HDD, Hybrid, All-flash Array or Everything Array

There was a time when the only media you could get in a shared storage array was the humble hard disk drive. Although early systems used DRAM (system memory) as a cache, overall performance was always limited by the capability of the drives themselves, whether that was from the perspective of latency or throughput. Over time, arrays became more diversified with the implementation of tiered storage. Tiering was done to save cost, and it placed drives (and eventually flash) of different performance characteristics into the same array, moving data around using intelligent placement algorithms to determine the optimum location for each piece of data. The aim was to place data on the most appropriate tier to match the I/O requirements of the application, without spending money on expensive storage when it wasn’t needed.

Continue Reading HDD, Hybrid, All-flash Array or Everything Array
8 Ironclad Arguments for Hybrid Enterprise Cloud Storage
Graphic symbol of a lock on a computer information. Computer security concept

8 Ironclad Arguments for Hybrid Enterprise Cloud Storage

The hybrid cloud is the industry's response to the control and security of onsite storage and the convenience and flexibility of the cloud. Enterprises can develop a sound, reliable, affordable IT infrastructure, without giving up the ownership, control, and visibility that comes with on-premises storage and applications. What are the most compelling arguments for migrating to a hybrid enterprise cloud storage infrastructure?

Continue Reading 8 Ironclad Arguments for Hybrid Enterprise Cloud Storage

Moving to the Cloud: How to Make the Transition a Success

"The cloud" has been a buzzword for years now, and for good reason. Global data center traffic is projected to triple in the five years from 2013 to 2018, reaching nearly 9 zettabytes annually by that time. What's more, a fast-growing segment of data center traffic is made up of cloud traffic, which is expected to account for more than 75% of data center traffic by 2018. So, why is everyone moving to the cloud, and how can you ensure success when you do?

Continue Reading Moving to the Cloud: How to Make the Transition a Success

Three Secular Changes in The Storage Industry

There are many changes in the storage industry happening now. Few people could have predicted that EMC, the market leader and storage giant of the industry could be in a position to be acquired, however that’s exactly what happened towards the end of 2015. In a move that shocked the industry, Joe Tucci and Michael Dell stood on the same stage and announced that Dell (the company) would acquire EMC, the pioneer of the modern storage industry.

Continue Reading Three Secular Changes in The Storage Industry

Comparing AWS EBS vs. Zadara VPSA (And Why Zadara Doesn’t Sit on Top of EBS)

A recurring question our new customers ask is: "are you providing a storage solution on top of Amazon Elastic Block Storage (AWS EBS)?" While there are those vendors who employ this approach, Zadara delivers an enterprise solution by allocating individual physical drives to each customer that are completely isolated from those of other customers and from the EBS infrastructure.

Continue Reading Comparing AWS EBS vs. Zadara VPSA (And Why Zadara Doesn’t Sit on Top of EBS)
Our 2016 Storage “Anti-Predictions”
2016 Concept. Word on Folder Register of Card Index. Selective Focus.

Our 2016 Storage “Anti-Predictions”

As we enter 2016, this is a perfect time to reflect on what we can expect not to be said in the coming twelve months as we look to the future of enterprise storage. I’ve taken my top five anti-predictions and discussed them here as a light-hearted look forward to the year ahead.

Continue Reading Our 2016 Storage “Anti-Predictions”

Secure Cloud Storage: How Secure is Your Cloud Data?

What is the most valuable asset of your company? Is it the office building, the chairs, the furniture, or perhaps the computers and laptops on employees’ desks? Is it the people? For most enterprises, none of these things are at the heart of the business. Instead, the value of a company is in the intellectual property (IP) it owns and that translates directly to information or data.

Continue Reading Secure Cloud Storage: How Secure is Your Cloud Data?