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Clustrix today emerged from stealth mode and announced the Clustrix CLX 4010, a highly scalable database solution that addresses the infrastructure scalability challenges facing Internet companies, enterprises, and cloud service providers. The new appliance brings to database administrators the best of both worlds: the high-performance, high-scalability of NoSQL key value stores and the relational, ACID-compliant and robust functionality of SQL while providing drop-in interoperability with the MySQL protocol. The cost savings of utilizing the Clustrix solution are also significant – particularly when compared to the time and expense of application sharding (partitioning). The Clustrix Clustered Database System consists of three or more identical CLX 4010 appliances, each running the Sierra Clustered Database Engine. “We were an early Isilon investor and watched Paul ... (more)

Cloud Gateways: Tiering Versus Caching

StorSimple Chief Scientist Joel Christner explains one major difference that customers should be considering when looking at cloud gateways: tiering versus caching.  Christner says that customers may be misled to believe that all devices are the same.  "Truth be told, there are a number of fundamental differences in the architecture used by these devices that may not be evident upon first glance, but manifest themselves as either undesirable behavior or unwanted complexity in configuration or ongoing management," states Christner. One such difference is whether the device perform... (more)

Case Study: Protecting Your Data in Any Season, Anytime

The record-breaking weather on the East Coast in October left an estimated three million homes and businesses without power. Those businesses had to continue running and access to critical data from databases, mail and file servers and ongoing employee access to their online business files were critical. Due to power outages and hazardous travel conditions, when a lot of people couldn’t get to work, and the IT infrastructure, including primary and secondary data centers, was often down, access to mission-critical data was not an easy task for IT administrators.  Even if there wer... (more)

Welcome Spring to a Green, More Efficient Data Center

  We are all getting ready for Earth Day in one way or another. I taught my three-year old what goes in the recycle bin, and he is quite obsessed with recycling these days - in a good way, that is.  He is certainly doing his part, and I am also doing mine by sharing with you a new book with a very green cover and content to match any IT manager’s “green IT dreams.” I am talking about a must-read for those trying to create an eco-friendly data center while taking advantage of the latest virtualization technologies, but also conserving existing resources, “The Green and Virtual ... (more)

VMworld 2010 News: Zetta Announces On-Demand Data Protection Solution that Obsoletes Traditional Backup

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Enterprise storage service provider Zetta is announcing Zetta Data Protect, an immediate offsite data protection service that obsoletes traditional backups and improves enterprise data integrity at a fraction of the cost of comparable offsite data storage alternatives. Zetta Data Protect includes the ZettaMirror agent, which instantly protects data by securely replicating disparate enterprise data sources to the Zetta Storage Service, creating an always-online, available, and verified copy of the customers’ ... (more)