On October 5, 2015, IBM announced the acquisition of Cleversafe, a provider of object-based storage software.Read More
What difference does 7-9’s make to storage operations?Read More
Clusters are the scale-out way to go in today’s data center. Why not try to architect an infrastructure that can grow linearly in capacity and/or performance? Well, one problem is that operations can get quite complex especially when you start mixing workloads and tenants on the same cluster. In vanilla big data solutions everyone can compete, and not always fairly, for the same resources. This is a growing problem in production environments where big data apps are starting to underpin key business-impacting processes.
Pepperdata was formed to help deliver consistent big data application performance. They lay in their solution into Big Data clusters (i.e. YARN/Hadoop, Spark…) and then can dynamically optimize runtime operations - tuning and tweaking at sub-second intervals to help guarantee required QoS to key workloads….
Blog #4 in a Series: Storage Acceleration and Performance TechnologiesRead More
Earlier this month I was briefed by a new startup called Formation Data Systems. Formation Data Systems is being led by Mark Lewis a former EMC Executive VP and he has with him a strong team of executives previously from industry leading companies. The vision of this company is to redefine the enterprise storage market by fundamentally shifting to a software-defined hyper-scale storage platform through a software platform called FormationOne.Read More
Earlier this month, at the Flash Memory Summit, the buzz was about 3D TLC NAND technology which could soon produce a 16TB 2.5 inch SSD. This would greatly exceed current capacity projections for a comparably-sized HDD. Then, August 20th, Kaminario announced breakthrough pricing which promotes the concept of an all flash data center by incorporating one of the first implementations of a 3D TLC NAND SSD into its flagship product line.Read More