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Software Defined Storage puts disk back into Servers

It Seems Server Based Storage is the future. This comment above goes against eveything I have seen in storage and disk in recent years. However, it really does seem to be the reality. In IT as...

New A3CUBE PCI design makes infiniband obsolete

Current interconnects including Fibre Channel, PCI Express, Serial ATA and InfiniBand suffer from latency issues as you scale the number of servers, storage and devices connected to the...

Flash on. NVDIMMs onward - Part 1

Flash Storage has invaded the storage industry. It has been touted one of the performance saviours and with the $/GB dropping significantly (although nowhere near the $/GB of spinning hard disk...

Seagate and Western Digital Playing Snap

Seagate and Western Digital both issued press releases announcing new 4TB drives optimised for Video surveillance.   Seeing two major competitors release almost identical news on the same...

IBM FlashSystem 840 optimized for cloud and analytics

IBM launched its sixth generation enterprise X-Architecture for System x and PureSystems servers that feature integrated eXFlash memory-channel storage – DIMM-based storage that provides up to...

Big Data I OBJECT

Big Data ? I Object! Object Based Storage and Big Data – are we confused? Two things the IT industry and particularly the IT press tend to be guilty of. 1 – Hyping a particular...

6 tips for selecting HDD and SSD drives

With today’s wide variety of storage devices, many people are confused as to what type of drives they should be using for what data types. Adding to the confusion is that SATA and SAS refer to...

Time to Virtualise Storage in the Cloud - Cloud Abstraction

Virtualise the Cloud! Virtualisation is about providing an abstraction layer between the logical and the physical. It started with storage many years ago with the limitations of physical disks...

NetApp data deduplication and other strategies

In data storage parlance, deduplication is the process of identifying and deleting duplicates of data. Depending on the vendor and the situation, deduplication can be achieved in different ways. For...

Fusion ioControl outperforms conventional hybrid Flash arrays by 7x

Flash memory vendor Fusion-io announced that the Fusion ioControl hybrid flash array has outperformed other hybrid storage arrays by up to 7x in testing conducted by The Tolly Group. In its testing,...

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