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NetApp Ships FlashRay; Announces Mars OS

September 23, 2014 |

Not to be outdone by other all-flash competitors in the industry, NetApp announced that they have begun shipping their FlashRay all-flash solution, complete with the newly developed Mars OS driving the efficiency behind it.

What Differentiates FlashRay?

It’s noted that … Read More

Merger Chat: Did EMC Nearly Get Bought?

September 23, 2014 |

The Twitterverse was alight with activity today as rumours began to swirl about a merger talks that are being said to have occurred with storage giant EMC, and competitor companies HP and Dell. This move was urged by activist shareholder … Read More

VAAI and VSA: The Benefits are Real

September 22, 2014 | 3

There have been some interesting tweets and conversations about the benefits and advantages of VAAI (vStorage API for Array Integration) when using a VSA (Virtual Storage Appliance). VAAI allows for the offload of functions to the storage layer to relieve the … Read More

Nutanix and Data-at-Rest Encryption

September 12, 2014 |

Encryption is more than just an afterthought now for businesses. Where it was once considered an over the top feature to offer encryption, we have increased awareness of data vulnerability both on the wire, and when at rest. More and … Read More

EMC Hyperconverges with VMware EVO:RAIL Offering

September 3, 2014 | 1

VMware recently unveiled their EVO:RAIL offering at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. This marks a new era in product development for the virtualization leader, and also opens the door for some very interesting partnerships on hardware provider side of the … Read More

VMworld 2014 – Lots of VMware VVols Talk

September 2, 2014 |

The long awaited Virtual Volumes (VVols) product from VMware is in tech preview at the moment, but the focus at VMworld in San Francisco was on vendor integration. As more heat comes around this new VMware storage management feature, storage … Read More

VMware EVO: RAIL Announcement Bodes Well For Hyperconverged Infrastructure

August 28, 2014 |

At VMworld 2014, VMware announced the availability of a new product the company has named EVO: RAIL, a hyperconverged infrastructure appliance. EVO stands for “evolution”. RAIL describes the fact that this offering is based on four node servers with each … Read More

VMware Unveils Upcoming VAIO I/O Filters

August 27, 2014 | 3

As many announcements are flying around during VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, storage is getting some serious focus as VMware moves to extend optimization for storage on vSphere using the upcoming VAIO (vSphere APIs for I/O Filters).

Difficult to Google … Read More

PernixData: Do You See What I C…Series C That is!

August 21, 2014 |

Storage acceleration startup PernixData has announced they have acquired a Series C funding of 35 Million dollars to continue to innovate their popular PernixData FVP product. Along with the funding announcement they opened the doors on their customer growth stats … Read More

DataGravity Knows What You Do…And That’s Good

August 19, 2014 | 1

We hear about metadata, and content specific tuning and lots of other buzzwords in storage and web environments today. When we discuss these often confusing items, such as file type recognition and metadata, the challenge comes because there isn’t necessarily a … Read More