During the second day of the third edition of Virtualization Field Day (#VFD3) one of the company that we (as delegates) met was Coho Data that is a (new) cool company in the big storage arena. Their beginnings as Convergent.io with a specific goal of shifting the way that storage is built and managed. This session also match the announcement of the General Availability (GA) of their Web-Scale Storage Appliance for the Enterprise. Formally they are a software company, but the solution is a storage appliance already packet with both the hardware part and the software part (there are different reasons […]
Microsoft is an historical name in the IT world, both in the consumer and the professional area. Actually it’s already a player in the storage world: just consider the Windows Storage Server edition included in some storage appliances (for example the Dell PowerVault NX family). But Windows Storage Server is little more than an “embedded” version of Windows Server and basically is just a dedicated Windows Server (with a better license cost than the full edition). An enterprise storage is just more than this and must provide more functions, but first to all an high […]
I’ve already write about Atlantis ILIO products and how their unique host caching solution could be interesting in several cases (mostly in VDI environments). Those solutions are appreciated by more than 440 customers (500,000 VM licenses sold globally). But now there is a really big announce: Atlantis Computing become a storage vendor and bring a new solution in this segment. The Atlantis ILIO USX™ (Unified Software-defined Storage) solution purpose-built for virtualized server workloads such as databases, big data and any line of business application. It’s a Software-defined Storage Solution, 100% software. More important can work […]
Some weeks ago I’ve got the opportunity to talk with some people from Maxta Inc. about their storage solutions. Maxta’s mission is to dramatically simplify and streamline IT by thinking outside the storage box. Maxta has redefined enterprise storage, enabling our customers to realize the full potential of the Software-Defined Data Center. Their idea is simple (and not necessary new): eliminate Storage Arrays and Storage Networking with a completely software based storage solution that provide an hypervisor agnostic, VM-centric Enterprise-class data services for VM agility, continuous availability, data protection, and capacity optimization.
I’ve already write about Tarmin Inc. and their Data Defined Storage solution in my last Powering The Cloud report. Now, on 3rd December 2013, they have unveiled the latest release of GridBank that improves operational efficiency, streamlines data governance and enhances search and analytics. The latest capability enhancements of Tarmin’s GridBank 4.0 Data Management Platform further solidify its innovation leadership in the growing Data Defined Storage market category.
In my briefing with Tarmin, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Joseph Lynn, Director of Marketing at Tarmin. Tarmin is an agile and innovative startup delivering key advanced technologies in big data and information management, leveraging the promise of cloud computing to create a new storage paradigm. They are focusing on providing active archive, Content Addressable Storage (CAS), Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and intelligent storage software optimised for secondary storage environment.
On Sept 11, and also during the VMworld EU 2012, DataCore has announced that SANsymphony-V (“The Storage Hypervisor for the Cloud”) is certified as VMware Ready™ and easily integrates with VMware’s portfolio of solutions, allowing data centre and private cloud operators to gain the most from their virtual infrastructure investments. DataCore’s SANsymphony-V offers seamless integration with: VMware vSphere® 5 VMware vSphere® Storage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) VMware vCenter™ Server VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager™ (SRM) DataCore Software is a long standing member of VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner Program. Thousands of VMware vSphere and SANsymphony-V users […]
My briefing with DataCore, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Alexander Best (Director Technical Business Development). First to all we have talk about the new SANsymphony-V 9 (released on June 26, 2012) and how this kind of storage virtualization solution (or we can all it an example of Software Defined Storage) is probably the only one that is completly vendor independent. I will write in the next post about the specific functions and integration for VMware. In an annouce at the Powering The Cloud even, DataCore has defined its solution the “The […]
During the last VMworld EU, on Monday, there was a NDA Blogger Session from Nutanix and I was one of the attendees. There were several people from Nutanix EMEA (Alan Campbell Regional director Sales, David Lawler Vice Presidend Marketing, Rob Tribe Regional System Engineering Manager, Jason Langore Senior corporate Account Manager, Jane Rimmer Marketing Consultant) as also other people from VMware (in the View and EUC area) and several other bloggers (include Giuseppe Guglielmetti, still from Italy). I’ve already write a couple of posts about their solution and the innovative approach of building a scalable […]
DataCore SANsymphony-V is a storage virtualization solution (a good definition could be that it is a “storage hypervisor”) already introduced a previous post. Now has been released the new version 9 with several enhancements and features.. For more information see: Product page What’s New in SANsymphony-V R9
DataCore Software, specialized in offering Storage Virtualization software and provider of premier storage hypervisor, has announced the availability of SANsymphony™-V Disk Migration Suite. This product permit a non disruptive data continuity services during the time of data center relocations, VM moves, System Refreshes and Storage migrations. These are the periods, when the data centers are prone to downtime related to storage. SANSymphony offers non-stop business operations in order to keep the critical users and applications running undisturbed. The license, with duration of 30 days, is designed to handle LUN to ma maximum size of 16TB. […]