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  • IBM/EMC brawl continues, Pillar pilloried, 3Par swipes at EMC and bloggers vent about FCoE and data
    pretty tame but we imagine it will get drawn into a debate or two shortly We hope it will anyway because hostilities have slowed down markedly this week Even a big move like Apple s decision to walk away from ZFS was only covered by StorageMojo leaving us to report 3Par s Marc Farley swiping at EMC by taking issue with the company s LUN wrangling arrangements as written up by Scott Lowe Italian integrator Cinetica continues its feisty posts by getting stuck into Pillar which goes off on some weird tangent about clowns I do not understand Xsigo is also feisty but it is taking on a whole technology Fibre Channel over Ethernet rather than a company so the tone is a bit less strident Nonetheless it is worth a look at its arguments why the new standard is a loser Scott Lowe thought the post worth a comment and Ruptured Monkey has some thoughts along similar lines Elsewhere NetApp introspects about whether or not a cloud should be called a cloud and if so what kind of cloud EMC s Chuck Hollis lists 10 things the industry really ought to do better Preston de Guise declares dedupe is still bleeding edge rather than something comfortably achievable Storage Switzerland takes issue with companies claiming to be the industry s best kept secret a phrase we have long suspected means industry s lowest marketing budget IBM s Barry Whyte and Virtual Geek both get technical about virtualization Storage Mojo compares EqualLogic and LeftHand But that s about it this week One reason could be that GestaltIT s Field Day has sucked the life out bloggers schedules It sure sounds like a great event and your editor is bummed that various other commitments meant we could not contemplate attending One thing we will not miss however is the annual Sydney to Wollongong bicycle ride in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Australia If you want to learn more about the ride or donate some dollars follow this link 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019573/IBM-EMC-brawl-continues-Pillar-pilloried-3Par-swipes-at-EMC-and-bloggers-vent-about-FCoE-and-data (2016-02-10)
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  • Secret NetApp customer research says HP arrays are “not robust enough," HDS hard to beat on price
    is classified in this category The female speaker says these users might have an older array and the lease has not expired and they would like to leverage the old array then cut over to NetApp Fronters use NetApp V series equipment to front arrays from other vendors but do not have NetApp equipment in the core of their storage infrastructure The female speaker says this is because users perceive NetApp as an expensive source of disk infrastructure or are very loyal HDS customers Converters are accounts NetApp believes are abandoning other vendors and the female speaker singles out EMC as the vendor they are likely to be fleeing and RAID DP as the technology they wish to acquire They figure they are paying too much for Clariion or are dissatisfied with EMC s Clariion model number CX 500 and were going to buy another array anyway and migrate to NetApp A fourth group Option Holders acquire V series products but do so in order to have NetApp present in their organisation for technological or political reasons The presentation s next slide titled Use Cases By Arrays contains stinging criticism of NetApp s rivals A company called Enterprise Integration is quoted as saying EMC s CX 500 is too slow while American Greetings criticises EMC devices as being too chatty and therefore impacting application performance HP is singled out for strong criticism with the female speaker stating that It is very clear their arrays are not robust enough and that their backup is weak HDS is clearly causing NetApp some concern They do not buy us because Hitachi is cheaper the speaker says This has come up many many times IBM is perceived as lacking NetApp s NAS strength and delivering disappointing results under VMWare The presentation concludes with the male and female speaker exchanging views on why NetApp s FAS product line is not selling strongly The two conclude that it is partly because customers currently cannot get approval to buy new disk while the introduction of the products is often blocked for political reasons The presentation concludes that NetApp is pleased with the extent of adoption for its deduplication products while uptake by Oracle customers is very pleasing These two trends are held to be the major changes to the company s sales environment UPDATE At NetApp s request we have blacked out the names of the company s customers to protect their privacy 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240021991/Secret-NetApp-customer-research-says-HP-arrays-are-not-robust-enough-HDS-hard-to-beat-on-price (2016-02-10)
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  • Department of Defence deepens NetApp relationship with $3 million "server" buy
    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 more than 3 million in NetApp equipment The Department yesterday released basic details of a contract valued at 3 284 545 30 for goods categorised as server equipment that will be fulfilled by NetApp SearchStorage ANZ has in the past asked NetApp to provide details of its sales to the Department of Defence but has been told the company does not reveal details of its dealings with the Department The company has however recently sold three disk shelves to the Department in with two sold in May 2008 and a third in September 2009 As all three shelf sales predate the new contract announcement it seems reasonable to conclude that NetApp has a sizeable presence in the Department and that its footprint has just expaned substantially 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 Apple s weird storage decision EMC won t sell one VNX product in Australia 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 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019285/Department-of-Defence-deepens-NetApp-relationship-with-3-million-server-buy (2016-02-10)
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  • Cloud storage saves download costs for software developer
    of this material each month and QSR was being charged for these downloads at US 0 49 per gigabyte Amazon S3 offered a cheaper way to offer the same download facility and the company has gladly taken up its US0 17 per gigabyte download charge We took two thirds off our download costs says Adam Long QSR s Chief Technology Officer We did not have to do any coding We just created an alias on our domain that points to our storage on Amazon It was all pretty much done in an afternoon Long says using cloud storage in this way simplifies the company s storage affairs The great thing with something like Amazon is that we have as much scalability as we need We do not have to worry about spikes in demand If we release a new product the spike in downloads is not a problem It simplifies things for us because we just pay for what we need QSR has also adopted S3 as backup for its web site and Long says it is costing the company eighty cents a month for storage in the USA and Europe But he believes further use of S3 is made difficult by restrictions on the amount of bandwidth in Australia Where our offices are located we can only get ADSL2 he says We would have to pay for fibre to be installed to get more bandwidth He has however noted Amazon s promise to investigate methods whereby Australian companies can send storage devices to Amazon for an initial upload to kick off their cloud storage implementations and says that if this service comes to fruition he will consider further S3 applications 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 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019638/Cloud-storage-saves-download-costs-for-software-developer (2016-02-10)
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  • Goldilocks and the disaster recovery site
    ranges between 30 days and 90 days Customers can use the shared equipment for 60 days before they need to get out or before they get migrated to a cold site said Langer Service providers with a larger number of data centers like IBM Corp can be more flexible We re pretty open ended because we can shift workloads to other data centers said John Sing senior consultant business continuity strategy and planning at IBM s Systems and Technology Group To avoid unpleasant surprises a clear understanding of the terms conditions and limitations of managed disaster recovery services is required prior to committing to an agreement that may span several years Warm sites In contrast to a hot site a warm site relies on backups for recovery As a result it doesn t require dedicated storage but instead can take advantage of less expensive shared storage In other words all components of a warm site including storage are shared among multiple customers Therefore most of the considerations of hot sites also apply for warm sites In the past there was a huge difference between hot sites and warm sites because backups were limited to tape As a result warm site recoveries were typically measured in days Warm sites that rely on tape based backups for recovery are clearly at the lower end of the DR services spectrum Disk based backups have narrowed the gap between warm sites and hot sites and almost all disaster recovery service providers now offer an electronic vaulting option which is essentially disk based backup of production data over the network RTOs and recovery point objectives RPOs of warm sites with electronic vaulting are typically less than a day which is very close to the recovery times offered by hot sites but at a fraction of the cost There has been about a 10 times price difference between a replicated DR infrastructure and a shared infrastructure with electronic vaulting explained HP s Ferguson Electronic vaulting is closing the gap between tape based recovery and a replicated DR infrastructure and customers need to look at it because of its price and reliability benefits Cold sites A cold site is rented space with power cooling and connectivity that s ready to accept equipment With recovery times of a week or more a cold site is only an option for business processes that can be down for an extended period Cold sites are also used to complement hot sites and warm sites in case of disasters that last a long time Some of our customers sign up for a cold site as contingency to migrate equipment from the shared infrastructure to the cold site in case a disaster lasts more than six weeks said Recovery Point Systems Langer It s the customer s responsibility to provide equipment for the cold site during a disaster A disaster recovery plan that relies on a cold site must clearly define the process of procuring and delivering equipment to the cold site when

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240021708/Goldilocks-and-the-disaster-recovery-site (2016-02-10)
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  • Quantum already selling LTO-5, Laser offers bespoke optical replicators; Apple enters SMB NAS market
    a shipping date for products is unknown according to Keith Busson the company s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand Quantum has created a program offering its customers the chance to buy LTO 4 drives now and receive upgrades to LTO 5 Busson said customers are taking up this option in order to take advantage of LTO 5 s larger capacity Part of it demand for LTO 5 is that 5 is bigger than 4 he told SearchStorage ANZ as the extra capacity of the new format means users can get by with fewer tape drives Apple s SMB NAS alternative Apple has launched a new Mac Mini that runs Snow Leopard Server and packs in two hard 500Gb drives The new server includes a server assistant said to make chores like setting up file sharing easy Extra storage can simply be hung off one of the device s five USB ports The Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server to give the product its full name retails for 1399 in Australia At that price it undercuts Windows Foundation Server Microsoft s latest offering for very small businesses creating an interesting new option for networked storage SNIA ANZ s last course for 2009 The Storage Networking Association s Australia New Zealand Chapter will run its Storage Foundations course from November 16 19 in Sydney The course costs 3600 plus GST and covers all the basics of Storage Networking To learn more about the course or register visit this site Bespoke optical burning bundles If you want to archive data to a number of optical disks Laser has an answer in the inelegantly named DP 1TO9D Multi drive DVD CD duplicators The device can be built to house as many DVD or CD drives as you require with prices on application through Laser s website Disclaimer Simon Sharwood is a non executive director of SNIA ANZ 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019272/Quantum-already-selling-LTO-5-Laser-offers-bespoke-optical-replicators-Apple-enters-SMB-NAS-market (2016-02-10)
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  • IBM and EMC slanging match, Clouds queried, Pillar pounces
    The Storage Architect reckons EMC s V Max has some problems of its own an AboutRestore thinks that some of the company s responses to questions about how it will integrate Data Domain are a tad concerning and odd And member of the EMC family namely VMware gets some stern questions asked about its storage strategy by vTacit who brings us a rather nice squiggly drawing to illustrate his point He s not alone in going squiggly a post about EMC s cloud strategy from Virtual Geek has even better squiggles Squiggles aside another of the week s other discernable themes is pondering cloud computing partly fuelled by Microsoft s Sidekick outage EMC s Chuck Hollis thinks that the outcome of the Sidekick debacle is that users need transparency from cloud providers Aprigo s Nathan Burke blogs about the incident too concluding that the Sidekick mess was a failure of will not of technology Preston de Guise riffs on a similar theme asserting that trustworthiness is a cloud provider s key offering For what it is worth these opinions chime with things analysts are telling your editor about clouds as when large companies think about getting cloudy they want a lot more detail than the trust us we have more firewalls and diesel engines in our data centre than you can even imagine value proposition offered to small businesses by cloud companies There s more cloud musing from Steve Duplessie who thinks cloud backup is a bad idea Zerowait has a go at defining clouds and William Vambenepe muses about the problems associated with running cloud platforms NetApp has a go too in the context of cloudy discussions at Storage Networking World USA which is generating a fair bit of interest To see a big slab of that interest visit Storage Switzerland where the guys blogged about several meetings with vendors There are a few more swipes out there this week One comes from HDS Michael Hay who a couple of weeks ago posted a wipe we missed as he welcomes Symantec to the NAS market with a series of pointed questions about just how well its products perform in the real world Online Storage Optimization is also getting swipey as he finds some misconceptions about data deduplication Cinetica takes exception to some Pillar statements and Pillar takes exception with the way other vendors do automatic tiering EMC 3Par and NetApp all come up badly in this comparison chart Oddly enough a blog we have just found this week also has a discussion of automated tiering The blog in question comes from the head of UK consultancy Computacenter s Practice Leader for storage stuff Elsewhere Stephen Foskett declares RAID is in strife as caching surges Eigenmagic declares NetApp snapshots to be awesome Lastly Grumpy Storage decides we all need better RFEs We d never heard of RFEs until we read his post If you re in the same boat here it is Dig Deeper on Data storage vendors All News

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240019574/IBM-and-EMC-slanging-match-Clouds-queried-Pillar-pounces (2016-02-10)
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  • Apple enters SMB NAS market with new server
    and a shipping date for products is unknown according to Keith Busson the company s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand Quantum has created a program offering its customers the chance to buy LTO 4 drives now and receive upgrades to LTO 5 Busson said customers are taking up this option in order to take advantage of LTO 5 s larger capacity Part of it demand for LTO 5 is that 5 is bigger than 4 he told SearchStorage ANZ as the extra capacity of the new format means users can get by with fewer tape drives Apple s SMB NAS alternative Apple has launched a new Mac Mini that runs Snow Leopard Server and packs in two hard 500Gb drives The new server includes a server assistant said to make chores like setting up file sharing easy Extra storage can simply be hung off one of the device s five USB ports The Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server to give the product its full name retails for 1399 in Australia At that price it undercuts Windows Foundation Server Microsoft s latest offering for very small businesses creating an interesting new option for networked storage SNIA ANZ s last course for 2009 The Storage Networking Association s Australia New Zealand Chapter will run its Storage Foundations course from November 16 19 in Sydney The course costs 3600 plus GST and covers all the basics of Storage Networking To learn more about the course or register visit this site Bespoke optical burning bundles If you want to archive data to a number of optical disks Laser has an answer in the inelegantly named DP 1TO9D Multi drive DVD CD duplicators The device can be built to house as many DVD or CD drives as you require with prices on application through Laser s website 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

    Original URL path: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com.au/news/2240021870/Apple-enters-SMB-NAS-market-with-new-server (2016-02-10)
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