To propel storage to where it needs to be, SDS must provide the services available on storage hardware – that is, snapshots, deduplication, replication, and thin provisioning – on a software layer that can be deployed on industry standard servers, writes William Tan of Dell Malaysia.
Brocade has announced the appointment of Avnet Technology Solutions, an IT solutions distributor and operating group of Avnet Inc, as a Brocade IP (Internet Protocol) and SAN (storage area network) distributor for South-East Asia, spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Symantec has announced a new version of its Storage Foundation software, which it claimed enables data centres to leverage Solid State Drives (SSDs) in ways that could allow customers to access mission-critical data and applications 400% faster than traditional Storage Area Networks (SANs).
Brocade has announced the availability of new Fabric Vision technology capabilities which it claimed delivered the industry’s most advanced storage area network (SAN) management solution.
Brocade said it has collaborated with VMware to develop a new management pack that enables enterprises to proactively manage Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs) operating within highly virtualised environments.
Dell has announced new storage solutions and expanded analytics capabilities that it claimed were designed to help businesses improve their IT performance, support data insights and reduce overall costs.
There are just two points for storage professionals, CIOs and business executives to bear in mind: The accelerating growth of data to be stored, currently averaging 50% per year; and the limited storage budget increases for IT departments, currently averaging in the low single-digits, writes Dell's KT Ong.
Brocade has announced that its Gen 5 Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) solutions are integrated with the new EMC ViPR Software-Defined Storage Platform.
Brocade has announced support for Microsoft Corp’s recently-released Windows Server 2012 server operating system across all product lines, including its Fiber Channel storage area network (SAN) and Ethernet fabric solutions.
Brocade, so long hidden in the backrooms of the Information Technology (IT) world, is intent on taking advantage of the continuing role virtualization is playing in cloud computing, as well as an ambitious plan by the Malaysian Government to position the country as a regional data center hub.