Mesabi Group Blog

INFINIDAT: Back to the Future for Enterprise-Class Storage

Technology trends tend to mesmerize us, as we like to follow the latest and greatest trajectories. Software-defined storage, where storage management software is decoupled from the physical storage itself, is one such trend. Another is the adoption of flash for primary storage. Both are important and significant, but does that portend the end of traditional […]

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Caringo Filefly Breathes New Life Into NAS Storage

  The use of network attached storage (NAS) continues to be very popular but success brings challenges. Many enterprises would love to extend and expand their use of NAS but often run into trouble because of unnecessarily high primary storage costs. Storage is bloated in size because of the large number of files that unnecessarily […]

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Spectra Logic’s ArcticBlue Stores PBs on Disk Cost Efficiently

 Many organizations — like those in media and entertainment and in high performance computing (HPC) — find themselves challenged with maintaining multiple petabytes (PBs) of fixed content unstructured data, such as digital audio and video files, for long periods of time. Collectively, this data has ongoing value, such as for retrieving selected videos for revenue […]

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Observable Networks: How Packet Metadata Reveals Suspicious Behavior

 Modern enterprise networks often employ best practices for monitoring and intrusion detection to provide enhanced network security, but this may not be enough to deal with the continually evolving threat landscape. Startup Observable Networks offers an approach that it calls Dynamic Endpoint Modeling to tackle advanced security threats. In my view, this adds an important […]

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Scality: Using Software-Defined Storage to Manage Petabyte-Scale Data

Scality develops software that enables enterprises to manage storage more efficiently and effectively at large scale (i.e., petabytes) than traditional storage solutions typically achieve. This high storage volume portion of the enterprise storage market is called the capacity-driven segment and reflects a major rethinking of the enterprise storage market.In the past, a traditional (controller-based) enterprise […]

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