Posts Tagged ‘storage’

Microsoft Announces OneDrive Storage Plan Downgrades

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

From the word go, it was pretty obvious that the “unlimited storage” deal couldn’t last forever …

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will make changes to the storage plans of its online file hosting and synchronization service OneDrive and to OneDrive storage given to Office 365 subscribers. The changes affect existing users of the service as well as future users. Several of the plans provided by OneDrive or other Microsoft services that provide access to OneDrive as a bonus are downgraded.

(more…)

The Benefits of Raid 5

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

This article does a fairly decent job of briefly explaining how the various version of RAID differ from one another …

If you’ve every suffered a hard drive failure, you’ll know how it feels to lose data. Even if you have a backup, it can be a pain having to copy everything back from a tape drive and there’s always that uncertainty as to whether the backups will work at all.

(more…)

Bypass Fibre Channel Switching for Small Storage Environments

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

If you’re in the process of designing a fibre based storage application, you might want to check this article out …

There is nothing more frustrating than building out a solution only to determine that while the costs for servers and storage have been accommodated for, the switching costs have not. I personally think we are in a transition time where fibre channel still makes sense in some situations where 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 Gig-E) doesn’t quite make sense. For small installations, there is an opportunity to skip the fibre channel switch and connect the servers directly to the storage. This can even be possible in multiple node cluster configurations of two, three or more servers.

(more…)

Don’t Overlook These Seven Problem Areas of Virtualization

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Here’s an interesting overview of some of the challenges that one often encounters when implementing virtualization …

Virtualization has many benefits and there are many articles and vendor whitepapers to help you learn about them. What about the challenges that face the typical virtualization implementation?

Here are seven areas that often get overlooked or become afterthoughts:

(more…)