With an eye toward the post-disk era, this startup offers an enterprise-grade, all-flash storage solution.
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Why does the storage industry continue to make the same mistakes over again and continue to take bold statements as fact?
The only constant about storage technology is the fact that it is constantly changing. But where is it headed? Storage devices and tiering software are two areas ripe for speculation.
Fresh out of stealth mode, Nutanix is on a mission to help enterprises tear down the wall between storage and computing in their virtual data centers and in the process reduce costs and complexity.
When you benchmark FCoE and iSCSI, the former is clearly the superior technology, so what hasn't Fibre Channel over Ethernet taken the industry by storm?
Taneja Group analyst Jeff Boles explains why performance, long neglected by storage innovation, is now at a mismatch with today's applications. But a solution may be on the way.
SandForce controllers are found in a wide range of SSDs. The most interesting and unique feature of SandForce SSD controllers is that they use real-time data compression to improve performance and SSD longevity. The impact, however, depends on the compressibility of the data.
My challenge to the community is to develop a standard for parallel I/O that supports all of the features and functions of MPI-IO and more.
Large preservation archives could benefit from techniques used in high performance computing.
Do you have data that you haven't touched in a long time? Some fairly recent studies have shown that data is getting colder.
Open source startup is gearing up to build a high-availability Lustre file system distribution, but it's not a fork from Oracle.
The JEDEC Solid State Association has published two sets of standards for endurance and reliability.
In part two of his look at solid state disk performance degradation, Jeff Layton puts an enterprise SSD through its paces to understand its performance characteristics before, during and after heavy use.
Amid speculation about the fate of the open-source file system, Oracle has vowed that it has an "unwavering commitment to Lustre."
The new IBM General Parallel File System-Shared Nothing Cluster (GPFS-SNC) is said to offer double the analytics processing speed of competing solutions for "big data."
With the SSD market on the grow, vendors continue to vie for their share of the segment with new products.
Henry Newman revisits the limitations of storage I/O and explains why the movement of data is at the mercy of the physical constraints within computers and storage hardware.
The aim of the newly formed vendor group is top develop standards for PCIe-based solid state disks (SSDs).
In part one of this two-part look at SSDs, Jeff Layton examines why SSD performance degrades over time and offers some potential solutions to the problem.
The latency of the Internet is greater than the latency of disk, so what's the point of Flash cache for Web devices?
IT is responsible for almost as much of the world's CO2 emissions as the aviation industry, but the groundwork is being laid for substantial long-term performance improvements that could make data centers and storage systems much greener.
Solid state disk (SSD) development could easily stagnate at the 20-25nm mark without changes to todays materials and techniques for storing and retrieving data.
Whether you have a controller card on your PC or a high-end mission-critical enterprise array, you can configure RAID to make the most of your storage performance if you know a few things about your data and file system.
The latest additions to Intels Atom processor line are aimed at NAS devices for SMBs and home offices.
Storage startup Gluster has married open source software with commodity hardware to solve the problem of file system scalability.