Chuck Hollis’ recent post reminded me that I must commit my ideas to paper (or to WordPress for that matter) on what constitutes Software Defined Storage (SDS). Without a doubt, “Software Defined” will be overused as this year’s favourite storage marketing phrase, as we see [...]Continue Reading This Post →
The title of this post could quite easily have been asked in reverse – is Cloud ready for the enterprise? Either way, understanding what IT means to the Enterprise is fundamental to answering the question.
The attached diagram (I’ll hold short of calling it an infographic) explains how the Enterprise has evolved over the [...]Continue Reading This Post →
Cloud Storage Gateways provide the ability to write data directly into a cloud service/storage provider, either via a physical or virtual onsite appliance. There are many vendors in the marketplace today and some are making serious money, (as reported by Chris Mellor today in [...]Continue Reading This Post →
Yesterday, Violin announced that they have acquired Gridiron Systems, a vendor of cache acceleration hardware and software. At the outset it may seem odd that an all-flash vendor would want to acquire a company offering acceleration for traditional arrays, however this could be a [...]Continue Reading This Post →
Following up from yesterday’s post and the comments received, I thought it was worth considering how hard it would actually be to implement quality of service within a storage array.
Almost all storage arrays available today (whether physical or virtual) work on the assumption that I/O should be delivered as fast as [...]Continue Reading This Post →
Last year I did some research and wrote up a couple of posts on Cloud Compute performance. One feature that seems to get left out somewhat is storage I/O performance; the cloud offerings talk about capacity, but rarely reference performance.
Recently, I reviewed the options available from the major [...]Continue Reading This Post →
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Once again 2012 was a busy year for technology. Here are some of the highlights.
Software Defined Everything. There were two acquisitions [...]Continue Reading This Post →
- Netapp: The Inflexibility of Flexvols (9,938)
- Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8″) – Storage Spaces (9,381)
- Enterprise Computing: Why Thin Provisioning Is Not The Holy Grail for Utilisation (7,836)
- Comparing iSCSI Targets – Microsoft, StarWind, iSCSI Cake and Kernsafe – Part I (5,812)
- Review: Compellent Storage Center – Part II (5,445)
- Data ONTAP 8.0 – Part III (5,052)
- Why Does Microsoft Hyper-V Not Support NFS? (4,860)
- Back to Blogging (4,450)
- How To: Enable iSNS Server in Windows 2008 (4,323)
- Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8″) – Virtual Fibre Channel (4,141)
- ViPR – Frankenstorage Revisited (15)
- Why Does Microsoft Hyper-V Not Support NFS? (8)
- How To: Enable iSNS Server in Windows 2008 (8)
- Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8″) – Storage Spaces (6)
- Choosing Between Monolithic and Modular Architectures – Part II (5)
- Choosing Between Monolithic and Modular Architectures – Part I (5)
- HP Storage Bets on 3PAR (5)
- HUS VM – Hitachi’s New Midrange Baby (5)
- Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8″) – Virtual Fibre Channel (4)
- Google’s Hollow Cloud Storage Offering (4)