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DCIG 2016-17 FC SAN Utility Storage Array and Utility SAN Storage Array Buyer’s Guides Now Available

By | @Ethernet Storage, Buyer's Guides, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, Networked Storage, Storage Systems | No Comments

DCIG is pleased to announce the availability of its 2016-17 FC SAN Utility Storage Array Buyer’s Guide and 2016-17 Utility SAN Storage Array Buyer’s Guide that each weight more than 100 features and rank 62 arrays from thirteen (13) different storage providers. These Buyer’s Guide Editions are products of DCIG’s updated research methodology where DCIG creates specific Buyer’s Guide Editions based upon a larger, general body of research on a topic. As past Buyer’s Guides have done, it continues to rank products as Recommended, Excellent, Good and Basic as well as offer the product information that organizations need to make informed buying decisions on FC SAN Utility and multiprotocol Utility SAN storage arrays.

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DCIG 2016-17 iSCSI SAN Utility Storage Array Buyer’s Guide Now Available

By | @Ethernet Storage, Buyer's Guides, iSCSI, Networked Storage, Storage Systems | No Comments

DCIG is pleased to announce the availability of its 2016-17 iSCSI SAN Utility Storage Array Buyer’s Guide that weights more than 100 features and ranks 67 arrays from fourteen (14) different storage providers. This Buyer’s Guide Edition reflects the first use of DCIG’s updated research methodology where DCIG creates specific Buyer’s Guide Editions based upon a larger, general body of research on a topic. As past Buyer’s Guides have done, it continues to rank products as Recommended, Excellent, Good and Basic as well as offer the product information that organizations need to make informed buying decisions on iSCSI SAN utility storage arrays.

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Fibre Channel and Ethernet “Waist Deep in Politics”

By | @Ethernet Storage, DCIG, Fibre Channel | No Comments

As convergence and SDE (software-defined-everything) make their way into the mainstream and add real value, organizations both large and small battle with the question of, “What should we do about our storage networks?” Stick with Fibre-Channel based approach or, as depreciation cycles end and/or new data-center locations come online, refresh to an Ethernet only solution?

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Scale-out Storage Systems Now Offer Up Multiple Paths for Organizations to Arrive at their Private Storage Cloud Destination

By | @Ethernet Storage, DCIG, Storage Systems | No Comments

A major objective for most organizations either right now or in the near future is to put in place a private storage cloud architecture to make the storage and ongoing management of their data easier to accomplish. It is for these reasons that many organizations are turning to scale-out storage systems as the preferred architecture to achieve this objective. Here is where it gets tricky. Scale-out storage system architectures have diverged to offer organizations many paths to follow in order to arrive at their desired private storage cloud destination.

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Final (and Somewhat Random) Thoughts from the Spring SNW 2012

By | @Ethernet Storage, DCIG, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, Storage Systems, Tape Systems | 3 Comments

This year’s spring Storage Networking World (SNW) 2012 show was unlike any other that I had attended in the past. While I had good conversations with the folks from FalconStor, HP, QLogic, Spectra Logic and Nimbus Data Systems among others, what was most remarkable about this SNW was the lack of notable new announcements around storage.

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The SSD Garbage Collection Problem Explained In Depth by WhipTail CTO James Candelaria – Part 1

By | @Ethernet Storage, DCIG, Storage Systems | 4 Comments

A component of DCIG’s blog that has been absent for the last year or so are blog entries that are interviews with executives of data storage companies that DCIG considers thought leaders in their respective spaces. Today DCIG begins to rectify that by publishing the first part of an interview that I recently did with WhipTail Technologies Chief Technology Officer, James Candelaria, an emerging provider of SSD storage solutions.

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