Array Software 8.0 offers enhanced features to help customers easily manage new and existing PS Series arrays, including space savings through compression of snapshots and replicas provided on a per-pool basis and advanced Virtual Volumes integration that provides policy-based data services and data placement at the VM-level to streamline management, monitoring and data protection in conjunction with VMware ESX.
Exciting times! Wow – there are so many new features in the Dell PS Series storage product line right now! We’re talking: Dell has recently released the latest and greatest version of PS Series Firmware – version 8. What’s new with Dell PS Series Firmware v8? I’m glad you asked! In a Dell PS Series group, snapshots and replicas can be used to protect and recover data. Snapshots and replicas require available disk space to operate successfully: snapshot reserve and replica reserve.
My best soundbite is that storage is in the process of collapsing. Once a standalone topic, storage is clearly pulling away from our familiar model of external storage arrays, and disappearing into the fabric of servers and hypervisors. While we all like to talk about disruptive industry changes, this one perhaps is the ultimate disruption: it impacts every aspect of storage: the core technology, the consumption model, the integration model as well as the operational model.
As data needs continue to grow, the latest direct attach storage from Dell helps seamlessly expand the capacity of 13th-generation Dell PowerEdge servers.
Today’s enterprises are confronted by an explosive growth of business-critical data, fueled by the prolific use of mobile devices, cloud and social media.
When it comes to determining the best way to store the massive amounts of private enterprise data generated every day, organizations are faced with two choices: what might be considered the traditional approach—on-premises storage systems, or an external, hosted solution through cloud computing providers.
In light of a number of recent breaches spanning healthcare, retail, and even government, I thought it would be nice to take a second and focus on storage and security. Here’s the reality: with so many new types of applications being developed (both internally and in the cloud), new concepts around security are emerging which directly impact storage technologies.
New versions of Samsung’s popular drive take different physical designs, while offering almost exactly the same performance and features as their larger sibling.
It took longer than expected, but Samsung is expanding its product line to include external solid-state drives with a new line of Portable SSD T1 products. The lightweight drives have capacities of up to 1TB and are small enough to fit in your pocket. They’re significantly more expensive than magnetic hard drives, though, which come in capacities of up to 6TB.
What is the biggest challenge facing your organization today? If you are an IT professional, massive data growth is probably at the top of your list. For environments that are struggling with large volumes of data, deduplication — eliminating duplicate copies of repeating data — can be a real lifesaver.
Just like any other sprawling technology, it was just a matter of time before it all caught up to the storage platform. Slowly but surely cloud and data center administrators started asking: “Just how many more disks can I shove into a shelf?” We were adding more arrays and a lot more physical hardware to address a variety of infrastructure growth challenges. And so, much like it happened with server sprawl, there needed to be a way to better manage and control the storage platform.