St. John’s Prep sheds its tapes

TwinStrata-based data storage solution combines low maintenance approach with peace of mind.

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SGI launches RAID Storage platform for Big Data and HPC

SGI has announced the introduction of SGI® InfiniteStorage™ 5600, a next-generation high-performance storage platform perfectly suited for high performance computing (HPC) and Big Data workloads. Leveraging field-proven modular architecture, the SGI InfiniteStorage 5600 (IS5600) delivers industry-leading performance per spindle1, meaning customers can achieve extreme performance requirements while reducing their total investment in hardware.

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Full spectrum solid state

In recent years, the solid state storage market is perhaps the most contested market. NAND flash solid state storage solutions are now pervasive from the server through the storage network into traditional storage systems. In this Neuraspective™, Neuralytix’s Benjamin Woo presents the most comprehensive examination and analysis of the solid state storage market to date. It looks at the six key integration points for flash technologies. This report also discusses the impact and necessity of software as it relates to the solid state storage market. Part2.

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Business outcomes - driving big data & analytics

At this year’s Powering the Cloud events: SNW Europe, Datacenter Technologies & Virtualization World, taking place on 29th and 30th October in Frankfurt, we will be addressing, through our Spotlight Sessions, five of the most important issues for CIOs over the next few years. In doing so we will attempt to address more than just the technology issues, rather the broader business opportunities and challenges.

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The case for Scale Out Storage

Scale-out is a new category of storage architecture that challenges the limitations associated with traditional SAN and NAS systems. The aim of scale-out storage is to provide service predictability allowing the user to grow storage resources in-line with data center demands as business needs change over time. Scale-out storage systems must therefore be able to expand but still maintain functionality and performance as they grow. By Gurdip Kalley, Head of Business Development at Solid State Solutions (S3).

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Accelerating the cloud with flash

The rapid increase in processor performance and the deployment of highly virtualized datacentres has placed increasing stress on conventional storage to the point that it is now often the main bottleneck to application performance, and just as importantly, to server utilisation. By Greg Huff, SVP, Corporate Strategy, LSI Corporation.

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The results of a global study reveal that brands are failing to understand the real needs of European consumers in the application economy. “Software: the New Battleground for Brand Loyalty”, sponsored by CA Technologies and conducted by Zogby Analytics, show that 61% of European businesses believe their ability to provide application technology for services is “excellent” or “good”, while only 53% of European consumers feel the same way.
New IT converged systems, converged storage accelerate time to market, reduce cost, simplify building data centers for New Style of IT.
B2B communications and technology service provider, Alternative Networks, has acquired Intercept IT, the UK’s leading cloud computing and virtualisation service provider.
The Zoned Storage initiative brings together tools and resources, leveraging advantages of zone block management, for architecting a robust, efficient and purpose-built storage tier to achieve competitive TCO now and into the future.
Seagate Technology says that its popular award-winning Backup Plus family of external storage offerings will now include 200GB of OneDrive cloud storage for 2 years, an unmatched value for the category. Seagate® Backup Plus drives come equipped with Seagate Dashboard software for easy plug-and-play PC backup as well as the addition of mobile and social media backup. Seagate also announced a new high capacity for its Backup Plus portable at 4TB in a sleek 20.5mm form factor using a single platter portable drive.
American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) has announced the release of its StorTrends 3500i SSD Array, the first and only storage area network (SAN) to combine solid state drive (SSD) caching and SSD tiering into a single storage appliance. Optimized to support VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix and RHEV enterprises of all sizes, the StorTrends 3500i is available as a hybrid or full flash array and delivers dramatic enterprise performance and reliability at an extremely affordable price point.
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Hybrid Cloud Data Infrastructure That Enables New Use Cases

Learn how Pure Storage Cloud Block Store and Purity CloudSnap enable a hybrid data infrastructure to help enterprises unlock new hybrid cloud use cases for secondary storage, cloud backup and disaster recovery, and data and application mobility.

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