Data Efficiency

By Louis Imershein | Articles about deduplication, compression and thin provisioning for storage manufacturers and data center operations managers.

NTFS Compression with Deduplication?

You should not compress volumes where you plan to use deduplication.<p>Microsoft Knowledge Base article Files are corrupted on deduplicated volumes that …

Red Hat acquires Permabit to put the squeeze on RHEL

Stallman says ZFS-on-Linux is impossible ... now Red Hat has dedupe without GNU legalsRed Hat has acquired “the assets and technology of Permabit …

Red Hat

Red Hat acquires Permabit to boost storage efficiency

Red Hat has acquired the assets and technology of Permabit, a data reduction solutions provider.The acquisition of Permabit’s technology will enable …

Virtualization

Red Hat Snaps Up Assets of This Company That Cleans Data

Business software company Red Hat said on Monday that it is acquiring the technology assets of Permabit, a small company that specializes in cleaning …

Red Hat

Red Hat Acquires Permabit Assets, Eases Barriers to Cloud Portability with Data Deduplication Technology

RALEIGH, N.C. — July 31, 2017 —<p>Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has acquired …

Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 Overview: Flash Native Storage

<!--break--><br><p>Huawei launched their OcenStor Dorado V3 last fall during their HUAWEI CONNECT annual event in Shanghai, China. We were on hand …

Virtualization

VDO install on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

A short, live, tutorial on the installation process for VDO in RHEL. This shows how quickly VDO can be installed on RHEL.

Tutorials

Deploying VDO Data Reduction on Red Hat Atomic Host

All of the buzz about containers is a bit surprising to many people who’ve watched operating system technology evolve over the years. After all, many …

Virtualization

How Apple is squeezing more photos into your iPhone

FAQ: Apple's newest iPhone software attempts to move the world out of the JPEG era. CNET decodes the technology.<p>Back in 1992, Bill Clinton was elected US president, Microsoft released Windows 3.1 and digital photo experts created the JPEG image format. The first two are mostly matters for …

iPhoneography

WindSpring brings data compression technology to IoT

Around the middle of the 2000s, car makers had a problem. In-dash infotainment systems were becoming a popular option on many models, but the systems …

Internet of Things

Will You Build a Data Center Storage Tier With Next-Gen Storage? Not for a Few Years

Despite the way SSD prices have fallen, the all-flash data center continues to be something of a rarity – although Gartner has predicted that up to a …

Big Data

Avoid These Common Mistakes While Configuring Backup Software

As IT environments become increasingly prone to risks such as data loss/corruption, backup and recovery continue to emerge as vital components of …

Data Reduction Improves the Cloud Business Case | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Analytics

Most Influential Technology Blogs<p>By Yeshim Deniz<p>With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect …

DevOps

What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system in an effort to reduce data center …

Big Data

Kaminario offloads compression to Intel's QAT engine

30% smaller data is QAT's meowKaminario is getting better data compression by using Intel’s C6268 chipset in its K2 all-flash array's gen 6 storage …

Data Compression

Cloud backup market worth 4.13 billion USD by 2022 according to market forecasts

The demand for cloud backup is driven by many factors, such as huge volumes of data generation, lower costs and greater efficiency than on-premises …

NetApp Releases ONTAP 9.2

<!--break--><br><p>Roughly a year after releasing ONTAP 9.0, NetApp announced today the latest update ONTAP 9.2. This update is part of NetApp’s …

Cisco Systems

Big Data Challenges

Big data challenges include storing and analyzing large, rapidly growing, diverse data stores, then deciding precisely how to best handle that data.

Big Data

XtremIO X2 is juicing the all-flash array into a copy data management platform

With XtremIO X2, Dell EMC, Dell Technologies Inc.’s infrastructure group, aims to alter customers’ expectations of what an all-flash storage array …

The age of data center convergence gives storage a boost

The question is not <i>if</i>, but <i>when</i> IT pros and decision-makers must rethink their data storage environments and the benefits they can expect from them. …

Hyper Convergence System Market Revenue and Value Chain 2016-2026

Hyper-convergence infrastructure system is a software-centric architecture that firmly combines computing, networking, storage, virtualization …

HCI

Data Center Optimization: How to Do More Without More Money

Data centers are pushing the boundaries of the possible, using new paradigms to operate efficiently in an environment that continually demands more …

NRDC

Storage Strategies: Agencies Optimize Data Centers by Focusing on Storage

By Wylie WongAgencies turn to technology advances and more efficient infrastructure.

A New Class of Storage: Data Reduction meets 3D XPoint

The Intel Optane DC P4800X looks like a typical PCIe NVMe SSD – with one key difference. Instead of using traditional NAND flash, it uses the …

3D

All-Flash, All-Disk or Hybrid?

<b>Survey Report: Flash Insights and Revelations From 1,000 Storage Users</b> <b><br>Workload Performance and Flash Adoption Sentiment</b> <i><br>Written in April 2016 by Scott</i> …

Permabit VDO on a Linux Laptop – Great Performance and 5:1 Space Savings

I get asked about VDO performance all the time and I’ve written several posts about big systems where we’ve seen spectacular performance numbers …

Laptops

An 'ocean of auto big data' is coming, says Barclays

As cars increasingly become another "thing" in the internet of things, an ocean of data will inundate companies, pose engineering challenges, and …

Big Data

Is the storage array on the endangered species list?

A high-stakes game is playing out today as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft compete for leadership in cloud services markets that are projected to total …

Endangered Species