Storage Networking

Storage Networking focuses upon virtualizing the storage and the SAN while collapsing and simplifying the management and performance of storage. This includes the role of storage virtualization in the Software Defined Data Center, and the comparison of pooled local storage options with traditional network attached storage (NAS) and fiber channel attached storage. Covered vendors include VMware, EMC, IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco, Tintri, and Nutanix.

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Microsoft StorSimple Hybrid SAN Links Data Center Back to Azure

July 22, 2014
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StorageNetworking

Two years after its acquisition of cloud storage gateway vendor StorSimple, Microsoft is introducing new physical and virtual appliances into a hybrid cloud storage service that will blur the lines between on-premises SAN and Azure cloud storage for its customers.

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Dell & Nutanix: A Web-Scale Partnership with the XC Series

July 1, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

Dell and Nutanix have jointly announced the Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances, a Dell hardware solution running Nutanix hyperconverged software, as an open-ended partnership. Available in October, the XC Series will function similarly to Nutanix’s current proprietary hardware, except that it will be based on specific (and as-yet-unannounced) configurations of Dell PowerEdge rackmount hardware, with…

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News: Nutanix Climbs into Bed with Dell

June 30, 2014
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StorageNetworking

On June 24, 2014, Nutanix released a statement that Dell has entered into an agreement to OEM Nutanix’s product and sell it globally. This is a big deal for Nutanix, as it has expanded its reach exponentially and now potentially could be front and center on Dell deals.

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Gigaom Structure: Hyperscale Cloud Innovation

June 25, 2014
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CloudComputing

Attending Gigaom Structure was an exercise in getting fire-hosed with the leading edge innovation that public cloud providers are bringing to their customers worldwide. These innovations not only will have a profound effect on public cloud computing, but also will ultimately impact data center architectures, costs, and benefits worldwide.

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News: Violin Memory Announces Concerto 7000 All-Flash Array

June 25, 2014
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News: Violin Memory Announces Concerto 7000 All-Flash Array

Violin Memory announces the Concerto 7000, which builds on its success with its 6000-series All-Flash Array (AFA). On top of Violin Memory’s proprietary all-flash hardware, this new model adds a comprehensive set of data services focused on business continuity, data protection, scaling, and efficiency. The Concerto 7000 can now replicate to remote arrays either synchronously…

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News: Dell Storage SC4020 Announced in US Market

June 24, 2014
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News: Dell Storage SC4020 Announced in US Market

At its User Forum this week, Dell announced Dell Storage SC4020 availability in the United States. The SC4020 is a small- to mid-size Compellent Storage Center array running the same Storage Center 6.5 software as the SC8000 enterprise arrays, but with a smaller form factor and more limited scalability. The SC4020 has been available in…

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News: Oracle Buys GreenBytes — Once More on the Road to Obscurity

May 19, 2014
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StorageNetworking

On May 16, 2014, Oracle entered into an agreement to acquire GreenBytes, a provider of ZFS technology, for an undisclosed price. In addition to expertise in areas related to ZFS, GreenBytes has developed a deduplication, replication, and virtualization overlay for it. (Rather bizarrely, in a tussle with the then-giant in 2009, GreenBytes accused Sun of…

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Finding Atlantis USX—The Move to the Ocean from the Sea

May 6, 2014
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Atlantis100x30

Most will know Atlantis from the days of ILIO Persistent VDI and ILIO Diskless VDI. I would expect that most even consider it a niche product with the single goal of accelerating desktops. I have to admit, I was shocked to find that this is no longer the case. It is well known that I…

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Storm in a Teacup, or as Elmer FUD Would Say, “Shhh—be vewy vewy quiet; I’m hunting wabbits”

April 25, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

What is it about the tech world that always seems to put us at each others’ throats? FUD is thrown around like candy from a broken piñata. Notable oppositions that come to mind are EMC vs. NetApp, block vs. file, diversity vs. simplicity, an so on. Currently, we have the software-defined networking (SDN) wars: hyper-converged…

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