News & Commentary
Content tagged with Storage posted in April 2011
Post Mortem: When Amazon's Cloud Turned On Itself
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
For the cloud to be a permanent platform for enterprise computing, it can't be an environment where both computing and errors just occur on a larger scale.
Intel Atom Processor Offers Storage Value
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Using a low-cost Atom processor from Intel in a storage system can lower costs, improve power efficiency, and take up less rack space while also providing acceptable performance.
What's Next In Storage Interfaces
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Storage infrastructures need the ability to handle more random I/O, deliver higher IOPS performance, and take away some of the load from the primary CPU.
Go Cloud Or Go Home
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Cloud computing can be diluted into uselessness when mixed with immature technologies and poor practices.
EMC Isilon Wins 3TIER Data Management Bid
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Moving to network attached storage will allow the rapidly growing company to consolidate big data management, simplify IT infrastructure, and maximize storage.
Amazon Cloud Outage Didn't Stop Recovery.gov
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
A forward-thinking continuing operations strategy allowed for seamless failover that kept the site running, despite problems with EC2.
Cloud Expertise Featured At Interop
Commentary  |  4/23/2011  | 
The conference will offer a wide variety of panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops from the likes of CloudScaling, Microsoft, Rackspace, and other leading vendors and analysts.
Amazon EC2 Outage Hobbles Websites
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Engine Yard, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Heroku, Quora, and Reddit were among the websites that suffered from slowed or disabled access.
The Future Of Networking On Display At Interop
Commentary  |  4/20/2011  | 
Networking isn't just about bigger, faster, and denser any more. Virtually every aspect of networking is developing new core protocols and technologies to meet growing demand.
Google Launches Earth Builder For Enterprise Mapping
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
The cloud-based platform provides hosted storage and computational power for geospatial data and resources to be securely published through Google Earth and Google Maps.
Keeping RAID Alive
Commentary  |  4/19/2011  | 
When it comes to protecting data on disk, few technologies are more universal RAID; it faces challenges in the future data center, but is hardly alone in that.
Apple MacBook Air Laptops Sport Samsung SSDs
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
Solid-state drives with faster read and write speeds have been discovered inside newer models of Apple's thin, lightweight laptop.
Google Video Purging Content
News  |  4/18/2011  | 
Eclipsed by YouTube, the site will live on as a video search service.
Toshiba Launches Self-Encrypting Drives With Extra Security
News  |  4/15/2011  | 
The drives are the first that can also prevent access to the data they store after repeated failed log-ins or the device is removed.
Sans Digital Intros Tower Storage System
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The eight-bay system for SMBs comes standard with a 6 Gb SAS interface, a data transfer rate of 800 MB per second, and a maximum of 24 TB.
Intel, Micron Shrink NAND Flash
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The chipmakers' joint venture is providing customers with samples of 20-nm NAND flash memory, the industry's smallest.
Dell Refreshes SMB Servers, Storage
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Manufacturer adds Intel's Sandy Bridge processors to its entry-level and midmarket servers, while rolling out two storage devices aimed at firms dealing with massive data growth.
Solid State Storage First Step: SSD As Cache
Commentary  |  4/13/2011  | 
Though it's reliable and can boost performance, storage managers still struggle to properly apply solid state technology for maximum benefit without the need to rearchitect storage infrastructure.
Acer Launches SMB Storage Systems
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
The Hitachi-made storage arrays and adaptable modular storage complement the Acer servers launched earlier this year for small and midsize businesses.
Dell Launches Meditech Desktop Virtualization
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
The mobile clinical computing system uses VMware technology to allow desktop healthcare applications to be accessed in the cloud and delivered as a managed service.
Getting Real About SSD Performance
Commentary  |  4/8/2011  | 
Solid state storage has moved beyond the learning stage and storage managers are trying to decide how to best use the new technology.
IBM Forecasts $7 Billion In Cloud Revenue
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
The firm is plunging fully into the cloud, launching a range of cloud services tuned to the needs of enterprise users.
Seagate Launches Thin External Hard Drive
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
The GoFlex Slim holds 350 GBs of storage, is 38% thinner than the previous model, and weighs less than six ounces.


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