Tag Archives: Storage

Top 7 Reasons Why Fibre Channel Is Doomed

Analyst firm, Neuralytix, just published a terrific white paper about the revolution affecting data storage interconnects.  Titled Faster Interconnects for Next Generation Data Centers, it explains why customers are rethinking their data center storage and networks, in particular around how iSCSI and iSER (iSCSI with RDMA) are starting to replace Fibre Channel for block storage. You […]

Benchmarking With Real Workloads and the Benefits of Flash and Fast Interconnects

Benchmarking is a term heard throughout the tech industry as a measure of success and pride in a particular solution’s ability to handle this or that workload.  However, most benchmarks feature a simulated workload, and in reality, a deployed solution may perform much differently.  This is especially true with databases, since the types of data […]

Product Flash: DDN hScaler Hadoop Appliance

  Of the many strange-sounding application and product names out there in the industry today, Hadoop remains one of the most recognized.  Why?  Well, we’ve talked about the impact that data creation, storage and management is having on the overall business atmosphere, it’s the quintessential Big Data problem. Since all that data has no value […]

Xyratex Advances Lustre Initiative

  The Lustre® file system has played a significant role in the high performance computing industry since its release in 2003.  Lustre is used in many of the top HPC supercomputers in the world today, and has a strong development community behind it.  Last week, Xyratex announced plans to purchase the Lustre trademark, logo, website […]

Product Flash: NetApp EF540 Enterprise Flash Array

  Written By: Erin Filliater, Enterprise Market Development Manager Via the Storage Solutions Group   Everyone knows that flash storage is a big deal.  However, one of the gaps in the flash storage market has been in enterprise flash systems. Flash caching has for some time been in many enterprise storage environments, but enterprise all-flash […]

Are You Limiting Your Flash Performance?

  Written By: Erin Filliater, Enterprise Market Development Manager Via the Storage Solutions Group As flash storage has become increasingly available at lower and lower prices, many organizations are leveraging flash’s low-latency features to boost application and storage performance in their data centers.  Flash storage vendors claim their products can increase application performance by leaps […]

RDMA Interconnects for Storage: Fast, Efficient Data Delivery

Written By: Erin Filliater, Enterprise Market Development Manager We all know that we live in a world of data, data and more data. In fact, IDC predicts that in 2015, the amount of data created and replicated will reach nearly 8 Zettabytes. With all of this data stored in external storage systems, the way data […]