In this podcast, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the 2014 Oil & Gas Workshop at Rice University. Following that, they take a look WOS 360, the latest in Object Storage technology from DDN.
“With the exabytes of data that are being generated today, it has become essential to integrate networking technology and data management technology in order to manage the movement and storage of the data. Policy-based data-management systems provide a way to proceed. They represent perhaps the latest stage in the evolution of data-management systems from file-based systems, to information-based systems, and now to knowledge-based systems.”
“Choosing a hard drive requires attention to detail about the drive and about how you are going to use it. The how you are going to use it is a big deal, as it is not just the application reads and write but also includes the file system, file system layout for thing such as logs, the storage controller or appliance framework, the protocols and even something as simple the number of failures you have.”
In this slidecast, Emilio Billi from A3 Cube presents an overview of the company’s new RONNIEE Express network architecture. “The RONNIEE Express platform elevates PCI Express from a simple interconnect to a new ‘brain inspired’ intelligent network fabric, leveraging the ubiquity and standardization of PCIe while solving its inherent performance bottleneck.”
Over at InfoStor, Henry Newman from Instrumental writes that a new slide deck from Micron provides and intriguing look at the future of memory technology. “So what does this all mean for our future in the data storage industry? I think Micron and likely other companies are going to making some major changes from 2015 to the end of the decade in the area of non-volatile memory as the market demands changes for mobile devices that need both low power usage and non-volatile memory.”
Josh Judd from Warp Mechanics describes how the company delivers Lustre Over ZFS on Linux. “No single technology solves all problems faced in today’s complex world. WARP Mechanics’ philosophy is to customize the many and varied systems into the exact set of solutions required to address the problems. WARP Mechanics leverages tried–and-true technologies from the most advanced systems and removes the complexity, delivering customized turnkey solutions.”
John Fragalla presented this talk at the Stanford HPC Conference. “HPC storage solutions relying on RAID 6 data protection experience Lustre OST degradations and reduced filesystem performance, including potential data loss, during drive failures, rebuilds, and recoveries. ClusterStor GridRAID delivers up to 400% faster drive rebuild times, mitigates drive failures, increases system resiliency, reduces data loss, and maintains peak HPC application performance.”
In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks at a controversial study of hard drive reliability by Backblaze. Henry Newman was so overwrought over their lack of technical rigor that he wrote up a rant in Enterprise Storage Forum. The question is: Can you really complain when you use consumer hard drive technology for enterprise applications?