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March 26, 2013 01:34 PMNew information shows disk drives report false failures with alarming frequency. False failures have real costs for data center operators. Here’s what the industry can do about it.
April 20, 2012 09:00 AMNext week I’m off to sunny San Jose for the first Solid State Symposium and Storage Field Day. While Storage Field Day follows the general blogger’s tech-day format, the Solid State Symposium is a public event on Wednesday, when we’ll try to wrangle the future of solid state storage out of the sponsoring vendors and industry luminaries.
January 09, 2012 10:30 AMSilicon developer Marvell is taking its first steps into the PCI Express (PCIe) SSD controller market with several new products built on the strategy that choice scalability will be the winning formula. The new controllers provide a core building block creating PCIe SSDs in flexible configurations that incrementally scale in cost, capacity and performance. This will enable SSD OEMs and system integrators to create flexible PCIe SSD configurations that eliminate SAS or SATA conversion for better I/O performance required by different market segments.
September 16, 2010 09:59 AMViking Modular Solutions, a division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation, and a leading manufacturer of innovative DRAM modules and flash solutions, today announced that the newest member of its SSD product family, the Element Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD, is available for immediate qualification. This enterprise class 2.5" SAS SSD delivers unparalleled price-performance, helping to redefine server and storage SSD utilization.
August 09, 2010 09:00 AMOver the years I've had many conversations with users about their primary, secondary and sometimes tertiary storage. Too often the conversation quickly moves to products and applications with the members of the fraternal order of steely eyed storage guys insisting that only a Symmetrix, USP-V or similar supporting OLTP applications could be considered primary. So I have to ask: What makes storage primary?
July 29, 2010 10:00 AMWhen at a storage event or even responding to comments, every so often a specific question comes up about which protocol, drive type, backup application should a user implement for their specific environment. The answer that should come back most often is "it depends" because that's the truth.The reality is that for most situations, you can get almost anything to work. Its a matter of how hard you have to work at it.
July 02, 2010 10:19 AMAs we begin to test primary storage deduplication technology, our initial findings are that the latency it introduces may be a non-issue for many data centers and applications. It may soon be a non-issue for all data centers and applications. If you can get deduplication on primary storage for "free" from a performance perspective, what is the impact of primary storage on the other tiers of storage? Does primary storage deduplication kill archive and backup?
June 03, 2010 11:30 AMSometimes it's tough being a legacy storage supplier. To maintain backward compatibility, your early success sometimes becomes your greatest inhibitor. We've seen some of these legacy vendors struggle to bolt on capabilities like virtualization and thin provisioning to existing platforms. There is foundational change being driven by hardware advances like Solid State Disk (SSD), Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Massive Array of Idle Disks (MAID).
March 30, 2010 02:00 PMIf there is one word you are going to hear a lot at SNW this year, it's "cloud." Everyone is going to have something going on with cloud storage. Even companies that really don't have anything new to offer will suddenly have a "cloud offering." In addition to the whole cloud conversation, I think there is going to be some heated discussion around SAS-2 vs. Fibre. SAS-2 brings a 6-Gb/s transfer rate, a standardized expander zoning and backward compatibility. How will SAS as an infrastructure be able to compete with fibre? How far up the data center scale can it go? Is it really ready for the enterprise?
February 18, 2010 08:00 AMA 2.5-inch laptop hard drive with a capacity of 6GB was once state of the art. Today Toshiba Storage Device Division unveiled a series of hard drives in the same 2.5-inch form factor capable of storing as much as 100 times that amount. Bearing the first fruit of its acquisition of Fujitsu's hard drive business, Toshiba introduced the MFB series of small form-factor, serial-attached SCSI drives that max out at 600GB, use up to 28 percent less power than similar models and can optionally self-encrypt all data.
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