What is Hybrid Scalable Converged Unified Storage?

Phew! The technical jargons are going the medical naming convention, isn’t it? Practically, they all can be separated to be on their own, so let’s define them separately & then combine them together to see what we get. Layman definition of the individual Terms: Hybrid: It literally means many things build into 1 single Unit, Scalable: It means
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Key Mergers & Acquisitions in the Storage Industry – 2016

The storage industry has been going through a lot of dynamism and churn recently. The dynamism within this domain is further fueled by mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In the past, this industry has witnessed data storage M&A activities at a fierce rate. But things have changed now; both acquirers and targets have thinned out
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An Introduction to Docker Technology

Containers are tools that run multiple applications on a single host. Docker is one such open source tool which runs on Linux. Docker technology is very similar to Virtualization, except the fact that containers are more efficient and cost effective while virtualizing the operating system because they run multiple workloads on a single host. Docker
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Software-Defined-Storage (SDS) – An Alternative to Traditional Storage

We all are aware of the amount of data being generated by an enterprise as well as an individual every minute across the globe. Mobility, social media and Internet of Things (IoT) are the major contributors for the same, and...
Software-Defined-Storage (SDS) – An Alternative to Traditional Storage
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Hyperconverged Market – Vendors and Evaluation Criteria

Storage industry is going through a major shift. Large to mid-sized companies are adopting Hyperconverged infrastructure to reduce data center costs and improve operational efficiency. According to research, 47% of the enterprises are either using, or evaluating Hyperconverged Solutions.
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Green Storage – Saving the World One Terabyte at a Time

How the carbon footprint is impacting the atmosphere rules most conversations today and is one of the most burning issues we are faced with. With organisations concentrating more on carbon management programmes, there is a need to revamp storage practices. CIO’s are looking....
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Looking Forward to Flash Memory Summit 2016!

Calsoft has been regularly attending Flash summit event. Given our interest in the Storage domain, this is the conference, we cannot miss. Flash Summit always live up to its expectation of providing a platform to network with companies and people that are creating next generation....
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Flocker Driver/Plugin for Storage Arrays

Data persistence and portability use cases such as moving database containers between hosts and reattaching existing data volumes from shared storage environments can be challenging. When a Docker container moves with a standard volume driver, its data volume stays....
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Data Reduction in Primary Storage – Boon or a Burden?

In recent times there are many storage players embarking into the market and the competition is fierce. Storage vendors would not like to be behind in offering rich features in their products to attract customers. In addition, there are FUDs around dealing storage in a traditional ways due to....
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File System Testing – A Sneak Peak

File system is one of the most essential components in any storage appliance especially in NAS storage appliances. It plays a significant role in data reduction technologies such as; compression, de-dupe, thin provisioning, data integrity, security, data protection, and many more. Because of this tremendous dependency on....
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