Unified Storage

Unified Storage

ZFS Data Storage Management

Organizations generate more and more data every day, much of which must be stored for varying amounts of time. Fortunately, technologies have emerged over the years to help address this storage problem. These range from iSCSI SANs and 10 gigabit connectivity to data deduplication, compression, and snapshots. However, one solution that is still under the […]

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Unified Storage Advantages

In the 1990’s, when direct-attached storage (DAS) was the prevalent mode of file storage, network-attached storage (NAS) was introduced to support file sharing across enterprise networks. Vendors merged Sun Microsystems’ open source NFS protocol and NFS file server with Microsoft’s CIFS (Common Internet File Service) protocol on common platforms and NAS quickly became a staple […]

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Unified Storage Flexibility

For decades, RAID solutions have been a mainstay storage strategy for enterprises of all sizes, from small shops to large corporations. A relatively early example of storage virtualization, RAID systems cohere multiple disk drives into a single logical unit, thereby delivering redundancy for data protection as well as strong in/out performance. Like all successful technologies, […]

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