Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Seagate’s New Drives Aim at Very Large (and Very Small) Systems

Seagate’s New Drives Aim at Very Large (and Very Small) Systems

Seagate targeted hyperscale and cloud datacenters — as well as mobile devices – with its flurry of ...

Primary Data Virtualization Storage Platform Adds VMware Capability

Primary Data Virtualization Storage Platform Adds VMware Capability

Days after unveiling its DataSphere data virtualization platform, Primary Data announced the technology act as a Universal ...

Storage Vendors Target Docker Management

Storage Vendors Target Docker Management

A partner network announced this week will deliver storage drivers for ClusterHQ’s Flocker container data management software ...

Tintri Releases All-Flash VM-Aware Storage

Tintri Releases All-Flash VM-Aware Storage

Virtualization and cloud storage developer Tintri today released its first all-flash VM-aware storage (VAS), the VMstore T5000 All ...

Storage

September 1, 2015(0)
Seagate targeted hyperscale and cloud datacenters — as well as mobile devices – with its flurry of new product announcements at VMworld today. Continuing adoption of cloud for primary storage, as well as backup and recovery, will expand this market to $65.41 billion by 2020, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 28.2 percent from $18.87 billion this ... Full article
August 31, 2015(0)
Days after unveiling its DataSphere data virtualization platform, Primary Data announced the technology act as a Universal VMware vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness storage provider for the Virtual Volumes feature in VMare vSphere 6. This capability is part of Primary Data’s focus on eliminating silos by allowing organizations to access data, regardless of vendor or technology, and on ... Full article
August 26, 2015(0)
A partner network announced this week will deliver storage drivers for ClusterHQ’s Flocker container data management software rolled out a year ago. The partnership would allow the enterprise storage vendors to offer customers hardware or software-defined storage options based on Flocker to create container storage for Docker application containers. San Francisco-based ClusterHQ said its enterprise storage partners include ConvergeI/O, ... Full article
August 20, 2015(0)
Virtualization and cloud storage developer Tintri today released its first all-flash VM-aware storage (VAS), the VMstore T5000 All Flash Series. In addition, the Mountain View, Calif.-based vendor upgraded its operating system, which works on the T5000 and its T800 hybrid-flash series, allowing enterprises to mix and match appliances in the datacenter. “We don’t expect one VM in isolation to perform ... Full article
August 20, 2015(0)
Flash storage prices continue to fall, something advocates expect will encourage more enterprises to replace more hard disk drives (HDDs) and create all-flash datacenters. With today’s announcement of K2 Perpetual Array v5.5, storage vendor Kaminario says it now delivers usable flash storage for less than $1 per gigabyte. The news comes only a month after Dell is slated to ... Full article
August 17, 2015(0)
ExaGrid this month expects to release the latest iteration of software for its disk-based backup storage solutions, an upgrade that globally supports deduplication across NAS shares and appliances in a scale-out GRID, and enhances support for Oracle RMAN Channels. By providing deduplication across all NAS shares and appliances in a grid, organizations save both money and time, said CEO Bill ... Full article
August 11, 2015(0)
Believing flash storage is expanding to deliver specialized solutions for business applications, BitMicro this week unveiled a new strategy, logo, and family of products targeting companies that need high capacity flash storage devices. By next year, sales of enterprise flash storage are expected to reach $1.6 billion, according to Mordor Intelligence. The surge in data, drop in flash pricing, ... Full article
August 11, 2015(0)
A batch of PCI Express storage devices emerged from this week’s Flash Memory Summit targeting hyperscale and enterprise datacenters that are gradually incorporating PCIe for online transaction processing and other big data workloads. PMC-Sierra was among the PCIe storage vendors introducing new switches and solid-state drive (SSD) controllers, the latter based on its second-generation Flashtec NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) ... Full article
August 5, 2015(0)
Flash memory joint venture partners SanDisk Corp. and Toshiba have released the production schedule for a new generation flash device destined for ultra-high density storage devices. SanDisk and Toshiba America Electronics Components Inc. based on Irvine, Calif., this week claimed development of the first 256-gigabit (32 gigabyte) stacked cell NAND flash memory based on Toshiba’s Bit Cost Scalable (BiCS) ... Full article
August 4, 2015(0)
A new solid-state drive targeted at enterprise and cloud users is the first storage platform resulting from an alliance announced earlier this year between Seagate Technology and memory specialist Micron Technology Inc. Along with storage density up to 4 TB in a 2.5-inch package and a dual-port serial-attached SCSI interface configurable up to 1,800 MB/s sequential reads, the partners ... Full article
July 15, 2015(0)
IT professionals’ storage options continued to expand this week, as Nimble Storage enhanced its Adaptive Flash product and both Seagate and Dell unveiled cloud backup and replication solutions. On July 15, Nimble Storage added new capabilities to its Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash, such as the ability to deliver an all-flash service level for applications with tough demands for responsiveness; ... Full article
July 9, 2015(0)
Hybrid scale-out NAS specialist Panasas today introduced ActiveStor 18, the latest in its ActiveStor appliance line. According to the company, the new appliance features a 33 percent increase in density, is available in 4TB and 8TB hard drive configurations, and delivers 20PB and 200GB/s scalability. The product will ship in September. “We’re now using Western Digital HGST He8 technology ... Full article
June 30, 2015(0)
Scalable storage specialist DataDirect Networks (DDN) is launching an aggressive technology roadmap built around software-defined storage, data analytics and other cloud-based services such as active archiving as enterprises cope with growing amounts unstructured data. DDN (Santa Clara, Calif.) led off its technology roadmap with the release Tuesday (June 30) of version 2.0 of its Web Object Scaler (WOS) object ... Full article
June 25, 2015(1)
Flash-based storage arrays—whether all flash or hybrid—are making headway in the datacenter as storage administrators charged with coping with exponential data growth hustle to unclog network bottlenecks that remain as a barrier to greater adoption of solid-state arrays. This year has brought a steady decline in several key cost metrics widely seen as keys to greater flash storage adoption. ... Full article
June 19, 2015(0)
The explosion of digital data beyond traditional realms such as healthcare and entertainment is fueling demand for storage area networks (SANs) across a growing spectrum of vertical markets. Just as healthcare uses SANs to manage its troves of medical images and the entertainment business needs SANs for its vast libraries of video and pictures, horizontal applications and a slew ... Full article
June 15, 2015(0)
Simply by changing its storage technology, a fast-growing SaaS and application provider cut energy costs, eliminated support overhead, and freed up terabytes of storage, while simultaneously improving customer service. BlueTie, a 15-year-old provider of hosted email and calendar solutions for small and midsize companies, was at the end-of-life for its existing storage infrastructure when it began researching alternatives, CEO ... Full article
June 9, 2015(0)
Many government organizations are discovering new benefits of moving data into memory as enterprise adoption of in-memory computing slowly begins. So what additional benefits are government IT agencies realizing from IMC? Here are just a few. Improved Cluster Synchronization The most prevalent mechanism for scaling enterprise applications today is through a combination of horizontal scaling of the business tier ... Full article
June 8, 2015(0)
The leakage of corporate data though public file sharing services and the resulting security consequences are prompting more enterprises to consider cloud storage options such as storage gateways that are replacing file servers and tape storage, a new study finds. The cloud storage survey of about 300 IT professionals released by vendor CTERA Networks found that nearly three-quarters have ... Full article
June 1, 2015(0)
Hewlett-Packard is aiming to accelerate the transition to the all-flash datacenter with a package of scalable arrays and services tuned to all-flash storage. The flash introduction also provides additional momentum to efforts aimed at reducing the cost of pricey solid-state arrays: HP claims its enterprise flash portfolio boosts performance and consumes less space while lowering the cost of flash ... Full article
June 1, 2015(0)
Pure Storage today released a trio of announcements, including a cloud-based global management and support offering; new flash array hardware, and a strategy designed to extend enterprises’ storage lifespan to at least 10 years. The 1,000-employee company’s focus is to decrease the cost of storage, in part by allowing organizations to “get off the three to five year merry-go-round ... Full article
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