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Lustre 2.0 support limited to Oracle hardware customers
Oracle reportedly plans to offer paid support for version 2.0 of the open source Lustre clustered file system, but only to Oracle hardware customers.
Data reduction for primary storage: Benefits and options
Ideally, both data compression and deduplication should be used together to provide maximum reclamation of primary storage capacity.
SolarWinds integrates Tek-Tools SRM
SolarWinds took its first step towards integrating Tek-Tools' Profiler storage resource management (SRM) software into its management stack with downloadable versions of the software and a new pricing model that lowers the cost of the Profiler suite.
How to combat storage entropy
Users should consider technologies such as capacity reclamation, data deduplication, thin provisioning and virtualization.
Symantec partners pledge support for Thin Reclamation
Compellent, EMC, Fujitsu, HP and NetApp have announced support for Symantec's Veritas Thin Reclamation API, which allows Veritas Storage Foundation to automatically reclaim storage capacity on disk arrays.
EMC debuts Data Domain Global Deduplication Array
EMC took a step towards global data deduplication with today's debut of the Global Deduplication Array, a high-end inline deduplication storage system based on an extension of the Data Domain architecture.
SNIA enhances SMI-S CTP for users
The Conformance Testing Program (CTP) for the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) version 1.4 was recently enhanced by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
Consider compression for primary storage optimization
Capacity optimization has long been a tale of secondary storage, where large amounts of duplicate data -- often the product of disk-to-disk backup -- and less demanding I/O patterns rule the roost.