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Defining Software Defined Storage

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Chuck Hollis’ recent post reminded me that I must commit my ideas to paper (or to WordPress for that matter) on what constitutes Software Defined Storage (SDS).  Without a doubt, “Software Defined” will be overused as this year’s favourite storage marketing phrase, as we see less and less use of the terms “cloud” and “big data”. It’s easy to use ... Read More »

HUS VM – Hitachi’s New Midrange Baby

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The acquisition of BlueArc by Hitachi/HDS just over 12 months ago enabled the company to start producing more integrated unified products, which have been branded under the name HUS (Hitachi Unified Storage).  The latest announcement, made on 25th September 2012 (and discussed at the HDS Bloggers’ Day) is a new platform taking the HUS NAS component (i.e. BlueArc) and using ... Read More »

Optimising Storage Architectures for SSD

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Last week I attended Hitachi’s 2012 Blogger Day.  Aside from catching up with some old friends, we were presented with some NDA stuff which will see the light of day soon.  In the meantime, I want to talk about a press release Hitachi made while I was still on holiday (and clearly missed as I returned, somewhat jetlagged). Previously I’ve ... Read More »

Hitachi Attacks Migration Costs with Non-Disruptive Migration Feature

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It’s probably fair to say that data migration is one of the most tedious tasks in storage management.  Moving data from one array to another, simply to decommission a piece of hardware or for load and capacity balancing, doesn’t ever inspire me. But it’s a necessary evil and one I’ve done many times.  Unless the existing storage configuration has been ... Read More »

Hitachi Bloggers Day 2011 – Part I

As previously mentioned, last week I attended the second HDS/Hitachi Bloggers’ Day, this year located at Sefton Park in the UK.  Setting the event on this side of The Pond (rather than requiring me to take a 10,000 mile round-trip) was certainly a benefit and I welcomed the lack of jet lag!  I suspect of all the attendees I had ... Read More »

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform: Optimised Architecture

This is a series of posts that cover the features of Hitachi’s new enterprise storage platform, the VSP (Virtual Storage Platform), also sold by HP as the P9500 array.  Previous posts: Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform: Disk Drive Architecture Hitachi have modified the VSP array to provide significant performance improvements over the previous USP and USP V models.  These changes may ... Read More »