Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • A look at data protection techniques: Recovery-in-place

    Recovery-in-place is most common in virtualized environments, but some backup software offerings deliver the feature to bare-metal servers. #Data protection techniques like recovery-in-place have the ability to present a backup job as a volume that can be accessed by the application. The time required to make the volume ready for access varies depending on how the application stores the data and efficiently prepares it. If data is stored in a live, native format, there is almost no time involved in…

  • Lenovo, Nexenta Partner on SDS for x86 Servers

    The company in 2014, after buying the IBM business, announced a partnership with virtualization technology pioneer VMware to develop software-defined #data center (SDDC) offerings for cloud and enterprise environments. Lenovo also has partnered with #storage giant EMC on the development of converged infrastructures, and expanded its partnership Lenovo late last year also announced it was partnering with fast-growing #Nutanix to build and sell a new line of Lenovo-branded hyperconverged appliances that will help enterprises grow their private cloud environments. Earlier…

  • Data Storage Innovation Conference 2016 | SNIA

    The DSI Conference is for decision-makers, technology implementers, and those expected to recognize, influence, and support #data #storage innovation as actual production solutions.  DSI is owned and produced by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and is being specifically differentiated from SNIA’s long-running Storage Developer Conference (SDC).   DSI’s agenda will cover a range of topics including Big Data Infrastructure, Cloud Storage, Data and Storage Management, Data Security and Identity Management, Distributed Storage, Free/Open Source Software, Green and Energy Efficient…

  • Siacoin Could Dramatically Change the Way We Look at Data Storage

      Sia will be the first fully functional, remote peer-to-peer data storage network allowing users to store data on a decentralized network where it is available for retrieval anywhere, any time, provided you have the appropriate identifiers in place to access that data. Similar to centralized, remote cloud storage services provided by companies like Amazon and Dropbox, Sia has found a way to put control of personal data back into the hands of its users. Sia is a decentralized network…

  • Top Ten Storage Subsystems According to SPC Benchmark

      The Chinese company proves its excellent technology being the number one ranking in IO/s with 50% more with its OceanStor 18800 V3 than the second one, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000. But Huawei has to invest more in marketing to be a strong force outside China and especially in the “storage country”, USA, where it is about totally absent. Datacore, on its side, is number three in IO/s and a comfortable leader in $/SPC-1 IO/s with Parallel Server and…

  • ChalkTalk Video: Banning Excel Spreadsheet from Storage Management

    The use of Excel spreadsheets as a management tool has to end. The problem is what to replace it with? The problem in finding replacements are “modern” tools are difficult to install and are often only able to collect information on one vendor’s system.   In this ChalkTalk Video, Storage Switzerland and SolarWinds discuss potential solutions to the Excel Spreadsheet problem that are not difficult to use and you can use with a number of storage systems. Excel spreadsheets are…

  • Hedvig Opens CloudScale Partner Program to Global Resellers

    Software-defined storage provider Hedvig on Wednesday announced its new CloudScale Partner Program aimed at resellers. The goal is to speed the replacement of aging, costly storage infrastructure. The program provides resellers with: training on the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform and software-defined storage (SDS); reduced implementation costs; discounts and access to Hedvig technology alliances. With the program, Hedvig joins forces with reseller partners across the United States and Europe, including ACS, Damecon, Fabrics4Clouds and Layer 8 Phil Williams, Hedvig’s vice president of business development…

  • Navigating IT Trends In The Surveillance World

    Video data is highly valued as organizations look to Big Data analysis to gain new levels of business insight from networked attached devices. Video was once a stagnant, reactionary tool but today, advancements in IP-based video solutions deliver true business value. Unfortunately, these network devices also open doors to challenges, specifically cyber risks, system complexity, and high costs. One of the biggest technology trends designed to address these risks is hyper-converged infrastructure, which is designed to greatly reduce datacenter costs…

  • Solving the data problem

    When we in IT talk about the data problem, we’re often talking about the vast amounts of processed and stored data moving among devices, systems, and data centers. But the data problem today isn’t exactly the problem of too much data, though that’s certainly connected. The data problem is really a problem of I/O capacity, which isn’t getting any faster, even as hard drive capacity grows.   Slower IOPS means that application performance suffers, and data-related tasks like backups and…

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