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  • Small form factor SSDs coming to change the data centre
    data centre with a product called the IO accelerator Since the launch of the MacBook Air support for small SSDs has gone up a notch as a consortium of vendors has formed to Promote enterprise storage usage of PCIe SSDs by enabling serviceability high availability ease of integration interoperability and scalability of Solid State Storage The new group comprises Intel EMC Dell Fujitsu and IBM and has named itself the SSD Form Factor Working Group This effort in concert with Apple s new device makes it almost certain that SSDs small enough to a home in a blade server will become a reality Apple has demonstrated that it is possible to use a small SSD of this type as primary storage In discussions with the storage community it has been suggested to SearchStorage Australia New Zealand that a chassis full of blades equipped with this kind of SSD could rival a small conventional disk array for capacity If virtualised into a pool of storage such a collection of servers could even represent sufficient capacity for some demanding storage and computing applications making arrays unnecessary Another outcome of smaller SSDs could be far smaller and denser disk arrays EMC s Marketing CTO for Australia Clive Gold says SSDs role is definitely changing We agree that storage systems will change form factor but this is a generational issue and as well the problem gets simpler when we have a two tier model when flash becomes more cost effective than the fast drives of today thus leaving us with fast flash and bulk mechanical Gold also sees Server flash as a cache primary storage or part of the storage infrastructure but says he is more interested in the future role of flash technology in the server Today we are playing horseless carriages we ve swapped out the mechanical drive for flash as the primary storage But consider a cloud world where you are connected all the time if I can run a smart piece of code that uses this large cache and keeps it coherent with my storage infrastructure something like EMC s high end array V Plex then I have a new computing model Here I could get a very low latency connection to my data plus I have it secured in my private cloud plus I don t have the single point of failure problem that the server represents IBRS Analyst Kevin McIsaac makes similar predictions SSD in VM clusters as a storage cache you bet he wrote in an email to SearchStorage ANZ However there are barriers to adoption mostly about how this is integrated with the storage array I suspect long term we get rid of storage arrays the disk lives in some of the Intel servers in the cluster and the cluster treats all the disk across all machines as a distributed storage infrastructure I think in the long run the array goes away he added They become just another Intel server in the VM cluster stuffed with

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  • Mitchell Communication Group adopts Compellent SAN
    again disappointed The vendor said it had multi pathing but it was manual Every time you tried to attach a new server to it you would have to go in and reconfigure your paths Worst of all Nowak said the SAN s controllers were struggling with throughput which meant users complained about slow access speeds to data Once the company adopted virtualisation and started to commission and decommission servers more often these shortcomings tipped over from irritating to unsustainable and despite the fact that the company s SANs were just a couple of years old Nowak decided the time was right to return to the market His eventual choice was Compellent a vendor he happily did business with despite the fact that at the time of his purchase it was yet to open a local office Technical reasons won him over The initial thing that caught the eye with Compellent was the tiering features he told SearchStorageANZ We had a lot of archive storage and every so often we had to move it off to slow disk Compellent s automated tiering was set and forget while the fact Nowak felt it was easy it is to expand and create LUNs was also attractive We can move between fast and slow tiers on the fly he says and can resize those tiers quickly and simply Whenever I configure a disk that s it If we need to grow add disk I just go into VMware and expand it It s all straightforward Another favourite management tool is Microsoft s PowerShell and Nowak appreciates the fact he can integrate the new SAN with the sowftare It makes it very easy from the data store to the tier to the Windows environments and we can do it end to end with the tools we prefer Dig Deeper on SAN virtualisation All News Problem Solve Bad sectors Storage news from Dell Zerowait and Waikato District Health Board New Zealand Bank banking on SAN virtualisation strategy VSphere Storage Appliance to replace mid range arrays analyst Why storage administrators have become bandwidth day traders Load More View All Bad sectors Storage news from Dell Zerowait and Waikato District Health Board New Zealand Bank banking on SAN virtualisation strategy VSphere Storage Appliance to replace mid range arrays analyst Why storage administrators have become bandwidth day traders Load More View All News How to create an iSCSI SAN using Xen How to use NAS gateways 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240024235/Mitchell-Communication-Group-adopts-Compellent-SAN (2016-02-10)
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  • Deakin University sees storage as a differentiator
    services of storage experts Another was the bottlenecks created by specialists We don t need to wait four weeks for someone to come back from leave to provision some new storage he says We have found that with a little bit of training we have been able to get at least 15 of 25 staff comfortably able to provision extra storage on the XIV That reduces a big risk It also introduces plenty of flexibility which the University needs to cope with its users demands At a meeting I went about two weeks ago a researcher had generated 6TB and they wanted the storage straight away Warren s team can now handle such requests and he s pleased that the IBM XIV arrays he has purchased can do so too Because the modules in the XIV are effectively bricks we can just drop them in he says A couple of weeks ago an IBM technician came out to add an 8TB tray to our XIV He opened two screws put in the drawer and tightened up the screws again We hit the Go button in the GUI and eight hours later we had an extra 8TB Storage agility Warren is also pleased that his new storage systems are enabling his other agility initiatives especially server virtualisation We have developed processes so we can provision a virtual machine in a 30 minutes push the button once exercise he says That means when people ask us for a new application we can get it up very quickly Before the upgrade from IBM DS8100 systems to the new XIV arrays storage was a bottleneck in that process Now it is enabled by the storage Warren says For what it is worth he s not entirely sure how but that s part of the reason he likes his new systems SearchStorage Australia New Zealand put it to Warren that XIV s architecture the arrays eschew conventional RAID techniques and instead spread data over many drives was a little exotic Warren agrees but feels that as the architecture works he s not fussed The load balancing thing that goes on in the background just works We have had huge growth in the number of virtual machines and had not done any work on the storage to make it happen One fly in the ointment has been a number of disk failures None has resulted in data loss but Warren wonders out loud that perhaps greater use of SAS drives his arrays use SATA could result in fewer visits from IBM personnel for maintenance 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 of Statistics counts on no storage team HP for census Bad Sectors the latest storage news How

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240022495/Deakin-University-sees-storage-as-a-differentiator (2016-02-10)
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  • EMC refreshes Clariion, Celerra
    Consent By submitting your email address you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners You can withdraw your consent at any time Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street Newton MA You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy twice the capacity of previous systems in half the floor space CLARiiON systems can now reach 390 2TB 5 400 and 7 200 RPM SATA drives and high performance flash drives in a single rack EMC said in a press release issued today EMC says the new devices are a respnse to its customers finding data centre space at a premium necessitating more storage in the same space occupied by existing systems The new products are on sale as of today Dig Deeper on SAN virtualisation All News Problem Solve Bad sectors Storage news from Dell Zerowait and Waikato District Health Board New Zealand Bank banking on SAN virtualisation strategy VSphere Storage Appliance to replace mid range arrays analyst Why storage administrators have become bandwidth day traders Load More View All Bad sectors Storage news from Dell Zerowait and Waikato District Health Board New Zealand Bank banking on SAN virtualisation strategy VSphere Storage Appliance to replace mid range arrays analyst Why storage administrators have become bandwidth day traders Load More View All News How to create an iSCSI SAN using Xen How to use NAS gateways 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 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019015/EMC-refreshes-Clariion-Celerra (2016-02-10)
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  • SAN vs. NAS for virtual storage
    storage in the same pool it s certainly not recommended because of the disparity in storage device performance You must know the storage access needs of each application Furthermore storage network architecture has little direct effect on storage virtualization choices it s merely the plumbing that ties storage to applications This is another consideration in which cost and performance requirements should dictate choices For example Fibre Channel FC is the unquestioned leader in block storage networking but it s also the most expensive and sophisticated technology On the other hand iSCSI has embraced 1 Gigabit Ethernet GbE and gained tremendous popularity in recent years Ethernet based products are much less expensive than FC Plus they re readily available and management and maintenance are well understood For many small and medium sized companies that are considering storage virtualization iSCSI is preferable While Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoE is still emerging it promises yet another alternative that can handle high performance FC storage commands across standard Ethernet networks Ultimately all three network types should be equally suited to storage virtualization Although storage virtualization can pool storage and create LUNs from a potentially sizable pool the OS that will access the LUN ultimately limits its size For example LUN sizes are generally limited to 2 TB for current Windows OS platforms However huge virtual LUNs are not always the right choice Gorcester is quick to point out that large LUNs can cause traffic bottlenecks and performance problems can occur when multiple VMs are located on the same LUN That presents a traffic bottleneck he said There are some concerns about iSCSI conflict if all of that traffic is talking to a single virtualized storage entity One way to maintain adequate performance is to configure and present smaller LUNs or otherwise limit the number of VMs placed on a single LUN Large LUNs can also pose problems when restoring data to virtual machines During a rollback all virtual machines on that LUN would need to be rolled back potentially causing unexpected data loss In addition it takes time to restore a LUN on another machine so that necessary pieces of lost or missing data can be recovered Smaller LUNs avoid this kind of contention Dig Deeper on SAN virtualisation All News Problem Solve Bad sectors Storage news from Dell Zerowait and Waikato District Health Board New Zealand Bank banking on SAN virtualisation strategy VSphere Storage Appliance to replace mid range arrays analyst Why storage administrators have become bandwidth day traders Load More View All Bad sectors Storage news from Dell Zerowait and Waikato District Health Board New Zealand Bank banking on SAN virtualisation strategy VSphere Storage Appliance to replace mid range arrays analyst Why storage administrators have become bandwidth day traders Load More View All News How to create an iSCSI SAN using Xen How to use NAS gateways 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240021974/SAN-vs-NAS-for-virtual-storage (2016-02-10)
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  • EMC’s caveman creed, HP says FAST is its idea, Pillar crumbles
    subject of storage Elisabeth Stahl takes offense at every Oracle storage utterance ever in this or any other universe ESG finds us some more storage startups to get excited about now that Pillar has become the last of its generation to be absorbed by a bigger player There s also some contention about Page Size Hu Yoshida is playing along with Storage Anarchist The stabbiest post of all comes from Grumpy Storage who seems to have concluded that the whole storage industry exists to make life tough for customers lock them in and then milk them forever That s the basic business model this column has long understood to be the dominant force in the industry Compression is another popular topic from June Ken Wood talks about single point compression Storage Mojo calls for primary data compression and Backup Blog looks at Avamar and global dedupe Here comes Huawei Another fascinating post from June came from the keyboard of Virtual Geek which ostensibly talks up how good Iomega kit has become Of more interest to us is the fact that Huawei Symantec is mentioned in a table of five NAS competitors Last time we checked that double act had trivial market share so why even bother ranking it Unless it s making waves and is therefore deserving of some competitive attention Watch this space it seems Elsewhere the energetic Steve Foskett looks at just what constitutes failure Storage Buddhist goes Storagebod declares tape well and truly alive Preston de Guise says tape is alive but goes terribly with dedupe Storage Architect looks at VM replication on block arrays Zerowait contemplates storage stagflation and Canned Platypus looks at solid state silliness DataCore ANZ wonders how many tiers are needed to make a tasty storage cake Justin Warren s Eigenmagic suggests you make sure your cloud neighbours aren t dodgy Chuck s blog has an interesting case study about a company called 3Tier and also runs a nice social media experiment Dept of Weird Backblaze has a wonderfully weird post about how its backup service unearthed a pile of dirty cash Also weird a bit is Seagate s new hard drive ye olde spinning rust style for tablet computers Or at least tablet computers that have humungous batteries and don t ever get rough handling Storagenerve gets down and dirty with his Macbook disk and then does some advanced Mac OS X virtualisation by creating a bootable ESX memory stick Lastly Storage Buddhist is running a poll to prove what we already know HP s storage products have really dumb names 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240037644/EMCs-caveman-creed-HP-says-FAST-is-its-idea-Pillar-crumbles (2016-02-10)
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  • XSI brand disappears as UXC Connects with data centre optimisation
    UXC Connect says he plans to retain XSI storage skills and emphasis XSI ends up in our data centre optimisation portfolio he told SearchStorage ANZ We want synergy and scale and to compete more effectively so we can offer greater breadth and depth of services and make it easier to compete with tier one competitors On the flipside we are losing some brand equity That loss he feels can be ameliorated if the company retains the skills that made XSI an important part of the storage world My charter is that while we lose the brand we keep the skill sets and relationships Poole said adding that the new company plans to preserve partnerships with smaller vendors UXC Connect will continue to work closely with all its partners including niche partners and new partners if need be to provide the best technology solutions for our customers so long as this technology is right for our customers needs he said Storage vendors sad they have no problem with the XSI brand disappearing Chris Moyle EMC s ANZ Channel and Distribution Manager acknowledged XSI s importance XSI was an important storage centric reseller for us he said but added We are excited that UXC Connect has chosen EMC as one of their key strategic vendors because we believe that the new combined entity will give UXC a skill set that will be a really good fit with VCE VMware Cisco and EMC We look forward to seeing the full strategy and the role they see for EMC NetApp was also positive about the change We are excited about the combined capacity of the UXC group and would like to congratulate the team on today s announcement said Todd Parsons NetApp s ANZ Channel Sales and Marketing Director We believe this new organisation will strengthen the overall relationship between our two businesses as well as add benefits via UXC s regional strength and expanded capabilities UXC s existing strong relationships with Cisco and VMware also works hand in hand with NetApp s strategic alliance with those companies Imagine Virtually Anything Moving forward we believe the UXC group will be a strategic partner for NetApp and we look forward to enjoying a strong working relationship together 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 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 News 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240037269/XSI-brand-disappears-as-UXC-Connects-with-data-centre-optimisation (2016-02-10)
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  • News, Analysis and Opinion for Storage AU - Page 2 - SearchStorage.com.au
    Ethernet copper for iSCSI SAN Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs now support 10 Gigabit Ethernet 10 GbE copper as well as optical reducing the price of the higher speed Ethernet February 24 2012 24 Feb 12 Hard disk drive shortage takes aim at enterprise SAS SATA in 2012 Analysts and vendors expect the hard disk drive shortage caused by Thailand floods to curtail availability of enterprise SAS and SATA drives until at least the second half of 2012 February 13 2012 13 Feb 12 Starboard Storage offers unified storage system with SSD storage tiers Newcomer Starboard Storage brings out a unified storage system that uses solid state drive SSD storage tiers for performance acceleration February 07 2012 07 Feb 12 Scale out network attached storage Options in today s market Scale out NAS systems are gaining interest due to rapid growth of file data and big data analytics Here s a look at the scale out NAS vendors February 01 2012 01 Feb 12 Riverbed Technology debuts Riverbed Granite remote storage appliance Riverbed Technology introduces Riverbed Granite a new iSCSI appliance for remote storage performance and splits Steelhead into CX and EX storage models February 01 2012 01 Feb 12 HDD shortages due to Thai floods disrupt enterprise storage planning HDD shortages are disrupting enterprise data storage buying patterns while raising prices for drives in storage arrays laptops and PCs December 02 2011 02 Dec 11 Agile design process takes business to the doghouse and the cloud When faced with the challenge of designing and deploying a new system 99designs turned to their won rapid development methodology and the cloud November 30 2011 30 Nov 11 Launchpad6 leverages AWS to build video CMS platform Launchpad6 needed to deploy a flexible storage infrastructure to serve video for its customers AWS answered their storage problems November 23 2011 23 Nov 11 Record management standards improved New standards by ISO assist with records management and can help you frame a storage strategy November 16 2011 16 Nov 11 NetApp announces Big Data solutions as market grows In the quest to manage Big Data NetApp has announced new solutions to manage the growth in unstructured data in a dynamic market 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 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

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