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  • News, Analysis and Opinion for iSCSI SAN storage - SearchStorage.com.au
    while 3PAR CipherMax and NeoScale boost data security products August 25 2010 25 Aug 10 REVIEW NetGear ReadyNAS NVX NetGear s ReadyNAS NVX is a solid unit that will only be enhanced b the company s recent appointment of a pre sales champion to develop solutions for its channel August 23 2010 23 Aug 10 Riverbed testing iSCSI optimisation for cloud computing Riverbed working to optimise iSCSI performance over wide area networks to boost storage systems performance in cloud computing rigs August 20 2010 20 Aug 10 iSCSI the cloud and the accelerator start to converge As iSCSI gains traction in the market it s bringing about an interesting shift the idea of storage networking even if it s not described in such terms is becoming attractive to smaller businesses April 23 2010 23 Apr 10 Small storage devices a hit at big hotel Riverbed working to optimise iSCSI performance over wide area networks to boost storage systems performance in cloud computing rigs November 18 2009 18 Nov 09 EXCLUSIVE Four new Sun Open Storage models revealed SearchStorage ANZ can reveal the specs of four new open storage devices from Sun codenamed Anago Witte Riverwalk 2 and Iwashi June 17 2009 17 Jun 09 Dell bundles software with new SAN Dell has announced a new SAN and Microsoft Storage Server Appliance and says it expects both will help it to win more business from vendors of larger arrays June 17 2009 17 Jun 09 Dell bundles software with new SAN Dell has announced a new SAN and Microsoft Storage Server Appliance and says it expects both will help it to win more business from vendors of larger arrays February 24 2009 24 Feb 09 How to make iSCSI connections in Hyper V Learn the tools and commands you need to make iSCSI connections in Hyper V without the iscsicli exe command line tool February 05 2009 05 Feb 09 ISCSI and SAN interconnections This WAN overview focuses on how to connect SANs over a distance as well as storage compatibility and data optimisation February 03 2009 03 Feb 09 NetApp explains StoreVault deletion Net App will launch new product bundles for small business in a month after today deleting its StoreVault products 1 2 3 4 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

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  • iSCSI SANs getting enterprise boost by shared storage, virtual servers
    choice They can opt for multiprotocol arrays or unified storage that support both iSCSI and FCP for block based storage and data access with SANs and NFS and CIFS for file based storage and data access with network attached storage NAS Why limit yourself to a single protocol when you re not sure that protocol is going to last forever asks George Crump founder of consulting firm Storage Switzerland Crump says that he s hesitant to recommend an iSCSI only target or storage pool to clients Simultaneous deployment is the wave of the future according to Robert Passmore an analyst at Stamford Conn based Gartner Inc He is already witnessing large companies eliminate file servers and consolidate file services to NetApp Inc s NAS device put low end servers that don t need performance onto iSCSI and leave the mission critical highest performing applications on Fibre Channel A hybrid approach also is helpful to enterprises that add virtual servers into the mix Server virtualization technology frees a company to host many instances of an operating system on a single physical box and administrators can shift server workloads from one box to another to optimize resources However that becomes difficult if the storage sits on the same box 52962 In virtual environments iSCSI SANs can claim an inherent advantage over Fibre Channel SANs with virtual machine VM mobility when combined with the ability to provision virtual servers from SAN bootable devices according to Jeff O Neal senior director of data center solutions at NetApp Also backups to tape or disk can be done directly from a guest operating system or a VM with an iSCSI SAN whereas an Fibre Channel SAN adds a layer of management to the virtual machine hypervisor he noted The VMware adoption curve has been so steep that it s driven more and more companies to use a SAN where they might not have done so before said Andrew Reichman an analyst at Forrester Research Inc Other options include configuring VMware to use NFS with NAS devices or choosing a NAS gateway in front of a traditional block based storage array Reichman recommends that companies with no Fibre Channel look at iSCSI and even companies with Fibre Channel consider iSCSI to network additional servers at a lower cost Going iSCSI now will make it a smoother transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet later he said But iSCSI SAN users won t concern themselves with that performance boost until the price of 10 Gigabit Ethernet drops over the next few years The reason iSCSI is doing well in the market is because of cost savings not because it could or couldn t do the job that Fibre Channel did said Passmore If you look at 10 Gigabit Ethernet today the cost of the components are still well above Fibre Channel costs You get performance that s not needed in the market that s buying iSCSI So far 10 Gigabit Ethernet is finding a captive audience only in select iSCSI

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  • ISCSI for beginners
    and processed in the United States and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy and ultimately implementing the technology Tips and Q As from the experts Top 5 iSCSI tips 2006 iSCSI network configuration design and optimization Narrow down your iSCSI SAN options SCSI iFCP and FCIP How do they stack up FC vs iSCSI Five tips in five minutes How iSCSI works A beginners guide to iSCSI Has iSCSI arrived yet Deploying iSCSI ISCSI vs FC SANs ISCSI What is it good for ISCSI Are we there yet Why aren t you using iSCSI HBAs What will it be iSCSI or iFCP When does iSCSI arbitration take place Pros and cons of iSCSI arrays Deploying iSCSI In the news Integrating iSCSI and FC storage ISCSI grows in the midmarket and enterprise ISCSI gets a boost from InfiniBand ISCSI competition heats up ISCSI goes where FC dares not ISCSI wows some users confuses other SMBs like the look of iSCSI More resources for the beginner Crash Course iSCSI Fast Guide iSCSI A quick guide to iSCSI implementation This was first published in April 2007 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 network configuration design and optimization Testing iSCSI SAN performance with Iometer ISCSI SANs How to alleviate the congestion 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 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 However Conquer BYOD risks with mobile device management Bring your own device has a number of inherent security challenges Expert Lisa Phifer explains how a mobile device management The IT security gold rush is on Security budgets in Australia are soaring

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  • iSCSI network configuration, design and optimization
    and network bandwidth then a TOE enabled adapter may not be needed until a later time Check with your vendors to verify functionality relevant to your specific configuration Storage systems including disk arrays and tape libraries support iSCSI either natively with some number of built in Gigabit Ethernet ports or via external iSCSI routers bridges or gateways Some iSCSI enabled storage systems support concurrent iSCSI block based and NAS file based access while others support a mix of iSCSI and Fibre Channel FC or a combination of iSCSI FC and NAS On the other hand some vendors support iSCSI and Fibre Channel however not concurrently Directly connected iSCSI using point to point Ethernet between a server and an iSCSI router or iSCSI storage would be applicable for environments that do not need shared iSCSI connectivity An example is attaching a Windows based server running Microsoft Windows Storage Server WSS software functioning as a NAS filer and data server with a dedicated iSCSI storage array Single or multi path access to iSCSI storage is a decision that balances cost vs performance and eliminating single points of failure SPOF For smaller servers or less critical applications single attachment of servers may be sufficient to meet your service level objectives for uptime and data access For the relatively low cost of a second NIC or HBA combined with host based path management software you get in return automated failover load balancing and eliminate a SPOF Your decision to use a shared or public network for iSCSI will be influenced by security and performance considerations which in turn are influenced by cost At a minimum logically isolate iSCSI traffic using VLAN and other techniques along with security features including encryption and VPNs Looking to the future 10 Gigabit Ethernet should certainly provide a performance boost in raw theoretical network line speed however software will be the key to using new technologies such as iSER and RDMA Look beyond the wire or optical cabling when designing and deploying iSCSI based storage networks considering server storage and software capabilities About the author Greg Schulz is founder and senior analyst with the IT infrastructure analyst and consulting firm StorageIO Greg is also the author and illustrator of Resilient Storage Networks Elsevier This was first published in August 2006 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 Testing iSCSI SAN performance with Iometer ISCSI SANs How to alleviate the congestion Load More View All Problem solve ADS BY GOOGLE Latest TechTarget resources

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  • Troubleshoot and Solve iSCSI SAN storage Problems - SearchStorage.com.au
    bandwidth intensive and virtual servers In fact the connection between shared storage and virtualised servers is changing the iSCSI Continue Reading ISCSI for beginners iSCSI is an Internet Protocol IP based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities Learns the basics in this fast guide Continue Reading iSCSI network configuration design and optimization It s a must to consider more than just cabling when designing an iSCSI based storage network Learn to look at the bigger picture when configuring or optimizing an iSCSI based storage network Continue Reading Testing iSCSI SAN performance with Iometer Iometer a performance test tool for tuning Windows environments can also be used to tune performance in iSCSI SANs The tool lets you simulate the SAN s performance by setting many of the parameters and running tests Repeated runs with different Continue Reading ISCSI SANs How to alleviate the congestion Careful configuration of an iSCSI SAN will usually preclude most problems But for slow network performance adapter and switch settings can help speed things up Continue Reading Five ways to secure iSCSI Storage expert Stephen Foskett outlines five specific ways to secure an iSCSI SAN Continue Reading Microsoft supports iSCSI SAN clusters kind of This expert tip outlines how to get the support you need for iSCSI SANs using more than two clusters Continue Reading 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 However Conquer BYOD risks with mobile device management Bring your own device has a number of inherent security challenges Expert Lisa Phifer explains how a mobile device management The IT security gold rush is on Security budgets in Australia are soaring as hacking incidents reach new levels Search Data Backup Data protection technologies Experts offer predictions Predictions for data protection in 2016 include the resurgence of tape rise of copy data management special optimized options Veeam Availability Suite to get physical complement Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev talks physical backup the shifting enterprise competitive landscape and why he has no plans to take Arcserve Unified Data Protection upgrade supports instant recovery The new version of Arcserve UDP provides near zero RTOs and RPOs The upgrade also supports snapshots and extends

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  • Avere Systems gives NAS acceleration devices an edge
    knew it would take us time to get there We ve fundamentally changed the latency profile within the Avere layer Now all synchronous operations are turned around locally in Avere cluster Ron Bianchini Avere Systems president and CEO Previously when the file was created or deleted we would have to go to the core filer and that took time We don t have to do that anymore said Rebecca Thompson Avere s vice president of marketing AOS 3 0 supports two types of replication FlashMove asynchronous and FlashMirror synchronous Ron Bianchini Avere Systems president and CEO said FlashMove and the new low latency give FXT devices the ability to move primary data to the cloud FlashMove allows administrators to move data nondisruptively between core filers Besides moving data to the cloud this allows load balancing and the ability to migrate data to a new core filer FlashMirror replicates data on primary and secondary filers It keeps both sources in sync and can switch to the secondary filer if the primary becomes unavailable Avere Systems claims FlashMirror can replicate to any vendor s NAS systems and is useful for disaster recovery and content distribution Bianchini said 3 0 is the release we always wanted to build We knew it would take us time to get there We ve fundamentally changed the latency profile within the Avere layer Now all synchronous operations are turned around locally in Avere cluster Russell Fellows an analyst and senior partner at Boulder Colo based Evaluator Group said Avere built in more of the NFS commands into its AOS so the FXT devices act more like full featured virtualization appliances that can sit in front of NAS devices Before they had to go to the back end storage filer for some metadata Now because they do more it enables a new use case In terms of functions this expands their use cases You have local storage in the data center and the Avere FXT in the front and you get improved performance AOS 3 0 with the ability to do file creation and deletion is available as a free upgrade to current customers but the replication features are separate licenses FlashMove costs an extra 15 of the price of an FXT node while FlashMirror is an extra 25 of the price of an FXT node Dig Deeper on NAS hardware All News Problem Solve Storage Radio New EMC VMAX XtremIO bought Symantec customers riled Scale out network attached storage What you need to know How to choose a NAS Apple s weird storage decision Load More View All Storage Radio New EMC VMAX XtremIO bought Symantec customers riled Apple s weird storage decision EMC won t sell one VNX product in Australia REVIEW Cisco NSS 324 Smart Storage Load More View All News Scale out network attached storage What you need to know How to choose a NAS REVIEW Synology DS1511 Can a NAS filer work for your small business Load More View All Problem solve ADS

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  • Scale-out network-attached storage: What you need to know
    tackle its rising data storage requirements Why many IT pros are praising scale out network attached storage systems In this article senior writer Carol Sliwa explains the advantages of clustered and scale out NAS architecture over traditional scale up NAS configurations She details the transition of scale out NAS from an architecture primarily used for high throughput and high bandwidth applications to one that s useful for the entire market She also outlines what vendors like Dell EMC Hitachi Data Systems and NetApp are doing to make sure this technology is included in their next line of data storage products Vendor landscape overview guide to your next scale out NAS infrastructure purchase Understanding the latest NAS technology is a critical part of running an efficient IT shop That s why we ve broken down the latest network attached storage products into three main groups traditional scale up NAS scale out NAS and scale up and scale out NAS We analyze the most recent offerings from storage vendors and give you an organized comprehensive way to understand all the latest NAS options How Isilon scale out network attached storage keeps a digital media business rolling Five years ago Industrial Color Inc purchased an Isilon scale out NAS infrastructure to hold 25 TB of data Today the organization holds 250 TB on this same system This transition from NetApp s traditional NAS system to Isilon s scale out NAS is an excellent example of scale out NAS purchasing gone right and shows how the architecture can satisfy even the hungriest of data storage operations Why UCLA opted for a scale out NAS approach to its big data storage problems Four years ago UCLA s Institute for Digital Research and Education IDRE turned to network attached storage to manage its increasing file data storage demands Today the IDRE is looking to scale to almost a petabyte of data in a two headed approach toward scale out network attached storage This case study provides a great example of how you too can stay ahead of your file data storage capacity needs by leveraging a scale out NAS architecture This was first published in January 2012 Dig Deeper on NAS hardware All News Problem Solve Storage Radio New EMC VMAX XtremIO bought Symantec customers riled Avere Systems gives NAS acceleration devices an edge How to choose a NAS Apple s weird storage decision Load More View All Storage Radio New EMC VMAX XtremIO bought Symantec customers riled Avere Systems gives NAS acceleration devices an edge Apple s weird storage decision EMC won t sell one VNX product in Australia Load More View All News How to choose a NAS REVIEW Synology DS1511 Can a NAS filer work for your small business Is NAS right for your enterprise 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

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  • Apple’s weird storage decision
    by consumers We recommend that our customers think about how they want to use their Mac and check the system requirements of the hardware applications and games they will be running to ensure they get all the Mac they need In order to meet those needs we give our customers the flexibility to specify their screen size memory hard drive capacity graphics process and even systems processors That s a pretty poor answer hence the foaming so we ve been scouting about to try to learn more Tear downs of the new iMac confirm that there is indeed a seven pin connector in the new iMac iFixit s tear down offers a view of the connector Click the image to see it in a very large format in a new window Several blogs confirm that the drives are not user upgradable To be fair the restriction on user performed upgrades seems reasonable given that you need to remove the iMac s screen to access its hard drives But the restriction is annoying because it means users are forced to pay over the odds for hard drives Upgrading to a 2TB drive from the standard 1TB model costs AUD180 on the Apple Australia iMac configuration page But a quick Staticice search for 2TB 7200 RPM hard drive and 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive yields prices that show the upgrade costs less than 180 for single drives bought at retail Apple is clearly making a pretty penny on the upgrades even factoring in higher costs for drives with its weird connectors given that it buys in volume Given that disks will inevitably get cheaper and larger iMac buyers are cut off from upgrades The Register and the Macsales blog explain some workarounds So did we learn anything from this exercise that might make Apple s decision important for storage pros Not really But the 2011 iMac has given storage pros at least one point to ponder thanks to their inclusion of the new Thunderbolt interface and its 10Gbp s data transfer rate A few NAS devices offering Thunderbolt have already emerged notably Promise Technology s Pegasus Thunderbolt Technology DAS and Lacie s Little Big Disk Neither will threaten enterprise arrays any time soon but thanks to Thunderbolt s ability to daisy chain up to six devices they do offer an interestingly scalable storage solution for smaller sites Dig Deeper on NAS hardware All News Problem Solve Storage Radio New EMC VMAX XtremIO bought Symantec customers riled Avere Systems gives NAS acceleration devices an edge Scale out network attached storage What you need to know How to choose a NAS Load More View All Storage Radio New EMC VMAX XtremIO bought Symantec customers riled Avere Systems gives NAS acceleration devices an edge EMC won t sell one VNX product in Australia REVIEW Cisco NSS 324 Smart Storage Load More View All News Scale out network attached storage What you need to know How to choose a NAS REVIEW Synology DS1511 Can a NAS

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