Archive for August, 2010
In my series on data center transformation I started with Server transformation and the closer integration of server and storage virtualization through the use of VAAI or vStorage APIs for storage arrays.
As I have stated in my previous posts on data center transformation, virtualization plays an important role in creating a dynamic pool of server and storage resources and masking the physical infrastructure from the application, so that the provisioning, movement, and refresh of the infrastructure can be done without disruption to the business. While we [...]
There is a growing need for specialized storage servers to provide functions like Network Attached Storage (NAS) over Internet protocols, Content Archives, enterprise document management, Virtual tape Libraries (VTL), deduplication, low cost modular storage, high availability enterprise storage, etc. While storage servers provide benefits for the management and preservation of certain types of data, it [...]
After my last post on Data Center Transformation Part 4: Dynamic Provisioning, where I talked about the benefits of Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning, Lucas Mearian from Computerworld wrote an article “A waste of Space: Bulk of drive capacity still underutilized – Most companies can reclaim as much as 60% of their storage Capacity with Monitoring and [...]
Those of you who subscribe to Gartner reports may have seen their recent report: “Choosing Between Monolithic Versus Modular Storage: Robustness, Scalability and Price Are the Tiebreakers”