Tier 0 has been fast and proprietary, but nonvolatile memory express is changing that second part as a standard programming interface for PCIe SSDs.
E8 qualifies HGST SN200 6.4 TB PCIe drives for D24 NVMe all-flash system. The 2U enclosure houses 24 SSDs and scales to 140 TB of usable capacity.
Pure FlashArray//X NVMe flash array will be generally available starting in July. It packs 1.1 PB of raw storage in 3U, and 15 PB in a standard 42U rack.
New Oracle operating system update enables ZFS Storage Appliance to transfer file- and block-based data to Oracle Storage Cloud without an external cloud gateway.
Ctera forges partnerships with HPE and IBM to expand its data center reach; CEO says enterprise customers will focus on security and multicloud strategies in 2017.
IBM enhances its cloud object storage based on Cleversafe technology with flexible pricing and a long-term, three-tiered cold vault object store for inactive data.
If you depend on Amazon Web Services or another cloud service provider, make sure you have a proper disaster recovery plan in place in the event of an outage.
If you're considering software-defined networking in your disaster recovery platform, define your DR requirements first. SDN can help support data backup and replication.
ClearSky is expanding its focus beyond primary storage with the addition of automated backup and DR capabilities designed to help customers eliminate storage silos.
Rubrik CEO Bipul Sinha says cloud and virtualization were key pieces of his company's converged data protection platform from the start, but customers also want physical protection.
Altaro VM Backup version 7 includes an augmented inline deduplication feature for the data protection software as it tries to cut backup size and costs.
Cohesity keeps extending its converged secondary storage platform, with object storage, NAS and erasure coding joining the lineup. The startup also completed another funding round.
Version 5.3 of Virtual Instruments' Load DynamiX 5 software supports time-based NFSv3 workloads, eases preconditioning of flash arrays and improves the user interface.
Catalogic adds support for SAP HANA and healthcare database programs to ECX. The company is focusing its ECX copy data management software for DevOps use cases.
Flash memory chips have driven a revolution in storage, and faced a recent shortage because of huge demand. That's easing, and advances in NAND technology show a great future.
The evolution of container management platforms may be generating a lot of buzz, but the software needs further improvement before it makes sense for organizations to invest in it.
Multiple virtualization hosts are typically used for failover clustering purposes, but that isn't always feasible. Sometimes it's okay to use a stand-alone host.
With more than a dozen new features in Hyper-V 2016, it can be difficult to navigate them all. Save yourself some time and look at these five key features first.
Licensing is a critical component of VDI. VMware offers two main licensing options with Horizon View; a per user model and a per concurrent connection model.
VDI shops have a tough choice between persistent and nonpersistent desktops. Persistent desktops, for example, give users customization, but they also consume a lot of storage.
When evaluating VDI management and monitoring tools, buyers must look for solid troubleshooting, load testing and capacity planning features to choose the most fitting tool.