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Hardware Defined All-Flash Arrays for a Software Defined World – Storbyte Briefing Note

While software-defined storage (SDS) captures the attention of the market, enterprise IT professionals know that the hardware still matters. The problem is that while a multitude of SDS solutions have come to market the hardware selection pool is essentially limited

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Dealing with the Storage Challenges Containers Create – Storidge Briefing Note

Containers have improved an organization’s ability to rapidly develop, test and deliver applications. In many cases however, storage is a boat anchor slowing the whole process down. As enterprises increase their use of container technology and begin using the technology

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Protecting the VMware Only Data Center – Unitrends Briefing Note

Today, companies that make up the “M” part of small to medium sized businesses (SMB) as well as small enterprises, have data centers that are 100% or close to 100% virtualized, leveraging VMware as their hypervisor. There are no “teams”

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Understanding All-Flash Costs – X-IO Briefing Note

All-flash arrays are quickly becoming the production storage system of choice. Organizations like that all-flash arrays eliminate the need to constantly fine tune the environment to wring out that last little bit of performance. The problem is that flash arrays

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Solving the Hybrid-Cloud Data Management Problem – Elastifile Briefing Note

Executive leadership wants IT to move the organization to the cloud but does not realize that from a data management perspective, the cloud is akin to the wild, Wild West. To move applications requires refactoring them, and meeting the performance

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How to Solve VMware Problems, Not Just Knowing About Them – Runecast Briefing Note

Troubleshooting is a big part of the VMware Administrator’s job description. The problem is that most troubleshooting is a reactive process where something has to break before IT leaps into action. The situation gets worse because after a problem has

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What is IO Acceleration? – JetStream Software Briefing Note

Flash’s first deployment in the data center was often as a cache implementation. A cache is a staging area that holds a small amount of the most recently accessed data. Caching software enables active data to be accessed from flash

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