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Red Hat, Inc., on Wednesday announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Inktank, a provider of scale-out, open source storage systems. Inktank's flagship technology, Inktank Ceph Enterprise, delivers object and block storage software to enterprises deploying public o...
The market is full of buzz about cloud computing, and with it come sweeping claims about simplicity and savings. Deciding to migrate some or all database management to a cloud hosting provider, however, is a more complex undertaking than conventional wisdom may suggest. This white pa...
For an example of just how dramatically storage has changed over the past fifteen years, consider your music collection. At one point, you had a collection of cassettes that stored the song files on tape. As the years went on, your hairstyle changed and you bought a CD player that used...
In light of the recent NSA snooping scandal via their PRISM program regarding private cloud computing security, many people are left wondering if their sensitive data is actually secure. In fact, the statistics points to this startling fact: businesses and individuals alike have been s...
Coraid’s modular, scale-out approach has helped service providers as well as enterprises have a better methodology to deploy storage for cloud architectures. The company’s Ethernet storage technology has a well-documented track record in large-scale cloud architectures, providing a low...
Ethernet storage solutions company, Coraid, recently announced they will offer support for SanDisk Optimus 1.6TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives (SSDs) on the EtherDrive scale-out storage platform. The Coraid EtherDrive SRX6000 series storage appliances, loaded with Op...
In part one of this three-part series I summed up how the way we produce and consume data has evolved over the last three decades, creating a need for new storage methodologies that can help enterprises store and effectively manage massive pools of data. I concluded that the immutable ...
The storage industry is going through a big paradigm shift caused by drastic changes in how we generate and consume data. As a result, we also have to drastically change how we store data: the market needs massive, online storage pools that can be accessed from anywhere and anytime. Ob...
TwinStrata on Tuesday announced the general availability of the latest release of its CloudArray software. Customers using the new release gain broader file access capabilities, file sharing across sites, secure bulk ingestion and easy cloud-to-cloud migration. “Our customers are dema...
We're in the middle of another major shift in computing and IT: the decline of the hard disk and the rise of solid-state memory. Solid-state has been around for a while, but it's always been expensive, volatile and low capacity. That's changing, and it's changing IT as well. Computing...
It's common enough to be expected, but the IT world is continually undergoing all kinds of restructuring, remodeling and rethinking when it comes to approaching day-to-day tasks and challenges, both typical and atypical. A requirement of today's IT professional is to not only be fully ...
TwinStrata on Wednesday announced the results of its "Industry Trends: Data Backup in 2014" survey. Conducted between December 2013 and January 2014, the report analyzes responses from 209 IT personnel. The results indicate an urgent need for organizations to make significant improve...
When deciding on your preferred method of cloud storage, you will inevitably be faced with storage-based and unlimited storage options. While storage-based “pay as you go” pricing might seem like a way to save some dollars now, it’s important to evaluate what it will end up costing in ...
Innodisk, a designer and manufacturer of SSDs for industrial applications, is committed to providing flash storage solutions that meet the unique security demands of the gaming and amusement industry without sacrificing reliability and performance. With its release of a new series of c...
LSI Corporation on Monday announced that LSI® Nytro™ flash accelerator cards have been selected as the PCIe® flash acceleration technology for Oracle’s next-generation Database Machine, Oracle Exadata X4. In addition, the companies have collaborated on bringing a new LSI Nytro technolo...
Big-data processing helps to make the best use of dynamic storage resources by taking in all the relevant storage activities data, analyzing it and then making the best choices for dynamic hybrid storage optimization. If, as the adage goes, you should fight fire with fire then perhap...
Panzura has added new Secure Erase and Enterprise Antivirus Connector technologies in version 5.4.1.0 of its PZOS operating system for the Panzura Global Cloud Storage System. These new features increase security options beyond Panzura's FIPS 140-2 Level 3 encryption, which was announc...
If you are worried about securing your sensitive data in commercial storage services here is a guide to how you can encrypt your sensitive data. The recent PRISM Data snooping controversies have heightened almost every companies awareness of the potential vulnerabilities of data store...
It has been some year in the world of Cloud and Cloud Storage in particular. We witnessed the demise of Nirvanix, as well as the revelations of Edward Snowdon outlining the surveillance of the PRISM surveillance program and the alleged collusion with major US Service providers. Amidst...
One key element that is often missing in the avid discussions on what’s keeping more enterprises out of the cloud is a common recognition that storage in the cloud is simply not what it should be. It may surprise you, but to a large degree the solution to some of the cloud’s biggest co...
Red Hat on Thursday announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0. Engineered with Red Hat-hardened OpenStack Havana code, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, and the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor built on KVM, Red Hat Enterprise Linux O...
Avago Technologies Limited and LSI Corporation on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Avago will acquire LSI for $11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $6.6 billion. The acquisition creates a highly diversified semiconductor ma...
"We announced what we believe is a game-changing technology in storage. We introduced a new product called the Ultrastar He6 and we announced a technology called HelioSeal, which is the process of hermetically sealing helium inside the hard drive," explained Brendan Collins, VP of Prod...
Over the last three years, the market has been abuzz with the news that deduplication technology was going to change the economics of flash-based storage systems forever. In fact just recently, in his article War Between SSDs and HDDs Will Escalate Through 2016, industry analyst Ben Wo...
Cloud computing is helping businesses combat a growing problem: Too much information and not enough storage capacity. With businesses increasingly facing the prospect of running out of storage capacity, adoption of cloud storage technologies continues to grow, according to a report f...
How many kinds of files are in use in your organization? Fifty? A hundred? More? Wrong. There are only two kinds of files: active files and inactive files. (I admit it was a trick question.) Users create a file – a spreadsheet, an image, an invoice, etc. As long as the file is being ...
The adoption of cloud storage technology for a broad range of consumer and business applications is transforming the storage landscape by transitioning away from traditional disk arrays to object-based storage systems that have the scalability, availability, resiliency and accessibilit...
Cloud computing's profile just took a leap in the polls. IBM announced the opening of a new Federal Cloud Innovation Center dedicated to helping federal agencies and other public-sector organizations advance the adoption of cloud computing across the government. The new IBM Federal...
HGST on Wednesday announced its chief technology officer, Steven Campbell, will deliver a keynote speech on new developments in enterprise storage for the cloud (#cloud) at Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley (@CloudExpo). Additionally, Brendan Collins, HGST vice president of product market...
As 13th Cloud Expo / Cloud Expo Silicon Valley draws near, two of its major sponsors are working together in a high-profile way. Hitachi GST (HGST), a Western Digital company, and Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced that HGST is providing solid-state storage solutions for Veri...
Verizon is calling on the expertise of one of its recent acquisitions to offer a cloud computing service to its customers. Verizon has announced details about a new cloud computing service for business, Verizon Cloud, an IaaS offering the company claims will offer better end-user con...
Let's start at... the beginning. What is the in-memory computing? Kirill Sheynkman from RTP Ventures gave the following crisp definition which I like very much: "In-Memory Computing is based on a memory-first principle utilizing high-performance, integrated, distributed main memory sy...
Not long ago, the dominant form of electronic communication among people was telephones. The core of the infrastructure was the telephone network. When the Internet emerged during the nineties, IP networks become the new core for electronic communications. Many proprietary standards an...
As the storage landscape continues to change, the industry must differentiate and mature its business beyond a standardized market by designing new platforms, features and products for specific customers and application workloads. New products and services in the cloud are fueling the ...
In a move that disrupts the rapidly growing worldwide IT management market for emerging enterprises and departmental/line-of-business customers, CA Technologies on Tuesday announced the availability of CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap – a free, feature-rich version of its acclaimed CA Nimsoft M...
In just a few short recent years the idea of software-defined networks (SDN) has moved from a theoretical academic concept to a real-life practical proposition for making the world’s telecommunications networks more efficient, cost-effective, easier to manage and resilient. The SDN con...
TwinStrata, Inc., has announced the results of its 2013 Cloud Storage and Disaster Recovery survey. Conducted between May to August 2013, the report analyzes responses from 288 IT personnel. The results indicate widespread acceptance of cloud storage and demonstrate the tangible impact...
For enterprises moving more business and customer data to the cloud, investigating and selecting an online storage solution can be a challenging task. A primary concern is the level of data security offered by the sites being considered. While the theme holds true across all of the maj...
Increasing the I/O performance of next-generation data centers and cloud computing environments is essential for supporting enterprise e-commerce, database and email applications. To successfully deploy high-performance storage, it’s essential for storage appliance software to be flash...
LSI Corporation on Wednesday announced that it is working closely with VMware to deliver breakthrough virtual desktop density for VMware Horizon View™ deployments. Collaborative testing with VMware Horizon View using a single LSI® Nytro™ WarpDrive® application acceleration card achieve...