Elastic Storage – The power of flash, software defined storage and data analytics

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The rapid, accelerating growth of data, transactions, and digitally aware devices is straining today’s IT infrastructure. At the same time, storage costs are increasing and user expectations and cost pressures are rising. This staggering growth of data has led to the need for high-performance streaming, data access, and collaborative data sharing. So – how can elastic storage help?

InsideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data Solutions in the Cloud

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For a long time, the industry’s biggest technical challenge was squeezing as many compute cycles as possible out of silicon chips so they could get on with solving the really important, and often gigantic problems in science and engineering faster than was ever thought possible. Now, by clustering computers to work together on problems, scientists are free to consider even larger and more complex real-world problems to compute, and data to analyze.

Big Data Analytics: Gain a Performance Edge with a Hybrid Solution

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With a hybrid approach to big data storage, companies can combine the high performance and speed capabilities of in-memory while solving the storage issues by putting the vast historical data sets on disk. By bridging available technologies, companies can deliver on all counts – including cost.

China’s Ping An Insurance Deploys IBM Storage Virtualization to Speed Data Insights

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (Ping An), the largest private insurer in the country, has implemented an IBM Software Defined Storage solution to help it speed data collection from one month to one hour, dramatically improving its ability to meet new regulatory requirements such as the annual audit and industrial data analysis.

Attaining High-Performance Scalable Storage

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As compute speed advanced towards its theoretical maximum, the HPC community quickly discovered that the speed of storage devices and the underlying the Network File System (NFS) developed decades ago had not kept pace. As CPUs got faster, storage became the main bottleneck in high data-volume environments.

Imation Rolls Out NST4000 Hybrid Storage Appliance At VMworld

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Today at VMworld, Imation introduced the NST4000, a new hybrid storage appliance purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection workloads.

Designing a High Performance Lustre Storage System: A Case Study

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Intel’s White Paper, “Architecting a High-Performance Storage System,” shows you the step-by-step process in the design of a Lustre file system. It is available for download at insideBIGDATA White Paper Library. “Although a good system is well-balanced, designing it is not straight forward. Fitting components together and making the adjustments needed for peak performance is challenging. The process begins with a requirement analysis followed by a design structure (a common structure was selected for the paper) and component choices.”

Sponsored Post: Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre

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Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre can transform vast amounts of data into data-driven decisions. And using the software with Hadoop makes storage management simpler with single Lustre file systems rather than partitioned, hard-to-manage storage.

In-Memory Computing: Three Myths That Could Put Your Business at Risk

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In this special guest feature, Eric Frenkiel, Co-founder and CEO, MemSQL writes about the three myth surrounding in-memory computing and how companies that don’t take advantage of IMC risk being left behind.

IBM Introduces Elastic Storage on Cloud

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IBM is announcing a new software defined storage-as-a-service on IBM SoftLayer, code named Elastic Storage on Cloud, that gives organizations access to a fully-supported, ready-to-run storage environment, which includes SoftLayer bare metal resources and high performance data management and allows organizations to move data between their on-premise infrastructure and the cloud.