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Russ Fellows on Supporting Storage for a Virtual DeskTop Infrastructure, Search Storage

By Evaluator Group, Monday, August 13th 2012

In this SearchStorage interview, Russ Fellows, senior partner at Evaluator Group, details the VDI storage requirements VARs need to consider, common storage-related problems in a VDI project and how to avoid them, and other ways to best support storage in...

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John Webster on Symantec Big Data Solution

By Evaluator Group, Monday, August 13th 2012

“Enterprises are looking to leverage the power of Hadoop analytics to see if Hadoop-supported applications can drive critical business decisions. Therefore, IT management will need the confidence that their Hadoop-related infrastructure is prepared to stand up to the demands of...

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Russ Fellows discusses Quantum DXi8500 Enhancements

By Evaluator Group, Tuesday, August 7th 2012

"Organizations of all sizes are concerned with optimizing performance and improving efficiency at all price points," noted Russell Fellows, senior partner, Evaluator Group. "Quantum's enhancements to their DXi8500 platform address these concerns by increasing capacity and density, reducing required power...

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Randy Kerns on Starboard Storage in Search Storage

By Evaluator Group, Monday, August 6th 2012

"Starboard's storage systems have a unique way of handling I/O acceleration through a multi-tier cache. The cache has three levels, starting with level 1, which stores, reads and writes data in DRAM. Starboard's level-2 cache is a mirrored SSD that...

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Randy Kerns discusses the state of file-based storage

By Evaluator Group, Tuesday, July 31st 2012

Randy Kerns discusses the effects of these new data center trends on file-based storage, as well as machine-generated data and its effect on storage. http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/video/Analyst-Randy-Kerns-discusses-the-state-of-file-based-storage

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Randy Kerns on Proximal Data and Server Virtualization

By Evaluator Group, Monday, July 30th 2012

Randy Kerns, senior strategist at the Evaluator Group, stated, "Proximal Data has met a real customer need with performance improvements for server virtualization. Accomplished with a software implementation that does not require agents or sophisticated setup, the caching improvements for...

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Randy Kerns on Starboard Storage IO Acceleration in SearchStorage

By Evaluator Group, Monday, July 16th 2012

Randy Kerns, senior strategist for the Boulder, Colo.-based Evaluator Group analyst firm, said Starboard's storage systems have a unique way of handling I/O acceleration through a multi-tier cache. The cache has three levels, starting with level 1, which stores, reads...

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Randy Kerns on Quantum’s StorNext for BigData in TechTarget

By Evaluator Group, Friday, July 13th 2012

A new archive on ingest feature allows administrators to send data from camera, sensors and other video sources directly to tape to avoid slowing down high-performing disks. “It’s a good idea because a lot of data has already been processed,”...

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John Webster on Cleversafe for Massive Computation

By Evaluator Group, Tuesday, July 10th 2012

"There isn't an industry today that's untouched by Big Data or a company that wouldn't benefit from the intrinsic value of that data if they could collect, organize, store and analyze it in a cost-effective manner," said John Webster, Senior...

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Options for Hadoop Storage – Looking Beyond Direct Attached Storage by Rags Srinivasan

By Evaluator Group, Thursday, May 31st 2012

In my previous article I wrote about the five factors that limit Hadoop's role in the enterprise datacenter. To recap, the limitations are, Increased storage sprawl Three times as much storage Costly data moves Single point of failure No support...

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