SNIA and hyperscalers are working together on storage standards to better optimize for their particular needs. SNIA’s Mark Carlson recently gave a talk describing how the DePop standard was developed to get around the problem of tail latency seen in these massive scale-out data centers.
Eric Wright of DiscoPosse – Using the chicken to measure IT comments: In an ever evolving world of networking, storage and computing in general, we are being bombarded by information which is meant to lead us towards finding the “best” product or feature that are out there. Vendors are often parading infographics and statistics in […]
Alastair Cook from Demitasse comments: There seems to be a lot of companies with new storage solutions, lots of very smart people finding new ways to do make your storage better. Many of the startups are doing something very different to what the big storage vendors have been doing for years. So why are these […]
Gary Little at A NetApp Technical Diary comments: Recently I was talking to a network guy about storage IOPS, when he asked me. What is an IOP exactly? Immediately I remembered having the exact same question when I first started seriously working with storage gear back in 2006. I knew that an IOP was an […]
STEC may not have been quite ready to reveal their next-generation ZeusRAM solid-state disk (SSD), but they are demonstrating it anyway at EMC World in Boston this week. The ZeusRAM is a fundamentally different animal from the existing ZeusIOPS drive in one critical way: Rather than using flash memory for primary data storage, the ZeusRAM uses DRAM. This improves reliability and longevity and ought to raise the bar on performance as well.
This week’s virtual Tech Field Day roundtable discussion focuses on Nimbus Data Systems. Tom Isakovich, CEO of Nimbus, gave the Tech Field Day Delegates a sneak peek at their new S-class solid state iSCSI storage array.
Over the past few years Iâ€™ve been asked to troubleshoot and explain why cloning a virtual machine (VM) from a master template would take a longer time than expected more than once.
One of the â€œkey featuresâ€ of XIV is the wide striping of data across all spindles, a concept weâ€™re seeing more and more. Have you ever wondered what the point is?
Ever since Microsoft and Intel declared that the combination of Windows and Nehalem could deliver over a million iSCSI IOPS, I’ve been curious about just how they did it. What black magic could push that many I/Os over a single Ethernet connection? And what was on the other end? Now Intel has revealed all in a whitepaper, and the results are surprising!
FAST (FULLY AUTOMATED STORAGE TIERING). FAST made a debut in the storage market yesterday (12/08/09). Finally after the market buzz we got a preview of the product in terms of its features, functionality, characteristics, possible shortcomings and use cases. This blog post focuses on the features, the drawbacks and some applications around FAST. By no means is this a comprehensive or an exhaustive list of the above.