Network Storage - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21654 en Review: Riverbed brings branch office storage back to the data center http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-riverbed-brings-branch-office-storage-back-the-data-center-238461?source=rss_network_storage <p>Usually when someone talks about "collapsing" something, images of toppling towers, imploding buildings, tumbling bridges, and other destruction come to mind. But when IT organizations are able to collapse server and storage resources back to the data center by removing hardware and admin chores from remote offices, that's a good thing.</p> Data Center Networking Storage FibreChannel iSCSI Network Storage Wide Area Networking Data Center Networking Storage IDG Insider Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 238461 at http://www.infoworld.com 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_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 Shhh! Don't tell IT how we send documents around here http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/shhh-dont-tell-it-how-we-send-documents-around-here-237651?source=rss_network_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/16TCdataleak_hp.jpg" alt="Shhh! Don't tell IT how we send documents around here" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Here's a good rule to go by: Don't ever <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/its-always-computing-101-in-tech-support-232023">underestimate users' tech experience</a>. your IT tales Database Administration IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Laptop PCs Network Management Network Storage Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 237651 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_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 Old NFS is the new darling in virtualization http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/old-nfs-the-new-darling-in-virtualization-228662?source=rss_network_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/virtualization_screen_hp.jpg" alt="Old NFS is the new darling in virtualization" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Some technologies work so well that they've become immortal -- not, perhaps, because they are perfect, but instead because newer technologies have not improved on their advantages enough to unseat them, even if they may make inroads.</p> Data Center Storage Virtualization Server Virtualization iSCSI Network Storage Data Center Storage Virtualization Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 228662 at http://www.infoworld.com Startup aims SDN technology at Cisco WANs http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/startup-aims-sdn-technology-cisco-wans-216398?source=rss_network_storage <p><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2012/081312-sdn-261600.html" target="_blank">SDNs</a> aren't just for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/data-center.html" target="_blank">data center</a> networks, despite the best-use-case-scenario arguments for network <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/092412-network-virtualization-guide-262645.html" target="_blank">virtualization</a> and <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/061812-openflow-260157.html" target="_blank">flow management</a> pervading the industry.</p> Storage Network Management Network Storage VPN Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:50:00 +0000 admin 216398 at http://www.infoworld.com Not sci-fi: A world where storage devices never fail http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/not-sci-fi-world-where-storage-devices-never-fail-211063?source=rss_network_storage <p>Last week, I wrote <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/good-bye-and-good-riddance-spinning-disk-210631" target="_blank">a piece on the future of storage</a>. My original title was "The post-storage world," though that was changed in edit and I did not see the change before the piece ran. The headline of "Good-bye -- and good riddance -- to spinning disk" didn't necessarily match the content, which was explicitly discussing what I termed the post-storage world: that is, a world without the constraints of today's storage mechanisms.</p> Data Center Storage Hard Drives Network Storage Data Center Storage Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 211063 at http://www.infoworld.com Juniper CEO talks software, recent challenges, and key future directions http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/juniper-ceo-talks-software-recent-challenges-and-key-future-directions-209494?source=rss_network_storage <p>Juniper Networks had a challenging 2012 as new product cycles were slow to take hold and global economic conditions took a toll on sales. The company also undertook a restructuring that saw 500 positions cut and the departure of four executive vice presidents.</p> Storage IDGE CEO Interview Series Network Storage IDG Insider Wed, 19 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 209494 at http://www.infoworld.com The 50 shades of the enterprise tech gray market http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/the-50-shades-of-the-enterprise-tech-gray-market-207297?source=rss_network_storage <p>Last week, I dug into a few of the benefits of <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/the-advantages-of-it-shoestring-budget-206777">buying IT gear from the gray market and working with less-expensive support contracts</a>. Although it's true that in working with less-supported (or unsupported) gear you take on a much larger share of the responsibility if things go wrong, you can also save an enormous pile of money.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Data Explosion Networking Storage Network Storage Risk Management Network Router Software Licensing Network Switch Servers Tech Support IDG Insider Mon, 19 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 207297 at http://www.infoworld.com HP aims three-part effort at network virtualization http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/hp-aims-three-part-effort-network-virtualization-200048?source=rss_network_storage <p>Hewlett-Packard is readying three new software capabilities that are designed to help enterprises pool their computing and storage resources across a network.</p> <p>The advances should make it easier for IT departments to link data centers spread around the world, shield multiple tenants' virtual machines from each other, and control storage from virtualized appliances.</p> Networking Storage Virtualization Hewlett-Packard (HP) Storage Virtualization Network Management Network Storage Network Tools Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:15:52 +0000 admin 200048 at http://www.infoworld.com How to choose the right iSCSI switch http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/how-choose-the-right-iscsi-switch-199339?source=rss_network_storage <p>I've written a few times about the many <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/build-bulletproof-network-ip-storage-192467">unexpected complexities involved in getting an IP storage network to work</a> optimally.</p> Data Explosion Networking Storage Network Architecture iSCSI Network-attached Storage Network Storage Network Switch Storage Fabric Networking Storage IDG Insider Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 199339 at http://www.infoworld.com iSCSI storage networking: What you need to know http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/iscsi-storage-networking-what-you-need-know-193355?source=rss_network_storage <p>Over the past two weeks, I've written about some of the commonly overlooked aspects <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/build-bulletproof-network-ip-storage-192467">of building a bulletproof IP storage network</a> and how to best <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/get-your-storage-network-right-nfs-193011">use that network with NFS</a>. This week, I'll show you the ins and outs of configuring iSCSI for performance and redundancy, as well as how it compares with NFS.</p> Data Explosion Server Virtualization iSCSI Network Storage Network Switch Storage Area Network IDG Insider Mon, 21 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 193355 at http://www.infoworld.com Why corporate cloud storage doesn't add up http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/why-corporate-cloud-storage-doesnt-add-186784?source=rss_network_storage <p>As IT continues in a zigzag path of figuring out what to do with this "cloud" stuff, it seems that some companies are getting ahead of themselves. In particular, the concept of outsourcing storage to a cloud provider puzzles me. I can see some benefits in other cloud services (though I still find the trust aspect difficult to reconcile), but full-on cloud storage offerings don't make sense outside of some rare circumstances.</p> Computer Hardware Data Center Cloud Storage Network Storage Cloud Computing Tue, 21 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 186784 at http://www.infoworld.com Enabling multisite file access with the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/enabling-multisite-file-access-the-cloud-177452?source=rss_network_storage <p>If you run a multisite network, one of the most irritating problems to deal with is handling large amounts of distributed file-sharing data. The simplest and most often used solution is to place file servers or NAS devices at each site to handle local file sharing duties. But this has serious drawbacks.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Storage Backup and Recovery Cloud Storage Network-attached Storage Network Storage Cloud Computing Storage Virtualization IDG Insider Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 177452 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat Gluster, the cloud storage monster http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/red-hat-gluster-the-cloud-storage-monster-176850?source=rss_network_storage <p>Earlier this month, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/red-hat-fills-cloud-storage-gap-gluster-acquisition-175447">Red Hat announced it had acquired Gluster</a>, developer of the GlusterFS open source file system and the Gluster Storage Platform software stack.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Explosion Data Management Open Source Software Storage Cloud Storage Storage Virtualization High-Performance Computing Network-attached Storage Network Storage Private Cloud Cloud Computing Storage Virtualization IDG Insider Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Prigge 176850 at http://www.infoworld.com Red Hat fills cloud storage gap with Gluster acquisition http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/red-hat-fills-cloud-storage-gap-gluster-acquisition-175447?source=rss_network_storage <p>Red Hat announced it's paying $136 million to acquire <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/qa-gluster-provides-platform-open-source-storage-virtualization-108">Gluster</a>, a startup founded in 2005 with the goal of simplifying storage using open source software and commodity hardware. The company appropriately gets its name from a combination of the words "GNU" and "cluster."</p> Virtualization Red Hat Server Virtualization M&A Network Storage Cloud Computing Storage Mon, 10 Oct 2011 18:16:04 +0000 David Marshall 175447 at http://www.infoworld.com Brocade developing 32-Gigabit Fibre Channel storage http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/brocade-developing-32-gigabit-fibre-channel-storage-944?source=rss_network_storage <p>Brocade Technologies, which announced 16Gbps Fibre Channel products on Monday, is already working on a 32Gbps version and expects to have it on the market within three years.</p> <p>Other vendors are moving toward Ethernet as a common storage and LAN interconnect, with 40Gbps and 100Gbps generations recently standardized. But while Brocade offers a growing range of Ethernet products, it also plans to continue developing Fibre Channel, a specialized protocol for storage in which the company has a dominant market position.</p> Data Center Networking Storage Network Storage Network Switch Wed, 04 May 2011 12:24:52 +0000 admin 159944 at http://www.infoworld.com InfoWorld review: Superior storage for small networks http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/infoworld-review-superior-storage-small-networks-160?source=rss_network_storage <p>The Netgear ReadyNAS series of network attached storage units serve as a prime example of how the industry has changed over the years. They were originally a product of Infrant Technologies, a veteran of mainframe disk subsystems that poured decades of serious storage experience into the small drive system for SMBs. Nearly four years into Infrant's acquisition by Netgear in May 2007, the ReadyNAS line now stretches from SOHO to enterprise NAS.</p> Data Center Storage Network-attached Storage Network Storage Data Center Storage IDG Insider Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 154160 at http://www.infoworld.com InfoWorld review: Rack-mount QNAP storage server packs a wallop http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/infoworld-review-rack-mount-qnap-storage-server-packs-wallop-158?source=rss_network_storage <p>There's an area of the NAS landscape where the lines between consumer and corporate use are blurred. While high-end NAS arrays cost plenty of money, they also provide essential features like redundant power supplies and superior performance. At the lower end are the truly consumer-grade devices that might seem like they'll work in a corporate environment but fall short of meeting the essentials critical to infrastructures. They are, however, very cheap.</p> Data Center Data Explosion Storage Network-attached Storage Network Storage Storage Server IDG Insider Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 152158 at http://www.infoworld.com