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VMware VSAN creating buzz around hyperconverged infrastructure

December 12, 2013

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VMware VSAN creating buzz around hyperconverged infrastructure VMware’s release of the first beta of its VSAN virtualization software for server-based flash storage and disks is creating a surge of interest in hyperconverged infrastructure, writes Consultant and Wikibon Analyst Scott Lowe in “VMware VSAN vs the Simplicity of Hyperconvergence”. Although not itself a hyperconverged system, VSAN […]

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Winner: Best hybrid flash storage product

December 12, 2013

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Winner: Best hybrid flash storage product Best hybrid flash storage product winner: Nimble Storage CS-Series Array Finding a single storage solution that can provide good performance and capacity for a wide variety of workloads is easier said than done, but Modern Infrastructure readers report that iSCSI Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays have been a great addition […]

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Enterprise disks: worth the money?

December 4, 2013

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Enterprise disks: worth the money? The enterprising folks at Backblaze continue to surprise. In a blog post released this morning Backblaze talks about their experience with enterprise drives. Annual Failure Rate or AFR is the preferred metric for measuring drive life. Unlike MTBF’s it is easy to measure and is readily translatable into expected behavior. […]

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Tintri Sets a New Bar in Storage

October 8, 2013

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Tintri Sets a New Bar in Storage Tintri Sets a New Bar in Storage: Tintri announced the next generation Tintri VMstore T600 series that has the capability to support twice the number of virtual machines per system when compared to the previous generations. In addition to the new T600 series, Tintri also announced the new […]

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How VSAN handles a disk or host failure

September 19, 2013

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How VSAN handles a disk or host failure I have had this question multiple times by now, I wanted to answer it in the Virtual SAN FAQ but I figured I would need some diagrams and probably more than 2 or 3 sentences to explain this. How are host or disk failures in a Virtual […]

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VM Storage Policy APIs aka Storage Profile APIs will be available in vSphere 5.5

September 13, 2013

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VM Storage Policy APIs aka Storage Profile APIs will be available in vSphere 5.5 A frequently requested feature from customers and partners have been around the Storage Profile APIs and with the upcoming vSphere 5.5 release, it will now be possible to automate the management and consumption of Storage Profiles. In vSphere 5.5, Storage Profiles […]

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Cleversafe Raises $55M for Its Limitless Data Storage at Petabyte Scale

August 20, 2013

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Cleversafe Raises $55M for Its Limitless Data Storage at Petabyte Scale “Our proven technology is displacing legacy boxes that were designed for yesterday’s storage needs across a wide range of industries. What they have in common is breakneck growth of storage needs that were poorly addressed by old-fashioned products from EMC and others,” said John […]

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Tegile Raises $35 Million For Rapid Expansion

August 19, 2013

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Hybrid storage array provider Tegile Systems announced it has closed on a $35 million Round C funding led by venture firm Meritech Capital Partners with additional investment by original stakeholder August Capital and strategic partners Western Digital and SanDisk. Presented as a ‘scaling round’, the funds will enable Tegile to rapidly accelerate the expansion of […]

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Reduce VMware Storage Costs with Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces

August 17, 2013

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Reduce VMware Storage Costs with Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces Windows Server 2012 can provide key advantages in one of the areas that is near-and-dear to every VMware administrator’s budget: Storage! In this article, we’ll explore the storage enhancements that Windows Server 2012 offers, and along the way, we’ll see how it can help to […]

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Flash Breakthrough Promises Faster Storage, Terabytes of Memory – CIO.com

July 28, 2013

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Flash Breakthrough Promises Faster Storage, Terabytes of Memory IDG News Service (San Francisco Bureau) — In the ongoing quest for faster access to data, Diablo Technologies has taken what could be a significant next step. Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage (MCS) architecture, expected to show up in servers shipping later this year, allows flash storage components […]

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Software Defined Storage – What are our fabric friends doing?

June 13, 2013

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Software Defined Storage – What are our fabric friends doing? I have been discussing Software Defined Storage for a couple of months now and I have noticed that many of you are passionate about this topic as well. One thing that stood out to me during these discussion is that the focus is on the […]

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Western Digital ships its first rack-mount storage system | PCWorld

May 30, 2013

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Western Digital ships its first rack-mount storage system Western Digital, a company well known for manufacturing consumer and enterprise hard drives, as well as small NAS boxes for the SMB market, is expanding its focus on the latter market with a new line of rack-mount storage systems. Its first product is the Sentinel RX4100, a […]

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Nutanix getting traction with server-storage hybrids

May 10, 2013

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Nutanix getting traction with server-storage hybrids Free whitepaper : Supercharge your infrastructure The road to the present is littered with the rusty hulks of server companies that had great engineering and a new twist on an old systems idea, and yet were crushed by incumbents. But judging by its numbers for the past year and […]

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Software Defined Storage: The Evolution of Storage

May 5, 2013

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Software Defined Storage: The Evolution of Storage Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC) is emerging as a hot topic in my customer conversations as a means to transform data centers into IT service centers focused on increasing the agility and speed at which they support their application and increase developer productivity. In many ways SDDC could be […]

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