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Forecast: Hackers Target Software-Based Nets

Forecast: Hackers Target Software-Based Nets

Among the growing list of security threats expected to expand in the coming year are hackers probing ...

Storage Options Emerge For Mobile Data

Storage Options Emerge For Mobile Data

A range of object and software-defined storage options are emerging to tackle soaring data volumes driven by ...

Gaining Visibility into the ‘Black Box’ of At-Scale Data Storage, Usage and Performance

Gaining Visibility into the ‘Black Box’ of At-Scale Data Storage, Usage...

There’s Big Data, and then there’s the oceanic volume of external and machine data processed to generate ...

SUSE Deal Includes Ceph Storage Project

SUSE Deal Includes Ceph Storage Project

Weeks after forging a Linux partnership with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), OpenStack and Linux specialist SUSE said it ...

Storage

November 22, 2016(0)
I live in Colorado, where our water comes mostly from snow melt. We see a lot of snow, which means water is plentiful. When I turn on the tap, I don’t think about where it comes from or what pumping stations or pipes it passed through. It’s just there – on-demand. Delivering IT services would be much easier if ... Full article
November 15, 2016(0)
A range of object and software-defined storage options are emerging to tackle soaring data volumes driven by mobile devices at the network edge along with the movement of data among multiple clouds. For starters, the Hitachi Data Systems unit of Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501) rolled out a new object storage platform on Tuesday (Nov. 15) that is billed as ... Full article
November 11, 2016(0)
There’s Big Data, and then there’s the oceanic volume of external and machine data processed to generate a weather forecast of, let’s say, the upcoming 30 years. In such an at-scale environment, it’s doubly difficult to get insights about usage patterns and which users or workloads are impacting performance and capacity. But this is the scale of volume and ... Full article
November 10, 2016(0)
Weeks after forging a Linux partnership with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), OpenStack and Linux specialist SUSE said it is acquiring the software-defined storage management framework of German technology firm IT-Novum that includes an open-source Ceph storage project. SUSE, Nuremberg, Germany, said this week the deal is its first acquisition since the enterprise software company was founded in 1992. Terms were ... Full article
November 8, 2016(0)
Ahead of next week’s SC16 conference, high end storage vendor DataDirect Networks today announced a raft of product line updates, including a new burst buffer appliance and updates to its block and file storage appliances, along with what DDN says is the fastest multi-level security solution for Lustre aimed at HPC-level performance in markets with increased security requirements, such ... Full article
October 20, 2016(0)
The new Dell EMC combination put itself on display this week at Dell EMC World in Austin, and made two announcements that flex the company’s storage muscles: an all-flash array (AFA) offering that Dell EMC said sets new density, performance and scalability standards, and an at-scale object storage platform positioned to underprice public cloud-based storage. The flashier of the ... Full article
October 13, 2016(0)
All-flash storage leader Pure Storage rolled out a petabyte-scale storage array this week while also expanding its collaboration with Cisco Systems on a converged infrastructure initiative. Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), Mountain View, Calif., announced availability on Wednesday (Oct. 12) of the latest version of its all-flash storage array. The fifth generation of the flagship FlashArray//m is billed as scaling ... Full article
August 30, 2016(0)
With persistent storage emerging as a key issue in application container deployments, a flash storage vendor has partnered with container data management software specialist ClusterHQ to build a storage management plug-in for the open source container platform. Kaminario, an all-flash storage vendor based in Needham, Mass., said this week it is partnering with ClusterHQ to roll out the storage ... Full article
August 15, 2016(0)
Micron Technology Inc. used last week's Flash Memory Summit to roll out its new line of 3-D XPoint memory technology jointly developed with Intel Corp. while demonstrating the technology in solid-state drives. Micron (NASDAQ: MU) claimed its Quantx line delivers PCI Express (PCIe) SSD performance with read latencies at less than 10 microseconds and writes at less than 20 ... Full article
June 14, 2016(0)
Server software released this week by storage vendor Scality comes packaged in a Docker application container to speed deployment of cloud-native applications by eliminating the need to decide ahead of time where applications are deployed in production. That means applications developed on the company's S3 server can be deployed on-premises, on a public cloud, or both. The San Francisco-based ... Full article
May 31, 2016(0)
The importance of data storage and the ability to scale storage resources has only grown as use cases and reliable estimates begin to roll in concerning the amount of sensor and other data points to be generated by various Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. For instance, a geared turbo fan engine being developed by Pratt & Whitney (NYSE: UTX) ... Full article
May 18, 2016(0)
IBM scientists have broken new ground in the development of a phase change memory technology (PCM) that puts a target on competing 3D XPoint technology from Intel and Micron. IBM said it successfully stored 3 bits per cell in a 64k-cell array that had been pre-cycled 1 million times and exposed to temperatures up to 75∘C. A paper describing the advance ... Full article
May 4, 2016(0)
EMC Corp.'s all-flash storage family unveiled this week at a company event targets mid-sized enterprise IT deployments while bringing cloud-based flash storage performance to the datacenter. Meanwhile, networking partners announced support for EMC's (NYSE: EMC) new Unity all-flash storage family. EMC's Unity all-flash family offers file and block storage at a price point—under $18,000—that eyes datacenters operated by small- ... Full article
April 12, 2016(0)
Building on the growing enterprise shift toward developer operations, a storage startup is emerging from stealth mode with and "elastic" data fabric approach that promises to deliver public cloud-like block storage to hybrid cloud platforms. Datera, founded by the creators of the Linux IO storage stack, also announced a $40 million funding round on Tuesday (April 12) that includes ... Full article
April 12, 2016(0)
Worldwide, the HPC market is booming as the industry enters the era of exascale-size data sets, and supercomputing applications expand beyond the academic and scientific world into financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, oil and gas, aerospace, defense, and more. Analysts predict the HPC market will reach more than $44 billion by 2020. For many more industries, HPC – and ... Full article
April 1, 2016(0)
HPE launched new ProLiant9 server options this week that include built-in support for persistent memory, a new HPE product category that the company regards as the inception point for “memory-driven computing,” combining the performance of high-speed memory with the persistence of storage that retains data during power shut downs. While NVDIMMs (Non-volatile Dual In-line Memory Modules) are not new, ... Full article
March 30, 2016(0)
An open source option will be combined with flash storage as part of an alliance unveiled this week in a bid to make scale-out storage easier and cheaper. Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) and SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK) said Tuesday (March 29) their alliance would combine the Milpitas, Calif., flash specialist's InfiniFlash with Red Hat Ceph Storage. The combination ... Full article
March 18, 2016(0)
Most observers agree that enterprises must brace for the expected onslaught of unstructured data to be generated by the Internet of Things (IoT). The problem, according to a recent study, is that most of the proposed solutions for handling the data flood won't work. A recent Gartner report exploring the impact of IoT on enterprise infrastructure assumes that 25 ... Full article
March 15, 2016(0)
The ability to sweep up, store and organize vast amounts of data, then turn the connections among data points into insights and strategies is creating new revenue streams for enterprises. But what happens when stored data reaches its freshness "expiration date"? As more enterprises look to get a handle on storage and other costs via virtualization and a shift ... Full article
March 7, 2016(0)
Storage is a critical component of cloud services as providers seek to differentiate their offerings via storage platforms designed to handle more virtual workloads, an industry survey concludes. That requirement also has fueled various "multiple hypervisors" strategies as a way to reduce the cost of delivering virtualized enterprise applications. In a survey of 78 cloud service providers conducted at ... Full article

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