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The Problems with Hyperscale Storage

Direct attached storage (DAS) is the default storage “infrastructure” for data intensive workloads like Elastic, Hadoop, Kafka and Splunk. The problem, as we detailed in the last blog, is using DAS creates a brittle, siloed environment. Compute nodes can’t be

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Live Webinar: Will Your Backup Architecture Meet Tomorrow’s SLAs? 3 Steps to Make Sure!

Organizations, application owner and users all have much higher expectations of IT than ever before. They expect IT to recover real-time data instantaneously and recall aged data very quickly. These expectations mean that backup architectures are getting stretched at both

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MSP Requirements of Infrastructure Solution Providers is Different

As we covered in the blog, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) need to choose between being an agent and investing in infrastructure. The agency path may seem tempting at first, but MSPs that want to own the customer relationship and increase

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Paper: How to Reduce the Cost of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) promise affordability and simplicity because they are created with commodity servers which are clustered together. These servers are called nodes and the infrastructure expands by adding additional nodes to the cluster. Additional nodes though, mean making space

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Multi-Cloud Needs Composable Infrastructure

Most organizations now live in a multi-cloud world. Workloads can run on-premises one day and then in the cloud the next, only to return back to on-premises soon after. A challenge for organizations looking for this type of workload mobility

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15 Minute Webinar: NVMe Readiness Assessment

Most All-Flash Arrays were bought in the last few years and have not come anywhere close to “end of life,” yet most vendors are now shipping NVMe All-Flash Arrays which offer better performance. As enticing as these new systems might

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A No Compromise Approach to Software Defined Storage – DataCore Software Briefing Note

Software Defined Storage (SDS) was supposed to displace legacy hardware storage solutions that locked customers into a particular vendor. Years after its introduction SDS continues to struggle to gain critical mass within data centers. Today most data centers, especially at

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What is Automatically Archiving Primary Storage?

A recent Storage Switzerland Webinar “How to Design Self-Protecting Production Storage and Gain Backup Independence” introduced the concept of self-protecting primary storage but what about self-archiving primary storage? The value of self-protecting primary storage is that it improves the quality

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The Problems that Scale-Out Architectures Create

Data intensive workloads like Elastic, Hadoop, Kafka and Splunk, are unpredictable, making it very difficult to design flexible storage architectures to support them. In most cases, scale-out architectures utilize direct attached storage (DAS). While DAS delivers excellent performance to the

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