Data Storage

Fear not the backup upgrade: It’s not as scary as you think.

There’s a fairly common scenario in backup environments that I’ve seen at many of the small-to-medium-size shops where I’ve worked. It seems that the backup administration role is oftentimes inherited by (or otherwise bestowed upon) the unsuspecting new hire. This person may have lots of IT experience but little or no background in managing backups […]

Moving to Clustered DOT? Four Things to Know Before You Go

About a year ago, I blogged about why I thought you should be excited about NetApp® Data ONTAP® 8 Clustered Data ONTAP software (cDOT). For you early adopters who migrated, you’re reaping rewards like unified storage, data efficiency, data protection and more. For those of you who are still on the fence, there’s never been […]

Flash-optimized storage with XtremIO: Cost and efficiency benefits that could work for you

Flash-optimized storage platforms have promised to transform the datacenter for some time now.  EMC’s XtremIO is delivering on that promise by leveraging storage efficiency features that make all flash data centers a reality. So why all the hype in the storage industry around flash-optimized storage, and where does XtremIO fit in? Flash versus convention Solid […]

Free Hadoop….pun intended!

Guest Blogger: John Nishikawa Director, Business Development & Alliances free (adjective, verb, adverb) – to make free; release from imprisonment; to unlock your data free (adjective, verb, adverb) – no charge; Isilon HDFS license key Isilon is the #1 Enterprise Shared Storage Provider for Hadoop. We have more customers and more capacity in our […]

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