Worldwide external disk storage systems factory revenues posted year-over-year growth of 12.2%, totaling just over $5.6 billion, in the second quarter of 2011 (2Q11), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker. For the quarter, the total disk storage systems market grew to just shy of $7.5 billion in revenues,… Continue reading Strong Growth Continues in the Worldwide Disk Storage Systems Market
New appliances allow users to deploy scale-out storage in virtual and cloud environments as easily as deploying virtual servers Gluster, a leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, today announced Gluster Virtual Storage Appliances specifically designed for virtual machine (VM) and cloud environments. The new appliances give enterprises the ability to treat physical storage… Continue reading First Scale-Out NAS Virtual Appliances for VMware and AWS
In my previous blog on building a home virtualization lab, I mentioned about buying a budget Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution with iSCSI capability. I made a decision and bought the Thecus N7700PRO NAS.
Dell-PowerEdge-SC440After starting couple of projects at work which involved saving money in the long run as well as server consolidation, I went on a quest to transform my home lab into a virtualization lab. Since I already had a Dell Poweredge SC440 server as a domain controller along with mixture of windows 7 and windows XP Professional workstations, I decided to purchase similar dell server and a Network Attached Storage (NAS) central storage to simulate iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN).