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EMC VPLEX

A Quick Look at VPLEX Storage Elements

Although I have been writing about the EMC XtremIO lately, it is not the only EMC device that I have been working with this year. In that very same environment, there has also been the the opportunity to become more familiar with the EMC VPLEX, a data virtualization platform which is often found paired with […]

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Mainframe Storage Cloud

Rethinking mainframe storage: a hybrid cloud strategy for the best of both worlds

For the better part of three decades, hierarchical storage management (HSM) has been a key component of mainframe information lifecycle management (ILM) – and it’s been a very effective method for managing enterprise data. However, current data growth rates and shrinking budgets are challenging that structure and are forcing us to look at new, innovative, […]

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EMC ExtremeIO

Using Snapshot Refresh with EMC XtremIO

Since my blog entry on XtremIO last month, I have continued to work with an XtremIO storage array to drive snapshot and volume management commands. XtremIO has proven to be quite modern and sensible when it comes to management utilities, providing a few different intuitive solutions such as the GUI and REST API. The logical […]

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A visual of how Global Active Device fits together. Image from www.hds.com

Global Active Device: Remote, Virtualized Storage from HDS

When I wrote about HDS’s remote replication and mirroring technologies last month, I had left out another remote technology from the article, HDS’s Global Active Device. Global Active Device, supported by Hitachi’s VSP G1000, serves a separate but interesting purpose and I thought it deserved its own article separate from TrueCopy and Universal Replicator. Virtualized […]

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MIrroring

Understanding HDS Replication with TrueCopy and Universal Replicator

When I started working with modern HDS storage systems such as the VSP and HUSVM, I became familiar with the remote replication abilities present on these systems. Similar to my last entry on NetApp’s SnapMirror and SnapVault replication abilities, HDS storage has a few choices for remote replication that go by different names. In particular, […]

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mobility solutions

NetApp Remote Replication: SnapMirror or SnapVault?

Recently, I’ve been taking part in discussions involving NetApp hardware and its backup solutions. When it comes to NetApp’s remote replication solutions SnapMirror and SnapVault, there can be confusion as to what each do and which best suits their needs. Although similar in name, SnapMirror and SnapVault differ in abilities and target different use cases, […]

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