The Truth About Storage, Part Five

April 19, 2012 | by VIOLIN SYSTEMS

— Storage Horizons Blog — Another recent myth, the third in the Five myths and Half-truths series, is that RAID is dead or that RAID-6 is the answer to everything. Where did doing the math go? What about the economics here of wastage or doing the right thing for the right reasons? From distributed file… Continue Reading

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VirtReview: X-IO Hyper ISE Blows the Doors Off Benchmark Tests

April 10, 2012 | by VIOLIN SYSTEMS

“X-IO has a reputation for producing state-of-the-art storage products, and the star of the bunch is its Intelligent Storage Elements (ISE) and architecture, which is a tightly integrated storage environment, purpose-built to maximize performance and reliability.”

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The Truth About Storage, Part Four

March 07, 2012 | by VIOLIN SYSTEMS

— Storage Horizons Blog — Another myth, the second in the Five myths and Half-truths series, is that the ‘storage shelf’ or ‘drive tray’, or new ‘massively dense drive packages’ and servers with many HDDs are actually decent at preventing vibration and providing enough cooling for all the drives in the enclosure. THEY ARE NOT…. Continue Reading

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The Truth About Storage, Part Three

February 24, 2012 | by VIOLIN SYSTEMS

— Storage Horizons Blog — Five myths and Half-truths are my second installment that I’ll continue on the Storage Horizons blog in increasing depth, because I’m convinced that efficiency is key to Cloud computing being successful for tier1 applications as well as any new IT configuration where overall cost is now a metric in the… Continue Reading

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The Truth About Storage, Part Two

February 13, 2012 | by VIOLIN SYSTEMS

— Storage Horizons Blog — This blog is the second in a two-part series. First, let’s start with what storage is about. The fundamentals of storage are about: Performance to the application in the way of I/O and BW; System and component reliability; System availability; and Data protection/integrity. Storage is also about data management, which… Continue Reading

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The Truth About Storage, Part One

February 03, 2012 | by VIOLIN SYSTEMS

— Storage Horizons Blog — This blog is the first in a two-part series. The second part will uncover the truths, half-truths and myths about storage. I’ve been in the storage industry for more than 32 years with my team at XIO. Digital Equipment, Compaq, and Seagate were incredible places to learn a trade that… Continue Reading

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