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Network Filers Take To The Clouds

Network Filers Take To The Clouds

Most disk storage arrays are based on commodity hardware these days. Generally speaking, they use Xeon processors ...

Pure Storage Hints At Hyperconverged Future

Pure Storage Hints At Hyperconverged Future

All-flash storage array maker Pure Storage has been very clear that it is not interested in going ...

Breaking The Storage Bottleneck In The Datacenter

Breaking The Storage Bottleneck In The Datacenter

As more applications are virtualized, storage is said to be emerging as a bottleneck in datacenter performance. ...

Calls For EMC-VMware Breakup Get Louder

Calls For EMC-VMware Breakup Get Louder

IBM has sold off its System x division to Lenovo, eBay is spinning off PayPal, and Hewlett-Packard ...

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October 29, 2014(0)
Most disk storage arrays are based on commodity hardware these days. Generally speaking, they use Xeon processors from Intel as their controller brains, they use normal main memory as a read cache, and maybe some kind of nonvolatile memory as a write cache. The disk controllers and disk drives are commodities, too. The real differences between one vendor and ... Full article
October 27, 2014(0)
All-flash storage array maker Pure Storage has been very clear that it is not interested in going backwards and delivering hybrid arrays that mix disk drives and flash memory, as many incumbent disk array makers are doing. But the company’s top brass is now hinting that Pure Storage may go in another direction, offering hyperconverged systems that take on ...
October 13, 2014(1)
As more applications are virtualized, storage is said to be emerging as a bottleneck in datacenter performance. These performance issues mean many applications cannot take full advantage of the benefits of virtual machines, according to an industry survey. The survey of more than 350 IT professionals by server-side storage intelligence vendor PernixData contends that the majority of those surveyed ...
October 9, 2014(0)
IBM has sold off its System x division to Lenovo, eBay is spinning off PayPal, and Hewlett-Packard is breaking itself into two. Suddenly the idea of conglomerates that have many and often competing businesses is going out of fashion. Activist investors are on the prowl to take stakes and break up companies to try to “unlock shareholder value,” as ...
October 9, 2014(0)
The competition in the hyperconverged system market is heating up, and companies that once worried about taking on incumbent server and storage makers with their server-storage hybrids now have to worry about – and counter the attacks of – all-flash storage array makers who are positioning themselves as the fast storage hub at the center of server clusters. Nutanix ...
October 7, 2014(0)
All-flash array upstart SolidFire, which was founded by a team of techies with expertise in online gaming, cloud computing, and enterprise storage, is launching smaller-scale versions of its eponymous arrays aimed at lowering the entry capacity and price point for prospective customers. At the same time, the company is announcing another big cash infusion to fuel its growth. Like ...
October 2, 2014(0)
Just because Red Hat bought Inktank for its Ceph clustered object storage software does not mean it has forgotten about its commercial variant of the Gluster clustered file system, which is commercialized as Red Hat Storage Server. Each has its own purpose in the datacenter, and each needs to be expanded to provide more capacity and throughput as datasets ...
September 30, 2014(0)
Weak demand continues to slow the global external disk storage market as storage prices continue a steady decline despite the inexorable rise of big data. The upshot is stiffening competition among storage industry leaders, according to recent quarterly storage tracker report from market watcher IDC. As quarterly revenues fell by 1.4 percent year-on-year, storage market leader EMC experienced a ...
September 29, 2014(0)
Despite the naysayers that still contend that Oracle should not have gotten into the hardware business through its acquisition of Sun Microsystems nearly five years ago, Oracle co-founder and now CTO Larry Ellison has a fondness for hardware, and he particularly likes any hardware that has been tuned up specifically to accelerate Oracle’s database, middleware, and application software. During ...
September 26, 2014(0)
The cloud is flying high in the IT sky; but a number of anxious companies remain firmly anchored on the ground, because they are concerned that moving to cloud-based systems will negatively affect their businesses. Indeed, there are six perceived risks that seem to worry many C-level executives when it comes to the cloud: lack of safety, security and ...
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