Content posted in September 2012
How To Share Local Storage
Commentary  |  9/28/2012  | 
Local storage can now provide capabilities like virtual machine migration and distributed resource management.
Hitachi Targets Small Enterprises With Virtualized Block and File System
Commentary  |  9/28/2012  | 
The Hitachi Unified Storage VM offers up to 3.4 petabytes of raw capacity internally, and can virtualize third-party storage to expand up to 64 PB.
IaaS Is a Stepping-Stone on the Path to PaaS
Commentary  |  9/27/2012  | 
IaaS shouldn't be the end goal--enterprises should reach for PaaS and more dynamic cloud computing models. Start the transition by demanding applications written for the cloud.
There's No 'I' in Team--Or App and Network Performance Management
Commentary  |  9/26/2012  | 
Much like in football, successful application and network performance requires all teams to work together. Learn why you should abandon the siloed approach to infrastructure and start working with the other teams.
Of IOPS and RAID: How Raid Affects Application Performance
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
We conclude our look at storage performance metrics with RAID. Learn how a theoretical RAID controller behaves while reading and writing to some common RAID configurations, and how that affects performance.
Exploring Private Cloud Pipes
Commentary  |  9/19/2012  | 
Traditional networking is static; clouds need systems that can scale. What's the answer for a private cloud: APIs? SDN? OpenFlow? VXLAN? Take a look.
Eliminate Storage Headaches: Virtualize
Commentary  |  9/18/2012  | 
Learn how virtualization, automation, and cloud computing can make your data center a competitive advantage, not a cost center.
Tech Alone Not Enough To Manage Big Data
Commentary  |  9/18/2012  | 
Studies show that big corporations worry about hiring enough skilled humans to manage big data--a surprising need considering all the advanced automation tools at our disposal.
Private Clouds Will Change IT Jobs, Not Eliminate Them
Commentary  |  9/18/2012  | 
Forget the technical issues in building a private cloud. You can solve those. Help your staff overcome fear and resistance to change so your project can move forward.
Aerohive does an End-Run Around Apple's Bonjour Protocol Issues
Commentary  |  9/17/2012  | 
Users want their iPhones and iPads on the network. That means dealing with Apple's Bonjour protocol. Aerohive's Bonjour Gateway is a scalable workaround--and now it's free.
Attack Of The Rude Facebook Shoes
Commentary  |  9/14/2012  | 
What should you tell your Facebook friends to do when their accounts are hijacked by rogue sites that spam their feeds or worse? Here are some steps they can take.
Amazon's Glacier Cloud Service Puts Data in the Storage Deep Freeze
Commentary  |  9/13/2012  | 
The new cloud storage-as-a-service option from Amazon should bring attention to the too-often neglected area of "cold" storage. Learn why it's a good option for data you won't need right away.
Hyperconverged Stacks from SimpliVity and Scale
Commentary  |  9/13/2012  | 
SimpliVity's OmniCube "might be too good to be true," thanks to inline deduplication and a host of other features, while Scale Computing is aiming at SMBs with more modest budgets with its HC3. Find out more about both offerings.
How To Choose Right Unified Storage System
Commentary  |  9/12/2012  | 
Every major storage vendor now offers--or claims to offer--a unified storage system. In this first of a series we look at exactly what a unified storage system is and what it can do for your company.
Brocade Announces VDX 8770: Big, Fast and Fabric
Commentary  |  9/12/2012  | 
The VDX 8770 is available in a 4- or 8-slot chassis switch that has a backplane, is designed to handle at least 4 Tbs per slot, and offers a new feature called Multi-Gateway L3 Forwarding. Learn more about the latest from Brocade.
The Downsides of Big Wireless
Commentary  |  9/11/2012  | 
Wireless networks have changed in a big way in the past 10 years. Take a look at how it used to be, and how Big Wireless has changed wireless networking.
QLogic's Mount Rainier Brings Flash Cache to HBAs
Commentary  |  9/10/2012  | 
What can you expect from QLogic's Mount Ranier Project when products eventually appear? For starters, three versions. Learn what else is in store.
Guy Kawasaki: Google+ Is The Mac Of Social Networks
Commentary  |  9/7/2012  | 
Apple's former chief evangelist says he wrote What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us because, just as the Mac was the superior computer, Google+ is the best social network.
The Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Commentary  |  9/7/2012  | 
Startups are rolling out "hyperconverged infrastructure" offerings, which combine storage and compute in a preconfigured rack or a single brick that could serve as the basis of a scale-out system. Learn more about the systems.
Storage Software Vs. Hardware: What's More Important?
Commentary  |  9/7/2012  | 
Open source software and off-the-shelf hardware both play a role in the commoditization of storage. Consider these 3 questions to understand the issues.
Systems Management Dilemma: How Much Is Too Much?
Commentary  |  9/6/2012  | 
Are more tools the answer to managing data derived from your systems? Or is the answer more efficient data management?
The Software-Defined Data Center: Dissecting the Latest Buzzword
Commentary  |  9/6/2012  | 
VMware and EMC are pushing their concepts for the "software-defined data center." But what does it mean? How's it different from cloud computing? We take a look.
The Truth About Network Performance: It's the Applications, Stupid
Commentary  |  9/5/2012  | 
Your end users aren't sitting around, lamenting network performance. They're cursing the apps they're using. Here's why your enterprise should start focusing on application performance as well.
For Storage News, Go to VMworld
Commentary  |  9/4/2012  | 
VMware's focus has shifted from virtualizing servers to virtualizing whole data centers--and storage vendors are happy to jump on for the ride.

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