Well-established tech companies and some newcomers are jumping into the software-defined storage business.
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Large enterprises and service providers have been experimenting with OpenStack, and the rest of the storage industry is beginning to take notice.
Given the hype around Software Defined Storage, it’s important for users to understand the potential problems.
Data copy management offers a ket advantage in complex computing infrastructure, not only for data protection but also for business groups that depend on production data copies.
A survey of flash storage vendors, including several that Gartner categorized as Visionaries in its MQ.
For effective disk array, remember to match the array to the application, and make the most of virtualization.
Flash, “strategic flash,” and tape are among the expert recommendations. Plus: storage pros disagree about private clouds.
A storage pundit criticizes the quality of a recent study conducted by Backblaze.
It’s true that EMC is made up of many disparate parts, yet these many elements create a valuable synergy.
Getting the most from high performance data storage requires making the best data architecture decisions.
An overview of some of the leading data storage benchmarks.
A look at how IBM is navigating the many dramatic changes in the today’s data storage market.
The open source file system is popular in High Performance Computing (HPC) and Supercomputing environments.
When comparing Amazon Glacier and data storage tape for long term archiving, be aware of costs and logistics.
When it comes to Software Defined Storage deployments, beware of a rip and replace, and demand protection from vendors.
Although deduplication is mature technology, effective strategies for its use continue to evolve.
Cloud computing failure is far from a remote option, so businesses must have a plan to handle partial or complete cloud outages.
Sure, Software Defined Storage has advantages, but its challenges are also significant.
While Gartner's Magic Quadrant for deduplication backup appliances names EMC and HP as leaders, Quantum and Exagrid also receiving good grades.
Both object storage and file storage have their strengths, with the two systems being ideal for different environments.
Data integrity, security and format migration across decades will require new software and standards.
HPC file systems offer many potential benefits, but the technology needs some important features before it will be ready for widespread enterprise adoption.
MapR Technologies delivers an enterprise-class distribution for Apache Hadoop with an in-Hadoop NoSQL database.
The best data protection plan requires planning, scheduling and documentation -- among other key features.
Object storage allows file data to be stored and preserved with its business context as additional meta-data.