Mesabi Group Blog

Datera Democratizes Elastic Block Storage

 Major public cloud providers, notably Amazon, have led a transformation in information technology architectures in recent years. That transformation can be called many things, including hyperscale computing, a scale-out distributed computing model for clouds where the orchestration, operation, and economics of the resulting infrastructure is fundamentally different (and generally considered to be substantially improved) from […]

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IBM FlashSystem’s Big Step Forward with Flash Storage for the Hybrid Cloud

 Eddie Cantor once said, “It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.” That is certainly the case with flash storage which has been around for many years, but high cost limited its acceptability to a limited number of high-performance/high-value-added applications. Declining prices have led to broader acceptance of flash storage for a broader base […]

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RPost: Taking Email to a Higher Level

Have you ever worried that a critical e-mail was not delivered? Are you afraid to send certain e-mails because you cannot afford to have non-authorized eyes violate their confidentiality? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could send and receive legally certifiable documents (and signed too!) without having to use physical mail or FAX?Certifying delivery, ensuring […]

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IBM Introduces Platform Conductor for Spark

 Apache Spark is an open-source cluster computing framework for managing big data infrastructures that often leverage OpenStack Swift object stores. But organizations managing large clusters of compute and storage resources for multiple projects are finding themselves faced with challenges, such as performance and cost, that Swift by itself was not designed to handle. That is […]

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Load DynamiX: Optimizing Large Storage Infrastructures

 Large storage infrastructures are inherently complex, and their complexity is further exacerbated by the fact that they are not static, but rather dynamic. Dynamic changes include new and modified applications with demanding performance requirements, the possible addition of new technologies, such as solid-state devices (SSDs), tiers of storage, and new combinations/patterns in the infrastructure, such […]

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