Disk file systems News
October 26, 2015
Quantum goes after video workloads with Xcellis, a converged system that combines Quantum StorNext, metadata, data management, NAS and cloud gateways into a single system.
September 03, 2015
Datto clarifies cloud backup storage strategy with Backupify integration and Microsoft 365 support, Linux Agent, Datto Networking Appliance.
January 08, 2015
A busy year in the cloud backup and recovery services market ends with CloudBerry Lab, Axcient and iland making upgrades to their lineup.
November 23, 2009
Nexenta Systems develops ZFS-based unified storage software despite uncertainty around the open-source file system due to litigation and Oracle's intended acquisition of Sun.
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Virtualization expert Paul Henry provides a step-by-step guide to imaging a virtual machine disk (*flat.vmdk) in a forensically sound manner. Continue Reading
The enhanced automation capabilities of vRealize Orchestrator can give administrators more flexibility when dealing with complex tasks. Continue Reading
RAID 0, also known as disk striping, is a technique that breaks up a file and spreads the data across all the disk drives in a RAID group. Continue Reading
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While Microsoft ReFS can improve data integrity, it is not an alternative to data backup. Expert Brien Posey explains some of the key features of the file system. Continue Reading
Btrfs proves a viable and more flexible file system for production Linux servers, with proper configuration and setup. Continue Reading
Snapshots can be used to undo botched upgrades, but can they be used to rebuild a broken VMDK file? Continue Reading
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VMware snapshots play an important part in backing up many virtual infrastructures, but how well do you understand how they work? Take this quiz to find out. Continue Reading
Linux file system barriers in Ext3 and Ext4 protect data written to the journal. Learn how these barriers work and in which use cases they are a benefit, and in which cases you should disable them on your Linux servers. Continue Reading
This chapter excerpt teaches you how to use Xen PyGRUB to virtualize your customers' hardware and why ionice is essential for managing disk access and storage. Continue Reading
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As more enterprises look to virtualize top-tier applications, many are seeing a growing need for huge virtual disk files. Continue Reading
Practical uses for a 64 TB VMDK file are limited today, but as storage needs grow, you might find a reason to embrace monster VMs. Continue Reading
Choosing the type of storage backend you want for your KVM virtual machines is simply a matter of weighing simplicity with flexibility. Continue Reading