HotHardware and The Future of Storage

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News Posted: Tue, Jun 3 2008 11:40 AM

With each passing year, access, management and security of data storage has become exponentially more important to end users and in the enterprise space, as volumes of data grow with ever-more connected global economies, businesses and communities.  It is no surprise that technologies that are key to the enablement of more intelligent and powerful mass storage are also evolving at a break-neck pace.  From relatively simple hard disk technologies, like SATA, SAS, iSCSI and SSD, to more resilient RAID structures and Storage Area Networks, we here at HotHardware.com are keeping a watchful eye on what we feel will be a critical aspect of empowering compute resources for systems and new usage models in the future.

As such, in partnership with Dell's The Future of Storage site, we have carved out a chunk of the HotHardware Forum Community, and called it "The Data Center".  The HH Forum Data Center is specifically targeted towards fostering in-depth discussions of Enterprise Storage and related technologies. 

 


 


IT Pros and power users in our midst, please stop in and offer your thoughts and insights.  Of course we'll be sure to provide the HotHardware perspective and breaking stories in the storage arena as well!


 


 

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 very cool... that will be a nice addition to the site

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should be interesting. I am not an IT professional but have worked in many data centers and I am always curious as to the goings on there

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Jun 3 2008 2:44 PM
Der, Nelson et al, find your propeller head friends and tell them to get in here! :) Where's Venom too?

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lol, "propellar head friends". we need a smiley like that!

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 Indeed

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lol, "propellar head friends". we need a smiley like that!

This stuff is a little over my head! No doubtConfused

Maybe this will help!

 

 

 

 

 

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Venom replied on Tue, Jun 3 2008 9:31 PM

This should be interesting...

I've been reading more and more about startups doing distributed storage, similar to what google does with DFS. Other than that, SSDs should become pretty big in the enterprise (great for high transaction databases), but the technology is still too expensive and so far only EMC is a major player. I'm looking forward to what SSD tech evolves into.

 Is this section also going to be about servers/datacenters or just storage?

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 Hopefully the section will cover all things data center specific not just storage. Storage is just a small part of what goes on in the data center. I for one find getting quality cabinets that have good built-in cable management and air flow are really hard to find at a reasonable price. Most of the cheaper cabinets have terrible air flow and have hotspots where they never seem to expell the hotter air even after you add chimney fans or add vented doors.

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Nice move HH !

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