December 19, 2014

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You might think RAID is for data protection, but it does nothing of the sort!

Why Big Disk Drives Require Data Integrity Checking

Hard disk drives keep getting bigger, meaning capacity just keeps getting cheaper. But storage capacity is like money: The more you have, the more you use. And this growth in capacity means that data is at risk from a very old nemesis: Unrecoverable Read Errors (URE). Let’s get one thing out of the way from the start: The only […]

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This is a tale of two great kingdoms in Seattle...

A Fairy Tale of Two Storage Protocols

It’s clear how this fairy tale ends. So many companies are using “S3 plus” as their standard interface, and even inside their solutions, that it’s safe to say it’s won the cloud storage API battle. But S3 isn’t a finalized spec – the industry will extend and improve it over the coming years. Soon we’ll have a cloud storage standard based on S3, just like we have a LAN file services standard based on CIFS.

Cisco's new UCS M-Series puts two CPU/memory "complexes" on a cartridge, with all I/O disaggregated and supported on the back end over PCIe

The Rack Endgame: Converged Infrastructure and Disaggregation

As I’ve written about what I’m calling the “Rack Endgame”, the specter of converged infrastructure hasn’t been far from my thoughts. As others have pointed out, disaggregation of servers, networks, and storage doesn’t require a rack-sized stack; it can exist in a rack-mountable chassis and is already on sale!

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NEC Storage HYDRAstor Demo
NEC Storage HYDRAstor Demo
NEC Storage HYDRAstor Introduction
NEC Storage HYDRAstor Introduction
NEC Storage M-Series Demo
NEC Storage M-Series Demo
NEC Storage Introduction and M-Series Overview
NEC Storage Introduction and M-Series Overview