With compute requirements often fragmented, short-lived and bursty, traditional storage architectures can struggle to cope – so is storage in containers the solution

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.

Understanding analytics and storage performance

Computer Weekly

Analytics workloads place specific demands on storage. We take a look at the workload profiles of analytics use cases and the storage platforms available to support them

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.

Pure Storage Intros Next-Gen All-Flash Enterprise Storage Arrays

Data Center Knowledge

Company also introduced a new model for owning and managing enterprise storage called Evergreen Storage Read More. Enterprise Storage pure storage

Open source storage hits the mainstream

Computer Weekly

Open source storage has gained mainstream acceptance in high performance computing, analytics, object storage, cloud (OpenStack) and NAS use, but can it crack the enterprise

Windows Server 2016 Storage will Blow Your Mind! – Part 2

IT Pros Rock!

The second in a three part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this second video we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Replica features in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 Storage Replica. [

How Cloud Computing Changes Storage Tiering

Data Center Knowledge

One of the biggest challenges with cloud is controlling and managing storage. Here are some basics on storage tiering across hybrid infrastructure. Cloud Computing Storage cloudRead More.

Cisco Unveils Modular, High-Capacity S-Series Storage for UCS

Data Center Knowledge

Making the case that public cloud-based storage loses its cost effectiveness after so long a period of time or so great a capacity of data, Cisco announced Tuesday the availability, beginning next week, of a new series of modular storage appliances geared for high-bandwidth applications, such as.

Actifio Unshackles Stranded Storage Investment

Data Center Knowledge

Storage With a $1.1B valuation and numerous heavyweight customers on the roster, the five-year-old startup is convincing users and investors that its copy data virtualization technology is the best way to tame duplicate data sprawl. Read More.

The Future of Storage

Cloud Musings

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing a Blab on advanced storage with Daniel Newman and Eric Vanderburg. We covered some pretty interesting points on enterprise storage challenges, advanced storage trends and flash.

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

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.

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.

Software-Defined Storage -- Reading

Chuck's Blog - EMC

For those of you interested in software-defined storage, I wanted to point you to two pieces (written by me) that you might find useful. Understanding The DNA Of Software-Defined Storage". " The VMware Perspective On Software-Defined Storage ". software defined storage VMware

Let's Talk Software-Defined Storage?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Next Tuesday Dec 10th at 12noon eastern, I''ll be hosting a webinar entitled " Software-Defined Storage: An Enterprise Architect''s Perspective " over on BrightTalk.   My goal is simple: share some of the big ideas, and how they''re different than the storage we know and love today.

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).

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.

Commodity Data Center Storage: Building Your Own

Data Center Knowledge

New storage solutions allow any organization to deploy custom commodity storage architectures. Storage Technology cloudBut how do you go about it? Read More.

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

Windows Server 2016 Storage Will Blow Your Mind! – Part 1

IT Pros Rock!

The first in a three part series covering the amazing storage features found in Windows Server 2016. In this first video we will focus on the amazing capabilities provided by Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) features in Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 Storage Overview. [

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.

GreenTec: Persistent Data Protection With Storage Level Security

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GreenTec-USA is a pioneer in data center modularization and optimization for servers, storage, video and secure document storage. Security Companies Computer security custom firmware data Data Protection Security storage level security Storage solutions technologyWith this post we are initiating coverage of Virginia based GreenTec-USA.

Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

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.

IBM SoftLayer Adds Enterprise Cloud Storage Options

Data Center Knowledge

Block and file storage now available in addition to object storage Read More. Cloud Computing IBM Storage

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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

Asean storage moves towards hybrid model

Computer Weekly

Storage is moving to the cloud in the Asean region and a number of storage companies are jostling for position

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. 

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).