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Seven Storage Mistakes Data Centers Make During a Merger - Mergers and acquisitions are commonplace in today’s business climate. A key aspect of one of these transactions is how to combine the IT infrastructures of the two organizations. IT plays a critical role in making sure the combination is more
How to Manage Data Without Putting it in Jail - Data growth requires a response. For some organizations, that response is upgrading to a more scalable higher performing NAS or an on-premises object storage. For others it is moving some data sets to public cloud storage. Historically, these migrations are
It’s Hard Out There for a Pump: The Changing Nature of Content Storage and Delivery - Content distribution and delivery systems, historically referred to as video pumps, have a much more complicated job than ever before. While technology is enabling streamlining of some operations, it is also increasing customer expectations of anytime, anywhere availability. How the
Ceph: Roll Your Own or Turnkey? - Ceph offers an open source storage alternative to those who need object, block, and file services. Initially developed at UC Santa Cruz and funded by a number of government agencies, Ceph has grown into a very interesting solution for a
Does All-Flash Really Eliminate VMware Performance Tuning? - VMware, as it became the standard in the data center, created a huge storage problem, often called the IO blender. Fortunately, as the IO blender problem was about to reach its peak, hybrid and all-flash arrays came to market reducing
MeetTheCEO of CloudLanes - CloudLanes CEO, Asif Moinuddin is our guest on this LIVE MeetTheCEO with Storage Switzerland’s George Crump and Charlie Hodges. The team discusses Mr. Moinuddin’s background, introduces listeners to CloudLanes creators of the Cloud Data Platform, which enables enterprises to responsibly
New White Paper – Can You Use The Cloud for Long Term Data Preservation? - Most organizations have a subset of data they need to preserve. Preservation is different than archiving. Preservation means that the data can’t be changed, must always be readable and the organization needs to know who is accessing it. Often there
What is Open Converged Infrastructure? - Converged infrastructure (CI) and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) are common terms, but open converged infrastructure (OCI) is new. What is it and how is it different from the other architectures? This article will start with an examination of the similarities and
How Do You Manage Petabytes of Data? - Managing petabytes of data is fundamentally harder than managing terabytes. Getting management wrong could cost the company thousands or worse lead data lost that could cost the company millions. Problems that you can ignore or confront with brute-force techniques with
Is There Value in Converged Data Protection? - The idea of a single platform offering computing, network, and storage services with integrated data protection sounds almost utopian. What could be better than all aspects of computing already built into the system that you buy? Systems integrating functions like

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