Category: DCIG Sponsored Analysis
Predictive analytics applied to enterprise storage is delivering a lot of value. Tintri focuses its analytics on optimizing application performance, not break/fix support. This focus is a fundamentally better approach to applying analytics to enterprise storage than many other vendors offer.
For digital preservation, public cloud storage does not scale effectively. Many institutions find it beneficial to implement on-premises object storage for storing their digital collections. Fujifilm Object Archive Software brings the advantages of S3-compatible object storage togther with the advantages of tape technology for an optimum solution for preserving our digital heritage.
Today, nearly all vital information or expression of historical, educational, scientific, or cultural significance is created or distributed digitally through computer technology and the Internet. Where meaningful, this digital heritage needs to be preserved. Digital preservation faces threats and risks different from its analog counterparts.
This article evaluates WekaIO’s WekaFS high-performance software-defined data platform based on DCIG’s “Three New Rules for Selecting Scalable Storage Solutions.” WekaFS satisfies extreme storage requirements, delivering quicker time to market, faster insights, and dramatic data center efficiency improvements.
File-based workloads are at the heart of innovation and of collaborative workflows. On Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, DCIG Lead Analyst for Storage, Ken Clipperton will compare Nasuni Cloud File Storage and NetApp Cloud File Services for next-generation cloud file storage.
Have you had a key software vendor go from support increases of 3-5% to more than 20% annually? Have you had your key software vendor acquired and the acquirer then end development of the product? Have you had a key technology vendor exit your region at a time you were planning to expand your facilities? As an IT Director, I endured all these untimely and costly outcomes of vendor decisions. And then I discovered how to mitigate these risks through Open Source software such as OpenZFS, which solves these problems for software-defined storage.
On July 25, 2019, iXsystems® announced two new storage systems. The FreeNAS® Mini XL+ provides a new top-end model in the FreeNAS Mini product line, and the FreeNAS Mini E provides a new entry-level model. These servers are mini-sized yet provide professional-grade network-attached storage.
Many businesses are embarking on digital transformation initiatives that will put technology at the core of business value creation. At the same time, many of these same businesses are seeking to reduce or eliminate the cost of managing IT infrastructure. Storage vendors are addressing these seemingly incompatible goals by investing in new storage management capabilities including unified management, automation, predictive analytics, and proactive support. Now iXsystems has released TrueCommand to bring the benefits of unified storage management with predictive analytics to owners of its ZFS-based TrueNAS and FreeNAS arrays.