In this second podcast from HP Discover 2011, I chat to Devang Panchigar,
blogger at storagenerve.com and Enrico Signoretti, blogger at juku.it. We
discuss HP’s Converged Infrastructure offerings and how they match up to
others in the marketplace. Podcast Powered By Podbean Disclaimer: As a
blogger/attendee, HP paid for my flights, hotel and most [...]
It’s hard to believe that over three years ago I asked a question on where
hybrid drive technology had reached. I was thinking of the Enterprise
market at the time and as far as I am aware, at this stage, no Enterprise
storage array manufacturers have yet integrated these devices into their
products. At the consumer level, of course there are products out there,
most well known being Seagate’s Momentus XT drive. But there is another
approach to speeding up the hard drive and that’s to use SSD as a cache but
in a slightly different manner. A good example of this is the OCZ Syn... (more)
At the end of August 2012, Amazon Web Services released their latest service
offering – a long-term archive service called Glacier. As a complement to
their existing active data access service S3, Glacier provides long term
storage for “cold” data – information that has to be retained for a
long time but doesn’t require frequent access.
What Exactly is Glacier?
Many organisations need to retain data in archive format for extended periods
of time. This is for regulatory or compliance purposes or may simply be
part of their normal business process. Good examples are medical,
It’s pretty easy to pick holes in the current legacy storage products,
especially when it comes to integration within both public and private cloud
deployments. However it’s worth discussing exactly what is required when
implementing cloud frameworks, as the way in which storage is deployed is
radically different from the traditional model of storage operations. In
this post we will look at why traditional methods of storage management need
to change and how that affects the way in which the hardware itself is used.
This leads to a discussion on APIs and how they are essential... (more)
Like many people, the other week I downloaded and installed Google Drive.
This is the long-awaited competitor to services like Dropbox and
Microsoft’s SkyDrive, offering free online storage with the ability to
upgrade to higher capacity at a cost. Dropbox and the various other
lookalikes have been around for some time, so is Google coming to this market
too late and is the party already over?
The concept of Cloud Storage is pretty simple. Services like Dropbox allow
you to share a local folder on your PC or Mac and have that data replicated
into “the cloud”. Fr... (more)