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Introduction For managing its dynamic infrastructure and all the services, an enterprise needs to operate in the cloud environment, which may be challenging. However, this has become a necessity these days. So, the organizations which are transitioning to cloud computing environments o...
Monday 23 September, 2013 Launched earlier this year, UK digital conversion company Memryz commented that their labs have converted over 750,000 photos and over 150,000 tapes to digital format. That’s an awful lot of memories potentially rescued from obscurity! Especially a...
This week’s news about cloud storage provider (CSP) Nirvanix has lots of organizations thinking about and, in some cases scrambling to deal with, the repercussions of a cloud provider shutting down. While pundits may speculate about what happened to this particular CSP and ponder...
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Ontrack EasyRecovery 11 empowers users to protect, recover and permanently destroy data, including virtual data LONDON, 17 September, 2013 - Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery, information management and e-disclosure products and services, today announced the availabi...
In an article published by Website Magazine on 5.21.13 titled, “Home PCs are Safer Than Small Business Sites” Michael Garrity, with the help of a nifty space invader themed infographic makes the case that home PC’s are actually safer than small business sites. He stat...
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WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident By Greg Schulz WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup ven...
Accredited Analyst Firm Ranks ExaGrid Systems as Top Backup Solution in $50k and $100k Buyer's Guide ReportsKey Report Findings: ExaGrid 'Best-in-Class' solution provides scale-out architecture and delivers significant networking and storage capacities.ExaGrid products offer a unique c...
EMC New VNX MCx doing more storage I/O work vs. just being more By Greg Schulz It's not how much you have, its how storage I/O work gets done that matters Following last weeks VMworld event in San Francisco where among other announcements including this one around Virtu...
As with many things it depends, however how about some of these? Is more better for example (among others): Facebook likes Twitter followers or tweets (I'm @storageio btw) Google+ likes, follows and hangouts More smart phone apps LinkedIn connections People in your circle or co...
Fall 2013 Dutch cloud, virtual and storage I/O seminars By Greg Schulz Fall 2013 Dutch cloud, virtual and storage I/O seminars It is that time of the year again when StorageIO will be presenting a series of seminar workshops in the Netherlands pertaining to cloud, virtua...
New hardware doubles email throughput while reducing power consumption by more than half28 August 2013 - WatchGuard® today introduced the WatchGuard XCS 880, designed to meet the demanding email and web-based content security needs of large enterprises. Delivering 20 percent more ...
With the largest installment yet of a VMworld in terms of attendance, there were also many announcements today (e.g. Monday) and many more slated for out the week. Here are a synopsis of some of those announcements. VMware made a series of announcements today that set the stage for ma...
If you are using virtualized services as part of your infrastructure you need to ensure the data is protected and safe from prying eyes.  Although technology provides solutions for virtual environments, hosted services, and cloud services in the form of cloud data encryption, the respo...
Aug 27, 2013 -- Arista Networks today announced three new network applications that integrate with Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS), the world's most advanced network operating system, to simplify IT operations: OpenWorkload, Smart System Upgrade and Network Telemetry. Leveragi...
Care to help Coraid with a Storage I/O Content Conversation? By Greg Schulz Blog post - Can you help Coraid with a Storage I/O Content Conversation? Over the past week or so have had many email conversations with the Coraid marketing/public relations (PR) folks who want ...
Inaugural episode of the SSD Show podcast at Myce.com By Greg Schulz Inaugural episode of the SSD Show podcast at Myce.com The other day I was invited by Jeremy Reynolds and J.W. Aldershoff to be a guest on the Inaugural episode of their new SSD Show podcast (click here to...
By Bob GourleyMetaScale is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings with a very interesting story. They are a Big Data center of excellence with proven past performance. Born of service to the Sears family of firms, their lessons learned and ability to get things done the right way,...
Summer 2013 Server and StorageIO Update Newsletter By Greg Schulz Summer 2013 News letter Welcome to the Summer 2013 edition of the StorageIO Update. Welcome to the Summer 2013 (combined July and August) edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containin...
You’ve probably already heard that storage capacity needs are growing rapidly, with IDC projecting the digital universe will exceed 40,000 exabytes (40 billion terabytes) by 2020. According to Gartner, organizations are on average growing their capacity 40% to 60% year over year....
Part II: IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software By Greg Schulz Part II IBM Server Flash Cache Storage I/O accelerator for SSD This is the second in a two-part post series on IBM's Flash Cache Storage Accelerator (FCSA) for Solid State Device (SSD) storage ann...
IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software By Greg Schulz IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software As I often say, the best server storage I/O or IOP is the one that you do not have to do. The second best storage I/O or IOP is the one with least imp...
SolidFire's Fine Control of Storage Quality of Service Enables OnApp Cloud Providers to Guarantee IOPS for Virtual Machines, and Help Customers Migrate Dedicated Server Workloads to the Cloud London, UK - August 20, 2013 - OnApp has announced the full integration of SolidFire all-SSD s...
By Bob GourleyCloudera and Zoomdata Introduce the Next Generation of Data Analytics in a 27 Aug webinar (11am Eastern). As the sheer volume of data grows, government agencies are confronted with the challenge of how to manage and analyze Big Data. Cloudera and its Hadoop distribution (...
New Vice President of Engineering Brings Decades of Industry ExperiencePITTSBURGH- August 14, 2013- Avere Systems, the leader in network-attached storage (NAS) optimization, today announced the appointment of Dave Stephenson as vice president of engineering. Stephenson's vast experien...
Server and Storage IO Memory: DRAM and nand flash By Greg Schulz DRAM, DIMM, DDR3, nand lash memory, SSD, stating what's often assumed Often what's assumed is not always the case. For example in along with around server, storage and IO networking circles including virtual ...
Viking SATADIMM: Nand flash SATA SSD in DDR3 DIMM slot? By Greg Schulz Today computer and data storage memory vendor Viking announced that SSD vendor Solidfire has deployed their SATADIMM modules in DDR3 DIMM (e.g. Random Access Memory (RAM) main memory) slots of their ...
How much storage performance do you want vs. need? By Greg Schulz How much storage performance do you want vs. need? The answer is probably it depends on cost, which applications or benefit among other things. I recently did a piece over at 21cit titled Parsing the Nee...
Final deadline for all entries is September 12th, but early birds save and get a chance to win free tickets to Structure:EuropeLONDON, UK - August 6th 2013 - The Tech Trailblazers Awards early bird rates closes just shy of midnight Pacific time next Monday, leaving enterprise tech star...
New data from research firm IHS shows BridgeHead Software's impact on the VNA marketAshtead, UK and Woburn, MA - 5th August 2013 - BridgeHead Software today announced that it is the leading independent Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) provider in EMEA according to data from the latest rese...
The other week we ran our BYOD – Bring Your Own Doctor seminar, in partnership with the Centre for Global E-Health Innovation in Toronto. Here is the event summary and presentation slides. Harnessing Consumerization First off it is worth setting an overall context for this trend,...
In case you missed it, recently the State of Oregon had a data center computer problem (ok, storage and application outage) that resulted in unemployment benefits not being provided. Tony Knotzer over at Network Computing did a story Oregon Storage Debacle Highlights Need To Plan For F...
There is a lot that must be said for Hitachi Data Systems – HCP Anywhere – and it is all good. Their platform has an amazing performance record and the system is easy to use, with more features providing secure storage and efficient data protection. As the technology gets more sophisti...
Can RAID extend the life of nand flash SSD? By Greg Schulz Can RAID extend nand flash SSD life? Imho, the short answer is YES, under some circumstances. There is a myth and some FUD that RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) can shorten the life durability of nand...
If you’re doing business in this era, then you’re dealing with a lot of data. That data is everywhere as well, especially if parts of your business are global. Depending on where you’re doing business, the data your business is generating has to adhere to different data rules, especial...
First there is a bit of play on words going on here with needs vs. wants, as well as what is meant by non disruptive. Regarding needs vs. wants, they are often used interchangeably particular in IT when discussing requirements or what the customer would like to have. The key different...
According to IBM, we generate 2.5 quintillion (2.5 followed by 17 zeros) bytes of data every day. In the last two years, we’ve created about 90% of the data we have today. Almost everything that’s ‘connected’ generates data. Our mobile devices, social media interactions, online purc...
Hospitals are getting on the cloud bandwagon as well, which says a lot given their IT requirements around security and compliance. The use of cloud computing is growing everywhere, even within healthcare providers.  The reasons are becoming clearer, including the changing regulatory...