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Leading Analyst Firm Uncovers Never-Before-Seen Results of V-locity® I/O Reduction Software from 3,450 VMs that Evaluated V-locity at over 100 Sites on Real-world Production Workloads
 
BURBANK, Calif. – Condusiv® Technologies, the world leader in software-only storage performance solutions for virtual and physical server environments, today announced the findings from ESG Labs that validates the before/after performance results of V-locity® I/O reduction software, based on an independent audit of data that was collected from 3,450 systems evaluating the software at over 100 sites. ESG's audit, which measured the achieved performance benefits of V-locity from virtual server to storage, found that Condusiv's I/O reduction software leads to significant storage performance improvements without the need to purchase additional hardware.
 
In addition to revealing results of the audit, the ESG Lab Review, authored by ESG Lab Analyst Mike Leone, helps organizations understand the benefits of I/O optimization for their environment. The report also highlights the problem of I/O inefficiencies in virtual environments and shows how V-locity solves them. In summarizing why the performance improvements with V-locity are so important to today's organizations, Leone wrote in the Lab Review: "Performance is a critical concern when a mix of mission-critical applications share the same host as well as the same underlying storage. This is especially troublesome in Windows environments, where over time, write inefficiencies lead to loss of throughput and generate an IOPS inflation."
 
The ESG Lab Analysis found that V-locity:
 
  • Reduced read I/O to storage. ESG Lab calculated 55% of systems saw a reduction of 50% in the number of read I/Os that get serviced by the underlying storage, and 27% of systems saw a 90% or more reduction in read I/Os.
  • Reduced write I/O to storage. As a result of I/O density increases, ESG Lab witnessed a 33% reduction in write I/Os across 27% of the systems. In addition, 14% of systems experienced a 50% or greater reduction in Write I/O from VM to storage.
  • Decreased I/O response time. ESG Lab calculated the total time required to process all requests for each system and concluded that on average, systems with 3GB of DRAM achieved a 40% reduction in response time.
  • Increased throughput. ESG Lab witnessed throughput performance improvements of 50% or more for 43% of systems, while 29% of systems experienced a 100% increase in throughput, and as much as 300% increased levels of throughput for 8% of systems.
  • Increased IOPS from DRAM. ESG Lab found that 25% of systems saw IOPS increase by 50%, and a small group of 25 systems achieved a 1000% IOPS improvement.
 
ESG's audit validated that V-locity's patented IntelliWrite® component eliminated small, fractured I/Os with more contiguous writes, which also reduced randomization and noise from the "I/O Blender effect." Meanwhile, V-locity's other patented engine, IntelliMemory®, allowed for a high percentage of audited systems to leverage available DRAM as Tier 0 for their caching strategy.
 
Based on these impressive results, Leone stated in the report: "ESG Lab validated that V-locity software optimizes read and write I/O for physical and virtual Windows systems that consistently demand high levels of storage performance. Leone concluded: "This combination led to a significant reduction in both read and write I/Os to the underlying storage, an increase in IOPS and throughput by more efficiently utilizing DRAM, and overall application performance improvements by reducing latency by an average of 40%."
 
"ESG's independent audit and review of V-locity results against production workloads validates the largest test of its kind to measure and validate that Condusiv's I/O reduction software is the ultimate complement to any virtualized infrastructure to boost critical application performance," said Brian Morin, Condusiv's Senior Vice President of Marketing.

The ESG Lab Review concludes: "The last thing IT organizations want to do is spend more money on additional hardware to hopefully improve their storage performance and operational efficiency for the immediate future. It takes time to pick the right technology, vet it, deploy it into production, and then start seeing the benefits. A free evaluation of V-locity from Condusiv Technologies can prove that an easy-to-deploy, non-disruptive software solution can drastically improve application performance without the added cost or complexity of more hardware."
 
"We have been educating the market on the two big I/O inefficiencies in virtual environments that's akin to pouring molasses on systems, penalizing performance with death by a thousand cuts due to an I/O profile that's much smaller, more fractured, and more random than it needs to be," added Morin. "This report validates the extent of that penalty and what users can expect from V-locity to solve the root cause of performance issues for 50-300% faster application performance without adding new hardware."
 
For a full list of technical specifications, please visit the V-locity 6.0 product web page.
 
The ESG Lab Test Report can be found here: http://www.condusiv.com/knowledge-center/white-papers/ 

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About Condusiv 
Condusiv® Technologies is the world leader in software-only storage performance solutions for virtual and physical server environments, enabling systems to process more data in less time for faster application performance. Condusiv's V-locity® I/O reduction software greatly reduces I/O overhead in virtual environments by eliminating the performance penalty from mixing uncoordinated, contentious and disruptive I/O streams from multiple virtual machines (the "I/O blender" effect). As a result, customers experience a minimum of 50% faster performance gains on their heaviest workloads. Condusiv's Diskeeper® storage performance solution is the #1 real-time fragmentation prevention solution for Windows servers and clients, keeping servers, desktops and laptops running like new permanently. With over 50 million licenses sold, Condusiv solutions are used by 90% of the Fortune 1000 and almost three-quarters of the Forbes Global 100 to increase business productivity and reduce datacenter costs while extending the life of existing hardware.
New Benefit Analyzer Tool Measures Before and After I/O Performance Data Evaluating V-locity I/O Reduction Software on Thousands of Workloads   
 
Customers Experience 3X Faster Application Performance with V-locity without the Need for Additional Hardware   
 
BURBANK, Calif. – Condusiv® Technologies, the world leader in software-only storage performance solutions for virtual and physical server environments, today announced results from one of the largest ever gathering of performance data from 3,450 systems at over 100 sites that evaluated V-locity and shared their before/after data with Condusiv servers. The unfiltered data was provided by virtualized organizations using Condusiv's newest Benefit AnalyzerTM tool embedded within V-locity to gather real-time performance data from virtual machine (VM) to storage, before and after deploying V-locity. This expansive I/O performance study reveals never-before-seen data about the extent of I/O inefficiencies in virtual environments and the impact V-locity I/O reduction software has on production workloads when used to solve root cause performance issues. As examples, more than half of all systems saw a minimum of 50% decrease in read I/O from VM to storage; nearly half of all systems saw a 50% jump in throughput and all systems experienced an average of 40% reduction in I/O response time.
 
Condusiv's latest Benefit Analyzer tool collects workload data across a wide range of metrics including throughput, latency, IOPS, I/Os per GB, I/O density, and more, which helps administrators get a complete before/after snapshot of the performance benefits provided by V-locity in their real-world production environment before making a purchase commitment.
 
Customers Validate Value of V-locity
 
"Once we installed V-locity, we monitored our IOPS and saw a near 50% decrease in I/O from VM to storage according to our daily averages and peaks across our heaviest SQL-based workloads."
 
Jamie Rabenstein, Information Technology Manager, Victor Community Support Services.
 
"Facing a $2 million storage purchase to solve our performance issues didn't sit well with any of us. We heard what V-locity I/O reduction software had done to help other MEDITECH hospitals, so we were eager to try it for ourselves. After deploying V-locity and conducting a before/after performance analysis, we found that V-locity doubled the speed of our patient records. V-locity provided enough speed to meet our application SLAs, so there was no longer a need to make a $2 million storage purchase for increased performance."
 
Tom Swearingen, Manager Infrastructure Services, Christus Health
 
"When we first tried V-locity in our virtual infrastructure, we didn't know how much of our performance was being penalized by the 'I/O blender' effect at the hypervisor and the surplus of split I/Os coming from the Windows VM. As it turns out, our performance was being severely dampened. It wasn't until V-locity optimized our I/O streams that we realized some of our systems were processing half as many MB/s as they should from VM to storage. Since we're no longer dealing with so many small, split I/Os and random I/O streams, V-locity has enabled our CRM and ERP systems to process twice the amount of data in the same amount of time. The best part is that we didn't have to spend a single dime on expensive new hardware to get that performance."
 
Kevin Schmidt, Director of IT, I.B.I.S, Inc.
 
Key Metrics Evaluated by the Performance Benefits Analyzer Include:

  • Percent reduction of total I/Os going to storage
  • Increase in throughput
  • Reduction in average I/O response time
  • Increase in total number of IOPS
  • Average size of I/O increase
 
In addition to the reduction in percentage of total I/Os going to storage, several other categories were reviewed for performance gains from the "before" and "after" data, resulting in these additional key findings from the analysis:
 
  • Increase in throughput: 43% of all systems experienced at least a 50% or more increase in the total amount of data that could be processed in the same amount time-and nearly one-third (29%) saw a 100% increase.
  • Reduction in average I/O response time: Due primarily to V-locity's IntelliMemory® feature, and contributed to by other technologies such as IntelliWrite®, all systems experienced a 40% decrease in the average I/O response. The IntelliMemory intelligent caching feature utilizes only available DRAM, so administrators never need to worry about carving out DRAM for caching purposes or be concerned with resource contention.
  • Increase in total number of IOPS. 25% of all systems experienced at least a 50% increase in the total number of I/O operations per second.
  • Average I/O size increased: Due to V-locity's improved IntelliWrite® technology, 31% of all systems experienced at least a 50% increase in average I/O size. IntelliWrite technology automatically prevents the operating system from breaking files into pieces and writing those pieces in a performance penalized manner. This proactive approach occurs at the server level, so the network and shared storage simply have fewer I/O operations to transfer and process any given workload.
 
"The key take-away from this analysis is demonstrating the extent of I/O inefficiencies that plague virtual environments by robbing up to half of available I/O bandwidth from VM to storage due to I/O characteristics that are much smaller, more fractured, and more random than they need to be," said Brian Morin, SVP, Global Marketing, Condusiv Technologies. "These inefficiencies are akin to pouring molasses on systems, and it isn't until someone evaluates V-locity to solve these root cause performance issues that they get the 'ah ha' moment of exactly how much performance was being robbed and how easily these issues can be corrected."
 
For further details on V-locity and a free trial, visit www.condusiv.com/business/v-locity/overview/ or call a sales representative at 1-800-829-6468.

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About Condusiv 
Condusiv® Technologies is the world leader in software-only storage performance solutions for virtual and physical server environments, enabling systems to process more data in less time for faster application performance. Condusiv's V-locity® I/O reduction software greatly reduces I/O overhead in virtual environments by eliminating the performance penalty from mixing uncoordinated, contentious and disruptive I/O streams from multiple virtual machines (the "I/O blender" effect). As a result, customers experience a minimum of 50% faster performance gains on their heaviest workloads. Condusiv's Diskeeper® storage performance solution is the #1 real-time fragmentation prevention solution for Windows servers and clients, keeping servers, desktops and laptops running like new permanently. With over 50 million licenses sold, Condusiv solutions are used by 90% of the Fortune 1000 and almost three-quarters of the Forbes Global 100 to increase business productivity and reduce datacenter costs while extending the life of existing hardware.
Interconnection to One Marketplace™ Provides the Reliability, Speed to Market and Extended Reach for IntelePeer's CoreCloud™ SIP Trunking Service

CHICAGO, Ill. – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that it has been selected by IntelePeer, a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, to help extend the capacity and reach of its network and enable the efficient delivery of its CoreCloud™ SIP trunking service to end-user locations. With an interconnection to Global Capacity's One Marketplace at its Chicago, Dallas and Denver switching facilities, and utilization of the real-time pricing and automated service delivery platform, IntelePeer secures the high-performance Ethernet connectivity needed to quickly and cost-effectively connect customer locations across the U.S. to its SIP trunking service.

IntelePeer CoreCloud™ SIP trunking service enables users to extend their Unified Communications capabilities while simplifying their network, reducing cost and enhancing business communications without additional investments in infrastructure. Leveraging IntelePeer's secure, powerful cloud-based communications platform, customers can securely route communications over corporate Internet and data connections to deliver end-to-end, rich multimodal communications.

"Extending network reach via One Marketplace has enabled IntelePeer to reliably deliver our SIP trunking service to any U.S customer regardless of their location," says Phil Bronsdon, Chief Technology Officer at IntelePeer. "Along with expanding our market share, One Marketplace's quick turnaround on quotes and proactive circuit monitoring resulted in improved responsiveness and accuracy, thus enabling the best customer experience."

Global Capacity's One Marketplace automates the end-to-end process of off-net Ethernet access procurement and delivery with real-time access to competitive market rates for enhanced service delivery, reduced costs and decreased time-to-market. With Global Capacity, IntelePeer extends it near-ubiquitous network reach to over 9.6 million commercial locations across the country, providing an even greater enterprise market reach and opportunity. Furthermore, service assurance delivered through Global Capacity's Network Operations Center (NOC) provides IntelePeer with the security that its circuits and network elements are monitored 24x7x365 by highly qualified engineers.

"Application Service Providers like IntelePeer turn to Global Capacity for Ethernet service delivery in order to improve performance and increase reliability while improving user experience and cost," adds Jack Lodge President of Global Capacity. "We are pleased that the One Marketplace platform provides IntelePeer with connectivity enabling a distinctive product for accelerated growth within the enterprise market."

To differentiate themselves, Application Service Providers require connectivity solutions that provide diverse, reliable and ubiquitous coverage, allowing them to reach their customers regardless of where they are located. Choosing the right connectivity partner to enable the delivery of business applications is a critical aspect of a successful execution strategy. Global Capacity's One Marketplace eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of buying network connectivity by combining an interconnected, aggregated network with a Cloud application that automates the procurement of network services. One Marketplace streamlines service delivery and ensures the best client experience with a single interface for design, price and to fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements, as well as a single contract SLA, bill and point of contact.

To learn more about why Application Service Providers turn to Global Capacity's One Marketplace to easily and securely connect customers, speak to a network expert or visit www.globalcapacity.com/solutions/application-service-providers.

For more information about how Global Capacity is changing how the market buys network connectivity, visit globalcapacity.com/one-marketplace/platform.

About Global Capacity
Global Capacity is the leading connectivity as a service company that improves the efficiency and reduces the cost of data network services globally. Through its One Marketplace, the company brings together customers and suppliers with an automated platform that provides ubiquitous network solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made Simple. Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, application service providers and enterprise customers globally. Additional information can be found at www.globalcapacity.com or by following Global Capacity on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About IntelePeer
IntelePeer Cloud Communications LLC is a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications services that enable high-quality voice, video and unified communications for businesses. IntelePeer customers can rapidly and cost-effectively transition to IP-based communications, improving their return on investment on communications equipment and services, and federate their global networks. For more information visit: www.intelepeer.com and follow on Twitter.

New 3PAR StoreServ All-Flash Solutions and StoreOnce Protection Enable Futureproof Data Center Modernization

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced new HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage solutions to accelerate the move to all-flash data centers. HPE has also integrated 3PAR StoreServ with new HPE StoreOnce and HPE StoreEver product lines to ensure protection and retention keep pace with demand.

The need for enterprises to move faster is driving trends like IT-as-a-Service and the growth of data analytics, which in turn are driving the adoption of flash storage. In addition to speed and predictable service levels, organizations adopting flash are also reducing storage footprint by up to 85 percent as they move away from spinning disks in favor of this higher density media.1 In fact, IDC reported that the impact flash-based arrays will have on the data center is undeniable as more flash platforms deliver enterprise-class data services, including snapshots, clones, encryption, replication, and quality of service.2 HPE 3PAR StoreServ delivers all of these data services and has a recently updated flash portfolio that provides industry leading scale,3 record-setting performance,4 and affordability starting at $19K.5 Today's announcements help legacy storage users migrate more quickly to flash while reducing risk.

"Faced with the need for agility, organizations want to take advantage of game-changers like flash without introducing risk," said Manish Goel, senior vice president and general manager for storage, HPE. "To meet those demands, Hewlett Packard Enterprise simplifies storage with a single flash-optimized 3PAR StoreServ line from the entry to enterprise with tier-1 resiliency and built-in data protection."

Accelerating the move to the all-flash data center
3PAR StoreServ Storage enables organizations to accelerate the transformation to the all-flash data center with solutions that accommodate new and mixed media types in the same array while maintaining performance and enterprise-class resiliency. Earlier this month, the Storage Performance Council published a new world record SPC-2 result for the 3PAR StoreServ 20850 all-flash array that demonstrates better performance at half the price of the EMC VMAX 400K.6

Building on this success, HPE is introducing new 3PAR StoreServ products, solutions, and services:

  • 3PAR Flash Acceleration for Oracle - An HPE validated solution that boosts database performance up to 75 percent7 while enabling legacy systems like EMC VMAX to remain in place. These flash arrays can be placed for half the cost8 versus upgrading the legacy storage systems
  • 3PAR Online Import software - A free, 12-month license for customers looking to move off hard disk drive (HDD)-bound legacy storage via simple, five-step migration from EMC, HDS, and now IBM XIV storage
  • Support for 3D NAND drives - Support for this new solid state drive (SSD) technology enables customers to accelerate application performance with a low incremental investment

Lowering cost with flash-ready unified storage and next-gen active archive
Unlike pure flash systems designed for single media types or single SAN protocols, StoreServ Storage features a flash-optimized design that supports both file and block storage as well as a secondary tier of HDDs. Leveraging this architecture, HPE also introduced today the 3PAR StoreServ 8200 Converged File and Block Starter Kit, which enables consolidation onto a single unified system that costs 26 percent less than competitors.9 To help customers deploy these unified systems with more confidence, HPE also released several reference architectures for 3PAR StoreServ Storage, addressing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and SharePoint environments as well as HPE Software solutions for information management.

In addition, HPE is also offering a completely refreshed portfolio of StoreEver LTO-7 media, drives and automated libraries. This refreshed product lineup delivers even more low-cost and reliable long-term data retention solutions to customers, providing 2x the capacity at nearly double the performance of previous generations of LTO technology10 plus a 100x improvement in reliability.11 Pairing high-performance 3PAR StoreServ flash arrays with these new StoreEver Tape offerings gives customers the ability to deploy a "tape as NAS" solution to simply and seamlessly access bulk archives on tape as if they were on disk, ideal for enabling active archive.

Reducing risk with flash- and app-integrated data protection
HPE also announced new solutions to help customers as they move away from traditional backup silos in favor of flash array- and application-integrated data protection, including an entirely new lineup of entry and mid-range HPE StoreOnce Systems. With up to 2.7 times more performance12 and up to twice the density of the competition,13 these new StoreOnce models are priced at under $0.05 per usable gigabyte (GB) of logical capacity14 and support native integration with Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Veeam, and Veritas applications to improve performance, reduce network bandwidth, and eliminate dedicated backup management. 

For customers on the path to an all-flash data center, these new StoreOnce models include application-integrated snapshot offload capabilities from 3PAR StoreServ via StoreOnce Recovery Manager Central (RMC) software. Already integrated with VMware, RMC software now enables the rapid creation and movement of Microsoft SQL snapshots directly from the 3PAR StoreServ array to any StoreOnce backup target via unique HPE Express Protect technology. Featuring deep VMware vCenter and Microsoft SQL Studio management integration, this solution reduces risk by allowing users to move data to a secondary storage tier, reduces cost by eliminating licenses for dedicated ISV backup software, and improves agility by accelerating backup and recovery. With the added integration of Data Protector and RMC, customers gain advanced virtual machine recovery options, granular item recovery, and the ability to utilize tiers such as tape and cloud for efficient long-term retention.

Pricing and Availability15

  • 3D NAND SSDs are available worldwide on December 17, 2015, with a US street price starting from $2,075 per drive and capacity points starting at 400 GB.
  • 3PAR Online Import support for IBM XIV is available with 3PAR OS 3.2.2 MU2 in January, 2016.
  • The 3PAR StoreServ 8200 Converged File and Block Starter Kit with 8 10K 600-GB SAS drives, 12 2-TB 7.2K SAS drives, OS Suite, Replication Suite, 3 years of 24x7 Proactive Care Support, and a 16-TB File Persona license is available worldwide on December 7, 2015 for a US street price of $36,201.
  • StoreEver LTO-7 tape media, tape drives, and tape automation products are available worldwide on December 1, 2015, with a US street price starting at $4,831 for an internal tape drive.
  • The HPE StoreOnce 3100 with 8TB of raw backup capacity is available worldwide on December 14, 2015, with a US street price starting at $5,931.25.
  • The StoreOnce 3520 starts at 12TB raw with a US street price starting at $8,128.55.
  • The StoreOnce 3540 starts with 24TB raw with a US street price starting at $10,950.
  • The StoreOnce 5100 starts with 48TB raw with a US street price starting at $25,056.
  • Version 2.0 of StoreOnce RMC software, which allows native data movement from 3PAR to StoreOnce backup for data protection, is available worldwide on January 15, 2016, with a US street price starting from $540.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

Forward-Looking Statement
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Hewlett Packard Enterprise could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of Hewlett Packard Enterprise for future operations; other statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits may not materialize as expected and other risks that are described in Hewlett Packard Enterprise's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the risks described in Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Registration Statement on Form 10 dated July 1, 2015, as amended. Hewlett Packard Enterprise assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statements.

1 HPE internal analysis; as compared to EMC VMAX 400K with 12 PB of capacity (representing a mix of 90% HDDs and 10% SSDs).
2 Flash-Based Array Market Proving to Be More Than Just a Flash in the Pan as Market Soars Past $11 Billion in 2014, IDC Says, January 2015, http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25359715
3
HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20850 demonstrated 62,844.45 SPC-2™ MBPS, $19.93/SPC-2™ MBPS Price Performance, current as of November 16, 2015, http://www.storageperformance.org/benchmark_results_files/SPC-2/HPE/B00075_HPE_3PAR-StoreServ-20850/b00075_HPE_3PAR-StoreServ-20850_SPC-2_executive-summary.pdf
4 HPE internal analysis based on the comparison of HPE 3PAR StoreServ 20850 Storage with 12 BP usable capacity and EMC XtremIO storage, using 40TB flash bricks (a total of 8 systems) to achieve 12 PB usable capacity.
5 All-flash HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8000 Storage systems are available worldwide, orderable immediately, with US street pricing starting from $19,479.
6 EMC VMAX 400K demonstrates 55,643.78 SPC-2™ MBPS, $33.58 SPC-2™ MBPS Price Performance, current as of November 16, 2015. http://www.storageperformance.org/benchmark_results_files/SPC-2/EMC/B00073_EMC_VMAX-400K/b00073_EMC_VMAX-400K_SPC-2_executive-summary.pdf.
7 Based on HPE internal testing, August 2015.
8 Wikibon, November 2015.
9 As compared to a similarly configured VNX 5400. HPE 3PAR File starter kit 6U vs EMC VNX at 10U. 3PAR 8200 with 8 10K 600GB SAS drives, 12 2-TB 7.2K SAS drives, OS Suite, 16-TB File Persona license, Replication Suite, and 3 years of 24x7 Proactive Care Support. 
10 Compared with LTO-6 technology.
11 Based on two orders of magnitude better bit error rate compared with LTO-6 technology.
12 Based on comparison of publicly available product information for EMC DD2200 with Data Domain Boost and HPE StoreOnce 3520/3540 Systems with StoreOnce Catalyst.
13 Based on a comparison of HPE StoreOnce 3540 and EMC DD2200 using publicly available product information.
14 Based on the US list price for HPE StoreOnce 3540 System with 15.5TB of capacity assuming a 20:1 deduplication ratio.
15 Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The global big data market size is expected to reach USD 72.38 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The amount of data flowing across organizations, both small & medium and large-scale has witnessed immense growth over the last few years, and the trend continues. However, managing, identifying, and extracting valuable information is a challenge.

Evolving consumer demand and contracting budgets put considerable pressure on organizations to the make the right decision to achieve competitive advantage. The big data market is expected to witness growth since it is an easy solution to overcome the given situation and ensure efficient accessibility.

Browse full research report with TOC on "Big Data Market Analysis By Component (Software & Service, Hardware, Storage), By Application (BFSI, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, IT &Telecommunication, Government, Media & Entertainment) And Segment Forecasts To 2022" at: http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/big-data-industry                                    

Social media is considered one of the major contributors to demand. Data generated by numerous social media interactions (generally in unstructured form) is considered a veritable source of critical business information. It helps better understand customer behavior, customer satisfaction, and purchase patterns.

Cloud computing and mobility are expected to sweep over the business landscape and transform the traditional way of doing business. Cloud is becoming a ubiquitous storehouse of data while mobility is improving collaboration and connectivity among enterprises, irrespective of location and time, facilitating the seamless exchange of information.

Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Software & services segment is poised for significant growth. Surging demand for several business intelligence and analytical tools is expected to be the primary factor driving the segment growth over the forecast period.
  • Big data market penetration into the BFSI and retail sector is higher owing to growing need for monitoring consumer buying preferences. Retail sector is expected to witness rapid, which may be attributed to rise in number of customers and increasing need for analysis in order to design a marketing plan.
  • North America big data market size may be attributed to high penetration across the IT & telecommunication, BFSI and retail sector. Further, technological advancements and emergence of IoT is also expected to fuel regional demand over the next seven years.
  • Key big data market players such as IBM, Cloudera, HP, and Oracle are focusing more on providing customized analytical solutions based on the end-user requirement. Industry players bid to capture share through continuous R&D efforts.

Grand View Research has segmented the global big data market on the basis of component, application, and region:

  • Big Data Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
    • Software & Services
    • Hardware
    • Storage
  • Big Data Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
    • BFSI
    • Manufacturing
    • Healthcare
    • IT & Telecommunication
    • Government
    • Retail
    • Media & Entertainment
    • Others
  • Big Data Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • RoW

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About Grand View Research

Grand View Research, Inc. is a U.S. based market research and consulting company, registered in the State of California and headquartered in San Francisco. The company provides syndicated research reports, customized research reports, and consulting services. To help clients make informed business decisions, we offer market intelligence studies ensuring relevant and fact-based research across a range of industries, from technology to chemicals, materials and healthcare.

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Company Unveils Comprehensive Set of Offerings Spanning Cloud, Software, Storage and Services Optimized for Containers

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Today at DockerCon Europe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) introduced a comprehensive lineup of new solutions built for the Docker ecosystem.

"Containers are changing the way applications are developed and managed, bridging the gap between IT and developers and helping organizations accelerate their pace of innovation," said Martin Fink, EVP and CTO, HPE. "Hewlett Packard Enterprise is embracing and extending Docker capabilities by providing a comprehensive set of enterprise class tools and services to help customers develop, test and run Docker environments at enterprise scale."

Today's organizations seek easy to use tools that fuel fast, high quality development, testing and management of applications. Docker technology has been rapidly adopted by developers, DevOps and IT operations professionals as it provides a new way to support agile development practices. To support this new approach, organizations require a hybrid infrastructure that allows them to quickly and cost-effectively drive the continuous delivery of new applications and services.

HPE is unveiling a significant portfolio of technologies designed to help organizations leverage Docker to help them transform to a hybrid infrastructure in a highly scalable, secure and trusted manner. The new solutions span cloud, software, storage and services and include:

  • HPE Helion Development Platform 2.0 with support for Docker - Enables developers and IT operators to deploy microservices, a way of designing applications as independently deployable services, packaged as Docker containers. The HPE Helion Development Platform 2.0 also includes Helion Code Engine, a continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) service for automating the build, test and deploy workflow for code. This service is merged into a Git repository through a Docker Trusted Registry and the Helion Development Platform.
  • HPE StormRunner and HPE AppPulse for Docker - Allows developers and IT operations to test, deploy and monitor Dockerized applications with confidence. HPE's tools for load testing and application performance monitoring form an application lifecycle management solution for containerized apps and micro-services with full transaction tracing across containerized and traditional backend systems and smart cloud based load testing.
  • Remote Docker Swarm cluster monitoring with HPE Sitescope - Manages and monitors a complete Docker Swarm cluster with HPE Sitescope, an agentless application monitoring software solution. An industry first, HPE Sitescope uses a Docker Swarm address to automatically build a cluster map and monitors all five layers of the cluster: Docker Swarm, cluster nodes, Docker daemon, running containers, as well workload specific monitoring.
  • HPE Codar for Docker - Enables continuous deployment of hybrid workloads, part traditional and part containerized, with a click of a button. HPE Codar gains Dockerfile and image formats support to be incorporated in its visual application designer.
  • Docker Machine plugin for HPE Composable Infrastructure - Automates the deployment of Docker container hosts from HPE OneView, enabling IT and DevOps to rapidly provision bare metal infrastructure for Docker environments within an organization's own datacenter and on their own secure networks. The plugin leverages the Composable Infrastructure API native to HPE OneView.
  • Persistent storage for Docker containerized apps - Flash-optimized HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage arrays and the HPE StoreVirtual software-defined storage solutions now support the use of Docker stateful containers in OpenStack® technology environments via the open source Flocker architecture from ClusterHQ. This architecture allows Docker customers to containerize applications that require persistent storage, such as databases.
  • Enterprise-grade container support - Delivers expanded support for containers in alignment with HPE's technology solutions roadmaps, with a single point of contact for access to a global network of specialists, 24x7.
  • Docker Reference Architecture - Provides best practices and guidance on how to deploy Docker on Converged Architecture 700 with Helion CloudSystem 9.0 for improved performance, scalability and management in large hybrid clouds.
  • Docker Reference Guide - Provides guidance based on an internal HPE Docker implementation for improving the software development and deployment process using Docker on HPE BladeSystem to make CI/CD pipelines more efficient.

"Developers today require a new model to build, ship and run distributed applications that existing infrastructures were not designed for," said Nick Stinemates, VP, business development & technical alliances, Docker. "Docker provides application portability, unifying application deployment to any infrastructure, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Docker and Hewlett Packard Enterprise together will drive the next generation of enterprise applications that define truly agile businesses."

Availability
HPE solutions that leverage Docker, guidance and services are now available. For more information on HPE Helion Development Platform 2.0 support for Docker, see the "Grounded in the Cloud" blog. Visit the "Converged Data Infrastructure" blog posts for more information on the Docker Machine plugin for HPE Composable Infrastructure and the Docker Reference Architecture.

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Customers Can Harness the Power of the Azure Compute Infrastructure On-Demand, Anytime with On-Premises Data Storage

 

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced a strategic relationship with Microsoft Corp. that will bring its Virtual FXT Edge filers to Microsoft Azure. Customers can now deploy and scale cloud compute on-demand while using on-premises storage resources, making NAS data accessible to Azure without experiencing latency or requiring that data be moved to the cloud.

 

Avere’s virtual NAS solution is easy to install and manage, provides multi-protocol file access (including NFS and SMB), and clusters to deliver high availability, scalable performance and capacity. In a matter of minutes, enterprises can deploy thousands of Azure HPC instances on-demand to crunch data with low latency and no data migration. Businesses can tap into hyper-converged infrastructure of Azure with ease, without breaking the bank.

 

“At Avere, we’ve been dedicated to shattering the myth that organizations can’t have enterprise NAS performance in the public cloud,” said Rebecca Thompson, VP Marketing of Avere Systems. “Now, working with Microsoft, we’re helping enterprises harness the computing power of Microsoft Azure, the same infrastructure used by more than 57 percent of Fortune 500 companies, for all of their big data applications.”

 

Nicole Herskowitz, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure, said “By integrating the near-infinite processing capabilities of Microsoft Azure, organizations will gain a tremendous business advantage as the power of this flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform becomes an extension of their own IT infrastructure.”

 

About Avere Systems

Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage and compute. Avere’s hybrid cloud solutions give companies – for the first time – the ability to put an end to the rising cost and complexity of data storage and compute by allowing customers the freedom to store files anywhere in the cloud or on premises without sacrificing the performance, availability or security of their data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, and Western Digital Capital. For more information, visit www.averesystems.com.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is launching a slew of updates and new products related to containers at Docker’s developer conference in Barcelona today. Together, all of these amount to a big bet on containers on HPE’s part.

“We view containers as a disruptive technology,” HPE’s acting VP in charge of the company’s incubator partners and strategic alliances Tana Rosenblatt told me. “Not that containers are a new technology, but it’s relevant as enterprises look to a hybrid environment. We view the partnership with Docker — which we are formalizing — as a very important one because we like their approach, we like what they have to offer. Our strategy is: embrace and extend. We have a lot of IP that we have developed around dev and ops and the bridging of the two. And we believe that combined with Docker, this makes it even more of a value proposition for our enterprise customers.”

In practice, this means the new HP Helion Development Platform 2.0, HPE’s Platform-as-a-Service offering for hybrid clouds which is also launching today, now supports Docker out of the box. Developers and IT operators will now be able to use the service to deploy microservices packed as Docker containers, for example.

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http://techcrunch.com/2015/11/16/hewlett-packard-enterprise-places-a-big-bet-on-containers/

Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

Calling All CIOs: Time to Rethink Branch IT

Branch offices, remote sites, retail locations and manufacturing sites may have fewer employees and a smaller physical footprint than corporate headquarters, but from an IT perspective, they are no less complex to manage; not to mention they are the revenue-generating front lines of business today. The ubiquity of cloud computing and SaaS-based services and applications has not—and will not—eliminate the need to keep certain critical business systems and information on premises.

As companies increasingly embrace this hybrid enterprise model, branches end up subsisting on decentralized, ad hoc and rigid infrastructure. These legacy approaches to enterprise infrastructure are costly and complex to manage, limit IT’s ability to actively and expeditiously respond to the business’s ever-changing needs, increase exposure to security breaches and data loss, and make it difficult to recover from unplanned outages. The solution may seem radically counterintuitive: Eliminate traditional server, storage and backup systems at each branch office. Instead rethink branch IT and create a “zero-branch IT” model comprising a hyperconverged infrastructure that dynamically projects apps and data from the central data center, dramatically reducing corporate risk without compromising performance at remote locations—regardless of distance from the data center.

CIOs are under increasing pressure to support business objectives that are all too often presented with little consideration for the IT challenges involved. In fact, they also usually face the all-too-standard order to “do more with less” and “get it done by Monday,” which means they must find ways to keep costs down while supporting increasingly complex and far-flung IT systems and applications.

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http://www.datacenterjournal.com/calling-cios-time-rethink-branch/

A few websites catering to analytics and data science professionals have experienced tremendous growth recently. Organizations such as INFORMS or AMSTAT have seen their traffic explode, targeting high school students to join the ranks of data scientists. Niche publishers providing high quality, actionable content - and run by true data scientists rather than journalists - have also seen spectacular growth.

Figure 1: Number of monthly visitors for one of our channels

By data science, I mean all disciplines focused on optimizing value through data analysis. It includes operations research, machine learning, data engineering, biostatistics, data mining, business analytics, predictive modeling, data plumbing, statistics and many more. For a full list, check the following articles

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http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/the-growth-of-data-science-in-the-last-two-years