Network-attached Storage - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2127 en Review: Netgear's ReadyData makes a splash with flash http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-netgears-readydata-makes-splash-flash-237805?source=rss_network-attached_storage <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ed_choice_small.gif" alt="Netgear ReadyDATA 5200" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>Netgear's ReadyNAS appliances may be the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-4-nas-appliances-deliver-big-storage-cheap-236176">most polished entry-level NAS products</a> on the market.</p> Data Center Storage iSCSI Network-attached Storage Network Storage Solid State Drives Data Center Storage Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 237805 at http://www.infoworld.com Storage on a budget: GlusterFS shines in open source storage http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/storage-budget-glusterfs-shines-in-open-source-storage-237042?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>One alternative to buying expensive storage-area networks or other hardware-based dedicated storage is to deploy open source storage software on existing server hardware. For this test, we evaluated three such open source storage products: GlusterFS 3.3, Ceph 0.72, and Apache Hadoop 2.2.0.</p> Data Center Open Source Software Storage Network-attached Storage Storage Area Network Open Source Software Data Center Storage IDG Insider Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 237042 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: 4 NAS appliances deliver big storage cheap http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-4-nas-appliances-deliver-big-storage-cheap-236176?source=rss_network-attached_storage <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/storeinside_generic7_hp.jpg" alt="Review: 4 NAS appliances deliver big storage cheap" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Storage requirements are growing for everyone -- small offices, branch offices, and departmental workgroups included. On the flip side, so-called entry-level storage systems have never been more affordable, expandable, or capable.</p> Data Center Storage Network-attached Storage Data Center Storage Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 236176 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Dell Compellent storage delivers flash speeds at disk prices http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-dell-compellent-storage-delivers-flash-speeds-disk-prices-232424?source=rss_network-attached_storage <div id="image"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Dell-Compellent-Storage-Center.jpg" alt="Dell Compellent Storage Center" /></div> <p>The high speed of flash storage often makes it easy to justify its high price. But with Dell's new approach to flash tiering, that justification may no longer be necessary.</p> Data Center Storage Network-attached Storage Network Storage Solid State Drives Storage Area Network Data Center Storage Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 232424 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Software-based NAS offers free/low-cost storage http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/review-software-based-nas-offers-freelow-cost-storage-231678?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>Earlier this year we <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/reviews/2013/052813-nas-test-270147.html">tested Network Attached Storage</a> (NAS) appliances. Now we're reviewing software-based NAS that you can load onto your own equipment — whether it's a PC, server, virtual machine, or in the cloud.</p><p>We looked at FreeNAS, Openfiler, Open-E DSS, NexentaStor, and SoftNAS. All offer some sort of free solution or service, with some being fully open sourced.</p> Storage Network-attached Storage IDG Insider Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 231678 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: Box beats Dropbox -- and all the rest -- for business http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/review-box-beats-dropbox-and-all-the-rest-business-230288?source=rss_network-attached_storage <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Corporations_in_Cloud_hp.jpg" alt="Review: Box beats Dropbox -- and all the rest -- for business" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>In the beginning, there was Dropbox, and enterprises far and wide were appalled. How dare corporate and business users make use of a file sync and sharing service that's meant for consumers?</p> Cloud Computing Cloud Storage Network-attached Storage SaaS Cloud Computing Storage Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 230288 at http://www.infoworld.com VMware VSAN: Inside the revolutionary new approach to storage http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/vmware-vsan-inside-the-revolutionary-new-approach-storage-225962?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>A big part of the messaging delivered at EMC VMware's 10th annual <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/virtualization/vmworld-2013-networking-and-storage-take-center-stage-225563">VMworld trade show</a> last week surrounded <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/data-center/understanding-the-software-defined-data-center-225652">the software-defined data center</a>.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Storage Virtualization EMC VMware Storage Virtualization Network-attached Storage Solid State Drives Storage Area Network IDG Insider Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 225962 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: QNAP NAS meets XBMC media center http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/review-qnap-nas-meets-xbmc-media-center-222966?source=rss_network-attached_storage <div id="image"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/qnap-ts669l.jpg" alt="Review: QNAP NAS meets XBMC media center" /></div> <p>It's not often that you run across a device that is not only certified for VMware virtualization use, but can also play back HD content through an HDMI port to a television. QNAP's TS-669L can do exactly that -- and more.</p> Consumerization of IT Storage Network-attached Storage Storage Server Storage Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 222966 at http://www.infoworld.com Storage showdown: Data is safe with disaster-proof ioSafe http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/storage-showdown-data-safe-disaster-proof-iosafe-219514?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>We tested five network-attached storage (NAS) appliances, ranging from 4T to 18TB in capacity and targeted for small offices and businesses with up to 25 users. All are more or less in the same price range: about $700 to $2,000 with drives.</p> <p>Our participants were the D-Link Share Center Pro, Western Digital Sentinal DX4000, Thecus N4800Eco, Ctera C200, and ioSafe N2.</p> Data Center Networking Storage Network-attached Storage Data Center Networking IDG Insider Fri, 31 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 219514 at http://www.infoworld.com Storage administrators demand simplicity http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/storage-administrators-demand-simplicity-215162?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>The torrent of data that threatens to overwhelm many corporate IT departments has driven demand for new types of storage technology. Storage managers aren't asking for ever-larger, ever-more-complex boxes like those that play leading roles in traditional marketing campaigns and vendor bragfests.</p> <p>Storage managers need faster, higher-capacity hardware to keep up with volumes of data that nearly double every two years.</p> Data Center Storage Network-attached Storage Storage Management Data Center IDG Insider Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 215162 at http://www.infoworld.com What is Windows Storage Server? http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/what-windows-storage-server-213357?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>Windows Storage Server is a version of Windows Server that's licensed to OEMs for use in network-attached storage appliances.</p> Data Center Microsoft Windows Storage Windows Server Microsoft Windows Network-attached Storage Storage Server Data Center Storage Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 213357 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: HP brings sizzle to Windows Storage Server http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-hp-brings-sizzle-windows-storage-server-213243?source=rss_network-attached_storage <div id="tc-edit" style="padding: 4px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; width: 535px; height: 235px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/08TC-hp-storeeasy.gif" alt="Review: HP brings sizzle to Windows Storage Server" width="535" height="182" /></div><p>Reliable storage is a key building block for any enterprise application infrastructure. Traditionally, this translates into some type of network-attached storage (NAS) or storage area network (SAN).</p> Data Center Storage Windows Server Microsoft Windows iSCSI Network-attached Storage Storage Server Data Center Storage IDG Insider Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 213243 at http://www.infoworld.com Top 10 tech upgrades to make your small business run faster http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/top-10-tech-upgrades-make-your-small-business-run-faster-212194?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>If you run a small business, you know that things happen faster than they do in the corporate world. Thats all the more reason to make sure your technology is up to date and is able to keep up with you and your employees.</p> <p>If you're lucky enough to have extra funds in this year's IT budget, or if you're planning to invest in incremental improvements, here are 10 tech upgrades that will help your employees get things done faster in 2013.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Networking Storage Internet Cloud Storage Network-attached Storage Solid State Drives Wireless LAN Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:22:17 +0000 admin 212194 at http://www.infoworld.com EMC combines 'bring your own storage' with cloud-based file sharing http://www.infoworld.com/t/network-attached-storage/emc-combines-bring-your-own-storage-cloud-based-file-sharing-210864?source=rss_network-attached_storage <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Cloud_Performance_hp.jpg" alt="EMC combines 'bring your own storage' with cloud-based file sharing" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>EMC today revealed the latest fruits of its <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9227357/EMC_acquires_Syncplicity_for_cloud_file_management" target="_blank">acquisition of file-sharing service Syncplicity</a>, Cloud Computing Storage Cloud Storage Network-attached Storage Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:03:03 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 210864 at http://www.infoworld.com LaCie releases 20TB Thunderbolt RAID array http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/lacie-releases-20tb-thunderbolt-raid-array-210326?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>LaCie <a href="http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10604" target="_blank">announced Monday at CES</a> the 5big storage box, a RAID array with Thunderbolt that comes in 10TB and 20TB capacities. The LaCie 5big array comes with dual-core 2.13GHz Intel processors. The dual Thunderbolt ports, enabling users to daisy chain up to six Thunderbolt peripherals together.</p> Storage Hard Drives Network-attached Storage Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:44:43 +0000 admin 210326 at http://www.infoworld.com Lenovo, EMC both to sell EMC's small-business NAS devices http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/lenovo-emc-both-sell-emcs-small-business-nas-devices-210089?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>EMC and Lenovo Thursday <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/topix/20130103005691/en" target="_blank">extended a strategic partnership</a> to include sales of co-branded network-attached storage (NAS) devices to small and mid-sized businesses and corporate branch offices.</p> <p>The companies had created a joint venture called <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9229885/EMC_s_interest_in_China_servers_continues_to_grow" target="_blank">LenovoEMC</a> in August to build and sell servers storage systems, starting in China.</p> Storage Lenovo Network-attached Storage Thu, 03 Jan 2013 23:04:52 +0000 admin 210089 at http://www.infoworld.com Hitachi, EMC, and Fujitsu winners as storage market weakens http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/hitachi-emc-and-fujitsu-winners-storage-market-weakens-209140?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>Growth in the storage market slowed down during the third quarter, but vendors such as Hitachi, EMC and Fujitsu still had a good three months thanks in part to sales of high-end systems.</p> <p>Revenue totaled $5.3 billion in the third quarter, a 3.6 percent increase from revenue of $5.1 billion during the same period last year, making it the 12th consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth, market research company Gartner said on Thursday.</p> Storage The Industry Standard Dell Hewlett-Packard (HP) IBM Oracle Network-attached Storage Storage Management Technology Business Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:31:43 +0000 admin 209140 at http://www.infoworld.com NetApp adds clustering technology to OpenStack http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/netapp-adds-clustering-technology-openstack-204999?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>NetApp has contributed Data ONTAP 8 Clustering drivers to OpenStack, giving service providers and enterprises better resources when building private and public clouds based on the platform, it said on Monday.</p> <p>The addition of drivers for Data ONTAP 8 Clustering to OpenStack Folsom, the latest version of the open source cloud platform, allows organizations to automate management of NetApp storage pools, or clusters, and to scale the cloud infrastructure. That will in turn allow enterprises to increase storage efficiency and reduce disk and power needs, the company said.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Network-attached Storage OpenStack Private Cloud Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:22:54 +0000 admin 204999 at http://www.infoworld.com NAS appliances: Not just raw storage anymore http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/nas-appliances-not-just-raw-storage-anymore-204337?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p class="first">When we did a roundup of network-attached sstorage devices seven years ago, the products boasted an amazing (for the time) 1TB of disk space. This time around, we're testing six units that sport 8TB or larger storage capacities. While the disk space has exploded, the investment remains modest, sometimes at a lower actual dollar figure than the first batch back in 2005.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Data Explosion Networking Storage Network-attached Storage Servers Data Center Networking IDG Insider Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 204337 at http://www.infoworld.com HDS releases converged infrastructure platform http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/hds-releases-converged-infrastructure-platform-204401?source=rss_network-attached_storage <p>Storage vendor Hitachi Data Systems announced today that it is selling a pre-built infrastructure or a pre-tested reference architecture that combine servers, networks, storage, and management components that can be deployed in days.</p> <p>HDS's new <a href="http://www.hds.com/products/converged/hitachi-unified-compute-platform.html" target="_blank">Unified Compute Platform</a> (UCP) follows the lead of other bundled configurations from EMC its Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) Alliance, NetApp, Hewlett-Packard and Dell.</p> Computer Hardware Networking Storage Network-attached Storage Network Switch Servers Storage Management Storage Server Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:20:32 +0000 admin 204401 at http://www.infoworld.com