Tag: SMB

Exablox: (smart) object storage for the SMB

First of all a disclaimer: I recently did some work for Exablox and I met them again last December at the IT Press Tour as well, which is also why I got the opportunity to spend more time with their product and their technology. An update about the company I met Exablox for the first time one year ago, when OneBlox (their product) was publicly launched at Storage Field Day. I was amazed by the architecture and the ease of use. I also immediately liked their cloud-based management tool called OneSystem. The architecture was designed to scale without limits...

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New Paper: Syneto Storage OS, ZFS power and ease of use combined

After last month’s article on Syneto and its Storage OS I started a collaboration with the company and this is the report I prepared for them with the full review of the product and the features explained. You know, I’m a fan of anything coming from from Sun Solaris… and this one is not an exception! In fact, just in case you haven’t heard yet, Syneto Storage OS is OpenZFS based solution built on top of Illumos (a fork of Open Solaris). I invite you to read the paper and download the fully functional free VSA (a Virtual Storage...

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Storage specifically designed for Hyper-V? It does exist!

VMware has an unquestionable leadership in the virtualization market but Hyper-V is gaining ground and the number of storage solutions that can take advantage of specific Microsoft’s features are becoming more and more relevant. Better than VMware With the introduction of Windows Server 2012 (and Hyper-V Server 2012), Microsoft has added a load of new and interesting storage features to its platform. The list is very long but, to me, the most important ones on the virtualization side can be found in Storage Spaces, SMB3, ODX, deduplication and SMI-S support for storage integration. In some cases Microsoft is doing...

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