Storage Radio: HP launches Cloud Object Storage, announces 3PAR SSD option
It could get crowded inside the cloud space, as Hewlett-Packard (HP) joins market heavyweights Google and Amazon S3 to roll out its own Cloud Object Storage and Cloud Content Delivery Network.
What does HP’s move into the cloud mean for cloud storage providers? Join SearchStorage.com’s executive editor Ellen O’Brien and senior news editor Dave Raffo as they discuss the opportunity of partnerships between HP and other vendors, and who may be next to leap into the cloud in our latest Storage Radio podcast .
Then follow along as we highlight the superior stories this week from our sites and from round the Web with associate editor John Hilliard, including:
Networking startup Xsigo was purchased by Oracle this week, the bigger company eyeing Xsigo’s software to assist it address the expansion of server virtualization in networks.
Xsigo was developing software-defined networking technology that permits servers to connect with any storage or network device. It’s unclear exactly how Oracle will use its new IP, and unlikely the corporate will accomplish that until after the deal formally closes in October. The corporate will continue to support Xsigo customers.
Oracle also didn’t disclose what it paid, but it surely was likely not up to the $1.2 billion that VMware paid for Nicira Networks last week.
Fusion-io announced the discharge of its ION Data Accelerator software later this year , a move which can put the corporate in direct competition with EMC’s upcoming Project Thunder and other flash-based storage systems.
Fusion-io said its software can create a shared storage appliance out of a server using among the company’s ioMemory flash cards. Customers will be capable of move databases to card memory for improved performance, Fusion-io claims.
EMC has its own flash card technology — VFCache — which competes with Fusion-io’s current products. The approaching Project Thunder essentially puts as much as 10 VFCache cards right into a single appliance that connects to servers.
And HP has a brand new entry within the solid-state space with an all-solid-state drive (all-SSD) option for buyers of HP’s 3PAR 10000 Storage System.
But buying a purely solid-state storage system won’t be cheap: HP said the starting price for a 3PAR SSD is $350,000, together with 1.5 TB of space on 16 100 GB drives. HP said the array’s upper storage limit is 1 PB, and reportedly the price for a petabyte of all-solid-state storage would “rely on the configuration.”
Finally, via Ars Technica, we learn of Netflix’s “Chaos Monkey,” a chunk of software utilized by Netflix to create fake attacks at the company’s network greater than 1,000 times per week, including disabling some systems. Take a look at the tale at the Ars site, which details how this system keeps the site’s engineers sharp by repairing simulated damage to their network.
This was first produced in August 2012