HGST Object Storage for a New Generation of IT

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "HGST Object Storage for a New Generation of IT"

Transcription

1 Enterprise Strategy Group Getting to the bigger truth. SOLUTION SHOWCASE HGST Object Storage for a New Generation of IT Date: October 2015 Author: Scott Sinclair, Storage Analyst Abstract: Under increased pressure from decades of rapid data growth coupled with a desire to unlock greater value from data via analytics, IT organizations have begun to seek new data storage alternatives. For many environments, the status quo of traditional storage cannot provide the scale, the flexibility, or the cost-effectiveness required by today s application environment. The HGST Active Archive System seeks to provide an answer with its softwaredefined object storage architecture designed to deliver a flexible and cost-effective design option while supporting massively scalable storage. Overview Few trends have had a greater influence on IT infrastructure design than the rapid growth of data. As such, the burden of higher levels of digital content generation combined with demands to store data longer is nothing new to IT data centers. What may be new, however, is the cumulative toll that years of data growth have taken on the existing storage infrastructures. For many environments, the traditional NAS array model is no longer sustainable there are simply too many arrays, LUNs, file systems, and protection policies (e.g., backups, replicas, etc.) to manage. As storage capacities grow to multiple petabytes and beyond, inefficiencies in RAID technology combined with high capacity multi-terabyte drives can extend rebuild times to weeks. Long rebuild times can significantly increase the risk of data loss should another simultaneous failure occur. Replication and other data protection techniques also become more difficult to manage and more expensive to scale. To improve efficiency and competitiveness, businesses are leveraging big data analytics to glean insights from archived or less active data. This adds to the storage infrastructure burden because data that was historically stored away on tape now must remain online and accessible. In 2015, ESG conducted a research study investigating storage industry trends. As part of this study, ESG surveyed 373 IT decision makers responsible for their organizations data storage environments. When asked to identify their organization s biggest storage challenge, the rapid growth of data was the most common response. While that response was expected, what is somewhat surprising is that many of the other top responses can be considered symptoms of data growth. Challenges such as increased hardware costs, data protection costs, and staffing costs were cited by respondents and are all created by or exacerbated by the data growth. 1 As a result, IT organizations are evaluating and adopting object storage solutions to help mitigate these challenges. Unlike RAID-based NAS solutions, object storage leverages a flat address space that allows it to scale to higher capacity levels, while continuing to provide high levels of resiliency by using erasure coding. Object storage solutions often leverage erasure coding to maintain high data resiliency and availability for high-capacity environments too large for traditional data protection methods to function effectively. With object storage, capabilities like multi-site resiliency can be accomplished 1 Source: ESG Research Report, 2015 Data Storage Market Trends, October All ESG research references and charts in this solution showcase have been taken from this research report. This ESG Solution Showcase was commissioned by HGST and is distributed under license from ESG.

2 Solution Showcase: HGST Object Storage for a New Generation of IT 2 automatically for the entire storage pool, rather than requiring admins to manage file systems or LUNs individually. The result can significantly simplify storage management. Additionally, object storage solutions can leverage commercial offthe-shelf hardware, helping to keep storage costs under control. Object storage has also become the prevailing storage technology behind some of the largest cloud storage providers in the world today, thanks in large part to its scalability, durability, and accessibility. With these capabilities, object storage technology found success in high-capacity storage use cases like active archiving and disk-based backup. Industries such as life sciences/genomics, media and entertainment, healthcare, financial services, and energy exploration have all benefited from object solutions. Additionally, object s scalable and flexible architecture has generated interest in more recent and advanced IT workloads, as well, such as on-premises cloud environments or data analytics. In response, HGST is now offering the HGST Active Archive System to serve the needs of massively scalable capacity storage infrastructure needs. Why IT Is Deploying Object Storage As mentioned previously, ESG conducted a research study in 2015 investigating storage industry trends. In addition to investigating storage challenges, ESG also asked IT decision makers specifically about object storage. When respondents familiar with object storage were asked what factors led to the deployment or consideration of object technology, a couple of different storylines emerged. When IT respondents were asked to list multiple factors (see Figure 1), their responses revealed a desire to leverage object storage to reduce the massive IT capital expenditures and management complexities required to keep up with the rapid growth of unstructured data. The second storyline is revealed in the data around the primary factor driving deployment or consideration of object storage. Here, the data indicates that as organizations look to deploy a storage foundation for the next generation of workloads, they need a solution with the benefits, both technical and financial, that object storage can offer. FIGURE 1. Factors Driving Deployment or Consideration of Object Storage To the best of your knowledge, which of the following factors are responsible for your organization s initial deployment or consideration of object storage technology? (Percent of respondents, N=305) Reduction in capital expenditures 13% 49% Simplified management of unstructured data Reduction in operational expenditures Foundation for cloud-based storage solution 15% 12% 17% 48% 46% 45% Most important factor driving deployment or consideration of object storage technology Total cost of ownership (TCO) Repository for data collected as part of BI/analytics initiatives Improved regulatory compliance Repository for archived data 13% 11% 10% 8% 44% 42% 41% 39% All factors driving initial deployment or consideration of object storage technology Don't know 1% 1% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Source: Enterprise Strategy Group, 2015

3 Solution Showcase: HGST Object Storage for a New Generation of IT 3 In this same research study, respondents familiar with object storage were asked to indicate the impact they expected it to have on their existing NAS footprint over the next three years. The results revealed that a strong majority of organizations surveyed expect a reduction in NAS, with 25% of respondents indicating that they expect object storage to completely eliminate their NAS footprint and an additional 45% stating they expect object storage to significantly reduce their existing NAS Shift from NAS to Object Storage footprint. Of those organizations familiar with object storage, The HGST Active Archive System was designed to serve organizations as they seek to modernize their storage infrastructure to deal with massive data growth and emerging workload demands. HGST Object Storage for the Latest Set of IT Workloads 25% expect object to completely eliminate their existing NAS footprint and an additional 45% expect object to significantly reduce their existing NAS footprint. This data suggests that for many organizations, unstructured data growth is already At the core of the HGST Active Archive System is EasiScale object exceeding or projected to exceed the limit of NAS storage software deployed using commercial off-the-shelf technology in technology. an easy to deploy fully integrated rack-level configuration. Combined with HGST s second generation proven HelioSeal disk drive platform, the solution offers differentiated value for a variety of horizontal and vertical use cases. Object storage is about scale and accessibility at scale, whether that scale comes in the form of storage capacity or the number and variety of files. For workloads where scale is critical today, or rapidly getting there, object storage is seeing increased adoption. Active archiving environments are designed to not only store and protect large repositories of data for extended periods of time, but also to ensure that data is easily accessible for analysis when necessary. These archives are helping businesses be more agile and find new ways to monetize their information assets. Similarly, object storage s costeffective deployment model and high durability has found success in simplifying backup and recovery environments as well. In addition to these more traditional object storage use cases, a number of emerging workloads are driving greater interest in and adoption of object storage, and subsequently HGST s solution. On-premises cloud storage: As mentioned previously, ESG s research identified that the most commonly cited factor generating interest in object storage was its potential for providing a foundation for cloud storage. As IT organizations investigate deploying on-premises cloud environments, HGST s helium drive technology uses 23% less power than drives with air, enabling IT to deploy high-density storage with a significantly low power footprint. On-premises storage solutions that leverage commercial off-the-shelf technology like HGST can deliver storage solutions that rival or even surpass the cost-effectiveness of off-premises public cloud solutions over time. Additionally, on-premises solutions that can integrate with public cloud resources to form hybrid storage cloud ecosystems offer the potential for even greater benefits. Big data repository for analytics: In the research study mentioned previously, ESG also asked participants to identify which IT workload would drive the greatest amount of storage growth in their environments over the next two years, and the number one response was business intelligence and data analytics. As organizations deploy the infrastructure required to support business intelligence workloads, object storage architectures offer a single scalable pool of storage that allows analytics workloads access to more content. This single pool design ultimately increases the amount of data that can be used for decision-making. More data for decision-making can drive better, faster outcomes and help to identify new growth areas and revenue streams. With the new s3a connector that is part of the Apache Hadoop project, both Hadoop and Spark clusters can point directly to the HGST Active Archive System. HGST was a major contributor to the s3a code and continues to provide performance enhancements and bug fixes. Content distribution: With the rise of mobile devices, the distribution of content to end-users is becoming increasingly important. As such, more organizations are requiring a storage solution that can scale performance with capacity for

4 Solution Showcase: HGST Object Storage for a New Generation of IT 4 delivering rich-media content, while keeping costs under control. Additionally, object storage solutions like HGST s that offer the ability to geographically distribute content can ensure that the latest content is available automatically at remote sites anywhere in the world. HGST Active Archive System Feature Overview Scalability: 4.7PB per rack with Exabyte global namespace and trillions of objects per bucket. Durability/Availability: 15 nines with a single copy of data. Tolerates five simultaneous failures, and a full data center outage in a three-site configuration. Performance: 3.5GB/s per rack aggregate throughput. Scales linearly as capacity grows. Multi-Site: Native synchronous multi-geo support with WAN latency performance optimizations. Protocols: Native S3-compliant, NFS, SMB with NAS gateway. Self-Healing: Data is rapidly repaired and rebalanced automatically in the background without intervention or user disruption. The cumulative impact of decades of data growth and accumulation has led the industry to a tipping point where, for many organizations and workloads, the storage infrastructure status quo is unsustainable. Many of the traditional NAS architectures were not designed for the content levels seen today, let alone the content levels the industry might expect five or ten years from now. The increased levels of durability and availability offered by HGST s Active Archive System can enable IT organizations to reliably maintain only the primary copy of data, without the added cost and complexity of replicas or tape backups. The net result can translate into a significant reduction in the total cost of ownership (TCO). For these newer workloads, more IT organizations are taking the opportunity to adopt object storage for a more scalable and ultimately more sustainable and cost-effective storage architecture. The Bigger Truth Ultimately, all IT design decisions are business decisions. Historically, when IT was seen as a cost center, the decision-making process was often dominated by a drive for efficiency, in order to keep costs and budgets under control, while continuing to provide basic services. In recent years, however, more businesses are starting to look at their data differently as an asset rather than a liability. As businesses seek a competitive edge, more IT organizations are tasked with not only continuing to deploy more costeffective infrastructure, while ensuring data availability and accessibility, but also with making sure the business can leverage digital assets to glean insights for improved decision-making. This increased pressure on the storage infrastructure to scale bigger, protect longer, and keep more data active in more locations has led to a transition to object storage for many organizations. Workloads such as on-premises cloud storage, content distribution, and active content archiving are driving organizations to seek alternatives to the siloed traditional approach to storage. Object storage is designed to solve not only the scale challenges of today, but also the challenges that organizations may encounter a decade or two in the future. Ultimately, at the rate that unstructured data is growing in many environments, the transition to a massively scalable storage solution, such as object storage, is inevitable. When deploying a storage foundation for a business-critical data repository, selecting an architecture to support the long-term needs of the data simply makes business sense. Similar to the way in which solid-state storage has disrupted the low-latency performance storage space, object storage solutions, such as the HGST Active Archive System, are helping organizations to recognize its potential to serve as the platform of choice for high-capacity storage moving forward. For many storage environments, the status quo is already unsustainable. IT organizations deploying object storage can help ensure their data centers are prepared for the capacity challenges of today and the future.

5 Solution Showcase: HGST Object Storage for a New Generation of IT 5 All trademark names are property of their respective companies. Information contained in this publication has been obtained by sources The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) considers to be reliable but is not warranted by ESG. This publication may contain opinions of ESG, which are subject to change. This publication is copyrighted by The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. Any reproduction or redistribution of this publication, in whole or in part, whether in hard-copy format, electronically, or otherwise to persons not authorized to receive it, without the express consent of The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc., is in violation of U.S. copyright law and will be subject to an action for civil damages and, if applicable, criminal prosecution. Should you have any questions, please contact ESG Client Relations at Enterprise Strategy Group is an IT analyst, research, validation, and strategy firm that provides actionable insight and intelligence to the global IT community by The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved. P

EMC Isilon: Data Lake 2.0

EMC Isilon: Data Lake 2.0 ` ESG Solution Showcase EMC Isilon: Data Lake 2.0 Date: November 2015 Author: Scott Sinclair, Analyst Abstract: With the rise of new workloads such as big data analytics and the Internet of Things, data

More information

Lenovo: Software-defined Storage for a New Generation of Information Technology

Lenovo: Software-defined Storage for a New Generation of Information Technology Enterprise Strategy Group Getting to the bigger truth. White Paper Lenovo: Software-defined Storage for a New Generation of Information Technology An investigation into software-defined storage, and the

More information

Direct Scale-out Flash Storage: Data Path Evolution for the Flash Storage Era

Direct Scale-out Flash Storage: Data Path Evolution for the Flash Storage Era Enterprise Strategy Group Getting to the bigger truth. White Paper Direct Scale-out Flash Storage: Data Path Evolution for the Flash Storage Era Apeiron introduces NVMe-based storage innovation designed

More information

White. Paper. EMC Isilon: A Scalable Storage Platform for Big Data. April 2014

White. Paper. EMC Isilon: A Scalable Storage Platform for Big Data. April 2014 White Paper EMC Isilon: A Scalable Storage Platform for Big Data By Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst and Terri McClure, Senior Analyst April 2014 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by EMC Isilon and is distributed

More information

EMC s Enterprise Hadoop Solution. By Julie Lockner, Senior Analyst, and Terri McClure, Senior Analyst

EMC s Enterprise Hadoop Solution. By Julie Lockner, Senior Analyst, and Terri McClure, Senior Analyst White Paper EMC s Enterprise Hadoop Solution Isilon Scale-out NAS and Greenplum HD By Julie Lockner, Senior Analyst, and Terri McClure, Senior Analyst February 2012 This ESG White Paper was commissioned

More information

2015 Data Storage Market Trends

2015 Data Storage Market Trends Research Report Abstract: 2015 Data Storage Market Trends By Mark Peters, Senior Analyst and Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst With Scott Sinclair, Analyst and Jenn Gahm, Senior Project Manager October

More information

Varonis: Secure Enterprise Collaboration and File Sharing Date: June 2015 Author: Terri McClure, Senior Analyst; and Leah Matuson, Research Analyst

Varonis: Secure Enterprise Collaboration and File Sharing Date: June 2015 Author: Terri McClure, Senior Analyst; and Leah Matuson, Research Analyst ESG Brief Varonis: Secure Enterprise Collaboration and File Sharing Date: June 2015 Author: Terri McClure, Senior Analyst; and Leah Matuson, Research Analyst Abstract: With the burgeoning workplace mobility

More information

Object Storage: Out of the Shadows and into the Spotlight

Object Storage: Out of the Shadows and into the Spotlight Technology Insight Paper Object Storage: Out of the Shadows and into the Spotlight By John Webster December 12, 2012 Enabling you to make the best technology decisions Object Storage: Out of the Shadows

More information

White. Paper. Data Management and Analysis. Cisco and Microsoft: Optimal Infrastructure Strategies. February 2015

White. Paper. Data Management and Analysis. Cisco and Microsoft: Optimal Infrastructure Strategies. February 2015 White Paper Data Management and Analysis Cisco and Microsoft: Optimal Infrastructure Strategies By Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst February 2015 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by Cisco and is distributed

More information

The Challenge of Securing and Managing Data While Meeting Compliance

The Challenge of Securing and Managing Data While Meeting Compliance ESG Brief Commvault: Integrating Enterprise File Sync and Share Capabilities with Data Protection and Backup Date: September 2015 Author: Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, and Leah Matuson, Research Analyst

More information

Hitachi Data Systems Silver Lining. HDS Enables a Flexible, Fluid Cloud Storage Infrastructure

Hitachi Data Systems Silver Lining. HDS Enables a Flexible, Fluid Cloud Storage Infrastructure White Paper Hitachi Data Systems Silver Lining HDS Enables a Flexible, Fluid Cloud Storage Infrastructure By Terri McClure November, 2010 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by Hitachi Data Systems and

More information

The Evolving Public Cloud Landscape Date: June 2014 Author: Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst and Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst

The Evolving Public Cloud Landscape Date: June 2014 Author: Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst and Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst Research Brief The Evolving Public Cloud Landscape Date: June 2014 Author: Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst and Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst Abstract: ESG research indicates that the corporate usage

More information

High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate

High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) delivers innovative new capabilities that enable you to build dynamic storage and availability solutions

More information

White. Paper. Storage-efficient Data Protection and Retention. April, 2011

White. Paper. Storage-efficient Data Protection and Retention. April, 2011 White Paper Storage-efficient Data Protection and Retention By Lauren Whitehouse April, 2011 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by IBM and is distributed under license from ESG. 2011, Enterprise Strategy

More information

The Challenge. ESG Case Study

The Challenge. ESG Case Study ESG Case Study Primatics Financial Delivers SaaS-based Solution Excellence Using EMC s XtremIO Date: March 2015 Authors: Mark Peters, Senior Analyst; Adam DeMattia, Market Research Analyst; and Monya Keane,

More information

Caringo Swarm 7: beyond the limits of traditional storage. A new private cloud foundation for storage needs at scale

Caringo Swarm 7: beyond the limits of traditional storage. A new private cloud foundation for storage needs at scale Caringo Swarm 7: beyond the limits of traditional storage. A new private cloud foundation for storage needs at scale Prepared for: Caringo May 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

More information

DDN updates object storage platform as it aims to break out of HPC niche

DDN updates object storage platform as it aims to break out of HPC niche DDN updates object storage platform as it aims to break out of HPC niche Analyst: Simon Robinson 18 Oct, 2013 DataDirect Networks has refreshed its Web Object Scaler (WOS), the company's platform for efficiently

More information

Backup and Archiving Convergence Trends

Backup and Archiving Convergence Trends Research Report Abstract: Backup and Archiving Convergence Trends By Jason Buffington, Senior Analyst and Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst With Jennifer Gahm, Senior Project Manager April 2014 Introduction

More information

Protecting Information in a Smarter Data Center with the Performance of Flash

Protecting Information in a Smarter Data Center with the Performance of Flash 89 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor New York, NY 10003 www.theedison.com 212.367.7400 Protecting Information in a Smarter Data Center with the Performance of Flash IBM FlashSystem and IBM ProtecTIER Printed in

More information

White Paper: Nasuni Cloud NAS. Nasuni Cloud NAS. Combining the Best of Cloud and On-premises Storage

White Paper: Nasuni Cloud NAS. Nasuni Cloud NAS. Combining the Best of Cloud and On-premises Storage Combining the Best of Cloud and On-premises Storage Introduction Organizations rely on corporate data for everything from product design to order processing. Files are the lifeblood of the modern enterprise

More information

SunGard Enterprise Cloud Services Date: March 2012 Author: Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst

SunGard Enterprise Cloud Services Date: March 2012 Author: Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst Cloud Services Brief SunGard Enterprise Cloud Services Date: March 2012 Author: Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst Abstract: Long-time managed services and disaster recovery specialist SunGard is raising its

More information

EMC IRODS RESOURCE DRIVERS

EMC IRODS RESOURCE DRIVERS EMC IRODS RESOURCE DRIVERS PATRICK COMBES: PRINCIPAL SOLUTION ARCHITECT, LIFE SCIENCES 1 QUICK AGENDA Intro to Isilon (~2 hours) Isilon resource driver Intro to ECS (~1.5 hours) ECS Resource driver Possibilities

More information

WHITE PAPER. www.fusionstorm.com. Get Ready for Big Data:

WHITE PAPER. www.fusionstorm.com. Get Ready for Big Data: WHitE PaPER: Easing the Way to the cloud: 1 WHITE PAPER Get Ready for Big Data: How Scale-Out NaS Delivers the Scalability, Performance, Resilience and manageability that Big Data Environments Demand 2

More information

Performance Analysis: Scale-Out File Server Cluster with Windows Server 2012 R2 Date: December 2014 Author: Mike Leone, ESG Lab Analyst

Performance Analysis: Scale-Out File Server Cluster with Windows Server 2012 R2 Date: December 2014 Author: Mike Leone, ESG Lab Analyst ESG Lab Review Performance Analysis: Scale-Out File Server Cluster with Windows Server 2012 R2 Date: December 2014 Author: Mike Leone, ESG Lab Analyst Abstract: This ESG Lab review documents the storage

More information

RED HAT STORAGE PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW

RED HAT STORAGE PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW RED HAT STORAGE PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW Andrew Hatfield Practice Lead Cloud Storage and Big Data MILCIS November 2015 THE RED HAT STORAGE MISSION To offer a unified, open software-defined storage portfolio

More information

Hyperconverged Transformation: Getting the Software-defined Data Center Right

Hyperconverged Transformation: Getting the Software-defined Data Center Right Enterprise Strategy Group Getting to the bigger truth. White Paper Hyperconverged Transformation: Getting the Software-defined Data Center Right By Colm Keegan, ESG Senior Analyst February 2016 This ESG

More information

Hitachi Cloud Service for Content Archiving. Delivered by Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Cloud Service for Content Archiving. Delivered by Hitachi Data Systems SOLUTION PROFILE Hitachi Cloud Service for Content Archiving, Delivered by Hitachi Data Systems Improve Efficiencies in Archiving of File and Content in the Enterprise Bridging enterprise IT infrastructure

More information

Big data management with IBM General Parallel File System

Big data management with IBM General Parallel File System Big data management with IBM General Parallel File System Optimize storage management and boost your return on investment Highlights Handles the explosive growth of structured and unstructured data Offers

More information

Reducing Storage TCO With Private Cloud Storage

Reducing Storage TCO With Private Cloud Storage Prepared by: Colm Keegan, Senior Analyst Prepared: October 2014 With the burgeoning growth of data, many legacy storage systems simply struggle to keep the total cost of ownership (TCO) in check. This

More information

The Shift Toward Data Protection Appliances

The Shift Toward Data Protection Appliances Research Report Abstract: The Shift Toward Data Protection Appliances By Jason Buffington, Senior Analyst and Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst With Jennifer Gahm, Senior Project Manager March 2015

More information

Research Report. Abstract: Trends in Data Protection Modernization. August 2012

Research Report. Abstract: Trends in Data Protection Modernization. August 2012 Research Report Abstract: Trends in Data Protection Modernization By Jason Buffington, Senior Analyst, and Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst August 2012 Introduction Research Objectives Research Report:

More information

Five Best Practices for Improving the Cloud Experience by Cloud Innovators. By Hitachi Data Systems

Five Best Practices for Improving the Cloud Experience by Cloud Innovators. By Hitachi Data Systems Five Best Practices for Improving the Cloud Experience by Cloud Innovators By Hitachi Data Systems May 2015 1 Contents 1. Ensure Cloud Providers Meet Corporate Business and IT Requirements.... 3 2. Choose

More information

Enterprise Strategy Group Getting to the bigger truth. By Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst and John McKnight, VP Research and Analysts

Enterprise Strategy Group Getting to the bigger truth. By Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst and John McKnight, VP Research and Analysts Enterprise Strategy Group Getting to the bigger truth. By Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst and John McKnight, VP Research and Analysts March 2015 4 Cloud Computing: Not a Question of If, but Rather

More information

EMC ISILON OneFS OPERATING SYSTEM Powering scale-out storage for the new world of Big Data in the enterprise

EMC ISILON OneFS OPERATING SYSTEM Powering scale-out storage for the new world of Big Data in the enterprise EMC ISILON OneFS OPERATING SYSTEM Powering scale-out storage for the new world of Big Data in the enterprise ESSENTIALS Easy-to-use, single volume, single file system architecture Highly scalable with

More information

Online File Sharing and Collaboration: Deployment Model Trends

Online File Sharing and Collaboration: Deployment Model Trends Research Report Abstract: Online File Sharing and Collaboration: Deployment Model Trends By Terri McClure, Senior Analyst and Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst With Jennifer Gahm, Senior Project Manager

More information

Total year-over-year spending change in networking, 2009-2012. (Percent of respondents) 37% 36% 35% 37% 29% 26% 16% 13% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80%

Total year-over-year spending change in networking, 2009-2012. (Percent of respondents) 37% 36% 35% 37% 29% 26% 16% 13% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Research Brief 2012 Networking Spending Trends Date: March 2012 Author: Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst; Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst; and Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst Abstract: According

More information

Enterprise-class Backup Performance with Dell DR6000 Date: May 2014 Author: Kerry Dolan, Lab Analyst and Vinny Choinski, Senior Lab Analyst

Enterprise-class Backup Performance with Dell DR6000 Date: May 2014 Author: Kerry Dolan, Lab Analyst and Vinny Choinski, Senior Lab Analyst ESG Lab Review Enterprise-class Backup Performance with Dell DR6000 Date: May 2014 Author: Kerry Dolan, Lab Analyst and Vinny Choinski, Senior Lab Analyst Abstract: This ESG Lab review documents hands-on

More information

ANY SURVEILLANCE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME

ANY SURVEILLANCE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME ANY SURVEILLANCE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME WHITEPAPER DDN Storage Powers Next Generation Video Surveillance Infrastructure INTRODUCTION Over the past decade, the world has seen tremendous growth in the use of

More information

Implementing Multi-Tenanted Storage for Service Providers with Cloudian HyperStore. The Challenge SOLUTION GUIDE

Implementing Multi-Tenanted Storage for Service Providers with Cloudian HyperStore. The Challenge SOLUTION GUIDE Implementing Multi-Tenanted Storage for Service Providers with Cloudian HyperStore COST EFFECTIVE SCALABLE STORAGE PLATFORM FOR CLOUD STORAGE SERVICES SOLUTION GUIDE The Challenge Service providers (MSPs/ISPs/ASPs)

More information

NetApp Big Content Solutions: Agile Infrastructure for Big Data

NetApp Big Content Solutions: Agile Infrastructure for Big Data White Paper NetApp Big Content Solutions: Agile Infrastructure for Big Data Ingo Fuchs, NetApp April 2012 WP-7161 Executive Summary Enterprises are entering a new era of scale, in which the amount of data

More information

Getting on the Road to SDN. Attacking DMZ Security Issues with Advanced Networking Solutions

Getting on the Road to SDN. Attacking DMZ Security Issues with Advanced Networking Solutions White Paper Getting on the Road to SDN Attacking DMZ Security Issues with Advanced Networking Solutions By Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst March 2014 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by NEC and is distributed

More information

Using object storage as a target for backup, disaster recovery, archiving

Using object storage as a target for backup, disaster recovery, archiving Using object storage as a target for backup, disaster recovery, archiving By Deni Connor, founding analyst Earl Follis, senior analyst SSG-NOW June 2015 I n many organizations, backup data accounts for

More information

HADOOP SOLUTION USING EMC ISILON AND CLOUDERA ENTERPRISE Efficient, Flexible In-Place Hadoop Analytics

HADOOP SOLUTION USING EMC ISILON AND CLOUDERA ENTERPRISE Efficient, Flexible In-Place Hadoop Analytics HADOOP SOLUTION USING EMC ISILON AND CLOUDERA ENTERPRISE Efficient, Flexible In-Place Hadoop Analytics ESSENTIALS EMC ISILON Use the industry's first and only scale-out NAS solution with native Hadoop

More information

Achieving High Availability & Rapid Disaster Recovery in a Microsoft Exchange IP SAN April 2006

Achieving High Availability & Rapid Disaster Recovery in a Microsoft Exchange IP SAN April 2006 Achieving High Availability & Rapid Disaster Recovery in a Microsoft Exchange IP SAN April 2006 All trademark names are the property of their respective companies. This publication contains opinions of

More information

Business-centric Storage FUJITSU Hyperscale Storage System ETERNUS CD10000

Business-centric Storage FUJITSU Hyperscale Storage System ETERNUS CD10000 Business-centric Storage FUJITSU Hyperscale Storage System ETERNUS CD10000 Clear the way for new business opportunities. Unlock the power of data. Overcoming storage limitations Unpredictable data growth

More information

Citrix: NetScaler and CloudBridge Solutions on AWS

Citrix: NetScaler and CloudBridge Solutions on AWS ESG Solution Showcase Citrix: NetScaler and CloudBridge Solutions on AWS Date: September 2015 Author: Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst; and Leah Matuson, Research Analyst Abstract: With exploding data growth,

More information

OPTIMIZING PRIMARY STORAGE WHITE PAPER FILE ARCHIVING SOLUTIONS FROM QSTAR AND CLOUDIAN

OPTIMIZING PRIMARY STORAGE WHITE PAPER FILE ARCHIVING SOLUTIONS FROM QSTAR AND CLOUDIAN OPTIMIZING PRIMARY STORAGE WHITE PAPER FILE ARCHIVING SOLUTIONS FROM QSTAR AND CLOUDIAN CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Challenges of Data Growth SOLUTION OVERVIEW 3 SOLUTION COMPONENTS 4 Cloudian HyperStore

More information

THE EMC ISILON SCALE-OUT DATA LAKE

THE EMC ISILON SCALE-OUT DATA LAKE THE EMC ISILON SCALE-OUT DATA LAKE Key capabilities ABSTRACT This white paper provides an introduction to the EMC Isilon scale-out data lake as the key enabler to store, manage, and protect unstructured

More information

Symantec OpenStorage Date: February 2010 Author: Tony Palmer, Senior ESG Lab Engineer

Symantec OpenStorage Date: February 2010 Author: Tony Palmer, Senior ESG Lab Engineer ESG Lab Review Symantec OpenStorage Date: February 2010 Author: Tony Palmer, Senior ESG Lab Engineer Abstract: This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of consolidated management and automated data

More information

Enabling Small and Midsize Businesses to Acquire and Retain Customers in an Evolving Digital World

Enabling Small and Midsize Businesses to Acquire and Retain Customers in an Evolving Digital World White Paper Enabling Small and Midsize Businesses to Acquire and Retain Customers in an Evolving Digital World By Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Mark Peters, Senior Analyst, and Monya Keane, Research Analyst

More information

SteelFusion with AWS Hybrid Cloud Storage

SteelFusion with AWS Hybrid Cloud Storage Solution Guide SteelFusion with AWS Hybrid Cloud Storage March 2016 The Challenge According to IDC, to meet the demands of global customer and global talent requirements, companies have to maintain remote

More information

VMware Solutions for Small and Midsize Business

VMware Solutions for Small and Midsize Business SOLUTION BRIEF VMware Solutions for Small and Midsize Business Protect Your Business, Simplify and Save on IT, and Empower Your Employees AT A GLANCE VMware is a leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure

More information

ENABLING GLOBAL HADOOP WITH EMC ELASTIC CLOUD STORAGE

ENABLING GLOBAL HADOOP WITH EMC ELASTIC CLOUD STORAGE ENABLING GLOBAL HADOOP WITH EMC ELASTIC CLOUD STORAGE Hadoop Storage-as-a-Service ABSTRACT This White Paper illustrates how EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS ) can be used to streamline the Hadoop data analytics

More information

Red Hat Storage Server

Red Hat Storage Server Red Hat Storage Server Marcel Hergaarden Solution Architect, Red Hat marcel.hergaarden@redhat.com May 23, 2013 Unstoppable, OpenSource Software-based Storage Solution The Foundation for the Modern Hybrid

More information

White. Paper. Extracting the Value of Big Data with HP StoreAll Storage and Autonomy. December 2012

White. Paper. Extracting the Value of Big Data with HP StoreAll Storage and Autonomy. December 2012 White Paper Extracting the Value of Big Data with HP StoreAll Storage and Autonomy By Terri McClure, Senior Analyst and Katey Wood, Analyst December 2012 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by HP and

More information

IBM SmartCloud for Service Providers

IBM SmartCloud for Service Providers IBM SmartCloud for Service Providers Launch new cloud services simply and quickly to increase revenue Highlights Offers a pre-integrated, pre-configured, building-block approach to cloud services delivery

More information

Recovery-Series, Purpose-built Backup Appliances from Unitrends Date: June 2015 Author: Vinny Choinski, Senior Lab Analyst

Recovery-Series, Purpose-built Backup Appliances from Unitrends Date: June 2015 Author: Vinny Choinski, Senior Lab Analyst ESG Lab Review Recovery-Series, Purpose-built Backup Appliances from Unitrends Date: June 2015 Author: Vinny Choinski, Senior Lab Analyst Abstract: This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the

More information

Effective storage management and data protection for cloud computing

Effective storage management and data protection for cloud computing IBM Software Thought Leadership White Paper September 2010 Effective storage management and data protection for cloud computing Protecting data in private, public and hybrid environments 2 Effective storage

More information

Got Files? Get Cloud!

Got Files? Get Cloud! I D C V E N D O R S P O T L I G H T Got Files? Get Cloud! November 2010 Adapted from State of File-Based Storage Use in Organizations by Richard Villars, IDC #221138 Sponsored by F5 Networks The explosion

More information

WOS OBJECT STORAGE PRODUCT BROCHURE DDN.COM 1.800.837.2298. 360 Full Spectrum Object Storage

WOS OBJECT STORAGE PRODUCT BROCHURE DDN.COM 1.800.837.2298. 360 Full Spectrum Object Storage PRODUCT BROCHURE WOS OBJECT STORAGE 360 Full Spectrum Object Storage The promise of object storage is simple: to enable organizations to build highly Performance Scalability Reliability Efficiency Security

More information

Automated file management with IBM Active Cloud Engine

Automated file management with IBM Active Cloud Engine Automated file management with IBM Active Cloud Engine Redefining what it means to deliver the right data to the right place at the right time Highlights Enable ubiquitous access to files from across the

More information

Hadoop in the Hybrid Cloud

Hadoop in the Hybrid Cloud Presented by Hortonworks and Microsoft Introduction An increasing number of enterprises are either currently using or are planning to use cloud deployment models to expand their IT infrastructure. Big

More information

THE FUTURE OF STORAGE IS SOFTWARE DEFINED. Jasper Geraerts Business Manager Storage Benelux/Red Hat

THE FUTURE OF STORAGE IS SOFTWARE DEFINED. Jasper Geraerts Business Manager Storage Benelux/Red Hat THE FUTURE OF STORAGE IS SOFTWARE DEFINED Jasper Geraerts Business Manager Storage Benelux/Red Hat THE FUTURE OF STORAGE Traditional Storage Complex proprietary silos Open, Software-Defined Storage Standardized,

More information

Build the Business Case:

Build the Business Case: SWIFTSTACK WHITEPAPER Build the Business Case: Object Storage for Backup, Archiving and Recovery November 2014 The dramatic and relentless growth of unstructured data is causing headaches for IT organizations

More information

Enterprise Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics Trends

Enterprise Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics Trends Research Report Abstract: Enterprise Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics Trends By Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst With Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst, and Jennifer Gahm, Senior Project Manager

More information

EMC SOLUTIONS TO OPTIMIZE EMR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CERNER

EMC SOLUTIONS TO OPTIMIZE EMR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CERNER EMC SOLUTIONS TO OPTIMIZE EMR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CERNER ESSENTIALS Mitigate project risk with the proven leader, many of largest EHR sites run on EMC storage Reduce overall storage costs with automated

More information

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Family Global-Active Device Date: July 2015 Author: Tony Palmer, Senior Lab Analyst

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Family Global-Active Device Date: July 2015 Author: Tony Palmer, Senior Lab Analyst ESG Lab Review Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Family Global-Active Device Date: July 2015 Author: Tony Palmer, Senior Lab Analyst Abstract: ESG Lab recently completed hands-on testing and analysis of

More information

Growth of Unstructured Data & Object Storage. Marcel Laforce Sr. Director, Object Storage

Growth of Unstructured Data & Object Storage. Marcel Laforce Sr. Director, Object Storage Growth of Unstructured Data & Object Storage Marcel Laforce Sr. Director, Object Storage Agenda Unstructured Data Growth Contrasting approaches: Objects, Files & Blocks The Emerging Object Storage Market

More information

CHOOSING THE RIGHT STORAGE PLATFORM FOR SPLUNK ENTERPRISE

CHOOSING THE RIGHT STORAGE PLATFORM FOR SPLUNK ENTERPRISE WHITEPAPER CHOOSING THE RIGHT STORAGE PLATFORM FOR SPLUNK ENTERPRISE INTRODUCTION Savvy enterprises are investing in operational analytics to help manage increasing business and technological complexity.

More information

MaxDeploy Ready. Hyper- Converged Virtualization Solution. With SanDisk Fusion iomemory products

MaxDeploy Ready. Hyper- Converged Virtualization Solution. With SanDisk Fusion iomemory products MaxDeploy Ready Hyper- Converged Virtualization Solution With SanDisk Fusion iomemory products MaxDeploy Ready products are configured and tested for support with Maxta software- defined storage and with

More information

CloudByte ElastiStor Date: February 2014 Author: Tony Palmer, Senior Lab Analyst

CloudByte ElastiStor Date: February 2014 Author: Tony Palmer, Senior Lab Analyst ESG Lab Review CloudByte ElastiStor Date: February 2014 Author: Tony Palmer, Senior Lab Analyst Abstract: This ESG Lab review documents the hands-on evaluation of CloudByte ElastiStor unified storage on

More information

Effective Storage Management for Cloud Computing

Effective Storage Management for Cloud Computing IBM Software April 2010 Effective Management for Cloud Computing April 2010 smarter storage management Page 1 Page 2 EFFECTIVE STORAGE MANAGEMENT FOR CLOUD COMPUTING Contents: Introduction 3 Cloud Configurations

More information

Diagram 1: Islands of storage across a digital broadcast workflow

Diagram 1: Islands of storage across a digital broadcast workflow XOR MEDIA CLOUD AQUA Big Data and Traditional Storage The era of big data imposes new challenges on the storage technology industry. As companies accumulate massive amounts of data from video, sound, database,

More information

Introduction to NetApp Infinite Volume

Introduction to NetApp Infinite Volume Technical Report Introduction to NetApp Infinite Volume Sandra Moulton, Reena Gupta, NetApp April 2013 TR-4037 Summary This document provides an overview of NetApp Infinite Volume, a new innovation in

More information

White. Paper. Improving Backup Effectiveness and Cost-Efficiency with Deduplication. October, 2010

White. Paper. Improving Backup Effectiveness and Cost-Efficiency with Deduplication. October, 2010 White Paper Improving Backup Effectiveness and Cost-Efficiency with Deduplication By Lauren Whitehouse October, 2010 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by Fujitsu and is distributed under license from

More information

Trends in Private Cloud Infrastructure

Trends in Private Cloud Infrastructure Research Report Abstract: Trends in Private Cloud Infrastructure By Mark Bowker, Senior Analyst and Bill Lundell, Senior Research Analyst With Jennifer Gahm, Senior Project Manager April 2014 Introduction

More information

Field Audit Report. Asigra. Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery Solutions. May, 2009. By Brian Garrett with Tony Palmer

Field Audit Report. Asigra. Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery Solutions. May, 2009. By Brian Garrett with Tony Palmer Field Audit Report Asigra Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery Solutions By Brian Garrett with Tony Palmer May, 2009 Field Audit: Asigra Hybrid Cloud Backup and Recovery Solutions 2 Contents Introduction...

More information

White. Paper. EMC Personalized Support Services: A Focus on Keeping IT Healthy. November 2012

White. Paper. EMC Personalized Support Services: A Focus on Keeping IT Healthy. November 2012 White Paper EMC Personalized Support Services: A Focus on Keeping IT Healthy By Terri McClure, Senior Analyst November 2012 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by EMC and is distributed under license

More information

White. Paper. The Modern Network Monitoring Mandate. April 2014

White. Paper. The Modern Network Monitoring Mandate. April 2014 White Paper The Modern Network Monitoring Mandate By Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst April 2014 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by Emulex and is distributed under license from ESG. White Paper: The

More information

White. Paper. Benefiting from Server Virtualization. Beyond Initial Workload Consolidation. June, 2010

White. Paper. Benefiting from Server Virtualization. Beyond Initial Workload Consolidation. June, 2010 White Paper Benefiting from Server Virtualization Beyond Initial Workload Consolidation By Mark Bowker June, 2010 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by VMware and is distributed under license from ESG.

More information

Designing a Cloud Storage System

Designing a Cloud Storage System Designing a Cloud Storage System End to End Cloud Storage When designing a cloud storage system, there is value in decoupling the system s archival capacity (its ability to persistently store large volumes

More information

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. T i m e t o S c ale Out, Not Scale Up

I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T. T i m e t o S c ale Out, Not Scale Up I D C T E C H N O L O G Y S P O T L I G H T M a naging the Explosion of Enterprise Data: T i m e t o S c ale Out, Not Scale Up July 2014 Adapted from Scale-Out Meets Virtualization by Ashish Nadkarni,

More information

EMC BACKUP MEETS BIG DATA

EMC BACKUP MEETS BIG DATA EMC BACKUP MEETS BIG DATA Strategies To Protect Greenplum, Isilon And Teradata Systems 1 Agenda Big Data: Overview, Backup and Recovery EMC Big Data Backup Strategy EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions for

More information

A Storage Network Architecture for Highly Dynamic Virtualized and Cloud Computing Environments

A Storage Network Architecture for Highly Dynamic Virtualized and Cloud Computing Environments White Paper A Storage Network Architecture for Highly Dynamic Virtualized and Cloud Computing Environments Juniper s QFabric Solution for EMC Storage Environments By Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst May 2013

More information

Veritas NetBackup With and Within the Cloud: Protection and Performance in a Single Platform

Veritas NetBackup With and Within the Cloud: Protection and Performance in a Single Platform Veritas NetBackup With and Within the Cloud: Protection and Performance in a Single Platform Content Highlights... 3 Cloud-enabled Backup and Recovery... 3 Integrating Veritas NetBackup with the Cloud....

More information

How to Make Oracle Databases Faster and More Efficient with Pure Storage. By Scott Sinclair, Storage Analyst and Nik Rouda, Senior Big Data Analyst

How to Make Oracle Databases Faster and More Efficient with Pure Storage. By Scott Sinclair, Storage Analyst and Nik Rouda, Senior Big Data Analyst White Paper How to Make Oracle Databases Faster and More Efficient with Pure Storage By Scott Sinclair, Storage Analyst and Nik Rouda, Senior Big Data Analyst November 2015 This ESG White Paper was commissioned

More information

IoT Analytics: Four Key Essentials and Four Target Industries

IoT Analytics: Four Key Essentials and Four Target Industries IoT Analytics: Four Key Essentials and Four Target Industries 1 Introduction Analysts and IT personnel across all industries seek technology to better engage and manage data generated by the Internet of

More information

Lab Validation Report

Lab Validation Report Lab Validation Report Hitachi Data Ingestor with Hitachi Content Platform Bottomless, Backup-free Storage for Distributed IT By Tony Palmer, ESG Lab Senior Analyst June 2012 Lab Validation: Hitachi Data

More information

WHITE PAPER. Reinventing Large-Scale Digital Libraries With Object Storage Technology

WHITE PAPER. Reinventing Large-Scale Digital Libraries With Object Storage Technology WHITE PAPER Reinventing Large-Scale Digital Libraries With Object Storage Technology CONTENTS Introduction..........................................................................3 Hitting The Limits

More information

Unlock the value of data with smarter storage solutions.

Unlock the value of data with smarter storage solutions. Unlock the value of data with smarter storage solutions. Data is the currency of the new economy.... At HGST, we believe in the value of data, and we re helping the world harness its power.... Data is

More information

VMware Hybrid Cloud. Accelerate Your Time to Value

VMware Hybrid Cloud. Accelerate Your Time to Value VMware Hybrid Cloud Accelerate Your Time to Value Fulfilling the Promise of Hybrid Cloud Computing Through 2020, the most common use of cloud services will be a hybrid model combining on-premises and external

More information

White Paper. Recovery-focused Data Protection: Research Shows Your Future Depends On It

White Paper. Recovery-focused Data Protection: Research Shows Your Future Depends On It White Paper : Research Shows Your Future Depends On It By Heidi Biggar Storage Analyst, Data Protection Enterprise Strategy Group January, 2007 Copyright 2007. The Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. All Rights

More information

Identifying the Hidden Risk of Data De-duplication: How the HYDRAstor Solution Proactively Solves the Problem

Identifying the Hidden Risk of Data De-duplication: How the HYDRAstor Solution Proactively Solves the Problem Identifying the Hidden Risk of Data De-duplication: How the HYDRAstor Solution Proactively Solves the Problem October, 2006 Introduction Data de-duplication has recently gained significant industry attention,

More information

BlueArc unified network storage systems 7th TF-Storage Meeting. Scale Bigger, Store Smarter, Accelerate Everything

BlueArc unified network storage systems 7th TF-Storage Meeting. Scale Bigger, Store Smarter, Accelerate Everything BlueArc unified network storage systems 7th TF-Storage Meeting Scale Bigger, Store Smarter, Accelerate Everything BlueArc s Heritage Private Company, founded in 1998 Headquarters in San Jose, CA Highest

More information

Scale-out NAS Unifies the Technical Enterprise

Scale-out NAS Unifies the Technical Enterprise Scale-out NAS Unifies the Technical Enterprise Panasas Inc. White Paper July 2010 Executive Summary Tremendous effort has been made by IT organizations, and their providers, to make enterprise storage

More information

Successfully Deploying Alternative Storage Architectures for Hadoop Gus Horn Iyer Venkatesan NetApp

Successfully Deploying Alternative Storage Architectures for Hadoop Gus Horn Iyer Venkatesan NetApp Successfully Deploying Alternative Storage Architectures for Hadoop Gus Horn Iyer Venkatesan NetApp Agenda Hadoop and storage Alternative storage architecture for Hadoop Use cases and customer examples

More information

Strategically Source Your Next Data Centre Data Centre Purchasing Drivers, Priorities, and Barriers for Asia-Pacific Firms

Strategically Source Your Next Data Centre Data Centre Purchasing Drivers, Priorities, and Barriers for Asia-Pacific Firms A Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Paper Commissioned By Digital Realty July 2014 Strategically Source Your Next Data Centre Data Centre Purchasing Drivers, Priorities, and Barriers for Asia-Pacific

More information

Increasing Storage Performance, Reducing Cost and Simplifying Management for VDI Deployments

Increasing Storage Performance, Reducing Cost and Simplifying Management for VDI Deployments Increasing Storage Performance, Reducing Cost and Simplifying Management for VDI Deployments Table of Contents Introduction.......................................3 Benefits of VDI.....................................4

More information

The Data Center of the Future

The Data Center of the Future 2010, Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved White Paper The Data Center of the Future By Mark Bowker and Lauren Whitehouse March, 2010 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by Veeam and is

More information