Tag: software defined datacenter

HP StoreOnce VSA: not a killer but a cool product!

Yesterday, after the launch of 3PAR StoreServ 7450, David Scott announced a second product: StoreOnce VSA. What is it? StoreOnce is a series of VTLs (virtual tape libraries) with all the features that you can expect from these kind of enterprise products: deduplication, remote replication, scalability and so on. The features that I love the most about them are the scale-out capabilities, federation and the ability to enable, through a software option, deduplication at the client side too (useful to optimize network traffic and speed up backups). Use case The StoreOnce VSA is the second VSA (virtual storage appliance)...

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Small data, big boxes. Big data, small boxes.

Yesterday I was in a briefing with Kevin Brown (CEO of Coraid) we were talking about the latest news from his company when he said something like this: “in the past people managed small data in big boxes, now they are managing big data in [many] small boxes”. I couldn’t agree more, I dug into this statement and this post is the result of my thoughts. The trend is looking watertight: vendors that are working on next generation storage architectures are building their products on few, but fundamental pillars. Commodity, strong parallelization/scale-out, Flash, ethernet, software and APIs. After the...

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