Tag: scale-out @en

NAS is dead. Long live NAS!

In these days some Industry pundits are wondering about the future of NAS and of some primary NAS vendors (a couple of blogs are worth a read, here and here). From my POV traditional NAS is dead (and I mean dead as per mainframes or tapes… so, don’t get me wrong about this post!). At the same time NAS is alive and kicking, it’s literally evolving into something new and will continue to be part of all Data Centers. End user needs are dramatically changing but, as always, processes and applications that are already in place cannot be modified....

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VMware VSAN is just around the corner, but is it a revolution?

Everybody and their dog knows about it. 10.000+ end users asked to test its beta version. And it will be publicly available in a few days. Yes, I’m talking about VMware VSAN. Now, the question is: “Will it radically change the way you look at your storage infrastructure?”. Short answer is “I hope so!”, but there is something more to say. VMware VSAN VSAN software is capable of using local storage resources, disks and Flash memory installed in each server of your cluster, to build a distributed storage pool. This actually materializes data stores for your VMs and eliminates...

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