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Taneja Blog / Systems and Technology

New Team At Violin Memory Playing Flashier Microsoft Music

Recently we caught up with Violin Memory and they are full of energetic plans to capitalize on their high performance flash arrays, elevating their game from a focus on bringing fast technology to market to one of addressing big market problems head-on. Today they are announcing a very interesting new solution that creates a whole new segment of storage - a MS Windows-specific file-serving flash array…This new Violin Windows Flash Array marries high performance flash storage with some new capabilities in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 at an intimate level

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  • Premiered: 04/21/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Violin Memory Windows Storage Server Flash Microsoft
Taneja Blog / Virtualization / Data Protection / Systems and Technology

Converged Infrastructure in the Branch: Riverbed Granite Becomes SteelFusion

With today’s rebranding of Riverbed Granite as SteelFusion, Riverbed is prodding all branch IT owners to step up and consider what branch IT should ideally look like. Instead of a disparate package of network optimization, remote servers and storage arrays, difficult if not foresworn data protection approaches, and independently maintained branch applications… converged SteelFusion edge appliances sit in the branch to provide local computing performance but work on “projected” data… A big part of the unique magic in SteelFusion is that it enables branch locations to leverage enterprise storage actually located in the data center as if it were local high performance storage….

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  • Premiered: 04/15/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Riverbed Branch Converged Infrastructure convergence Virtualization ROBO
Taneja Blog / Big Data

A Billion Here, A Billion There - Big Data Is Big Money

When we talk about big data today we aren’t talking just about the data and its three V’s (or up to 15 depending on who you consult), but more and more about the promise of big transformation to the data center. In other words, it’s about big money. First, consider recent news about some key Hadoop distro vendors. Many of them are now billion dollar players, much of that on speculation and expectation of future data center occupation….

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  • Premiered: 04/10/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Big Data Hadoop Pivotal Cloudera Hortonworks
Taneja Blog

How Do you Software-Define Storage? Explaining the “real meat” behind SDS

“What is Software-defined Storage?” This is by no means an easy question to answer, and there are a lot of people pushing different visions and definitions. For our part in this conversation, I try to remain attentive to a longer term ideal vision (where the market should go) while staying attentive to reality today, and where practitioners can actually get tangible benefit from solutions that may be early or partial incarnations of that long term ideal, but still offer significant benefit today.

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  • Premiered: 04/09/14
  • Author: Jeff Boles
Topic(s): software-defined Storage SDS IBM Storwize V5000 Tintri VMstore VSA
Taneja Blog / Cloud / Data Protection / Systems and Technology

Backup Balancing Act: Growing Pains with Data Backup and the Cost of Migration

Backup these days is, as I view it, an incredibly interesting topic. Data protection has always been a challenging operation for the business. When you think about it, it is one of the most physical of systems, requiring tremendous amounts of data movement and storage - moving and storing the same bits over and over again with such requirements for speed and then storage that the task has at many different times in the history of IT seemed like mission impossible.

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Taneja Blog / Virtualization

Pain Points within the Virtual Infrastructure: How to Not Lose Your Cost Savings

If you’re reading this blog chances are you’re a storage practitioner, a virtual administrator, or the boss of some of those folks - and you likely know that storage is expensive. But do you know just how expensive?

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  • Premiered: 03/28/14
  • Author: Jeff Boles
Topic(s): Storage Virtualization Virtual Infrastructure Scale Riverbed SteelFusion VMWare VSAN Tintri
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