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Elastic Storage

Amazon twangs its Elastic File System at on-premises filer rivals

Amazon has made its Elastic File System (EFS) available, opening up an assault on on-premises filers. EFS was first announced at the AWS summit in April last year with a preview coming later that year. It’s now available as a fully-managed service. Customers can make a few click choices in the AWS Management Console to have …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jun 2016
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Elephant-sized Infinidat array gets calf that starts small, grows BIG

Moshe Yanai's Infinidat high-end enterprise array is getting added file support, better disaster recovery and an entry-level system. The InfiniBox F2000 entry-level box is an 18U rack enclosure with 250TB of usable capacity with 3TB disk drives or 330TB with 4TB drives. The original and ongoing InfiniBox F6000 offers up to 2PB …
Chris Mellor, 21 Sep 2015
Hadoop in the enterprise

NetApp brings Hadoop functionality to its ONTAP customers

Doing what it's so so good at, NetApp has added a connector product, enabling its Data ONTAP customers to run Hadoop analytics on their NFS data store without having to copy data from WAFL into HDFS. Its NFS Connector for Hadoop enables Hadoop analytics to be run on the incoming Big Data from its various sources, and then …
Chris Mellor, 19 Feb 2015
Astute ViSX array

Astute still seeking golden ticket into all-flash array party in the cloud

All-flash array start-up Astute is adding NFS access and OpenStack support as it tries to broaden its SMB customer appeal through file and cloud functionality. Astute Networks was founded in 2000 to accelerate TCP/IP networks. After two or three years it transitioned into embedded and military flash systems and then, a few …
Chris Mellor, 26 Feb 2014
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Lord of the RING Scality lets NFS and popular pals into the object party

Scality has updated its RING object storage product and added support across various file sharing protocols including NFS. RING is now admitting all sorts into its inner sanctum, including: NFS v3 CIFS with Samba v3.5 AppleTalk Filing Protocol (AFP) based on Netatalk 3.x Open source or commercial FTP The RING v4.2 has …
Chris Mellor, 31 Oct 2013

Spare external hard drives gathering dust? Share your stuff with fellow cloud fear types

California-based Connected Data’s Transporter, which turns an external disk into a private cloud for your devices, is helping you hook up with your like-minded friends. It now links to other Transporters so you can set up your own private cloud for your friends, relatives and/or business colleagues. The new capability is …
Chris Mellor, 31 Oct 2013
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Hadoop distie MapR trousers another $30m to take on big data rivals

MapR Technologies, one of the commercializers of the Hadoop big data muncher, has pocketed another $30m to help it ramp up its business and keep it on track for what the company hopes will be an initial public offering.. While Cloudera was out of the gate early commercializing the Hadoop big data muncher, MapR was close behind …
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Microsoft storage boffins serve up smoking 2012 NFS server

Sysadmin blog Developed by Sun, NFS version 2 was published as an IETF standard. Sun guarded NFS development for nearly two decades before handing protocol guardianship over the ITEF for version 4. This openness fueled adoption by the major UNIX vendors, even though most had their own competing protocols. Deployment on Big Iron fueled …
Trevor Pott, 1 May 2012

Scality shoves sparkling file system into its RING

Scality has added a file system in the fourth major release of its object storage RING, and it is planning to add NFS heads down the road, the object storage company says. This is being driven by the unstoppable rise of unstructured data and the predominance of filesystem-based access to it. The traditional object storage cry …
Chris Mellor, 28 Mar 2012

From server to end user: What's coming up for NFS?

Deep Dive NFS (Network File System) is one of two of the most successful file protocols in the history of computing. From the 1980s with NFSv2 through the widely deployed NFSv3 in the 1990s, and now with today’s NFS4.1 standard – and if you don’t know about NFSv4.1 and pNFS (parallel NFS), you should – the protocol has been developed to …
Alex McDonald, 29 Feb 2012
Need for Speed: The Run

Need for Speed: The Run

Review Releasing a driving game into an already congested market is a risky endeavour for any developer. So it follows that releasing two within six months could be considered careless. But to release three within a year, as EA has now done, seems at best illogical and, at worst, pure cannibalistic folly. Need for Speed: The Run …
Andrew Bailey, 25 Nov 2011
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So what can't you do with VMware's VSA?

VMware's vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) has restrictions. It is a virtual NFS filer only, not a block-level storage facility as VMWare implied, and it is not accessible by apps. Our understanding, based on VMware's announcement material, was that the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) pools the direct-attached storage in 2 to 3 …
Chris Mellor, 19 Jul 2011
Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed

Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed

Review Just how can a new racing game carve out a niche in a saturated genre? How can you improve on the intensity of Race Driver Grid, the visuals of F1 2010, or the driving physics of Gran Turismo 5 and Forza 3? Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed Pretty straight forward Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed seeks to answer those …
Andrew Bailey, 15 Apr 2011
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Review Pigs, gavvers, filth, babylon, bizzies. The sheer wealth of familiar pejoratives suggests few people admire the police. Even fewer, I suspect, admire traffic cops. But despite an incongruous contempt for those who uphold the law, I'm sure many people share my fantasy of a night spent behind the wheel of a lumbering Volvo Estate …
Andrew Bailey, 26 Nov 2010
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EMC blows CIFS benchmark away

EMC has blown a CIFS benchmark away with a result 2.7 times better than the previous record, but why is it bothering? The only other suppliers on the list are Apple, Fujitsu and Silicon Graphics. The benchmark is the SPECsfs2008 CIFS file access benchmark. There is a similar benchmark for NFS which is much more popular in …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jan 2010
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Is Symantec entering the hardware business?

Symantec promised to wipe the benchmark floor with NetApp with its FileStore product, and it did, producing a record SPECsfs2008-nfs result, with Huawei Symantec hardware. What's going on? Is Symantec entering the hardware business? Symantec, describing itself as a software and services business, has produced a clustered filer …
Chris Mellor, 16 Oct 2009
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Avere boosts NAS filer performance

Newcomer Avere is one of four NAS storage suppliers to have exceeded 100,000 IOPS on the SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark, with one quarter to one twelfth of the disks needed by the others - and with a faster overall response time as well. Avere front-ends a bulk data NAS filer with its tiered FXT filer acceleration appliance …
Chris Mellor, 13 Oct 2009
Sun

Sun's OpenSolaris gets CIFS-ilis

Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice, CIFS and Solaris living together — mass hysteria. The open-source folks at Sun Microsystems have put the polish on an in-kernel CIFS service, which will allow Microsoft users to store and retrieve files on an OpenSolaris system …
Austin Modine, 20 Nov 2007

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