Waves of innovation and waves of companies, crash on the storage market, but the same incumbent leaders and product lines survive for decades. Are things changing? It’s hard to see sometimes, but real progress has been made.
But what do you do after creating Isilon, the most successful scale-out storage platform in history? Add in some advanced data management services and make it a software-only platform!
DataGravity is coming to market with a mainstream product differentiated by unique features at a reasonable price. Although similar data management technology has existed for a long time, DataGravity is bringing it to the IT infrastructure market at no additional cost. The questions are simple: Will IT want a new array with these capabilities? And will DataGravity have the resources to mature their initial product to compete with “real” e-discovery solutions?
As I have done since version 3.5, I’m charting the storage changes in VMware’s latest release of vSphere, 5.1. Unlike version 5, which included many new technical storage features, 5.1 mainly tweaks existing features and adds these new elements to the mix.
VMware just released Update 2 for VMware ESX Server 3.5 (Virtual Infrastructure), and it includes some storage fixes of note: Support for Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) for filesystems Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 guests. This means VMware services like VCB and SRM can now signal Windows Server to quiesce filesystems before creating a […]
So Symantec’s CommandCentral version 5.0 includes VMware-integrated SRM. Thank god! Has anyone out there been banging their head against the wall trying to figure out what’s taking up all their unstructured filesystem space? Well trying to get that information in a world of VMware virtual servers is like drilling through your forehead with an auger. […]
Without getting into the debate on blogketing (I’ll save that for another post), I was pretty impressed by Chuck Hollis’ recent post on ILM. I think he’s made a good discussion of the wherefores of ILM, and maybe counteracted a bit of the prevailing anti-ILM argument. I’ve been in the trenches on storage content (aka […]