Citrix Acquires Storage Virtualization Company Sanbolic

Data Center Knowledge

Plans to blend scale-out, block storage management tech into XenDesktop, XenApp, and XenMobile Read More. Cloud Computing Storage citrix sanbolic

VMware Virtual Storage to Hook Up Flash with Docker

Data Center Knowledge

of VMware’s vSAN component (formerly Virtual SAN), to be made available May 5, will include a Docker volume driver that will enable containerized applications and microservices to address virtual storage volumes as though they were persistent data containers. VMware docker hyperconvergence Michael Haag virtual storage vSANVersion 6.6

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Virtual Instruments to add cloud storage monitoring by end of 2017

Computer Weekly

Storage performance and monitoring provider Virtual Instruments leverages Xangati functionality to add cloud storage monitoring to existing SAN and NAS capabilities in Virtual Wisdom

SGI Acquires FileTek for Storage Virtualization

Data Center Knowledge

SGI announced that it has acquired big data storage virtualization provider FileTek, for an undisclosed amount. SGI Storage filetek

The Mismatch Between Virtualization and Storage

Data Center Knowledge

Increased adoption of virtualization in today’s data centers is uncovering the significant mismatch between the capabilities of traditional storage platforms and the specialized demands of virtualization, writes Sachin Chheda. This column discusses the different storage and virtualization.

Evolving to Next-Gen Data Center: Cloud, Storage, Virtualization, Security

Data Center Knowledge

AFCOM Cloud Computing Security Virtualization cloud data center Data Center WorldHow are data center managers adjusting to cloud and the explosion of data? AFCOM survey sheds light on the impact of current trends on the data center. Read More.

Storage Virtualization, Hyperscale, and the Abstraction of Data

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Storage cloud hyperscaleOur capability to control information and data center resources continues to break new ground. Now, we have data abstraction and new levels of hyperscale to make an even more efficient data center platform. Read More.

Evolution of Storage: VM-Aware Storage for Virtualization

Data Center Knowledge

To make virtualization predictable for tier-one apps and end-user desktops and enable mixing and matching workloads, storage should be intelligent, writes Sachin Chheda of Tintri. Also, data reduction techniques to maximize the usage of expensive storage, such as flash, as complements to QoS, and. Industry Perspectives

Building Blocks – Predictable and Simple Storage for Virtual Environments

Data Center Knowledge

Traditional storage systems designed before the advent of virtualization are difficult to administer and scale, writes Saradhi Sreegiriraju of Tintri. As virtualization storage needs change, organizations need better options for building and scaling virtualized environments. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Storage Deflation?

Chuck's Blog - EMC

   Why buy something today when it’s virtually certain that its price will fall tomorrow? While it’s true that I now work for VMware, I came from the storage hardware business.     And when it comes to storage capacity, both seem to be in play.

Actifio Unshackles Stranded Storage Investment

Data Center Knowledge

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. Storage With a $1.1B

VMware or Microsoft? Reducing VMware Storage Costs WITH Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces

IT Pros Rock!

Windows Server 2012 can provide key advantages in one of the areas that is near-and-dear to every VMware administrator''s budget: Storage! Virtual Private Cloud Hyper-V Virtualization Server 2012 VHDx VM VMware Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Server 2012 Storage Clustering iSCSI

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Virtual Instruments extends VirtualWisdom to NAS testing

Computer Weekly

Storage performance monitoring and analysis provider extends capability to NAS testing for the first time as customer use of file access for virtualisation brings storage issues

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.

Dell to Ship Servers With Scality’s Software Defined Storage

Data Center Knowledge

Firms partner to enable cloud-style object storage in enterprise data centers Read More. Blades Dell Infrastructure Storage Virtualization

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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.

Data Infrastructure Server Storage I/O Network Software Defined Cloud and Virtual Recommended Reading List

IT Toolbox

The following is an evolving recommended reading list of data infrastructure topics including, server, storage I/O, networking, cloud, virtual, container, data protection (backup, security, HA, BC, DR). The evolving list includes books, blogs, podcast?s, s, events and industry links among other resources and related data infrastructure topics, tools, techniques as well as trends

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FalconStor Launches Software Defined Storage Platform

Data Center Knowledge

Traditional storage company''s storage virtualization platform enables centralized management for disparate storage resources Read More. Storage falconstor

Virtual Hadoop: Gaining Traction

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The story of the industry''s adoption of virtualization has a recurring theme: workloads once thought entirely unsuitable for virtualization make obvious sense in hindsight. Virtualize my test and dev environment?    Virtualize a database? 

Fusion-io Accelerates VMware Virtualized Solutions

Data Center Knowledge

At the VMware Partner Exchange event Fusion-io (FIO) announced comprehensive updates to its full portfolio of flash-fueled virtualization solutions based on Fusion ioMemory. Storage Virtualization VMware fusion-io FIO

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Nimble Storage Launches New Converged Infrastructure Solution

Data Center Knowledge

Flash-optimized strorage provider Nimble Storage announced SmartStack - a new converged infrastructure solution that allows enterprises to address the storage performance challenges for desktop and server virtualization workloads in a single converged infrastructure stack.

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.

Is Data Virtualization the Future of Enterprise Storage?

Virtualized Greek

I recently attended Storage Field Day 7 (See disclosure) and was introduced to the concept of data virtualization. From a high-level data virtualization is the abstraction of data services from the physical data. Initially, the concept of data virtualization didn’t.

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.

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.

TechNet Radio: (Part 7) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Managing Storage with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

IT Pros Rock!

In today’s “Building a Hybrid Cloud” episode, Keith Mayer and Brian Lewis show us how you can manage your data storage with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). 2:07 ] What are some of the major Storage Challenges IT organizations face today? [

Optimize Your Virtual Environment with Software-Defined Storage Approach

Data Center Knowledge

Enterprise organizations are continuing to look to the cloud to take advantage of the benefits available with virtual data center infrastructures, writes Hemant Gaidhani of SanDisk. And while this shift enables performance optimization, it isn''t free of challenges. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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.

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

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 Partners Support VMware at VMworld 2013

Data Center Knowledge

VMware storage partners are out in force at VMworld 2013 this week in San Francisco. EMC, NetApp, Nimble Storage and Kingston Digital made announcements in support of VMware software and solutions. Big Data Enterprise Storage Virtualization VMware EMC kingston netapp nimble storage

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VMware Vets Unveil Software Defined Storage Startup, Raise $34M

Data Center Knowledge

Featured Storage Virtualization After more than two years in stealth mode, company formerly known as Storvisor makes official debut Read More.

Allocating Storage to VMs and Extending to Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

As your organization grows, find out how to properly manage your storage requirements and how to extend into the cloud Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Storage Virtualization cloud

Alluxio: A virtual distributed storage system orders of magnitude faster than others


The world's first memory-centric distributed storage system bridges applications and underlying storage systems providing unified data access orders of magnitudes faster than existing solutions. Alluxio is a memory speed virtual distributed storage system. Research Team.