Mesabi Group Blog

Spectra Logic Stacks Up Well in Tier-1 Storage Offloading

A lot of exciting things are happening in the storage business, notably the strong adoption of all-flash arrays as the replacement for hard disks for active Tier-1 production storage and the move toward software-defined options. Still most of the explosive growth in data leads to infrequently or never-again-accessed information that needs to be kept for […]

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IBM’s Strong Commitment to the NVMe Storage Revolution

IBM’s recent storage announcement covered a number of new and enhanced solutions across IBM’s Storage software and Storage systems portfolio, but for simplicity’s sake, my focus today is the significant support the company is throwing behind the revolution inspired by NVMe (nonvolatile memory expressNote that the business storage market has changed dramatically in recent years […]

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IBM Enhances the TS7700 Virtual Tape Library for IBM Z Platforms

The mainframe — namely the IBM Z platform — has, does, and will continue to play an essential and irreplaceable role in IT infrastructures across the world’s economy. As with any complete IT implementation, an IBM Z on-premises (where the premises can be geographically distributed as necessary) private cloud consists of closely integrated compute, storage, […]

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IBM Advances Cluster Virtualization for HPC and Deep Learning AI

On the classic Groucho Marx quiz show You Bet Your Life if a contestant accidently said the “secret word” of the day, he or she would win a prize. There’s no prize included in this commentary, but the secret word of the day is virtualization, especially as it relates to IBM’s new HPC and AI […]

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IBM Continues to Drive Forward with FlashSystem All-Flash Storage

IBM’s new storage-related announcements focus heavily on the FlashSystem portion of its all-flash storage portfolio which has as its foundation the FlashSystem 900. That includes the FlashSystem 900 itself, a standalone 2U rack solution for tier 0 application acceleration, the FlashSystem V9000 for traditional tier 1 enterprise-class applications, and the FlashSystem A9000/FlashSystem A9000R for cloud-based, […]

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