The public cloud certainly has profoundly changed enterprise IT. It provides limitless scale, impressive utilization, and changed capital investments. However, it often fails to provide enterprise level performance on a consistent level, and can lack the fine tune controls organizations have come to expect. Datera is building a cloud data management foundation for on-site clouds. Their goal is to make this autonomous and transparent layer to the organization to offer the agility of the public cloud, but with enterprise class performance and control.
These days, it’s hard to be impressed by storage capacity. Every year Seagate or Western Digital rolls out a new slate of drive, each with more bits crammed onto more precisely dense platters. The emergence of flash storage didn’t seem to reignite any enthusiasm for capacity. If anything, high initial prices, the bandwidth limitations of […]
This is post 6 of 6 in the series “NetApp Insight 2016 Innovation Awards” Each year, NetApp picks one customer demonstrating innovative use of their storage products to win their Innovation Award. This year’s four finalists focused on flash storage, including All-Flash FAS and SolidFire’s scalable flash storage platform. Now that the votes are in, […]
Chris Evans of Architecting IT comments: This week has seen yet more stories and announcements on all-flash storage. IBM released new FlashSystem products based on XIV and an all-flash version of their mainframe/enterprise platform, the DS8888. I had another briefing from Violin (although that didn’t reveal anything new) and rumours started to swirl that X-IO Technologies might be […]
Enrico Signoretti of Juku comments: I’m sure you already know that Nimble has just launched a new hybrid array which is capable of addressing more flash memory. At the same time, other players, like Tegile for example, are presenting similar solutions or All-Flash Arrays which can be expanded with hard disks. This is a slight […]