Infinidat® enterprise storage solutions are based upon the unique and patented Infinidat storage architecture—A fully abstracted set of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) functions integrated with the best-of-breed off-the-shelf commodity hardware. Infinidat’s software-focused architecture, an evolution and revolution in data management design over 30 years in the making, solves the conflicting requirements of bigger, faster, and less expensive. This paper discusses the technology that enables Infinidat to be the only enterprise storage provider that achieves multi-petabyte capacity with faster than all-flash performance (over 1.3M IOPS at microsecond latency) and an unprecedented seven-nines availability, all at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Die INFINIDAT® Enterprise-Storage-Lösungen basieren auf der einzigartigen und patentierten INFINIDAT Speicherarchitektur - Ein vollständig abstrahierter Satz von Software-De?ned Storage (SDS)-Funktionen wird mit der besten Standard-Hardware integriert. Mit dem Versand der Software liefert INFINIDAT eine ausgiebig getestete Hardware-Referenzplattform mit. Damit stellt INFINIDAT die ersten echten SDS-Lösungen der Enterprise-Klasse bereit.
Le soluzioni enterprise di INFINIDAT® sono basate su un’architettura di storage unica e brevettata INFINIDAT – Un insieme completo di funzioni di software-de?ned storage (SDS) integrate con il migliore hardware commerciale presente sul mercato. Attraverso l’integrazione del software con una piattaforma hardware di riferimento ampiamente testata, INFINIDAT fornisce la prima vera soluzione SDS di classe enterprise.
Think you can’t afford flash?
Think again. If you’re looking to make a primary storage investment in the near future, you can’t afford not to consider an
all-flash or converged flash array. HPE offers the only architecture on the market that is flash-optimized without being flash-limited—so you won’t have to make business-limiting decisions when it comes to implementing flash, such as inserting a new silo into your environment or undergoing painful hardware rip-and-replace.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Forget about the complex task of building your own solution. Commvault offers a portfolio of integrated backup appliances that allow you to go from power-up to backup in less than an hour. Each appliance combines Commvault’s industry-leading software with pre-configured and optimized hardware, including an option that uses NetApp’s category-leading NetApp E-Series storage system. To further simplify ordering and deployment, the appliances include a licensing option aligned to the usable storage capacity (e.g., 36TB of NetApp E-Series storage includes 36TB of Commvault back-end terabyte licensing). Or you can purchase the hardware separately and use it with Commvault’s traditional front-end terabyte capacity licensing. Either way, Commvault serves as the single point of contact for software and hardware support issues, and the installation wizard allows you to be up and running quickly regardless of the option you choose.
Organizations looking to implement desktop and app virtualization traditionally play a guessing game where storage is concerned. When considering local and physical storage, determining what would be necessary for the virtualized world is difficult and can be overwhelming. This is especially true when determining how virtualizing desktops will impact the storage architecture. Organizations risk over sizing their environment thereby wasting CapEx, or under-sizing and potentially ruining the user experience. Software-defined storage solutions, such as VMware Virtual SAN, provide simplified solutions with high performance data stores that offer fine-grained scalability with linearly-predictable performance as demand grows. Dell’s validated and certified desktop virtualization solutions incorporate vSphere and Virtual SAN, and provide a complete end-to-end solution that allows companies to grow and expand without large capital investments in SAN hardware.
Datacenter improvements have thus far focused on cost reduction and point solutions. Server consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization, and the implementation of flash storage capabilities have all helped reduce server sprawl, along with associated staffing and facilities costs. Converged systems — which combine compute, storage, and networking into a single system — are particularly effective in enabling organizations to reduce operational and staff expenses. These software-defined systems require only limited human intervention. Code imbedded in the software configures hardware and automates many previously manual processes, thereby dramatically reducing instances of human error. Concurrently, these technologies have enabled businesses to make incremental improvements to customer engagement and service delivery processes and strategies.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
While there are significant potential benefits to migrating to a hyper-converged system, true cost and real life experience are critical decision factors. To accurately establish a case for going to one platform or another, you need a strong fact-based analytical methodology and approach. Download this Edison Group white paper to better understand the cost and measureable effort benefits of hyper-converged appliances. Dive into the details for the VCE VxRail Appliance from Dell EMC, including total cost of ownership, total cost of acquisition and relative work efforts to install, initialize and maintain as compared to building your own system.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
In a market where compute and storage resources can be bought on demand with a credit card, vendors
of on-premises hardware are seeking to tip the scales in their favor with ‘cloud-like’ pricing models that
eliminate the need to commit capital to new platforms. At Dell EMC World in May, Dell Financial Services
(DFS) rolled out Cloud Flex for HCI (hyperconverged infrastructure), part of the company’s push to evangelize
the start-small-and-scale-up virtues of HCI technology.
Cloud Flex lets customers acquire equipment on an all-opex basis, with no up-front product cost, steady
monthly payments that reduce by up to 30% annually, and the ability to turn in equipment any time after
12 months without penalty. It’s part of a series of moves by Dell EMC meant to ease the financial risk of
sticking with on-premises infrastructure in a cloud-enabled world
According to many market research analysts, the global wireless access point (WAP) market is anticipated to continue its upward trajectory and to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 8% through 2020. Many enterprises are utilizing cloudcomputing technology for cost-cutting purposes, eliminating investments required for storage hardware and other physical infrastructures. With significant growth expected in Internet usage, particularly bandwidth consuming video traffic, WAP vendors need to enable their customers to monitor and improve device performance, improve end user experience, and enhance security. These customers include general enterprises that offer Internet access to patrons like airports, hotels, retail / shopping centers and so on. These external Internet access providers can differentiate themselves by offering optimum service through advanced network analytics, traffic shaping, application control, security capabilities and more.
When comparing the architecture for Ceph and SolidFire, it is clear
that both are scale-out storage systems designed to use commodity
hardware, and the strengths of each make them complementary
solutions for datacenter design.
As agencies continue to modernize data center infrastructure to meet evolving mission needs and technologies, they are turning to agile software and cloud solutions. One such solution is hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), a melding of virtual compute, storage, and networking capabilities supported by commodity hardware.
With data and applications growing exponentially along with the need for more storage capacity and flexibility, HCI helps offset the rising demands placed on government IT infrastructure. HCI also provides a foundation for hybrid cloud, helping agencies permanently move applications and workloads into public cloud and away from the data center.
VMware is once again positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. In the latest Magic Quadrant, Gartner acknowledges hyperconverged infrastructure is moving from compute and storage to a "full-stack." VMware believes it has the most trusted stack incorporating all major data center functions to deliver a single, ubiquitous control plane, agnostic of hardware.
Download the report today to learn more about the hyperconverged infrastructure landscape and VMware's leading solution.
FlashBlade fabric modules implement a unified network that connects all blades to each other and to the data center network. With full connectivity, all blades can serve as client connection endpoints, as authorities that process client requests, and as storage managers that transfer data to and from flash and NVRAM.
The growth of virtualization has fundamentally changed the data center and raised numerous questions about data security and privacy. In fact, security concerns are the largest barrier to cloud adoption. Read this e-Book and learn how to protect sensitive data and demonstrate compliance.
Virtualization is the creation of a logical rather than an actual physical version of something. such as a storage device, hardware platform, operating system, database or network resource. The usual goal of virtualization is to centralize administrative tasks while improving resilience, scalability and performance and lowering costs. Virtualization is part of an overall trend in enterprise IT towards autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on an activity or set of activities. This means organizations use or pay for computing resources only as they need them.
Emerging storage hardware and software enable I&O leaders to lower acquisition costs per terabyte and improve manageability. In additon to focusing on agility, automation and cost reductions, IT leaders should address the cultural changes and skill set shortages caused by digital business projects.
For more than a decade, Oracle has developed and enhanced its ZFS Storage Appliance, giving its users a formidable unified and enterprise-grade storage offering. The latest release, ZS7-2, boasts upgraded hardware and software and is a timely reminder that more users might do well to evaluate this offering. It has a trifecta of advantages:
(1) It’s notable performance, price-performance, and flexibility are all improved in this new release
(2) There is a surprisingly inclusive set of functionalities, including excellent storage analytics that were developed even before analytics became a contemporary “must-have”
(3) There’s a compelling group of “better together” elements that make ZFS Storage Appliance a particularly attractive choice for both Oracle Database environments and users that want
to seamlessly integrate a cloud component into their IT infrastructure.
Given the proven abilities of Oracle’s prior models, it’s also safe to assume that the new ZS7-2 will outperform other m
The rise of virtualization as a business tool has dramatically enhanced server and primary storage utilization. By
allowing multiple operating systems and applications to run on a single physical server, organizations can significantly
lower their hardware costs and take advantage of efficiency and agility improvements as more and more
tasks become automated. This also alleviates the pain of fragmented IT ecosystems and incompatible data silos.
Currently, this virtualization juggernaut shows no sign of slowing. As businesses recognize the potential for
increased reliability and scalability offered by virtual technology, they are ramping up their investments in data
center modernization and upgrading. In fact, 33 percent of the respondents to a recent ESG survey on cloud
usage said that making greater use of server virtualization was one of their top five spending priorities for the
next 12 to 18 months.
The rise of virtualization as a business tool has dramatically enhanced server and primary
storage utilization. By allowing multiple operating systems and applications to run on
a single physical server, organizations can significantly lower their hardware costs and
take advantage of efficiency and agility improvements as more and more tasks become
automated. This also alleviates the pain of fragmented IT ecosystems and incompatible
Protecting these virtualized environments, however, and the ever-growing amount
of structured and unstructured data being created, still requires a complex, on-prem
secondary storage model that imposes heavy administrative overhead and infrastructure
costs. The increasing pressure on IT teams to maintain business continuity and information
governance are changing how businesses view infrastructure resiliency and long-term data
retention—they are consequently looking to new solutions to ensure immediate availability
and complete protection of the
The Titan 3000 family of high performance network storage hardware from BlueArc is yet another example of the company's innovative abilities, with enhanced and eye-popping capacity and performance specifications matched to its strong, familiar—and growing—feature and management capabilities. With perfect timing, it looks as if this product is a good match for emerging market needs.
Many companies consider using cloud storage to reduce costs and the IT burden of storing data in the enterprise. However, simply calculating the annual cost of a SAN or NAS server versus the per GB cost of cloud storage does not produce an accurate view of cost savings, because cloud storage alone is not equal to all the functionality found in today’s enterprise-class storage solutions. Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) delivers the benefits of cloud storage with the features and functionality that enterprises require, while still reducing the cost of storage. Using examples of real companies, this white paper will illustrate five different ways enterprise organizations can save money by transitioning from traditional hardware to Nasuni Cloud-integrated Storage for storing file data.
As infrastructure managers confront urgent demands for data center agility and cost savings, the benefits of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) become all the more compelling. HCI enables lower cost IT operations and greater flexibility by combining compute, storage and management in a single software-defined solution on commodity hardware. This paper offers guidance on selecting an HCI solution. It is based on IT Central Station member reviews of VMware vSAN, a foundational component of VMware HCI.