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How are the Benefits and Challenges of the Cloud Evolving?

As the cloud continues to mature, organizations are also increasing their sophistication in terms of how they leverage the cloud. A survey by Osterman Research corroborates what Storage Switzerland is hearing from end users – where previously the cloud was

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Is Your Application Performance Too Slow? Consider Computational Storage

The modern workload set has fundamentally changed the nature of and also how we handle data sets. Previously, critical business applications were typically driven by the processing of large, monolithic databases that were comprised of large files. Today, more and

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How to Make One Thousand Snapshots Useful

Almost every modern storage system claims to support “thousands” of snapshots of production data without impacting performance. While some of the lack of performance impact claims have proven to be suspect, there is little doubt that today’s storage solutions support

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New eBook: Taking The Load off Networks with Computational Storage

The data center is a series of networks. There are networks that connect servers to users and networks that connect storage to servers. Even within servers and storage there are networks to connect CPU to IO devices like flash drives

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The State of Server Virtualization: Summer 2019

The “software-defined data center” (SDDC) is hailed by many as the data center architecture of the future – promising to bring new levels of hardware utilization and a simplified, public cloud-like user experience on-premises. Previously, Storage Switzerland detailed the key

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Worried About Meeting Disaster Recovery SLAs? Consider These Capabilities

Data protection infrastructures face tremendous pressure. Copy data is growing even faster than production data as businesses create copies to support analytics, test and development, and other important initiatives. Copy data also needs to be retained for longer periods of

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Has NVMe Really Reached Price Parity with SAS?

Several NVMe flash vendors are claiming that NVMe Flash has reached price parity with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) based flash. The claim is true or pretty close to true in most situations. Vendors are selling their NVMe flash drives for

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What the Enterprise Needs in SaaS Data Protection

Secondary storage is quickly consuming the data center and becoming too complex to manage. The copy data stored on those secondary systems is distributed across multiple enterprise and cloud storage locations. The secondary data set is being used for a

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