Western Digital is enabling the network attached hoarder in your life. They’ve beefed up their WD Red and Red Pro lines with up to 10TB per helium-filled drive. To hit this capacity, WD is using seven 1.42 TB platters per drive, up from six on last year’s capacity topping 8TB models.
Software-defined scale-out storage is a hot area in enterprise IT. Qumulo is an emergent player in the space, having been out of stealth now for two years, with a heavy founding dose of Isilon DNA. Their particular solution is a scale-out NAS that offers some “data aware” advanced analytics. Dave Henry sat down for a conversation with their CEO.
In a move that could shake up the backup market down the road, StorageCraft announced the acquisition of the storage appliance company Exablox. Exablox is no stranger to Gestalt IT or Tech Field Day, and has been around for more than a little while. The combination of the two could make a compelling combined solution. The companies aren’t exactly strangers, they’ve had an OEM agreement in place since last October.
ioFabric would be a great name for a company that makes clothes with embedded LEDs. The kind of stuff you see someone wearing around a mall, even though they don’t sell those clothes at any of the stores. The person who wears ioFabric always seems to be there when you are, so you start to wonder. […]
Crowdsourcing is one of the true revolutions of the Internet. It’s nothing short of remarkable, the ability to work collectively with a group of people remotely at a scale and responsiveness that could never have been imaged in ages past. Of course, like much of the issues surrounding the Internet, at scale, very rare problems […]
As a former Linux/OSS hippie, I’ve known about FreeNAS for a while. I first gave it a try a few years ago. Lifehacker had an article about using it to turn an old PC into a home server. A combination of an aging Celeron CPU, a terrible ISP-provided router, and my inability to properly setup a […]
Chris Wahl of the Wahl Network comments: Global Test Configuration While the following NFS and iSCSI tests required some unique configuration to support the protocols for each, there are a number of global configuration items that did not change. These are as follows: Network: Both of the 1 Gbps NICs on the NAS were bonded […]
The time has come to take sides on the core question of storage for virtual servers: Do you want storage intelligence to live in the hypervisor or the array? Most administrators are already lining up on one side or the other, unintentionally casting their vote while the rest flounder. But the storage industry must wake up and embrace the divide.
So in the past few weeks I have been playing with the new EMC Celerra that my company purchased. As of right now I can say that creating CIFS servers and sharing storage is pretty straight forward. Other areas, not so much.
The news came out this morning that Dell is in exclusive talks to acquire network storage specialist Compellent for just under $900 million. I will leave it to the real reporters to track the ups and downs of the story; what piques my interest is the value Dell gets from Compellent’s technology and the challenge it poses to the data storage industry.