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IBM and Cisco Team Up on Server VersaStack

 With the VCE relationship in the rear-view mirror, Cisco looks forward with IBM's storage.


Tags: IBM, Cisco, Cisco UCS, VCE, big data, Storage, internet of things, VersaStack

SUSE Brings Live Patching and Ceph Storage to Its Enterprise Linux

General availability of technology from the kGraft project brings the promise of easier updates with less server downtime.


Tags: Cloud, enterprise linux, Linux server, SUSE Linux, Storage, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

Puppet Enterprise 3 Orchestrates Configuration

Software-Defined Infrastructure comes of age in the latest release of Puppet Enterprise.


Tags: Cloud, networking, Puppet, Storage, Puppet Enterprise, Software-Defined Infrastructure

Solving Virtualized Storage Problems with Thin Provisioning

While server virtualization and cloud computing can lead to storage problems, many of these can be eased by the sensible use of thin provisioning.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, server virtualization, thin provisioning, Virtualization Management, Storage

NAS Storage Server Review: Iomega StorCenter ix2

Iomega packages network-attached storage and a solid video surveillance system with an ideal blend of performance and price in this NAS server designed for SMBs.


Tags: hardware, NAS, small business, video surveillance, server review, Storage

Oracle Enhances Desktop Virtualization, Expands Storage Options

Improvements to Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Sun Ray server software offer a broader range of storage options.


Tags: Oracle, software, virtualization, VDI, Sun Ray, Storage, virtualization desktop infrastructure

Microsoft to Debut Resilient File System with Windows 8 Server

The new ReFS file system, designed for resiliency and optimized for extreme scale, will be introduced as a storage system for Windows 8 Server, but will later be implemented as storage for clients and eventually as a boot volume.


Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, file system, Storage, ntfs, ReFS

Why the Ideal Virtual Infrastructure Is 'Boring Business as Usual'

Adopting virtualization technology  often leads companies to carry out security, backup and other day-to-day activities in new and different ways. This often adds unnecessary costs and complexity. Symantec's solution? Keep it simple.


Tags: cloud computing, security, Symantec, server virtualization, Storage

DataCore Releases Business Continuity for Windows Servers

For data center managers who want the benefits of SAN-based business continuity software without the risks of disruption, virtualization vendor DataCore claims to have a solution.


Tags: Microsoft, Cloud Storage, DataCore, Storage

Virsto Angling for Storage Efficiencies in Server, Desktop Virtual Environments

The four-year-old startup insists that the rise of virtual computing demands new virtual storage architecture.


Tags: virtual storage, desktop virtualization, startup, Storage

Build Your Own Linux Test Server, Setting Up Storage

We continue our step-by-step guide of how to build a Linux test server. This time, we examine storage options and how to configure the machine as a test bed for new Linux distros.
Tags: testing tool, server hardware, Linux server, storage hardware, Storage

10 Reasons Why SSDs Are Better Than Mechanical Disks

SSDs may be expensive, but they're well worth the price when you consider their advantages.
Tags: solid state disk, disk, power and cooling, Storage

10 Advantages of SAN vs. DAS

SAN has many advantages over DAS in your data center. Here are 10 reasons to consider making the leap from local storage to a SAN.
Tags: Top 10, SAN, data backup, NAS, Storage

Finding the Right Storage for Server Virtualization

Tips for choosing storage protocols and systems for a virtual server infrastructure.
Tags: virtual server, server virtualization, Storage

Dell Introduces New Storage, Server Virtualization Products

In keeping with its mantra of simplifying IT, the firm offers up new storage and server virtualization products with rapid deployment and provisioning at the heart of their design.
Tags: networking, Dell, EqualLogic, server virtualization, Storage

Data Center Management Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

With better data center management, can one-tenth the price and one-tenth the power consumption deliver 10 times as much compute power? Lower the bar on runaway costs, false scalability promises and unchecked power consumption to find out.
Tags: server, networking, data center management, Storage

Storage Software with System x Servers

The position of IBM is covered here with regards to the Oracle/Sun deal, and the alliance between EMC,Cisco and VMware.
Tags: Oracle, server, IBM, VMware, Storage

A New Role For the Enterprise Server

Remember when an enterprise server simply processed data?
Tags: server, networks, Enterprise, Storage

Getting Ediscovery to Work for You

Locating, securing and producing electronically stored information required in the discovery phase of litigation can be very time consuming and extremely expensive. The key is knowing ahead of time what to archive as well as what and when to delete. But how do you decide?
Tags: Gartner, eDiscovery, Storage

Netgear 'VMware Ready' for Server Virtualization

Netgear's rack-mount ReadyNAS business products have passed rigorous VMware testing and achieved 'VMware Ready' approval.
Tags: server, networking, VMware, Netgear, Storage

Hitachi Enters Unified Computing Stack Market With New Blade Server

It doesn't quite have all the pieces like Sun and Cisco do, but the Japanese systems giant is offering its own all-in-one blade server solution with a potent ally: Microsoft.
Tags: Cisco, Hitachi, Unified Computing, server blade, Storage

The Ties That Bind: Server Virtualization Fuels Storage Networking

As server virtualization becomes more pervasive, so too is an unplanned byproduct: storage costs.
Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, Storage

NetApp Debuts New Cloud Computing Management Tools

New design guides and services are being aimed at service providers looking for faster and less-expensive ways to help enterprise customers build and manage both private and public cloud computing environments.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, NetApp, Storage

Convergence of Server, Storage, and Networking Requires Super Admin

As servers, storage, and networking become more tightly integrated, the data center will be in need of a new super administrator.
Tags: server, networking, data center, convergence, Storage

Boosting Storage Backup Speed on Virtual Servers

With virtual servers on almost every enterprise's road map, backup-related issues are increasingly on the radar.
Tags: virtualization, storage virtualization, hardware, Storage

Data Deduplication: A Tongue Twister Worth the Effort

Frugal Server Admin: From the Department of Redundancy Department, 'clean up your copies.' It's an easy way to save some cash.
Tags: deduplication, frugality, Storage

SSDs, Coming Soon to a Server Near You

Cover Your Assets: SSDs aren't just for netbooks and notebooks anymore. They're headed to your data center.
Tags: SSD, NAS, Storage

Tape vs. Disk: Tape Refuses to be Evicted

Like a tenant who refuses to be evicted from an area earmarked for redevelopment, tape is alive and kicking. When it comes to long-term backup retention and archiving, it is holding its own against dedupe — especially among large enterprises.
Tags: deduplication, disk drives, tape, Storage

Cloud Computing Sees Shades of Gray

Cloud computing solves many dilemmas, while at the same time introducing others. By its very nature, when you move to the cloud, you enter a legal gray area, a minefield of privacy and legal implications not fully understood — by anybody.
Tags: cloud computing, cloud services, legal, Storage

5 Simple Changes to Reduce Hard Drive Failures

Too hot makes for better reliability than too cold, brand new disks should be kept away from disks already in production and three other tips that may surprise you.
Tags: disk drives, high availability, disk failure, Storage

RAID's Final Countdown

Looks like the long-running data storage technology may be headed for trouble. We examine the problem -- and various potential solutions.
Tags: server, networking, virtualization, RAID, Storage

Dell Releases SMB Servers to Help Slash Management Costs

Dell introduced easier-to-manage servers, storage systems and UPS designed to reduce management costs.
Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, SMB, Dell, Storage

FreeNAS: Free and Snazzy Storage Solution

Cover Your Assets: The NAS in FreeNAS doesn't stand for Nice and Simple, but it could. Here's one DIY project that's too much of a cost savings -- in time and money -- to pass up.
Tags: NAS, NAS/SAN, frugality, Storage

Brace Yourself for the SSD Revolution

Solid state drives are poised to sweep away a large percentage of conventional hard drives in servers and enterprise storage devices.
Tags: SSD, disk drives, Storage

Virtualization, Cloud Will Change Data Storage

Storage and IT luminaries recently gathered to discuss the future. The consensus? Cloud and virtual environments will dominate.
Tags: data storage, cloud computing, virtualization, Cloud Storage, Storage

When Good Data Goes Bad

Cover Your Assets: Backup and Restore are major pain points for any business; ease yours inexpensively.
Tags: disk drives, backup, frugality, Storage

OpenSolaris, A Preview of Solaris 11?

Wondering what the next version of Solaris might look like? OpenSolaris offers some hints.
Tags: virtualization, Sun Microsystems, Solaris, OpenSolaris, Storage

SSDs, The Pros and Cons

Solid state drives show much promise but their drawbacks may limit widespread adoption any time soon.
Tags: Intel, SSD, HP, Storage

Server Snapshots: HP SB600c Storage Blade

IT generalists with minimal storage expertise will find much to like about HP's SB600c Storage Blade.


Tags: HP, BladeSystem, Storage