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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 ...

Nutanix Goes All-Flash For Server-Storage Hybrids

Nutanix Goes All-Flash For Server-Storage Hybrids

The competition in the hyperconverged system market is heating up, and companies that once worried about taking ...

SolidFire Aims Lower With All-Flash Arrays, Raises Cash

SolidFire Aims Lower With All-Flash Arrays, Raises Cash

All-flash array upstart SolidFire, which was founded by a team of techies with expertise in online gaming, ...

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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 ... Full article
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 ...
September 22, 2014(0)
Storage specialist EMC is looking for another merger partner while exploring other options after negotiations with rival Hewlett-Packard on a blockbuster corporate marriage reportedly broke down in recent weeks. Unconfirmed reports surfaced in mid-September that EMC was considering selling off its stake in VMware. An unidentified source later told Reuters that the reports were inaccurate and that EMC planned ...
September 17, 2014(0)
After several years of development, storage array maker NetApp is starting to ship its FlashRay family of all-flash arrays to selected customers and partners and is looking to ramp up production as quickly as possible in 2015. With the FlashRay line, NetApp now has three different styles of all-flash arrays, all aimed at different customer use cases and price ...
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