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 George Crump

Profile of George Crump

President, Storage Switzerland
News & Commentary Posts: 361
George Crump is president and founder of Storage Switzerland, an IT analyst firm focused on the storage and virtualization segments. With 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for datacenters across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, and SAN. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland, he was CTO at one the nations largest storage integrators, where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection. George is responsible for the storage blog on InformationWeek's website and is a regular contributor to publications such as Byte and Switch, SearchStorage, eWeek, SearchServerVirtualizaiton, and SearchDataBackup.
Articles by George Crump

The Passive Primary Storage Tier

4/4/2011
Primary storage, especially the storage that supports file based data, is challenging to deal with. In most environments file based data, data created by office productivity and rich media applications can number in the double digit TB's, can bring backup applications to a crawl and cause countless retention issues. The challenge is that 80% or more of this data had an active life span of a month but can't be deleted "just in case". What is needed is to create a passive tier of primary stora

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Dealing With Peak Storage I/O

4/1/2011
A peak in storage I/O occurs when an application suddenly has a spike of I/O requests to and from the storage device. Prior to virtualization we sized servers that applications ran on and the storage infrastructure that those servers used specifically for those peak times. This means that most of the time those servers sat idle. Thanks to virtualization, we can't size hosts to handle the load if all its VMs peaked.

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Collecting The SSD Garbage

3/28/2011
Solid state storage (SSS) is the performance alternative to mechanical hard disk drives (HDD). Flash memory, thanks to its reduced cost compared to DRAM, has become the primary way the (SSS) is delivered. Suppliers of flash systems, especially in the enterprise, have to overcome two flash deficiencies that, as we discussed in our last entry, will cause unpredictable performance and reduce reliability.

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Understanding SSD Vendor Talk

3/25/2011
If you are either evaluating or getting ready to evaluate investing in solid state storage for your data center you are going to be faced with learning a new language, confronted with a new set of specs and a new set of debate around what features are most important. This will be the first entry in a series that will give you the decoder ring to understanding what Solid State Disk (SSD) vendors are talking about and what statistics are most important.

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Storage Performance Challenges In Virtualized Environments

3/15/2011
The storage infrastructure that supports a virtualized server environment can quickly become a roadblock to expansion. As the project grows, server virtualization places new performance and scaling demands on storage that many IT professionals have not had to deal with in the past. In this entry we will cover some of the causes of the problems and in upcoming entries we will discuss how to overcome those problems.

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Establishing Tiered Recovery Points

3/9/2011
Our last entry introduced the concept of tiered recovery points. In this entry we will go into more detail about tiered recovery points. There are typically three types of recovery points you want; instant or close to it, also know as high availability. Within a few hours via some sort of disk or tape backup and finally recovering something old, an archive. Each of these tiers need to be established and

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Dealing With Recovery Transfer Time

3/7/2011
In our last entry we discussed lessons to be learned from the Gmail crash. In an upcoming entry we'll cover establishing the tiered recovery points. These three tiers of recovery; high availability (HA), backup and archive provide a similar goal; application availability. What separates them is the time it takes to put the data back in place so the application can return to service. Dealing with recove

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What We Can Learn From The Gmail Crash

3/2/2011
Google's Gmail had a glitch introduced that caused 30,000 users or so to loose email, chat and contacts from their Gmail accounts. The cause appears to be a bug in a software update. The current piling on by some storage vendors is humorous. As my mother used to say "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". Instead of doing that, lets learn from this experience so we can keep this from

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Automatic Storage Optimization

3/1/2011
It will come as no shock to any storage manager that the capacity of the data that you need to store is growing. The problem is that your budget is not, or at least not as fast as your need for storage. The speed of growth also means that traditional techniques may no longer be effective. You need the storage system to just handle it, in other words storage optimization needs to be automatic.

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The Downsides Of OpenFCoE

2/25/2011
A few weeks ago I wrote an entry about software based Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) called Open FCoE being offered by Intel. The immediate responses were questions asking if this is a sign of the end for the hardware based HBA providers? Open FCoE has a lot of promise but the downsides of OpenFCoE prove that it may not be for everyone.

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Solving Scale Out Storage's Dark Side

2/22/2011
In a recent entry we discussed a concern with scale out storage, making sure the utilization of processing, power and resources remains efficient. The last thing you want is a storage system that, while it can scale to limitless capacity, also requires limitless power and data center floor space? The good news is that some vendors are aware of these concerns and have some solutions for you to consider.

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Building Storage Proof Applications

2/17/2011
A storage system failure where more drives have failed then the RAID protection scheme will cover you from or where the storage software itself has crashed is a disaster. The amount of work required to return the system to service can be daunting and applications are likely to experience downtime, in some cases that time can be significant. We have to start working on building storage proof applications.

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What If Storage Hardware Mattered?

2/15/2011
It seems like every week I speak to a storage hardware company that informs me that they are really a software company. What they typically mean by this is that they are trying to differentiate themselves by the software capabilities that they put on top of the storage hardware more so than the actual hardware itself. This means that the hardware is basic. The reality is we need great hardware manufacturers more than ever.

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Does Scale Out Storage Have A Dark Future?

2/10/2011
Scale Out Storage, also called Clustered Storage or Grid Storage, are storage systems that claim to achieve near limitless scale and performance by adding nodes to a storage platform when you need more performance or capacity. The storage industry, not necessarily the user community, is stumbling over itself to have a product offering in this space. There is a lot to like about the scale out storage model but it does have its downsides.

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What If FCoE Were Free?

2/8/2011
Intel recently announced Open FCoE, a software implementation of the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol that had only previously been available in expensive Converged Network Adapters (CNA) desinged to work on standard Ethernet hardware. Assuming that you use 10GbE LAN on Motherboard (LOM), which we discussed in our Post a Comment

Should You Be Paying For Data Services?

2/4/2011
In a recent entry I brought up the idea of free data services. What if you could get features like snapshots, replication or thin provisioning for free or almost free? The reality is that except for a few lawsuits most vendors that offer complete hardware and software solutions aren't showing a lot of concern. What they are doing is raising the bar to make their offerings more attractive than the softwar

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10GbE Storage And The SME

2/2/2011
Most of the server vendors have announced that before the end of 2011 they will be providing servers with 10GbE built into the motherboard. This LAN on motherboard (LOM) approach is something that storage vendors, maybe more so than networking vendors, need to be paying attention to as it will provide high performance storage access to the masses.

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Backup Deduplication 2.0 Needs Better RAID

1/31/2011
As we wrap up our series on what is needed in the next generation of backup deduplication devices, one of the key needs is going to be a better drive protection capability. Today most deduplication systems leverage RAID to provide that drive protection, however as capacities increase, RAID rebuild times are going to get worse. Vendors need to provide a better solution.

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Deduplication 2.0 - Recovery Performance

1/25/2011
"It's all about recovery", you'll here it in almost every sales presentation by a backup vendor. That advice holds true for backup deduplication devices as well. A common mistake is to assume that because deduplication products, most often disk based, that they also offer the best recovery performance. This is not always the case and as we move into the next dedupe era it has to improve.

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How Careful Do You Need To Be With Cloud Storage? - Security

1/21/2011
Developing a cloud storage strategy is moving to the top of many IT managers project lists. How to use cloud storage and what applications or processes could benefit the most from the use of cloud storage are key questions to answer. One mantra that keeps coming up is "you have to be careful" with cloud storage rollouts. Really? What makes cloud storage so risky that it requires this extra caution?

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Backup Deduplication 2.0 - Density

1/19/2011
As we continue our requirements for the next era of backup deduplication, the next important area for improvement is in the denseness of systems. This means more raw capacity in less physical space. While getting sufficient power to the data center is a problem for some data centers, the lack of available data center floor space is becoming a problem for even more of them. Backup deduplication systems need to help address that pain by increasing density.

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Backup Deduplication 2.0 - Power Savings

1/17/2011
In our last entry we opened a discussion of what is needed as we move into the next era of backup deduplication and focused on integration to backup software. Another area that is becoming increasingly important is to be able to lower the power requirements that disk backup deduplication hardware requires. Power is a pressing issue in the data center and disk backup systems need to address those concerns

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Backup Deduplication 2.0 - Integration

1/13/2011
Deduplication has moved from a risky hard to explain technology to one that is almost expected by customers from a disk backup device. Next generation backup deduplication systems are going to require a new set of capabilities to make them more than just disk backup. They will have to integrate with the backup software, begin to provide power management, and there needs to be a greater focus on recovery performance.

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Desktop Virtualization And Local Storage - Just Say No

1/10/2011
There is an ongoing debate about what type of storage is best to use to support desktop virtualization solutions, especially in small to medium sized implementations. Storage is one of the most expensive parts of a desktop virtualization project and as a result anything you can do to drive cost out of the storage purchase is going to make desktop virtualization economics work better. This leads some to advocate local storage.

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Virtual WAN Optimization

1/6/2011
Returning to our discussion on virtual appliances one of the areas where we are seeing a lot of use of virtual appliance technology is in the WAN optimization market. WAN optimization has been atop the project list whiteboard for many data center managers. WAN connectivity is expensive. By optimizing utilization of the WAN you can either lower your WAN connectivity bill or at least delay the need to upgr

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Mixing Tiers And Mixing Vendors In A Virtualized Environment

1/4/2011
VMware's Storage VMotion is a tool that brings the capabilities of virtual server migration to storage. Without interrupting users virtual machine data can be moved from one storage platform to another. It allows you to mix storage tiers and vendors more easily than in a non-virtualized environment. The missing link with this capability is all it can do is move data you need to know where to put that virtual machine.

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Why All The Big Deals?

12/22/2010
Have you noticed that there seems to be a lot more "big" deals when it comes to storage acquisitions lately? Dell-Compellent, EMC-Isilon, HP-3PAR, EMC-Data Domain. This is not to say that there hasn't been smaller deals and part of the reason for the increase in big deals is perception, there is more to discuss which generates more press. There is however strategic reasoning behind the increase in larger deals.

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What If Data Services Were Free?

12/21/2010
Data services is my term for the storage software that most storage hardware vendors include to make their hardware a solution. The capabilities of these software applications include the basics like volume provisioning and advanced features like file services, snapshots, thin provisioning and replication. What if you could get these software functions for free and apply them to the hardware of your choice?

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What Disaster Are You Planning For?

12/14/2010
When the subject of disaster recovery comes up many IT professionals' minds immediately flash to an epic event like a fire, hurricane, tornado or earthquake. While this is fine for a point of reference, what about planning for the more mundane disaster? These simple disasters can often cost you as much in revenue and brand reputation than their larger alternatives.

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Is The Storage Industry Consolidated?

12/10/2010
There have long been predictions that the storage industry would consolidate down to three or four vendors. A few weeks ago EMC made a bid to buy Isilon and yesterday Dell made a bid to buy Compellent for $876 million dollars. These deals come on the heels of the dramatic HP - Dell bidding war over 3PAR. Is the storage industry consolidated? Not even close.

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Why 2010 Will Make 2011 The Year Of SSD

12/8/2010
In technology we are always looking for next year to be the year of something. Reality is that most technologies don't establish themselves in a single year, but 2011 could be the year that solid state storage makes significant inroads into the enterprise data center and that work will be because of what was done in 2010.

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What Appliances Should Be Virtualized?

12/3/2010
In our last entry we discussed the value of virtual appliances and how they might be a better option for the data center than stand alone appliances are today. If you agree that there is value in leveraging the virtual infrastructure for appliances then the next step is to decide which appliances make the most sense to be virtualized.

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The Value Of Virtual Appliances

12/1/2010
Vendors created the appliance market by delivering their software applications pre-installed on standalone servers. The goal was to simplify installation for the users and to make support easier thanks to the consistent hardware platform. The downside to appliances is that there is an added hardware cost and when performance needs to be upgraded it often requires a new appliance. These issues can be addressed by leveraging server virtualization to create virtual appliances.

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Are You Ready For High Speed Storage Interfaces?

11/29/2010
A new wave of high speed storage interfaces is on the way offering improved storage I/O performance To see the expected performance improvement you have to do more than simply add drives with the new interface and install a host bus adapter in the server, you have to make sure every link in the I//O chain is ready.

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Does SSD Make Sense In The Small Data Center?

11/22/2010
Solid State Storage is often thought of as being used in one of two extremes. Either in the high end enterprise to acceleration databases or in the consumer netbook, smartphone market. The truth is that solid state storage can be used in a wide variety of applications in businesses of all sizes. The small data center with two to three servers should not exclude SSD from it's consideration.

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Server Virtualization's Encapsulation And Its Impact On Backup

11/19/2010
In our last entry we discussed how the encapsulation of the millions of files that make up a single server into a single file has changed what we expect from storage and the network infrastructure. The same encapsulation may have an even more dramatic impact on data protection that will fundamentally change the way you protect and recover data. It may also change who the 'go to' data protection vendors a

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Server Virtualization's Encapsulation And Its Impact On Storage

11/18/2010
To say that server virtualization changes everything is an understatement. In storage though I don't think we understand or give credit to just how much of a game changer storage virtualization really is. For storage managers and backup administrators it has brought new capabilities, new requirements and new problems to solve.

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SSD Lessons From The iPad

11/15/2010
In their latest quarterly filings Apple stated that they have sold over 4.2 million iPads, exceeding most people's expectations. So popular is the iPad that Apple is taking some of the lessons learned on the product and incorporating them into their next generation of notebooks starting with the MacBook Air. One of those lessons is how Apple is integrating Solid State Disk (SSD) into the product line. Enterprise storage manufacturers need to pay attention and learn a lesson.

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Forget FCoE - The War Is About Convergence

11/12/2010
There has been a lot written about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) the last few years but FCoE was merely an initial skirmish in the battle for the infrastructure. The major systems manufacturers are all placing their bets on everything over Ethernet and that is were the battle will be waged. 2011 may not be the year that you implement a converged infrastructure but it may be the year you decide which vendors you are going to use for convergence.

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How To Get High Performance Cloud Storage

11/8/2010
One of the challenges with cloud storage is the connection between you and the storage. For almost everyone it is going to be slower than what is available within the data center. This performance difference does not mean a more limited use of cloud storage, it means that greater intelligence is needed to load data into the cloud. With that intelligence cloud storage could be leveraged for even the most demanding of applications.

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An Optimize Once Storage Optimization Strategy

11/5/2010
Storage optimization technologies like compression and deduplication have reduced the capacity requirements of many processes within the data center, most noticeably backup. When these data sets need to move between storage types though much of this optimization is lost. For storage optimization to achieve broad adoption it must move beyond just saving hard drive space. It has to increase data center efficiency and only optimize once.

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Is Cloud Storage Fluffy?

11/3/2010
Before continuing with our look at how to use cloud storage in your business, we need to take a quick detour and discuss if cloud storage is a legitimate platform to begin with. The term in a recent comment that was used to describe cloud storage is fluffy. I find that not only is cloud storage a tangible technology, it is something that businesses of all sizes should be leveraging in some form.

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RAID Rebuilds Will Kill The Hard Disk

11/1/2010
We've written about it before as have others. RAID rebuild times continue to increase and as they do the very technology that made the hard drive safe for the enterprise thirty years ago may now be its undoing. The time it takes to rebuild a drive, measured in double digit hours if not days, has a critical impact on performance and data reliability. The work arounds may lead you to solid state disk faster than you originally planned.

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The Futility Of A Single Storage Platform

10/28/2010
Every storage supplier wants to be your only vendor. It sounds like a good idea. It would simplify storage management, simplify purchasing and make it easier to train new IT staff and protect you if the current staff has some turnover. While meeting with users at SNW Europe, I was reminded just how futile of a goal this really is.

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What Business Data Should Be In The Cloud?

10/25/2010
In our last entry we discussed different ways that you can move data into the cloud, something I call onramps. In theory the ability now exists to put all your data types on a cloud storage platform, but is that the right choice for your business? How do you determine which data you should put in the cloud?

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How To Get Data To The Cloud: Onramps

10/22/2010
As we discussed in our last entry, deciding when to use cloud storage is an important decision that data center mangers are now trying to make. While adding the capabilities to your own software was an early approach most were waiting for an easier way to get to the cloud and it comes in the form of software that allows near seamless access. We call these onramps.

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How To Use Cloud Storage

10/20/2010
This entry kicks off a new series on cloud storage. In this series we will look at cloud storage and what it means from a number of different view points; the storage manufactures, the service providers, the providers of the tools that onramps data to the cloud and of course the people that will actually use cloud storage. This first set of entries will look at you the users and provides some ideas on how you can use cloud storage.

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Disk Backup Challenges

10/18/2010
In most enterprises, disk is looked to as a cure for all your backup woes. The goal of adding disk to the process is to reduce backup windows, improve recovery windows and make the whole process more reliable. Reality is though that while it does help the situation it seldom cures the backup problem and fails to fully address any of these problems.

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Selecting Storage For Server Virtualization - Capacity

10/12/2010
In this entry we will return to our series on selecting storage solutions for the virtualized server environment focusing now on dealing with capacity, storing the virtual server images and all their related data. For most environments shared storage is a presumed need, but making sure you purchase a system that can scale to meet future capacity requirements is critical.

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Desktop Virtualization's Storage Challenges - Data Preservation

10/7/2010
One of the biggest potential problems that desktop virtualization brings to a data center is the change to the data protection process. Often the assumption is that when the move to desktop virtualization happens the data center will protect the newly virtualized laptops/desktops. If that hadn't been the case before, the impact of the storage requirements of the virtual desktop may take the backup administrator off-guard.

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Which SSD Integration Method Is Best

10/6/2010
As we continue our series on determining the best solid state storage system makes the most sense for your environment, another area to discuss is what integration method is best. In other words once the solid state storage is installed how will you get data to it and from it?

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Desktop Virtualization And Storage - Dealing With The Cost

10/1/2010
In this entry we continue our series on Desktop Virtualization and the challenges it creates for the storage infrastructure. Today we focus on the problem of cost. As I mentioned in the opening entry of this series, cost is always a big concern. You are taking your least expensive storage, desktops and laptops, and more than likely putting it on your most expensive, shared storage. How do you keep cost

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Ready For Primary Cloud Storage?

9/29/2010
Cloud storage has moved out of the experimental mode and into some form of production for many organizations. To date most of the use cases are either to backup data to the cloud or to archive data to the cloud. Now though the move is on to provide leverage the cloud for primary data storage. If successful it could change the way many businesses buy storage.

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Integrating The SSD Appliance

9/27/2010
The SSD Appliance or Memory Array applies to storage systems that are designed from the ground up to only be used with solid state storage. They are often focused on storage I/O performance and solid state integrity more so than providing storage services like snapshots or replication. In this entry we will look at when does it make sense to use these products instead of adding SSD to an existing storage system or going all out and buying a new solid state storage system.

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What Solid State Form Factor Is Best - Integration

9/24/2010
Returning to our Solid State Form factor series; this entry we are going to begin the discussion about solid state integration. There are really two parts of the integration discussion; how will you integrate solid state disk into your storage infrastructure and the other is how will your vendor integrate solid state disk into their storage system? We'll tackle the vendor issue first since it may directl

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Virtual Desktops And Storage - Dealing With Boot Storms

9/21/2010
Virtual desktop environments are different than virtual server environments when discussing performance. To the virtual desktop environment we need to be able to provide acceptable performance consistent, but moderate, performance throughout the day to a set of endpoints (desktops and laptops) that have similar I/O patterns. This is different than server virtualization which has highly random I/O patterns and needs very high performance at peak moments throughout the day.

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Desktop Virtualization And The Storage Challenges It Creates

9/17/2010
As server virtualization becomes more widespread desktop virtualization is quickly becoming the next big project that IT Managers have on their white board. As with any new IT project it has the opportunity to bring added flexibility and cost savings to the organization while at the same time increasing IT efficiency. However like server virtualization before desktop virtualization brings a whole new set of storage challenges.

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Which Solid State Disk Is Best? Part IV

9/15/2010
The next step in deciding which solid state storage is best for your environment is to understand how you are going to use solid state disk. I moved this ahead of how to integrate solid state disk into your environment because knowing how you are going to use solid state disk may impact how you choose to implement it.

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The DeDupe Performance Boost

9/10/2010
Deduplication is the elimination of redundant data typically associated with optimizing storage utilization. I've spent some time lately defending our stance that deduplication in primary storage can be done without a performance penalty. What is not often discussed is that there is also the potential for a performance gain when using deduplication that may outweigh the resources costs associated with the process.

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What Solid State Storage Form Factor Is Best? Part II

9/9/2010
As discussed in an earlier entry, there are three basic types of solid state form factors available in the market today; PCIe as we discussed last entry, Solid State Disks, which we will cover in this entry and Solid State Appliances also called Memory Arrays which we will cover next. We'll conclude this series with a discussion in integration methods that storage vendors are using to implement solid sta

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Are Clouds Real?

9/7/2010
The theme last week at VMworld was "Virtual Roads, Actual Clouds" which begs the question, are we really to a point that clouds are real? The answer, as always, is "it depends". The determent is dependent on where you sit and what your angle of view is, but for the most part clouds are more real for more businesses than they ever were.

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vStorage API Spreads Its Wings

9/2/2010
The goal for VMware is to virtualize as much of the data center as possible. This goal can only be reached by increasing virtual machine (VM) density per physical server. The roadblock to high VM density per host is storage performance and data protection. Much of the focus of VMworld was addressing those issues through more vendors adopting the use of the vStorage API set.

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Buy Storage From A Storage Vendor

8/27/2010
As a company gets larger it becomes increasingly difficult for it to innovate and storage is a market that thrives on innovation. It has not become commoditized like the server market despite multiple predictions to the contrary. Server vendors have repeatedly bought their way into storage attracted by the higher margins. My recommendation is to resist and buy your storage from a storage only, or at least mostly, vendor.

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What Solid State Storage Form Factor Is Best?

8/25/2010
Solid state storage comes in several form factors. Each has its value to both suppliers and to users of the technology. In the data center there seems to be three popular choices emerging; solid state disk drives, PCIe solid state cards and solid state appliances or memory arrays. Choosing the right one for your environment is critical in making sure that you get the most out of your solid state investment.

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What Storage Is Best For Server Virtualization, Part II

8/24/2010
In my last entry and the first part of this series we discussed some of the key capabilities to look for when selecting a server virtualization strategy, but as a friend of mine pointed out I never really declared one storage type the best. In this entry we will start to give you some steps to follow in making that selection.

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What Storage Is Best For Server Virtualization?

8/19/2010
One of the biggest challenges to expanding a virtual server infrastructure is dealing with the storage challenges that often come with the deployment. The way storage is used in the virtual infrastructure is unlike most use cases. In this environment we want the same storage area to be accessed by almost every connecting server and each of those servers may have dozens of workloads trying to access that storage at the same time.

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Is Dell Set To Become A Storage Juggernaut?

8/16/2010
Dell today announced its intention to buy 3PAR. Assuming for a moment that everything goes through and Dell is successful at the integration strategy they suddenly become a force to be reckoned with in the storage industry. The combination of 3PAR, EqualLogic, Ocarina Networks all supported by Perot Services makes for a compelling combination.

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The Value Of Bursting

8/13/2010
Having things burst in the data center does not seem like a very good idea but the term really applies to allowing components of the data center to expand on the fly when there is a peak load and then contract when it has passed. The value of bursting is that it will allow you not to have to design infrastructures for the norm not the worst case, saving capital.

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Cleaning The Digital Dump

8/11/2010
One of the challenges that IT faces is getting rid of all old unused files that are clogging up primary storage. Primary storage can have data on it that has not been modified or even opened for years. The challenge is how do you deal with the digital dump, especially since most IT people don't have the authority to delete other peoples files?

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Does Every Data Center Need Storage?

8/6/2010
As a business grows it reaches a size where it needs servers for certain functions; an email server, an application server for business financials and maybe a collaboration server to track and maintain documents.

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The Truth About iSCSI

8/4/2010
Over the next several entries we are going to explore several of the protocols that are available to IT managers as they try to select a protocol for use in their environments. First up is iSCSI. The protocol it seems most will look to first because it is believed to be both cost effective and easier to use then the currently more commonplace fibre channel. The truth about iSCSI though is that it is a real storage protocol and it needs to be treated like one.

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Managing The Mixed Storage Environment

8/2/2010
In my last entry we covered the value of just having one device to manage. What if that is not realistic for your environment? Either you selected a storage system that won't scale, you have business reasons for multiple units or the environment is just too large, it needs to diverse to put everything on one storage platform. You need tools to allow the different systems to be managed more easily.

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