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Will Your Workload Really Benefit from NVMe? - Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) is arguably one of the most important new technologies to make its way into the data center, because it is capable of delivering the ultra-fast levels of performance that are required by a growing number of
What is Data Management? - A smart and holistic data management platform is the linchpin to enterprise competitiveness, but at this point in time, it remains largely a nirvana that storage managers are chasing. In this article, Storage Switzerland explains what constitutes data management, how
How to Avoid the Storage Refresh - IT professionals look forward to storage refreshes as much as the look forward to a trip to the dentist. In fact, the dentist may be preferable. There are certainly times where storage needs to be upgraded but IT should do
Why is Software Defined Storage Failing to Consolidate Storage? - After enterprises decide not to use the storage mainframe described in our last blog they often next investigate software-defined storage (SDS) as a means to consolidate their storage and reduce storage costs. With SDS, consolidation occurs at the storage software
Why Storage is a Virtualization ROI Killer – And How to Fix It - Virtualization brings the advantage of being able to run a multitude of workloads on the same physical infrastructure. In theory, virtualization promises IT professionals better infrastructure utilization and simplified management. The reality that many are finding, however, is in fact
Is SAS All-Flash Good Enough? - Almost every storage vendor that used to just make SAS-based all-flash arrays is now shipping an NVMe Flash Array. New storage vendors are emerging that are skipping SAS-flash altogether and are starting with NVMe systems. The question facing IT planners
Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Part 2 – Storage Software - In the last blog Storage Switzerland discussed the heart and soul of a Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), the hypervisor. But a group of servers clustered via a hypervisor is not HCI, it is merely virtualization. For any virtualized environment to deliver
Getting Hands-on NVMe Experience Without the Cost or the Risk - Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) is among the most hyped storage technologies of 2019 – and for good reason. As previously covered by Storage Switzerland, NVMe’s ability to increase queue depths and command counts and to connect directly to storage memory,
Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Part 1 Hypervisors - It is tempting for IT professionals to take a macro-view of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and let the vendor take care of all the details. The problem is the details matter, especially in HCI. The key HCI components for IT to
How to Use Copy Data Locally, Regionally and Globally - Copy Data is secondary copies of data that already exists on primary storage. These copies are used for recovery, reporting, analytics and testing. Most copy data management solutions are really just advanced snapshot management tools. They don’t provide a robust

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