With support for SMB3, StarWind Virtual SAN makes a cost-effective solution for those that need a scale-out file server. Vladan SEGET reviews the possibilities in this piece.
Pure Storage has come a long way in nine years and it’s been refreshing to see the company maintain its stated direction of delivering compelling storage solutions in a way that take advantage of the latest technology while providing the end user with simple to use operational and lifecycle management tools. Dan Frith takes a look at where the company started with it’s original AFA, and how they’ve continued to deliver since then.
Backups are not archives. Here’s a quick helpful way to think about the two.
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, we’re reviewing some of the big announcements coming out of Microsoft Build, Google IO and a NetApp Analyst Day.
NetApp’s Cloud Volumes is now available in preview on Google Cloud Platform. With this, the service is now available across the three largest public cloud providers. By combining NetApp’s long history of advanced data services with a delivery model that appeals to cloud-native organizations, Cloud Volumes serves as an important part of the company’s transformation into a data company.
Persistent storage is still a developing story with containers. It’s still a bit of the Wild West, there’s no consensus on how the problem will be solved. Docker took some steps to address this down the road with the acquisition of Infinit in 2016. But StorageOS has been at this for a little while, and have put together a solution that’s cloud-native and well thought out.
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, we discuss the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release and the launch of Storbyte.
Storbyte launched to start the month, unveiling ECO-FLASH, a new architecture approach for an SSD. Using a combination of ASICs, a RAID 0 configuration within the drive, and real-time garbage collection, Storbyte claims it can offer ten times the endurance of competing flash storage without sacrificing performance.
This week, our IT Origins series interviewed Dan Frith. We discussed how he moved from the helpdesk through his IT career, enumerated the worst trends in IT, and gave some love to data protection. Be sure to check out the full interview!