Items Tagged: Appliance
IBM Makes the V-word Respectable Again - Opinion
The word “virtualization” came into vogue a few years ago with the usual fanfare, hype and the expectation that it would solve all the horrendous storage management problems the industry was facing. Virtualization was to be the cure for all ills.
MaXXan ships MVX320 - Company Profile
MaXXan this month became the first vendor to actually GA an intelligent director class product. While the architecture is sound and the product has most of the required features for such a product, and the use of standard OTS network processors, rather than custom designed ASICs gives them the ability to upgrade and ship faster than others, MaXXan finds itself in a very interesting position.
McData Acquires Sanera Nishan - Opinion
On August 25, 2003, McData announced its intentions to acquire Nishan Systems for $83M in cash (plus $2M in debt) and Sanera for $102M in cash. McData also announced that they have invested $6M in Aarohi Communications, a storage networking chip vendor.
Cloverleaf Intelligent Storage Networking System - Product Profile
Over the course of 2003, the concept of placing “intelligent” storage management in the heart of the networked fabric has shifted from longstanding industry pipedream into deployed reality. On the end user side, this long-awaited reality is driven largely by an unprecedented requirement to get control over heterogeneous environments and budget-busting management inefficiencies.
Cloverleaf Delivers Muscle To Storage Integrators - Opinion
Though it may hurt the brain to contemplate, the mission-critical design requirements of the enterprise storage integrator exceed those of the individual enterprise data center by several magnitudes. The reason is simple: With dozens or hundreds of customer environments at any given time, economic success depends on bullet-proofing all aspects of the storage architecture against random acts of unreliability.
Candera: Storage Tiers and ATA - Technology Brief
Taneja Group sees many end users deploying multiple classes of storage devices, or “storage tiers” in order to increase the economies and overall utilization of their storage environment. In most of these cases, we see users leveraging lower costs ATA and serial ATA (SATA) arrays alongside more expensive fibre-channel storage fabrics.
EMC Invista: The Power of Network-Based Virtualization - Technology in Depth
There was a time when virtualization was one of the dirty words in the storage industry. Who can forget the enormous expectations around virtualization that existed several years ago? That hype only fizzled, and the broken promise of virtualization left many storage managers disappointed.
QLogic Buys Troika - Opinion
On October 19, 2005 QLogic announced its intention to buy Troika Networks for $36.5M. Based on the calls we have received thus far it is apparent that vendors and users alike are wondering why QLogic did this and what the implications are for users long term. Here is how we see it.
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 4.1 - Solution Profile
Storage virtualization has come a long way in the past five years. After a false start in 2001, fraught with inflated expectations and product deficiencies, the category fell into infamy. Several vendors disappeared, many others repositioned themselves to focus on the Small Medium Business (SMB) space and yet others reinvented themselves with completely different products. Only one company stayed true to the promise of virtualization from the very beginning. That is IBM. With the SAN Volume Controller (SVC) product, launched in July, 2003, the company nurtured the market, in spite of the fact that many in the market didn’t even want to say the V-word anymore. IBM persisted, albeit mostly with their own customers, fundamentally because the customer could see the potential of storage virtualization and could count on IBM to support them through the early learning cycles.
Emulex 765-S: High Performance SPAID-based Storage Virtualization at a Disruptive Price Pt - Profile
This spring, Emulex announced availability of the Model 765-S Intelligent Services Platform. We believe that the Emulex 765-S Intelligent Services Platform has the potential to be quite disruptive to the pricing environment for storage virtualization products. Traditionally, most storage virtualization products have had high-end price points, limiting their adoption to core data centers and the largest of enterprises. When paired with LSI’s StoreAge SVM software, the platform represents a full-fledged split-path storage virtualization solution with excellent performance.
Quantum's DXi8500 - The Next Step in Enterprise Deduplication
Solution Profile on the new DXi8500 Dedupe appliance from Quantum. Quantum has long been a leading vendor of data protection storage, and a number of years ago extended a rich history of tape system innovation with a series of new disk-based data protection appliances under the product family banner of DXi™. The family began with the introduction of several appliances that utilized Quantum’s patented variable-length deduplication technology in 2005 and followed in 2007 with the release of its flagship DXi7500 enterprise-sized system. Since then, Quantum has continued to enhance its DXi offerings.
IBM ProtecTIER: From Backup to Recovery
When it comes to backup and recovery, backup performance numbers rule the roost.But a reliance on backup numbers alone is dangerous. Recovery may not happen as frequently as daily backup but recovery is the entire reason for backup. Because when a recovery operation looms -- especially if the recovery is large and the potential loss is huge -- fast recovery performance becomes more urgent than backup ever was.
IBM ProtecTIER for Outstanding Data Protection
Modern backup and recovery needs much robust business continuity (BC) and DR than garden variety approaches can provide. This is why IBM ProtecTIER with advanced replication is a vital piece of backup and recovery.
IBM Protectier And SAP Critical Data Protection Without Da-ta Disruption
SAP is a business-critical application for enterprise and mid-range business. SAP products generate huge volumes of critical data that must be fully protected, the majority of it stored in databases like DB2, Oracle and SQL. This Solution Profile describes IBM ProtecTIER’s fast performance, scalable capacity and replication for SAP backup environments.
Sepaton S2100 and the Database Backup Challenge
SEPATON purpose-built the S2100 platform as the only backup appliance dedicated to managing and optimizing large database backup and recovery in enterprise environments. The SEPATON S2100 appliance serves large enterprise storage environments with high backup and recovery performance, replication, deduplication and scalable capacity. This enables enterprise IT to cost-effectively meet critical database SLAs with a single unified storage system.
EMC Data Domain Archiver: Meeting Needs For Long-Term Retention Of Backup And Archive Data
EMC Data Domain Archiver fulfills short-term and long-term storage needs by combining backup and archive tiers in a single appliance. This appliance addresses many of the challenges organizations are struggling with as they balance backup retention requirements with long-term recoverability.
Recent innovators like GridIron are tackling extreme performance with shared appliances that sit in front of shared storage environments.
Some exciting hybrid backup solutions are coming online, and Zetta is one of the most forward backup and recovery plays we have seen in a long time.
Can cloud gateways compete on technical merits? How much consolidation will occur in this space? Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst at the Taneja Group, answers key questions about cloud gateway appliances and how they factor into disaster recovery and primary storage use cases.