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Zetta.net, a provider of enterprise-grade online backup and disaster recovery solutions, has announced the results of a Storage Switzerland lab review that validates Zetta DataProtect as the next generation enterprise-grade server backup solution for small and medium sized enterprises ...
Gridstore, a provider of scale-out NAS storage solutions, has announced that Storage Switzerland has identified Gridstore as an affordable fault tolerant storage solution that can stand up to almost any failure. In a recent Storage Switzerland article and lab-based “stress test,” the l...
Red Hat’s Storage 2.0, derived from its $136 million acquisition of Gluster six months ago, went into worldwide private beta Tuesday. Red Hat says GA depends on how the beta goes. The software-only appliance, which since December is no longer CentOS-based and uses Red Hat’s Scalable ...
Four-year-old Ctera Networks, which sells a hybrid cloud storage enablement suite to SMBs and enterprise branches, has gotten a third funding round, this one led by the ever chi-chi Venrock with a strategic investment from Cisco and participation by existing backer Benchmark Capital. ...
While many would say it’s not a matter of “if” but “when,” this week has sparked some storage industry experts to ponder whether the high-margin data storage market is beginning to feel the impact of cloud adoption. To elaborate, let me direct your attention to two of this week’s annou...
TwinStrata on Tuesday announced that it’s offering customers fast and flexible access to data stored on Google Cloud Storage via the TwinStrata CloudArray storage gateway. TwinStrata has also released a free CloudArray virtual appliance capable of handling up to one-terabyte of data (a...
It is quite straightforward to add more DataNodes i.e. storage to Hadoop cluster on AWS. You just need to create another AWS instance and add new node to Hadoop cluster. Hadoop rebalancer will take care of balancing storage across nodes to keep it at predefined threshold. Hadoop an...
Okay, so you’ve got all this Big Data. Now what? According to Alpine Data Labs, the two-year-old Big Data start-up incubated inside Greenplum, all that stuff bulging out of your storage is useless. Unless it’s susceptible to predictive analytics, but finding those nuggets of insight ...
Back in 2009, Gartner estimated that data growth would happen at a rate of 650% over the next 5 years with 80% of this growth coming from unstructured data. We can get lost in the weeds with facts and figures but most IT managers I’ve spoken with have all said the same thing: their use...
There’s a new segment emerging in the industry around storage hypervisors. This is a simple idea that makes a lot of sense. We all understand the benefits that server hypervisor technology brought to servers in terms of utilization, flexibility and cost savings. The promise of a storag...
EMC moved to make Hadoop safe for the Joe Blow big company that wants to figure out what’s in all that unstructured data it’s got. It’s integrated the Hadoop file system into its Isilon scale-out NAS storage and lets the two of them cuddle up with its Hadoop-digesting Greenplum analy...
Amazon has reined in the price of its S3 storage a bit as of February 1. It didn’t give a reason for its largesse other than a vague allusion to economies of scale. Maybe it has something to do with Gartner saying using cloud storage for business intelligence is only cheaper for the ...
NAS devices offer an affordable compromise to investing in more expensive server solutions for small businesses. "Every small business with a network needs a server to share and secure data. NAS devices are an easy solution, but they don't provide the powerful features that would make ...
Joyent’s SmartDataCenter IaaS platform is going to be sold to Italian VARs and service providers by ICOS, an Italian value-added distributor, for private cloud infrastructure or value-added private cloud services. SmartDataCenter’s local storage is supposed to reduce the TCO of cloud...
“We’re a storage vendor that doesn’t sell storage – physical hardware – we sell software and it’s in the public cloud; we’ve taken storage virtualization to a new level,” explains Mark Spowart, Co-Founder and CEO at Zadara Storage, in this SYS-CON.TV interview with Cloud Expo Conferenc...
Atlantis Computing, a provider of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, on Friday announced Atlantis ILIO for Hyper-V that runs as a virtual appliance natively on the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor for deployment with Citrix XenDesktop. Atla...
Ixia, a provider of converged IP network test solutions has drawn on its industry expertise and experience working with global customers, industry forums, and test labs to predict the networking industry’s top trends for 2012. 40- and 100-Gigabit Ethernet (GE): Virtualized servers wi...
Convergence in the datacenter is inevitable as it addresses two of the biggest concerns that senior IT executives and business leaders have today: The cost of computing The cost of IT specialists needed to run and manage servers, networks and storage. As companies bring their assets...
iWave Software, a provider of storage and cloud automation solutions, on Tuesday introduced iWave Storage Director 1.5, a storage automation platform for companies to develop and operate cloud-based storage services on demand using their existing storage infrastructures. By automating ...
Roll back several years and certain vendors had you believe that Fibre Channel was dead and that the future would be iSCSI. A few years later and certain vendors were then declaring that Fibre Channel was dead again and that the future was FCoE. So while this blog is not a iSCSI vs FC ...
Imagine you had you a 1,000-square-foot home and in just a few years you added 800 times more belongings to your space? You would need to move into a house that is at least 8,000 square feet. Well, the lid is about to be blown off of storage. According to analysts, unstructured data – ...
One of the key reasons for moving to a cloud-based infrastructure is to lower overall infrastructure costs. This is true regardless of whether you are building an in-house (private) cloud or are a public cloud provider looking to price your offerings competitively. Because storage comp...
Metalogix Software,a provider of content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint®, Exchange®, and Cloud platforms, has announced that KAHUNA VENTURES LLC has purchased its Metalogix Archive Manager – Exchange Edition solution to manage its Outlook mailboxes and PST fil...
Calxeda unwrapped its brand new 32-bit ARM-based “Server-on-a-Chip” (otherwise a SoC), dubbed the EnergyCore ECX-1000, Tuesday while HP started preparing the market for Redstone, HP-built proof-of-concept development platforms based on the Calxeda device. The Texas start-up says its ...
In the past one had to choose between the reliability, performance and configurability of Enterprise Storage, and the simplicity and advantageous economics of Cloud Storage. In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Mark Spowart, CEO of Zadara Storage, will demonstrate that...
Dell and EMC have finally split after a profitable 10-year run. Dell’s not going to resell anymore EMC products like its Clariion SAN arrays, Celerra NAS servers, Data Domain deduplication appliances and VNX NAS/SAN combo arrays. Instead it will sell its own widgetry in competition w...
Red Hat, Inc. has announced that it will be acquiring Gluster, Inc., a provider of open source storage solutions aimed at unstructured data management for approximately $136 million. With the acquired scale out storage technology, Red Hat seeks to harness the onslaught of big data that...
If you work in IT, chances are you know several critical realities facing today’s data centers. You probably know that data is growing at a frantic pace and IT budgets are not. You probably know how many thousands of data storage requests get funneled through IT each year, and how much...
SoftLayer Technologies on Tuesday announced a partnership with OS Nexus and the launch of QuantaStor Storage Servers. The offering provides dedicated mass storage appliances with exceptional cost-effectiveness, control, and scalability. It is ideal for a range of high performance stora...
IBM Global Services is going to be OEMing Nirvanix’ enterprise-grade cloud storage under what the pair calls a strategic partnership. IBM said integrating Nirvanix would give its SmartCloud storage services a solution capable of supporting millions of users, billions of objects and e...
IBM and Nirvanix on Wednesday announced the integration of cloud storage technology from Nirvanix as part of an expanded IBM SmartCloud Enterprise storage services portfolio available to customers worldwide. With the integration of Nirvanix cloud storage technology, IBM's SmartCloud E...
Cloud storage and content-sharing start-up Box.net, which reportedly turned down a $600 million takeover offer from Citrix, confirmed Tuesday that it’s gotten the anticipated second half of a D round that amounts to $81 million. That means the company, started a few years ago in its c...
As enterprises grow globally, organizations have found that the most cost-effective way to run marketing, training or internal communications is via video. However, transporting these video files to a global distributed workforce, whether streamed or downloaded, can create tremendous n...
A sea change is about to occur in the storage industry - from block based storage to file based for applications and virtualization - and believe it or not it all stems from changes coming to the SMB protocol. Yes, that's right, a protocol. The performance of back-end storage has been...
Red Hat is buying Gluster. It’s spending $136 million cash money to get the six-year-old open source start-up’s GlusterFS, a software-only, scale-out storage system that will give Red Hat entry into the world of Big Data in the cloud, on-premise, or hybrid. Red Hat claims the acqui...
Even if a potential cloud services vendor gives full assurance that you, as the customer, retain ownership of your data, there are a variety of additional challenges to deal with, including essential legal and technical data transferability questions. This expert guide highlights 10 “m...
Anyone who purchases storage arrays is familiar with the many advantages of modular storage systems and storage area networks. However, they may also be familiar with one of the less desirable attributes of storage arrays: the typical three- to five-year lifecycle that forces decommiss...
"Cloud" has become the number one priority for so many businesses, yet the complexity of providing IT as a Service is daunting. Specifically, the complexity of combining server virtualization with storage virtualization, automation, self-service catalogs and other enabling technologies...
After shedding its stealth cocoon back in the spring when it announced it got a $13.2 million A round, two-year-old Nutanix finally launched its Google-like Complete Cluster on Tuesday. It’s supposed to make virtualization simple and cheap. The thing is a modular plug-and-play buildi...
Gluster Wednesday materialized a Connector for OpenStack that will hitch the GlusterFS file system to the OpenStack Compute block storage controller and resolve a built-in limitation in the young open source cloud platform. See, OpenStack can store data as objects, complements of its...