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  • EMC CEO Tip hat on future storage plans
    you need to do other things like manage bandwidth We will build for that need and we will build it differently to traditional storage equipment he said He declined to say when these products will be announced but said development is under way He also said that EMC feels many of its customers may not yet have a full appreciation of the company s offerings and how they can ease storage management If customers used the tools we have things would get easier Tucci said responding to a question from SearchStorage com au which indicated that storage users often complain of unwelcome complexity He plugged the company s acquisition of Avamar Technologies a data deduplication software tool which he said has great potential to slow the proliferation of data Even though this means companies will require less storage hardware Tucci said simplification of storage environments is an area in which EMC plans to lead the market Price is another field in which the company has changed its tune after noting that customers often resent the level of storage spending required to keep up with the data they create Customers do not want to pay a lot for good reliable storage he said half joking But today on every tier we are priced very competitively In the past we had a fair reputation for charging a premium Tucci acknowledged Despite the lower pricing Tucci said EMC s growth prospects remain strong although the company expects that expanding sales of software and services will be the key to keeping margins high Tucci said he will look to VMware to provide much of the growth on the software side of the business and hopes success in that sphere will boost the company s share price which has traded in a narrow band since early 2004 Tucci said he found the company s share price aggravating but added that yehe believes the company is generally in good health and has excellent growth prospects There is a horrendous amount of stuff to be stored he said We ll be fine Dig Deeper on Data storage vendors All News Problem Solve SGI adopts hybrid storage for clustered NAS Symantec aims Data Insight 3 0 at unstructured data management IT data storage priorities 2012 Virtualization dedupe and cloud NetApp announces Big Data solutions as market grows Load More View All SGI adopts hybrid storage for clustered NAS Symantec aims Data Insight 3 0 at unstructured data management NetApp announces Big Data solutions as market grows I spy web servers which don t lie Load More View All News IT data storage priorities 2012 Virtualization dedupe and cloud VNXe the jewel as EMC caned for broken record VNX marketing Sun ZFS 101 View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application for the Internet

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019195/EMC-CEO-Tip-hat-on-future-storage-plans (2016-02-10)
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  • Sun gets hot about 'Storvers
    The SunFire X4500 demonstrates the concept Kallmeyer explains The device itself contains some of the code from a data warehousing application That means the storage device no longer has to do all of the I O between itself and the server The Storvers do part of the part of the processing which means you get a low cost device taking some load from the application server The result he says is faster processing and lower costs Another example of the idea is Sun s x5800 storage system which includes embedded Solaris and an API for loading code onto the machines That API makes it possible to create applications Which Sun calls Storelets that couple tightly with storage systems so they can become involved in acting upon content instead of just delivering it to a requesting application Driving application code into the storage device lets the user program the storage device Kallmeyer says Users could generate their own Storelets to do things like apply policy to tasks like email storage Kallmeyer says that leveraging Sun s company s investment in server technology is one reason the company is pursuing Storvers When David Yen became senior Vice President of storage one of his first questions was Why are you not using Sun IP in your products The storage group heeded that call and Storvers was the result The company s other motivation comes from Kallmeyer s belief that by pushing intelligence into storage devices long held goals such as information lifecycle management ILM will become more achievable on Sun s platforms than using technology from its rivals This is a platform for special purpose storage appliances he says We re still driving it out into tape drives which can become like widgets attached to the appliance Once you have technology like this which can interact you can build stacks and get to ILM much faster Dig Deeper on iSCSI SAN storage All News Problem Solve Using Nimble Storage construction firm reconstructs storage set up Nexsan launches unified storage architecture with flash cache ISCSI replacing Fibre Channel as dominant storage network technology ISCSI storage gets performance makeover Load More View All Using Nimble Storage construction firm reconstructs storage set up Nexsan launches unified storage architecture with flash cache ISCSI replacing Fibre Channel as dominant storage network technology ISCSI storage gets performance makeover Load More View All News iSCSI SANs getting enterprise boost by shared storage virtual servers ISCSI for beginners iSCSI network configuration design and optimization Testing iSCSI SAN performance with Iometer Load More View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application for the Internet of Things in the coming months providing real time visibility in Cloud security culture a building block for today s businesses As organizations today move more data to the cloud it s important

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019280/Sun-gets-hot-about-Storvers (2016-02-10)
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  • From Adelaide to the world
    are identified by treating data as binary large objects and looking for patterns that represent data that is also present in other files The software extracts the parts of data present elsewhere stores only the unique data then recombines files when users access them Applied to Microsoft Word files for example the software would remove the common elements of a doc file that are part of Microsoft s formatting but not part of the content of a document There s no need to preserve those elements of a Word file so Rocksoft s tools dispense with them until the file is needed The result is a considerable saving in storage space and reduced demand for bandwidth to move the file across a network Even in data where you would imagine a great deal of randomness like MP3s we can find 30 reductions Truslow asserts And if you backup everything on your laptop you will find that somewhere near 60 of data can be eliminated right off the bat Those numbers made Rocksoft hot property and in March 2006 the company was acquired by ADIC for the sum of 63 million In May of the same year ADIC was acquired by Quantum partly because the company wanted to get its hands on Rocksoft s technology Fast forward to December 2006 and you can see why as Blocklets has now been baked into Quantum s DXi3500 and DXi5500 appliances which the company now promotes as making it possible to store 10 to 50 times more data on disk and thereby store more data on disk for longer This is a major initiative that meets the trend in the market for more disk storage says Craig Tamlin Quantum s Country Manager Australia and New Zealand The challenge of disk as a backup medium has been cost But data de duplication reduces the cost of disk and makes it possible to back up more data to disk and then use tape for secondary archival processes Another market Rocksoft will help the company to reach is companies with remote backup needs that desire centralised storage infrastructure as the bandwidth reductions offered by data compression should place less stress on the WAN and make more frequent remote backup possible Quantum also asserts that the combination of Rocksoft s technology and its hardware is a breakthrough as by building de duplication into a storage device the need for additional de duplication or compression devices is removed That is Quantum s secret sauce Truslow says Other have compression but only in software We do it a lot better and a lot faster Rocksoft meanwhile has even better and faster versions of its software on its mind The company s 20 strong engineering team known as the Rockettes is already working on next generation products And Quantum is working on taking Rocksoft to the world inside thousands of storage devices now and well into the future all across the planet That s not something many Australian companies can claim

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019168/From-Adelaide-to-the-world (2016-02-10)
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  • EMC Australia creates new IP storage team
    of the features the company offers in its Symmetrix systems through IP storage equipment Clive Gold co opted to the team as Marketing Director for IP Storage said the new team is needed to explain the benefits of IP storage in helping to tame file based data Citing Microsoft s SharePoint server as the key tool most medium sized businesses are adopting to improve end user access to files Gold said SharePoint and similar applications will benefit from a new tier of infrastructure that abstracts storage and makes it easier for users to share files This new layer he added will be especially important in what he called intuitive computing environments such as Microsoft s OneNote a tool he predicts will soon be joined by other applications that do away with conventional directory driven interfaces in favour of new ways to work that offer intuitive navigation based on relationships b etween pieces of information rather than lists of document names Countering suggestions that he last thing most businesses are interested in is an extra layer of infrastructure Gold said IP storage s lower cost of acquisition and ownership plus the fact IP skills are present in most organisations makes the creation of the new layer feasible Fibre Channel skills he said are not as common Organisations are also disinclined to complicate their network infrastructure again making IP viable Gold and Coad believe medium sized organisations are most likely to heed this call and expects that their recently announced iSCSI native midrange arrays will be an important component in the company s IP push In the past IP was in there Gold said But you also needed a switch Now we can do it all out of the box Dig Deeper on iSCSI SAN storage All News Problem Solve Using Nimble Storage construction firm reconstructs storage set up Nexsan launches unified storage architecture with flash cache ISCSI replacing Fibre Channel as dominant storage network technology ISCSI storage gets performance makeover Load More View All Using Nimble Storage construction firm reconstructs storage set up Nexsan launches unified storage architecture with flash cache ISCSI replacing Fibre Channel as dominant storage network technology ISCSI storage gets performance makeover Load More View All News iSCSI SANs getting enterprise boost by shared storage virtual servers ISCSI for beginners iSCSI network configuration design and optimization Testing iSCSI SAN performance with Iometer Load More View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application for the Internet of Things in the coming months providing real time visibility in Cloud security culture a building block for today s businesses As organizations today move more data to the cloud it s important to cultivate a cloud security culture and enlist a CISO a new How to do an advanced data analytics project on the cheap Delivering an

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019019/EMC-Australia-creates-new-IP-storage-team (2016-02-10)
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  • SAN and WAN means happy holidays
    that we were riding on a bit of luck with our backups For Hucker risk represents not only the usual corporate issues but the chance of holidaymakers memories being sour rather than sweet If there were an overnight failure and the staff could not restore data the guests satisfaction could be lost You could have guests at the counter screaming because staff do not know who is in the hotel or which rooms are clean Hucker realised that centralised IT facilities could address this kind of scenario and safeguard guests experience The critical element of his plans was therefore a move to enterprise wide applications that could be centrally administered to reduce reliance on local staff with slim IT skills For us the cornerstone to our strategy was consolidation Hucker says And the outcomes of this strategy were to save the business money to improve performance and availability and to build in greater redundancy on a number of levels Hucker says Storage infrastructure for which the company selected Hitachi Data Systems TagmaStore Adaptable Modular Storage systems was one element of that plan and each of the company s three new data centres now also uses Hitachi AMS500 storage area network technology and over 3TB terabytes of data storage capacity Another new asset is a WAN that uses radio satellite Frame Relay ISDN and business ADSL to connect to its new data centres with the mix of carriage technologies a necessity given the remote locations of its resorts Instead of attached storage we now have SANs with scale Hucker explains And instead of local staff with few IT skills we have a support team in Cairns and our properties have ready access to IT staff in 4 8 hours instead of the 2 4 days it used to take to fly support in Hucker says this means staff can now focus on guests instead of worrying about IT This business is not about data centres and smart storage Hucker says The business is to make sure that guests are enjoying their stay that they are organised and are having that memorable experience And the new system has given staff at each location the ability to shave off the amount of time they would have spent on mundane IT admin tasks And those tasks are now far easier to undertake for Voyages dedicated IT team The end to end night audit process for Voyages properties now takes 20 minutes compared to six hours previously The SAN has dramatically reduced back up times as Hitachi s ShadowImage software allows copies of the company s database in about five minutes compared to the previous four hour data export process Dig Deeper on Australian storage news and case studies All News Australian Bureau of Statistics counts on no storage team HP for census Bad Sectors the latest storage news How ASIC stops I O storms hurting its SANs Bad Sectors Amazon warns on S3 security UXC and CommVault cuddle Load More View All Australian Bureau

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019110/SAN-and-WAN-means-happy-holidays (2016-02-10)
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  • Everything Google knows about disk failure
    s key finding was the lack of a consistent pattern of higher failure rates for higher temperature drives or for those drives at higher utilization levels Such correlations have been repeatedly highlighted by previous studies but we are unable to confirm them by observing our population Although our data do not allow us to conclude that there is no such correlation it provides strong evidence to suggest that other effects may be more prominent in affecting disk drive reliability in the context of a professionally managed data center deployment Google s data was collected by tapping into drives self monitoring facility SMART and confirm the findings of previous smaller population studies that suggest that some of the SMART parameters are well correlated with higher failure probabilities We find for example that after their first scan error drives are 39 times more likely to fail within 60 days than drives with no such errors First errors in reallocations offline reallocations and probational counts are also strongly correlated to higher failure probabilities Despite those strong correlations we find that failure prediction models based on SMART parameters alone are likely to be severely limited in their prediction accuracy given that a large fraction of our failed drives have shown no SMART error signals whatsoever This result suggests that SMART models are more useful in predicting trends for large aggregate populations than for individual components It also suggests that powerful predictive models need to make use of signals beyond those provided by SMART The full report is available for download at http labs google com papers disk failures pdf Dig Deeper on Primary storage and storage hardware All News Problem Solve Advantages of using an object storage system Dell storage products roadmap includes server flash primary dedupe EMC sees bright future for hybrid SSD cloud models Hitachi Data Systems moves into unified storage architecture with HUS Load More View All Dell storage products roadmap includes server flash primary dedupe EMC sees bright future for hybrid SSD cloud models Hitachi Data Systems moves into unified storage architecture with HUS Week in review podcast EMC goes cloud building and more Load More View All News Advantages of using an object storage system FC SAN vs iSCSI SAN Part 1 Reliability and performance FC SAN vs iSCSI SAN Part 2 Cost and scalability considerations A beginners guide to iSCSI View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application for the Internet of Things in the coming months providing real time visibility in Cloud security culture a building block for today s businesses As organizations today move more data to the cloud it s important to cultivate a cloud security culture and enlist a CISO a new How to do an advanced data analytics project on the cheap Delivering an advanced data analytics project

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240021933/Everything-Google-knows-about-disk-failure (2016-02-10)
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  • Immature storage industry working its issues out online: IDC
    providers alike simply are not offering the technologies it needs 90 of the technology from the storage industry is irrelevant Villars said But that lack of relevance is not surprising given the storage industry s youth We ve had spinning disks for fifty years but we ve really only been using disk arrays for ten he said Current management tools therefore reflect the industry s short life through their inability to elegantly deliver the solutions that can be imagined Villars is nonetheless impressed with recent advances praising virtualisation as a significant accomplishment that has created clear operational benefits while also enhancing disaster recovery But he warns that data proliferation is eroding many of those benefits Business units want their own copy of data so they can do data mining or other operations he said The result is that organisations create multiple copies of the same data undermining the benefits that come from centralised storage and increasing costs Businesses are fighting back against these trends by adapting ideas like tiered storage We are starting to hear about organisations using a Zero Tier of storage in the form of an extra layer of solid state storage that makes data mining possible without disrupting applications access to data But such organisations are the exception he said as only about 40 of businesses have two tiers of storage Storage vendors are working hard to address these and other issues as they upgrade their offerings with total cost of ownership the next big thing the industry will address as organisations rebel against the high labour costs required to administer large scale storage systems Villars is not convinced however that the storage industry itself will deliver the breakthrough innovations businesses want The real innovation is now coming from the likes of Google he said They are redefining the rules for how storage gets done Dig Deeper on Primary storage and storage hardware All News Problem Solve Advantages of using an object storage system Dell storage products roadmap includes server flash primary dedupe EMC sees bright future for hybrid SSD cloud models Hitachi Data Systems moves into unified storage architecture with HUS Load More View All Dell storage products roadmap includes server flash primary dedupe EMC sees bright future for hybrid SSD cloud models Hitachi Data Systems moves into unified storage architecture with HUS Week in review podcast EMC goes cloud building and more Load More View All News Advantages of using an object storage system FC SAN vs iSCSI SAN Part 1 Reliability and performance FC SAN vs iSCSI SAN Part 2 Cost and scalability considerations A beginners guide to iSCSI View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application for the Internet of Things in the coming months providing real time visibility in Cloud security culture a building block for today

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240021935/Immature-storage-industry-working-its-issues-out-online-IDC (2016-02-10)
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  • Google ups mailbox size
    Thursday night Australian time For US50 a year users will receive a bundle of applications that includes webmail offering Gmail VoIP tool GTalk plus Google s online calendar and spreadsheet All of these functions are offered exclusively through the browser with customers not required to acquire any hardware or additional software A customisable portal is another part of the product which will offer 10 gigabytes storage for each mailbox Gmail also includes webmail and mobile mail which Google will now deliver to BlackBerry devices in addition to browser equipped machines Procter Gamble Global Business Services has signed up as the first enterprise customer for the service which will remain free to smaller businesses and universities Avaya followed Google s announcement by saying it plans to adapt its IP Office telephony suite to integrate with the new Google service John Roberts the company s Asia Pacific Product Manager for Appliances Mobility and Small Systems Division said the company hopes to use Gmail to create a single inbox for users capable of storing voicemail and email the company also hopes to integrate the presence tools in Gmail with its own similar offerings enabling office workers to reach remote workers or contractors via VoIP Roberts said he expects this functionality will become available in the northern hemisphere s Autumn but did not know if the required upgrade to IP Office will require extra payments to Avaya or its resellers Dig Deeper on Data storage vendors All News Problem Solve SGI adopts hybrid storage for clustered NAS Symantec aims Data Insight 3 0 at unstructured data management IT data storage priorities 2012 Virtualization dedupe and cloud NetApp announces Big Data solutions as market grows Load More View All SGI adopts hybrid storage for clustered NAS Symantec aims Data Insight 3 0 at unstructured data management NetApp announces Big Data solutions as market grows I spy web servers which don t lie Load More View All News IT data storage priorities 2012 Virtualization dedupe and cloud VNXe the jewel as EMC caned for broken record VNX marketing Sun ZFS 101 View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources CIO AU Security AU Data Backup Disaster Recovery SMB Storage Storage Channel Search CIO com au Internet of Things Food safety apps set to emerge Food safety could emerge as a key application for the Internet of Things in the coming months providing real time visibility in Cloud security culture a building block for today s businesses As organizations today move more data to the cloud it s important to cultivate a cloud security culture and enlist a CISO a new How to do an advanced data analytics project on the cheap Delivering an advanced data analytics project to the business can cost a fortune But with some imagination CIOs can do it for Search Security com au Weigh the benefits risks of going mobile in the enterprise Smartphone and tablet use in the enterprise can help boost productivity improve employee satisfaction and lower costs

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019197/Google-ups-mailbox-size (2016-02-10)
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