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Solid state or flash based storage is a more expensive storage media when compared to HDDs on a dollar per gigabyte basis ($/GB). Yet, when intelligently integrated into a system with storage optimization technologies, storage vendors lower the acquisition cost and overall total cost of ownership (TCO). Moreover, $/IO is lowest with the use of solid state storage and dramatically lowers cost in several use cases.
From tape being strung to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, to startups scoring funding for financial data handling, to growth details from companies like NetApp, this week’s big data news (ending Friday, May 25) will round out the holiday weekend with a look ahead and what next week will…
News In Brief
NetApp’s Richard Bliss noted that his company teamed up with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA to fulfill the mission’s data needs. In particular, NetApp co-founder Dave Hitz and Nguyen discussed a new data-intensive technique that was set up for the Curiosity landing.
A central plot point to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, “The Drumhead,” involved a Klingon spy encrypting information biologically so it could be injected into an unwitting passerby and retrieved later. It seemed like a ridiculous technology reserved for the 24th century. Scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong figured out how to do just that.
Conversations about the viability of object-oriented storage for big data have been frequent lately, so we checked in with NetApp’s lead of messaging behind their big data products to talk about what makes this storage paradigm work for some…
NetApp has formed a partnership with data archiving and backup vendor Iron Mountain that takes aim at the growing data demands in the healthcare industry. Iron Mountain has roots in the healthcare industry and strengthens NetApp’s focus.
This Just In
Splunk Inc., provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced version 2.0 of the Splunk App for NetApp Data ONTAP, which provides comprehensive visibility into the operational health of NetApp Data ONTAP storage systems. The app correlates NetApp data with all other IT data in Splunk Enterprise for a central real-time view of key performance indicators across the entire IT infrastructure. Learn more about the Splunk App for NetApp Data ONTAP on the Splunk website and download the App today for free from the Splunk Apps website.