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Are you deciding the fate of your virtual infrastructure, by way of whether it is destined to be built on top of block or NFS? We recommend you take a long term look at aligning your storage features with your management strategy.
Anybody who has struggled with configuring storage for VMware virtual servers will be happy to hear help is on the way -- the solution to your problems may be hidden in your array. From the moment server virtualization burst onto the scene nearly a decade ago, it has created significant challenges for data storage managers. And based on recent Taneja Group research, many of those challenges are far from being overcome.
StorSimple – Storing data the right way
In this Taneja Group Technology Validation exercise, we put an innovative new array to the test to see just what was possible when a vendor stretches their wings and takes on much more than another version of storage done the same old way.
The vendor in this case is StorSimple, and what they propose is that a single storage system can do everything, while doing it more cost effectively, and with almost zero footprint in the data center. While that may sound like an almost unbelievable set of capabilities on the surface, what StorSimple has done is integrate cloud storage over the Internet behind a primary storage array for a truly unique set of capabilities. By coupling the two together, StorSimple unlocks infinite storage capacity, a small form factor, utter simplicity, and the tools to automatically protect data in place, forever. We anticipate this will hit home with a lot of customers – no more migration, no more backup, and built in DR finally makes storage seem like a technology that matches the needs of today’s business.
Join us in this Technology Validation report as we see if StorSimple’s promises hold true, and just what those promises look poised to do for today’s data center.
Midrange Reinvented - the IBM Storwize V7000
In this Product in Depth, we take a look at the IBM Storwize V7000 and how it has harnessed a unique range of sophisticated heterogeneous storage virtualization technology from the IBM portfolio of intellectual property, and turned these technologies into building blocks for a next generation mid-range storage array. The result is a unique foundation to unify the consolidating and virtualizing infrastructure.
NexGen – Storage Control for the Virtual Data Center
In this Taneja Group Product Profile, we examine the challenges facing the data center architect when dealing with consolidating, ever-denser, next generation workloads. Clearly, the most difficult challenges show up in the storage layer. With this in mind, a new generation of storage array providers are coming to market, aiming to scale and provide more performance, in a denser footprint than ever before. But it takes more than just throwing IO at the problem, and NexGen has a unique approach that is poised to go further than ever before in solving problems around enterprise storage.
The HP Storage Portfolio – Building the Foundation for the Virtualized Infrastructure
Over the past couple of years, HP has executed an impressive number of storage acquisitions, and is systematically innovating around each of three key technologies – HP 3PAR, P4000, and their deduplicating StoreOnce. Perhaps nowhere are the synergies more clear than among the virtual infrastructure. In this Opinion, we’ll turn a critical eye toward these synergies, and render the Taneja Group perspective on whether HP is on the right path.
Selecting Exchange Storage Infrastructure-3 Critical Questions for the Selection of Microsoft..(IBM)
SELECTING EXCHANGE STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE - 3 Critical Questions for the Selection of Microsoft Exchange Storage Infrastructure
Building ideal Microsoft Exchange storage infrastructures has always been an exercise in uncertainty and complexity. Uncertainty in terms of unknown future growth in both capacity and performance demands, and complexity because Microsoft Exchange seems to blossom in storage demanding features and capabilities with each new release. Worse yet, Microsoft itself can sometimes exacerbate the situation, by seemingly injecting Exchange with more storage features and speaking in veiled terms about the usefulness of external storage versus direct attached storage. To be certain, the demands from Exchange mandate something better than direct attached disk (DAS or DAD). In fact, Exchange demands more than run of the mill networked storage (NAS or SAN). In this solution profile, we’ll examine the fundamental pressures found in Exchange environments, and take a look at why it takes more than just capacity, and more than just performance.
DataDirect Networks (DDN) launched two storage systems for people who want to start small in their approach to “big data.”
Integrated Disaster Recovery: Technologies for Comprehensive Storage Array Protection
DR has long been particularly challenging for the midmarket customer. It usually requires multiple layers and components, host-based software, replication gateways or appliances, and often array-based functionality that is licensed and managed separately. Add to this complexity the need for robust bandwidth or an expensive WAN optimization approach and it’s no surprise that DR can have a significant impact on both OPEX and CAPEX budgets.
The cost to manage all of these different elements can dwarf the cost of a primary storage system itself. The enterprise faces many of the same challenges, but they also have bigger budgets and more specialists to manage the complexity. Midmarket businesses and organizations may not have the same level of budget and specialists, but they certainly face the same challenges.
Recently, Taneja Group Labs put the StorTrends 3400i array through a Technology Validation exercise to evaluate how StorTrends measured up as a SMB/SME storage solution in terms of ease of use, performance, availability, adaptability, and innovative features. Over the course of our Technology Validation exercise, it was clear that one particular StorTrends capability rose above all others: StorTrends built-in multi-site WAN optimized data replication. Specifically, StorTrends suite of replication functionality looks poised to equip SMB and SME customers with the tools that for the first time makes robust DR really achievable. In this report, we’ll highlight what we found, and why it stood out.
NexGen Storage Inc. is beefing up storage monitoring and performance automation for its hybrid flash arrays designed to handle heavily virtualized workloads.
NetApp today revealed two pieces of news about its all-flash storage array strategy. The vendor is designing one all-flash system from the ground up that won't be available until 2014, and it has another system as part of its E-Series storage platform available now.
Storage professionals building out their infrastructures have more new storage technologies to choose from than ever before, but the choices are becoming more complex.
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2013) - Nimble Storage, the leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, today announced NimbleConnect™, an online community where Nimble Storage customers, partners, and other IT professionals can access technical information, practical suggestio