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Defining Software-Defined Storage – what benefits does it deliver?

Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is one of the hottest topics in the IT industry and, as a technology, provides some significant advantages over traditional storage system designs. These advantages translate into substantial benefits that arguably have driven the interest in SDS

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CTERA Enterprise Data Services Platform 5.0

One of IT’s primary jobs is providing services to support employee productivity, things like data access, file sharing and collaboration, which now includes smartphone and tablet support to enable a mobile workforce. These are services that employees need and will

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Briefing Note: How to Tackle Big Data and the Internet of Things

IT companies around the world are looking at analytics as the holy grail for improving a host of business processes, such as cost reduction, manufacturing efficiency, predictive maintenance, design optimization, etc. And those in large, capital-intensive industries are particularly interested,

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Briefing Note: The Cloud is Now as Fast as the SMB

Cloud-based services, like backup and disaster recovery, offer attractive alternatives for many SMBs. They’re simple to set up and operate, can be scaled easily and paid for on a monthly basis. But companies typically have to give something up, usually

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ChalkTalk Video: Nimble’s InfoSight – Using Big Data to Solve Virtualization’s Storage Problems

Virtualization is making things tough on storage. Companies are expanding the use of server virtualization from business critical applications to full virtualization of mission critical applications. And they’re increasing VM density, expanding the number of virtual machines supported by each

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Briefing Note: Backup and Archive take a step closer to the Alter

Everybody agrees that intelligent archives are the way to efficiently manage data, moving lesser-accessed files off of expensive storage and providing a long-term retention capability. When combined with backup, an archive can improve both primary storage utilization and data protection,

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Why “Mostly” isn’t Enough in Backup – and what to do about it

Part time insurance is a dangerous thing. You need to be covered all the time in all situations. The IT professionals in charge of backup live this. Comprehensive backup is good insurance but a backup solution that leaves even one

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Briefing Note: Rovius provides the Mobility to realize Virtual Platform and Cloud Freedom

With the move towards software-defined infrastructures and commodity-based hardware, companies are getting used to freedom and flexibility in IT. They also expect that freedom in the cloud, including the ability to move between platforms, clouds and hypervisors easily as they

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Briefing Note: FlashSoft Server-side Caching expands Platform Support and adds Hardware Bundles

Server-side caching solutions are supposed to be simple – install it and forget it and everything runs faster. But this simplicity depends on platform compatibility, which can be a problem for many companies that have multiple versions of the major

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Briefing Note: Micron goes ‘All in’ with 3D NAND

Traditional “planar” NAND flash won’t be able to keep up the capacity increases that are required for SSDs to continue to thrive as a storage technology. This is because they must increase areal density to increase capacity, which means shrinking

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