NAS Storage

NAS Storage

Is All-Flash Deduplication a Must Have? - In the early days of All-Flash Arrays (AFA) deduplication was a key catalyst for adoption. Server and Desktop virtualization environments benefited greatly from the technology because of the similarity between virtual machine images. The environments also didn’t have the same
Can Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solve Storage Sprawl? - Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) move software-defined storage (SDS) – described in the last blog – into the hypervisor cluster. The SDS component either runs as a virtual machine or as part of the hypervisor kernel itself. The SDS solution typically leverages
Can Storage Software Reduce the Cost of an All-Flash Array - Generally speaking, most All-Flash Arrays (AFA) increase performance by adding more processing power, more RAM and more drives. Adding more of any of these components also adds more cost. The only significant cost reduction method that most storage software solutions
The Dirty Little Secret about DRaaS - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a game changer for many, cloud backup as a service providers. The service enables organizations to stand up instances of their mission critical applications in the provider’s cloud instead of recovering them across
Public Clouds Provide Storage Tiers – Why Doesn’t Storage Software Support it? - Public cloud providers all have at least three tiers of storage to offer their customers. They often offer a high-performance tier for cloud native applications, a tier designed for active but not as performance sensitive, unstructured data sets and a
eBook: The Commercial HPC Storage Checklist - Businesses of all types are increasingly finding themselves in midst of a high performance computing (HPC) environment. This commercial HPC environment though is different from traditional HPC environments found in academia. The demand for business to manage their own HPC
Decisions the Enterprise Must Make When Considering Cloud Backup - In our first column we discussed what cloud providers needed to provide to make the enterprise more comfortable with using the cloud for backup. In this entry we discuss how to choose the right cloud provider and give an example
A Step-by-Step Path to Full Cloud Utilization - The Use Cases for a Cloud Data Fabric The cloud data fabric (CDF) allows organizations without a cloud pedigree to take full advantage of cloud storage and compute resources. The CDF also enables the organization to move to the cloud
Using the Cloud Data Fabric for Migrating Applications to the Cloud - A key component of most organization’s cloud strategy is migrating applications to a cloud provider to reduce dependence on on-premises infrastructure. The organization may want to host the application entirely in the cloud, use the cloud as a failover point
Commercial HPC Requirements Checklist – Item 4 – Transparent Operation - Commercial HPC makes products better, makes customers happier and improves organizational processes. The infrastructures that support commercial HPC need to accomplish those objectives transparently. The commercial HPC storage system, being one component of those systems, needs to remove the mundane

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