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Infinite io clusters its network storage controller

The Infinite io network storage controller ‘bump on the wire’ proxy scans storage to capture metadata in flight and speed movement of inactive files to the cloud.

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Tape Versus Disk: What Should Back Up Your Biz?

IT shops look to backup options beyond tape to manage speed, improve redundancy and reduce their IT footprints. Here’s how three SMBs got started.

Taneja Blog

Veeam Expands Data Protection Platform with Several Product Announcements at VeeamON 2017

The theme at VeeamON 2017 last week was “availability for the always on enterprise”. While the subject of “availability” was very familiar to attendees, the parade of announcements that followed made it clear that a new day is dawning at Veeam – one that stretches far beyond their roots in virtual data protection.

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Storage technologies evolve toward a data-processing platform

Emerging technologies such as containers, HCI and big data have blurred the lines between compute and storage platforms, breaking down traditional IT silos.

Taneja Blog / Systems and Technology / Big Data

HPE Welcomes You To The Machine!

HPE has publicly rolled out their “The Machine” prototype, carrying 160TB of fabric-attached memory, 1280 ARM cores and 100Gb/s fiber interconnects.  Ok, so this is a whole lot of memory!  But it’s not just about memory.

In both HPC and big data analytics, and in increasingly converged applications that combine analytics with operational processes at scale, the game is all about increasing data locality to compute. Ten years ago we Hadoop unlocked massive data scale processing for certain classes of problems by “mapping/reducing” compute and big data across a cluster of commodity servers.  We might look at that as the “airy” and “cloudy” kind of approach.  Then Spark came about and showed how we really need to tackle big data sets in memory, though still across a cluster architecture.

Here today we see the bleeding edge of what aggressive hardware engineering can do to practically cram massive memory and large numbers of cores all together - compressing and converging compute and big data as densely as possible - in some ways a throwback nod to the old mainframe. Folks with highly-interconnected HPC-style modeling and simulation application needs that haven’t been well served by commodity scale-out (i.e. affordable) big data analytic architectures are going to want to look closely at this development. (and in fact, HPE has modified a Spark version to make different internal assumptions to match this new architecture to great affect (15x at least)).....

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  • Premiered: 05/16/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): HPE The Machine Big Data Spark IoT Mike Matchett
Taneja Blog / Virtualization / Cloud / Systems and Technology

Open Wide and Say Ahh!

I’ve been immersed in “Open” for the last two weeks here in Boston, attending both Red Hat Summit 2017 and then OpenStack Summit. There are quite a few things worth paying attention to, especially if you are an enterprise IT shop still wondering how your inevitable cloud (and services) transformation is really going to play out, including accelerating application migration to containers and the rise of platform Management as a Service.

First, let’s talk about what’s new with Red Hat (RH).  As we’ve noted before, RH is an impressive company.

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  • Premiered: 05/10/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Red Hat OpenStack OpenShift MaaS MIY Platform9 CoreOS Mike Matchett
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