The drumbeat of solid-state storage announcements continued today, as Kaminario introduced the next generation of their DataProtect operating system. New features like snapshots and replication extend the companies K2 storage systems further into the mainstream, while a new data protection scheme dubbed RAID 10HD and availability enhancements will likely please customers as … [Read more...] about Kaminario Announces Next-Generation DataProtect Operating System
GreenBytes today introduced Solidarity, and all-SSD evolution of their HA-3000 dual controller storage array. Solidarity is a major move forward for GreenBytes and allows the veteran startup company to compete in the new solid-state storage market. It is a respectable entry in the “disk replacement” segment of the market, with a reasonable balance between price, features, and … [Read more...] about GreenBytes introduces Solidarity, an all-SSD storage array
Blade systems allow compact, stripped-down servers to be mounted in a chassis with shared power and I/O support. Among the benefits of blade servers, efficiency, manageability, reliability, performance and flexibility stand out as unifersal. There are lots of blade systems available today, and even more produced in the past, that include some or all of these capabilities and … [Read more...] about Where Did Blade Servers Come From?
I've been watching enterprise IT for over 20 years now, and I've seen some radical changes. In the server space, one of the biggest shifts was the form factor of the servers: From tower to rack-mount to blades. But what makes a blade server anyway? Let's consider this for a moment, as we watch another shift in progress. Blade servers are easily recognized in the data … [Read more...] about What Is a Blade Server?
I talk to dozens of companies every week, and every one says the same thing: “Our product is compatible with VMware!” But not everyone's definition of “compatible” is the same, and some are not compatible (I couldn't resist) with the requirements of production data centers. Therefore, I present to you my spectrum of compatibility for VMware. A Spectrum of … [Read more...] about “Our Storage Array Is Compatible with VMware…” Says Who?