Category: DATA STORAGE

VVOL Technology Still in Preview 0

VVOL Technology Still in Preview

Another VMworld has come and gone and still we havent seen the production deployment of VVOLs. Just to recap, VVOLs are the evolution of the packaging of virtual machines that currently reside in data...

VMworld 2014 VVOLs and EMC 0

VMworld 2014 VVOLs and EMC

Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) has been a perennial topic at VMworlds dating all the way back to closed door sessions in 2010, and more broadly in 2011 and 2012.  The reason is simple: 1. Datastores...

Six areas your storage SLA should cover 0

Six areas your storage SLA should cover

  Typically, service-level descriptions are used to codify expectations with respect to storageefficiency. It’s as if vendors are seeking to apply the old Supreme Court definition ofpornographic materials — “I know it when I...

LTFS tape NAS: A great idea stuck in a niche 0

LTFS tape NAS: A great idea stuck in a niche

  Two years ago, IBM released the specification for the Linear TapeFile System (LTFS). The standard is open, enables drag-and-drop compatibility with desktop filesystems and applications, and works with standard Linear Tape-Open (LTO)tape drives....

World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time 0

World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time

  This World Backup Day piece is part of my ongoing Data Protection Diaries series of posts (www.dataprotecitondiaries.com) about trends, strategies, tools and best practices spanning applications, archiving, backup/restore, business continuance (BC), business resiliency...

Is IBM’s storage business doomed? 0

Is IBM’s storage business doomed?

  IBM’s vestigial hardware business – 15.5% of Q4 company revenue – continues to slide. This won’t end well. In its Q4/2013 earnings call, IBM’s profits were higher than forecast, but revenues were lower....

A3Cube’s cluster architecture 0

A3Cube’s cluster architecture

  The transition to a storage-centric world continues. Billions of internet devices are driving exponential scale-up challenges. A3Cube’s Massively Parallel Data Processor (MPDP) may be the most comprehensive response yet to that reality. It...