Earlier this week startup Cazena came out of stealth with a bunch of Netezza veterans offering data warehousing tech. However, unlike the old company, this startup is coming to the market without any specialized hardware.
On Friday I wrote a blog about SSD encryption and in it I referenced Micron's efforts with its Self-Encrypting Drives, or SEDs. Today I have an infographic with some good stats that are pertinent to SEDs.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and encryption is the name of the game when it comes to cyber security, at least as far as drive maker Micron is concerned. Granted, that newly minted not-quite holiday is being recognized (or marketed if you are cynical) in the US only, but it is an idea that has year-long and global significance. In a ...
Placing flash storage directly in the server has several advantages over traditional shared storage systems that leverage flash. First, flash designed for the server is typically much less expensive than shared flash, which is usually only available from the array vendor. Second, it puts the performance-enhancing device in the same server as the ...
Databases are a law unto themselves when it comes to storage. The traditional database is very structured and typically operates on rows of data fields. Data is volatile, insofar as records often are updated, and the append process for new records is an important factor. Fields tend to be small.
In my last post, I discussed how to optimize the software-defined datacenter. In many cases, companies pay technology platform or systems integration vendors to perform optimization analysis and monitoring.
As I walked through a customer's datacenter we had a very interesting conversation. The topic revolved around deploying a series of new applications, which were quite IO intensive. The saddened storage architect was now telling me he was being asked to do the last thing he really wanted to do -- add more hardware.