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Controlling cloud costs through flexible storage hardware and software

Software-defined storage and high-capacity drives give enterprises options for avoiding the hidden costs of public cloud.

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OpenStack may be a winner as enterprises turn to hybrid, private clouds

It is no surprise that many enterprises continue to favor private and hybrid cloud deployments over purely public solutions.

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How do I Measure the Workload on my Drives?

In my previous posts on hard drive performance modeling and performance acceleration with hybrid drives, I discussed how the workload seen by the drive impacts performance. In most cases, measurements will provide the most accurate characterization of the drive-level workload. In this post, I’ll…

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Facebook, Open Compute Project rethink cloud storage systems for better scalability

Fast, scalable and high-performing cloud storage is becoming more essential to enterprises each day. Although a hyperscale operator with exceptional needs, Facebook illustrates how a lot of companies are overhauling their storage systems to keep pace with rapidly rising volumes of data and evolving business requirements.

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Enterprises expect security, performance and scalability from cloud storage

Dropbox and others are trying to court enterprise users who have different expectations about security, performance and scalability in storage.

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How Online Interactive Visualization Offers the Best of Two Worlds

In this blog post, we will discuss the power of online visualization and a specific tool we use to that end, D3. The power of online visualization begins with the incredible image processing power of humans. In fact, our brain can process images at millisecond speeds. While this immense visual…

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New Seagate 6TB HDD renews debate about helium-filled drives

Are helium-filled hard drives the answer to the evolving cloud storage requirements of enterprises?

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Cloud hardware procurement evolves as enterprises manage more data

The emergence of enterprise-grade SSDs over the past few years has altered the economics of cloud storage. Enterprises are now mixing and matching storage media to get the right balance of cost and performance.

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Enterprises prefer private cloud for storage, file sharing and synchronization

Enterprises favor the private cloud for storage and file synchronization and sharing.

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What is the best way to predict system-level performance accurately and cost-efficiently?

System-level performance is one of the most important metrics that IT architects consider when they consider capacity expansions. There are several approaches available to estimate whether a storage system will provide acceptable performance to the user. Modeling system performance requires…

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