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Data Center Predictions for 2017

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As the end of the year approaches, I’ve been thinking about trends we are seeing today and how they will impact data center purchase decisions and the storage industry in 2017.  I’ve been following three industry shifts this year and I believe they will have major impact in 2017. Cost of Capacity over Performance For decades, data center managers have focused on the need for speed. As a result storage…

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CalSoft Joins the Permabit Integration Partner Program

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Last week Permabit announced a reseller partnership with Calsoft, Inc, a leading IT services company specializing in storage, networking, virtualization and cloud business verticals.  What may not be obvious from that announcement is that CalSoft is not new to Permabit.  They’ve been offering consulting services to OEMs integrating Permabit products for over five years!  With this announcement, they are extending the availability of their integration services for Permabit-enabled data reduction…

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Why Data Reduction Belongs in the Linux OS

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Data Reduction technologies (compression and deduplication) have been around for many years. Initially applied to backup storage environments, data reduction has more recently been applied to primary storage, where it’s heavily leveraged in flash arrays. The latest and most innovative application for data reduction, however, can now be found in the OS where it can be universally applied across IT environments to achieve greater data density and to meet cost…

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The Paris Accord: Data Reduction Impact on the Environment

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You’re not going to see the environmental impact of data centers as an election day issue.  It’s just not something that galvanizes the public because it’s so removed from everyday life.  But, with US election day just around the bend, in an article over on LinkedIn,  Lynn Renshaw of Peerless Business Intelligence is thinking about how our increasing appetite for data will impact the Paris Accords on climate change, and…

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How to Save Over $370,000 with Permabit VDO and Red Hat Ceph Storage

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Over the last couple of weeks, Permabit has seen a huge outpouring of interest in our Red Hat Storage partnership announcement. Much of the interest, to date, has been around VDO with Ceph. We’ve seen some of the biggest names in finance, communications and technology starting trials with VDO and Red Hat Ceph Storage.   A recently published IDC paper examines The Economics of  Software Defined Storage. In it, the…

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Unified Deduplication at SNIAs Software Development Conference

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Last week I attended the SNIA Software Development Conference (SDC) in Santa Clara, CA.  Some of the most interesting sessions included discussions about new erasure codes, new techniques for hardware accelerated data reduction, and several advancements developing storage stacks compatible with the latest technologies from Microsoft.  I led a session on Unified Deduplication at SDC.  In a room packed to the brim with storage developers, my SDC talk focused on…

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Oracle Cloud Changes Everything – Just ask Larry Ellison

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At Oracle OpenWorld last week, the company proudly proclaimed: “We will lead cloud SaaS, PaaS and now IaaS”. According to Larry Ellison, the #1 objective for Oracle is to be the lowest cost IaaS provider with the highest margin. As you may have guessed, their new target for leadership is IaaS and Amazon. You’ve got to admire Larry Ellison; he goes all in. Whether he is buying an island, taking…

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Increasing Density of Red Hat Storage with Permabit VDO

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Last week Permabit announced that it is collaborating with Red Hat to support our Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) software under Red Hat Storage.  As part of this collaboration, Permabit Labs tested and certified VDO data reduction for Linux® with both Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage software. The purpose of this testing was to demonstrate how data center IT organizations can use the combination to reduce storage…

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VDO comes to Ubuntu Linux Server

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Permabit launched the latest release of our Virtual Data Optimizer, VDO 6, in July. VDO 6 is the only data reduction software for modern data centers deploying Hybrid Clouds with Linux.  At launch, the product was only available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.  This week, we’re excited to announce our support on Ubuntu Server from Canonical.  Ubuntu extends the market for VDO, enabling many thousands of additional customers and service…

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VDO Bandwidth Optimization for the Hybrid Cloud

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I’ve spent most of the past 11 years talking about addressing problems such as the high cost of storage and, more recently, issues around data center density. There is another, equally important, area where data reduction can have a huge impact — that’s network bandwidth. Many organizations don’t consider  how moving to a hybrid cloud will impact their bandwidth consumption until it’s too late.  Network bandwidth challenges are often listed…

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