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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
The Post-Virtualization Refresh: Is Hyperconvergence the Answer? - Hyperconvergence has seen significant uptake in the last two years, driven by its simplification of IT infrastructure. It reduces the need to manage discrete devices or have specialized training in component-level technology, such as storage area networks (SANs); makes operations
Heterogeneous Storage Analytics Difficult to Gather - Knowledge is power. But knowledge in a heterogeneous storage environment can be difficult to come by. Modern data centers often have a mix of software-defined storage, traditional proprietary storage, all-flash or hybrid storage arrays, and even cloud storage – all
Addressing VDI’s Fork in The Road - Organizations embark on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) projects to drive down end-user operational costs and to enhance infrastructure security. These projects often evaluate well. During “test mode” there are a limited number of users, making it easy to meet their
The Storage Requirements for 100% Virtualization - After a rapid move from test to production, virtualization of existing servers in many companies seems to slow down. While it is true that most data centers have adopted a virtualize first philosophy, getting those older, mission critical workloads virtualized
The Hardware Requirements for Software Defined Storage - The two key benefits of Software Defined Storage (SDS) are increased flexibility and improved storage economics. Ironically, for organizations that standardize on a SDS solution, their flexibility and cost savings are restricted by storage hardware, which of course is still
Docker and Storage – Understanding Docker I/O - Designing a Docker Storage Infrastructure A recent Storage Switzerland report covered the basics of Docker and Storage; what Docker is and how it impacts storage. Container technology and Docker specifically places unique demands on the storage infrastructure that most legacy
Is Software-Defined Storage Enough? - Initiatives like server virtualization, cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, and real-time analytics are allowing IT to meet today’s ever-increasing business demands. These initiatives are designed to bring agility to the data center, yet they trip and fall when they have to interact with
Can HPC Storage Solve Enterprise Data Management Issues? - High-Performance Compute (HPC) and the storage infrastructure that supports it has long been considered a realm unto itself. Enterprise IT would have nothing to do with it. However, in the past decade, massive I/O bottlenecks have emerged throughout IT infrastructure
Containers vs. Virtual Machines - Which is Right for Windows Applications? Virtualization has allowed the data center to become more responsive to the needs of the business. As it has moved into production, however, virtualization has hit several walls and the scalability of the “one

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