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
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)
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)
Jeff Bell, director of corporate marketing at Zetta, knows a thing or two
about cloud storage. As a storage veteran, Bell understands the importance of
cloud-based data protection, which is changing the way organizations are
buying, managing and protecting storage. He shared with us the reasons why
enterprise users should consider cloud storage:
Instant, automatic "backup"
With cloud storage, there's no need for CDs, external hard drives, or
localized servers. Your data is quickly and automatically updated in the
cloud and available for your retrieval whenever you need it.
Dave Wright, founder and CEO of SolidFire, addresses the SSD cost question
that seems to be on many users' minds these days, creating confusion and
delaying purchase decisions that could actually save money for the respective
In a recent blog post, he states that the myth that flash is expensive is
propagated by enterprise storage vendors selling flash modules for $25-$50/GB
or more. Today, not everybody can afford that, and some users are currently
limiting the use of flash to only the most critical applications in need of
the highest-performance storage.
Robert Bogucki, IT manager at Skender Construction, researched multiple
solutions when he started the disaster recovery project at Skender. Then he
found Zetta. Zetta has a much more reasonable cost model with no charge for
the ZettaMirror agent software, no matter how many copies are installed.
Skender Construction's almost four terabytes of data are now backed up in the
cloud with Zetta Data ProtectTM.
"Cost was an important factor, and paying $1.40 to $1.60 per gigabyte just
didn't make sense after finding Zetta," said Bogucki. He installed the
lightweight ZettaMirrorTM agent... (more)