Tag: data gravity

New Paper: data-aware storage

In the last three weeks I’ve published a short series of articles about Data-aware storage and its benefits. Now, the full white paper, with the title “Data-aware storage. The difference between a data repository and an active information asset”, is available for download here on Juku.it. This paper, and related blogs, are sponsored by Data Gravity, leader in data-aware primary storage solutions. If you want to know more about this topic, I’ll be presenting at next TECHunplugged conference in London on 12/5/16. A one day event focused on cloud computing and IT infrastructure with an innovative formula combines a...

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What Data-aware storage can do for you?

This is the last article of a short series of blogs I wrote about Data-aware storage and sponsored by Data Gravity. The full paper will be realeased next week. Follow the links to find first and second articles of the series. The ability to search and analyze all enterprise data opens up a new world of possibilities, especially if it comes in a transparent fashion and without additional costs, directly embedded in your primary storage. At the beginning, enterprise storage systems were designed around resiliency, data protection and performance. Later, data services (like snapshots for example) became table-stakes. Now...

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Understanding data-aware storage

This is the second article of a short series dedicated to data-aware storage and sponsored by Data Gravity (here the first one). Data-aware is a new concept and as such it can be misinterpreted or have different meanings for different end users and vendors. It unleashes the power of data analytics applied to primary (active) data but depending on implementation, it can bring totally different results and serve different use cases. In order to better understand what data-awareness really means, we can divide modern primary storage systems in three categories according to their analytics capabilities: Infrastructure analytics The storage...

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More data, more needs. We need to rethink storage

Enterprises are storing much more data than in the past (no news here), and they are going to be storing much more than now in the next future (no news here either). About a year ago I wrote an article about the necessity for enterprises to consider a new two tier strategy, based on Flash and Object storage technologies. Now, if you look around, you can see the first signs of this happening but, even if we are at the beginning of a long trail, there are some aspects that we should take into serious account to make it...

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