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TechTarget: Nimbus says storage benchmark backs claim of under $40 per VDI desktop

By Evaluator Group, Friday, September 27th 2013

...Nimbus used the IOmark-VDI storage benchmark that the Evaluator Group created in 2011 to measure performance using real workloads. The purpose of the benchmark is to help IT users accurately assess storage performance for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments. <Russ>...

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TechTarget, Uses for Hadoop: Exploring the storage, applicance and analytics options

By Evaluator Group, Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Hadoop can be a beneficial tool for big data environments, but according to John Webster, a senior partner,  a lot of the criticism stems from a lack of understanding of the uses for Hadoop. In the first of this two-part...

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IOmark-VDI, a Storage Workload Specific Benchmark for VDI, Announces Results for Brocade’s 16Gb Fibre Channel Infrastructure and Nimbus Data’s Gemini Storage System

By Evaluator Group, Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Nimbus demonstrates price performance of 4,032 VDI’s at an average cost of $39.68 per VDI running in a Brocade fibre channel environment.  IOmark announces Nimbus Data benchmark results of the IOmark-VDI storage benchmark attaining 4,032 VDI’s for an average cost...

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Object Storage Launch Press Release

By Evaluator Group, Tuesday, September 24th 2013

Evaluator Group Broadens Research to Cover the Growing Market of Object Storage Segment features review of Object Storage offerings from the top 10 Object Storage Vendors and provides an in-depth look into what object storage is and why it is...

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Evaluator Group Announces IOmark Suite for VM, a Storage Workload Application Specific Benchmark for Virtual machine Infrastructure

By Evaluator Group, Monday, August 26th 2013

IOmark-VM measures audited, repeatable price / performance for VMware ESX environments.   Evaluator Group Inc. announces the IOmark Suite for VM, designed to measure and predict real VM workload storage performance.   IOmark-VM is the second in a series of workload...

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Evaluator Group and IOmark Announce Publicly Available Results for Dot Hill

By Evaluator Group, Monday, August 26th 2013

AssuredSAN Pro 5000 demonstrates 240 Virtualized Applications running the standard IOmark-VM workload set with a price of $509.42 per virtual application.   Evaluator Group and IOmark announces Dot Hill Systems Corp (Nasdaq:HILL) results of the IOmark-VM storage benchmark supporting 240...

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VMware software-defined data center bolstered by Virsto acquisition – SearchStorage

By Evaluator Group, Monday, February 25th 2013

Russ Fellows, a senior partner at the Evaluator Group analyst firm, said the Virsto acquisition suggests VMware is looking over its shoulder at Microsoft. By building its Hyper-V hypervisor into its operating system, Microsoft has the potential to undercut much...

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Ask: How is Hadoop infrastructure improving? — SearchStorage

By John Webster, Thursday, February 7th 2013

We've seen a lot of Hadoop services pop up lately that add management and analytics software on top of Hadoop infrastructure. Is there any innovation around the architecture of the storage clusters, or is software the only place that we'll...

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Hadoop vendors progress toward enterprise-ready solutions – SearchStorage

By John Webster, Thursday, February 7th 2013

In this SearchStorage.com podcast, associate site editor Ian Crowley speaks with Evaluator Group senior partner John Webster about the progress Hadoop vendors are making toward offering viable enterprise products for managing and processing "big data." Listen to the podcast or read...

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Can shared storage be used with Hadoop architecture? – Search Storage

By John Webster, Thursday, February 7th 2013

John Webster talks on Shared Storage in this Podcast / Article: "That's controversial, I would say, at the moment. The original implementers of Hadoop didn't use shared storage for a couple of reasons. One, they were looking for performance. They...

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