2014: Top Storage Technology Advancements to Watch Out

We hand-picked top storage technologies that are ready to take their place and have an impact on your data center in 2014. Flash Storage: Now a Mainstream. The NVMe Work Group is developing an industry-standard PCI Express host controller interface to...
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Open vSwitch – A Quick read.

By definition, Open vSwitch is open-source virtual switch software designed for virtual servers. It is a production quality, multilayer virtual switch licensed under the open source Apache 2.0 license. Open vSwitch is designed to be compatible with modern switching chipsets...
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Technical Deep Dive: LSM and SELinux Internal Structure

LSM Module: OS Security is a chronic and growing problem: as more systems (and more money) go on line, the motivation to attack rises. Linux is not immune to this either. Hence was introduced LSM that provides a general kernel...
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Getting along with SDN

The latest topic in enterprise networking is software-defined networks (SDNs), which increase the intelligence of the core network making it more receptive to overall IT and business demands of an enterprise. It is essentially a new approach to providing networks...
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VHDX: The New Wave in Virtual Hard Disk Formats

  A bit about VHDs Virtual hard disk or VHD is a way to provide storage medium for virtual machines, which is represented as a disk image in file format. Operating system for virtual machine is installed in VHD for...
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ZFS as a software-defined storage platform

ZFS is a feature-rich file system that makes it valuable as a starting platform for software-defined storage. This post speaks about ZFS features that are of prime importance: Deduplication In ZFS you can set deduplication at files, blocks or bytes...
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VMware Virtual Volumes (vVols) – Tech Preview

vVols is a completely new concept designed to be the next generation of storage. However, todays storage protocols cause significant issues in adapting VM-centric approach. They might not realize a sudden change in their existing architecture, but modifications to scale...
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OpenStack Grizzly – 4 Key Facets

OpenStack came up with its new release called ‘OpenStack Grizzly’ earlier this April. This release is seventh in the row and is driven by users who have been running OpenStack in production for the past year and have asked for...
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Open Stack: A Sneak-peek

Founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA, OpenStack is used for building massively scalable private and public clouds. OpenStack can also be referred to as a global collaboration of cloud computing experts producing the global open source platform for public and...
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Is it the end of an era for FC SAN?

  The recent changes in the storage industry may be signaling the end of the SAN era. Why? The problem that SAN was designed to solve, still exists, which was to replace locally attached storage. The advent of Gigabit and...
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