IT - Storage

Storage Virtualization
Enterprise Storage Forum, October 4th, 2019
Storage virtualization runs on multiple storage devices and makes them appear as if they were a single storage pool, greatly increasing efficiency and manageability

"Storage virtualization is the technology of abstracting physical data storage resources to make them appear as if they were a centralized resource. Virtualization masks the complexities of managing resources in memory, networks, servers and storage.

Storage virtualization runs on multiple storage devices, making them appear as if they were a single storage pool. Pooled storage devices can be from different vendors and networks. The storage virtualization engine identifies available storage capacity from multiple arrays and storage media, aggregates it, manages it and presents it to applications..."


4 leaders: Dell EMC, IBM, Qumulo and Scality, and Pure Storage most visionary

"Gartner, Inc. just released its Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for 2019 and again it contains some surprises.

The team of authors changes one more time as John McArthur is replaced by Chandra Mukhyala and the two others, Julia Palmer and Raj Bala, already contributed to the 2018 edition.

The first comment is why Gartner continues to mix file and object storage. In that case, why not rename this Magic Quadrant Unstructured Data Storage?

Gartner maintains incomplete definition for distributed file system as they continue to say that such file system uses a single parallel model. In fact, it exists some distributed file system not parallel at all..."


Key pitfalls in data storage include silos, under-utilisation, backup and disaster recovery, plus neglect of skills and application requirements. We ask analysts how to avoid them

"Enterprise storage deployments always involve risk and potential pitfalls.

Upgrading hardware, switching suppliers, or changing backup and recovery processes can expose production systems to disruption, failure and data loss.

But set against this is the need to invest in data storage..."


Top Fibre Channel Hardware
Enterprise Storage Forum, October 4th, 2019
The leaders in the Fibre Channel storage market offer multiple classes of hardware that help organizations to build and enable Storage Area Networks (SAN) deployments.

"The Fibre Channel storage market includes multiple classes of hardware that help organizations to build and enable Storage Area Networks (SAN) deployments.

In recent years, the market for Fibre Channel technologies has consolidated - somewhat - as companies have been acquired, reducing the number of vendors in the space. Though consolidation has occurred, Fibre Channel remains a cornerstone of the enterprise data storage market..."

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