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Oracle overtakes IBM as second-largest software vendor, Gartner says

Oracle has overtaken rival IBM as the world’s second-largest software vendor by pulling in US$29.6 billion in software revenue during 2013, according to analyst firm Gartner.<p>“Global trends around big data and analytics with business investment in database and cloud-based applications helped to …

Architectural implications of in-flight Data Domain Boost encryption

Between the Boost libraries included in NetWorker 8.2, and the in-flight encryption functionality added in Data Domain OS 5.5, it’s now possible to …

The current state of virtual machine backups in NetWorker

Introduction<p>There’s currently three distinct and still-supported mechanisms for backing up virtual machines in NetWorker. These are:<p>Traditional …

VMware VSAN on Intel NUC - Mobile Cluster for $2000

Small, silent, transportable and a very low power consumption. That's the Intel NUC. It's not only a great system for Homelabs, or Homeservers - It …

VSAN datastore in cluster does not have capacity message | ESX Virtualization

0<p>I had this message in my lab recently after deactivating VSAN and VSAN datastore. The message “vsan datastore in cluster does not have capacity” …

A whitepaper on VMware Horizon 6 RDSH Performance and Best Practices

VMware Horizon 6 delivers remote desktops and applications from a single platform. With Horizon 6, IT can deliver seamless applications and users can …

New Generation Storage Arrays

I recently read a blog by Josh Odgers about the the requirement for hardware support specifically availability of the storage controllers or lack …

Nimble Storage: Will It Be The Next Flop Or Great Storage Company?

Nimble Storage (NYSE:NMBL) isn't the first storage company to go public in the past few years, and I'm sure it won't be the last. If history is any …

Now That It Owns Fusion-io, SanDisk Has Big Plans for the Enterprise

A leader in consumer flash is now going after the data center.<p>Its been about two months since the flash memory company SanDisk agreed to pay about $1.2 billion for Fusion-io, the company that was among the first to really push flash into the enterprise data center.<p>Now, the question is: What is …

The Rise Of Server SAN

Executive Summary<p>Server SAN is software-led storage built on commodity servers with directly attached storage (DAS). Wikibon believes Server SAN is …

Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation

CEO Scott Dietzen says the fast-growing company is in no hurry to go public.<p>Pure Storage, the company shaking up the enterprise storage market with a data storage array based solely on flash memory, has raised $225 million in a late-stage round of venture capital funding at pre-money valuation of …

3 trends set to disrupt the enterprise storage space

The acceleration of business change is putting organizations under pressure to deploy the best-performing and most cost-effective IT services …

Flash Storage Array | All Flash Enterprise Storage

Kaminario’s 6th generation all-flash platform delivers industry leading performance, scalability, innovation and cost efficiency backed by the most …

How to Optimize Your Enterprise Storage with Oracle Solaris ZFS

<i>by Cindy Swearingen</i><p>How to reduce the footprint of enterprise storage while hosting important data on the fastest storage and archiving other data on …

Hu's Place | Hitachi Vantara Community

Recently I had the pleasure to meet with a group from KT, South Korea’s largest telephone company. It was very exciting to hear about their …

Redefining the Role of Persistence Media Within the Software IO Stack

Traditionally, persistence media has been a synonym for rotating disks — devices that are relatively naïve, providing basic read and write …

Redefining enterprise storage with OpenStack

Enterprise storage has been an exclusive, niche industry for many years, however new approaches to cloud-based storage is turning this old model on …

Understanding the Enterprise Storage Market State

Peter Thiel in his book Zero to One describes, perfect competition as both the ideal and the default state in Economics 101. So-called perfectly …

Wozniak still aims to simplify enterprise storage

The latest bid to simplify data storage comes from a team that includes Steve Wozniak, a guy who knows a thing or two about making technology …

Primary Data disrupts enterprise storage — non-disruptively

The brains behind Fusion-io — the company that revolutionized server economics with PCI flash storage — are at it again. Primary Data plans to …

The 4 major trends in enterprise storage in 2014

Has there ever been a more exciting time to be in IT? Seriously, the industry seems to have turned up the volume on innovation up to 11 and there’s …

research and shop

Specifications<p>Learn<p>Evaluate<p>Deploy and Manage<p>Education<p>Video: RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines Overview<br>• Video: Local and Remote VM replication for …

Flash caching software market roundup

Follow:<p>Flash storage for the enterprise hasn’t been around for long. It was in 2009 EMC decided to put Enterprise Flash Drives in its flagship VMAX …

The Storage Holy Grail: Decoupling Performance from Capacity

Virtualization has been the biggest trend in data centers over the last 10 years, resulting in enormous cost savings and increased operational …

PernixData Flash Virtualization Platform Nails Server-Side Flash

PernixData offers an elegant solution for achieving high performance with flash from local hosts.

How to Beat Storage Bottlenecks in a Flash

It's difficult to identify and address application performance issues when they're tied to storage I/O bottlenecks, but a company that specializes in …

Review: Flash your way to better VMware performance

When it comes to making virtual server farms easier to manage, the SAN is the great enabler. But when it comes to maximizing virtual server …