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Facebook reveals 700TB of tiered RAM and flash power Graph Search

Facebook has revealed a little more detail about how it built Graph Search, the feature it took live a couple of weeks back to enable better searching of the billion posts it now collects each day. The reveal came in a blog post, as is the fashion at this time, that explains building better search across posts is hard because …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Oct 2013

AWS storage gateway adds local volumes, tiering

Amazon Web Services' Cloud Storage Gateway has added another feature that will raise eyebrows among storage hardware vendors: tiering. The cloudy concern recently let it be known that the Gateway, a virtual appliance that shunts data into and out of its simple storage service (S3), can now provision a local volume that servers …
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Public service plans paperless future

Australia’s National Archives has hatched a plan to get federal government agencies digitising everything, the better to preserve it for the future. The new Digital Continuity Plan has been developed because the Archives think “ …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Mar 2012

Storage minnow Infortrend is growing up... fast

What is it with Infortrend? We can't carry on placing it as a minor league player when it adds auto-tiering just weeks after adding SSD support. Infortrend is a Taiwan-based disk array supplier to small and medium businesses, and one of its main products is the ESVA, Enterprise Scalable Virtual Array, a Fibre Channel or iSSI- …
Chris Mellor, 23 Nov 2011

Is Auto-tiering storage really as good as it sounds?

Storage arrays are getting so good at managing data that they can now move it between different types of drives in the array so you don't store low-value data on expensive drives. Is it really as easy as this? Let's suppose that you yourself are running this part of a hypothetical block-access drive array's operation. You can …
Chris Mellor, 2 Nov 2011

Storage is ending in tiers

One basic rule of storage is don’t keep items you need to access quickly in hard-to-get-at places: that’s like keeping instant coffee in a safe. You suit the storage type to the type of item you want to store. One size does not fit all, and valuable data should not be stored on slow-speed disk drives along with ordinary data …
Chris Mellor, 8 Oct 2011
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I floated a site into the cloud, and it didn't rain down in chunks...

WAR on the Cloud, part 1: The "cloud" is still somewhat in its novelty phase as with virtualisation and (say) XML of yesteryear, when simply waving them at an application would magically make all your troubles drop away, like sessions on a crashing web server. All of these technologies do have their value, just not as panacea. For example, in the …
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Compellent micro-manages data to gain efficiency

CeBIT By micro-managing data with its coming 64-bit software, Compellent is aiming to increase its automatic data placement tiering granularity sixteenfold and greatly increase SSD use efficiency. Currently its Storage Centre O/S is 32-bit software and it automatically moves 512KB pages of data between faster and slower tiers of …
Chris Mellor, 2 Mar 2011
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Pillar's Axiom 600 gets multicore brain transplant

Pillar Data has increased the performance of its Axiom 600 array and laid the foundation for future systems, with a doubled core count in its Slammer controllers and 700,000 lines of new Axiom ONE software code. The Axiom 600 is Pillar's high-end enterprise-level array, with iSCSI and Fibre Channel block storage and also …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jan 2010

Dot Hill buys into storage virtualisation

Dot Hill, which supplies drive array subsystems, is moving into storage virtualisation by buying Cloverleaf for its software technology. Dot Hill competes with LSI and Xyratex in the supply of disk drive array subsystems to OEMs such as HP, NetApp and Sun. It has recently moved into software RAID supply and is now extending …
Chris Mellor, 6 Jan 2010

Dell internalises EqualLogic's automated data movement

Comment Dell contacted us when we reported on its 10GbitE product announcements to say that contrary to our first impression, that it did have "auto-data movement between tiers of EqualLogic storage." How does this work when EqualLogic arrays have to have homogeneous disk drives inside them? Compellent has had automated data movement …
Chris Mellor, 17 Dec 2009

FAST takes its sweet time

EMC has announced the first deliveries of its FAST (fully-automated storage tiering) technology to move lumps of storage between solid state drives (SSD) and spinning disk in its high-end, mid-range and iSCSI/filer arrays. FAST moves volumes or LUNs (Logical UNits) of storage between SSD, Fibre Channel and SATA hard disk …
Chris Mellor, 8 Dec 2009
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Compellent pulls off a strong quarter

Compellent has shown steady growth again, recording $32.2m revenues in its third 2009 period in a 31 per cent rise on the previous quarter. The result was a 12 per cent increase on 2008's third quarter. Net income was $2.3m, up from the year-ago period's $0.46m. The company gained 136 new customers in the quarter taking its …
Chris Mellor, 29 Oct 2009

Big Blue spruces big storage box

IBM has updated its high-end DS8000 monolithic storage array with a Power6-processor-based DS87000 model, meaning users will get data faster. The system has dual 2-way or 4-way processors and uses PCIe bus technology and new adapters. It is a FICON-only product for mainframe connectivity; the older ESCON channel technology has …
Chris Mellor, 23 Oct 2009
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Will Hitachi's high-end refresh be more of the same?

Comment Substantial refreshes of high-end storage boxes by the big storage beasts are rare, but they do happen. With EMC having revamped Symmetrix, attention is turning to the others. What is Hitachi Data Systems going to do? The five big storage hardware players are EMC, HDS, HP, IBM and NetApp. HP resells HDS' USP-V as its XP, and …
Chris Mellor, 15 Oct 2009

AutoVirt adds archiving and tiering

With v3.0 of its software AutoVirt is betting that it can succeed in the file virtualisation market when Brocade, EMC, and F5/Acopia have made relatively little impression. AutoVirt is a 2007-founded start-up focussed on mid-market organisations, with its file data virtualisation, replication and migration software, …
Chris Mellor, 9 Oct 2009

EMC puts future on FAST forward

EMC is heading towards a FAST future, with transparent and automated data movement between NAND flash and spinning disk in its drive arrays. In a Tech Talk yesterday - reported by Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers - Barry Burke, Symmetrix chief strategy officer, said that FAST (Fully-Automated Storage Tiering) will be …
Chris Mellor, 22 Sep 2009

Why Dell's PS6000 isn't quite enterprise class

Comment Dell's EqualLogic storage is positioned as enterprise storage but lacks Fibre Channel connectivity and automated data tiering. The recently announced Dell EqualLogic PS6000 storage arrays are positioned by Dell as enterprise storage. They have iSCSI block access but, typically, major storage and system vendors position Fibre …
Chris Mellor, 27 Mar 2009

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