It wasn’t that many years ago that “snapshotting vs. backup” had the same kind of fervor in IT debates that some American political discussions have today, or religion, or any other media-infused divisive issue. Sidenote: my favorite of these incite-ful battlegrounds is still to enter a filled room and shout “Tape is Dead” (which it [...]
This week at HP Discover 2012, HP announced StoreOnce Catalyst as a software accelerator (API toolset) that enables its HP StoreOnce backup appliances to achieve up to 100TB/hour in backups – and in restores, too! Along with support for HP’s own Data Protector 7 (also announced at Discover), the StoreOnce family supports Symantec NetBackup and [...]
This week, ESG Lab published its Lab Report on the new Riverbed Steelhead EX + Granite.
It was a privilege to work with two ESG Lab Engineers, Tony Palmer and Ajen Johan, to do some hands-on with the new Riverbed technologies.
To me, the really cool part of Granite is how it changes some presumptions [...]
Yesterday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the availability of its AWS Storage Gateway, which acts as an iSCSI target, delivered as a virtual appliance. On-premise servers can connect to the iSCSI device and store their data locally, with snapshots being stored in the Amazon S3 cloud-storage environment.
This announcement coincides with the publishing of ESG’s [...]
Last month, ESG Lab released its Lab Report on Dell Compellent Storage Center 5.4.
Click here to read the ESG Lab Report on Dell Compellent Storage Center 5.4.
This project was interesting to me not only because of the technology itself, but because it was the first ESG Lab project that I had the opportunity [...]
No, I didn’t do a typo and mean to say “Every Windows Server has an iSCSI Initiator”
And it may only be a slight exaggeration when I say “Every“.
But did you know that your Windows Server 2008 R2 server can also be an iSCSI Target? I didn’t.
Typically, one thinks of an iSCSI Target [...]
Am not sure whether to shout “Woo Hoo” or “Finally" … but am going with “Woooo Hooo”.
ISO and VHD files are a wonderful container for files, until you actually need just one.
Prior to Windows 8, you could risk downloading shareware (with and without malware) to mount ISOs, which was really risky because [...]
Congratulations to my friends at Dell for their launch of storage appliances that are powered by Windows Storage Server 2008.
This is a great example of what happens with the partnership of Microsoft with a server manufacturer.
In this case, instead of simply pre-installing Windows Server and a standard Dell PowerEdge server (which [...]
This is a very good day to be in storage and a Windows network administrator – because HP just announced that they are shipping storage appliances that are powered by Windows Storage Server 2008. For more on the WSS08 release last month, check out these blogs:
May 5 – Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 [...]
I get this question every once in a while – so I thought I would offer my perspective on this.
To answer that, let me do a short reminder of what a Windows Storage Server is:
We started with the mainstream Windows Server operating system – and tune it from being the industry-leading general [...]