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How To Make Your Private Cloud Act Like a Private Cloud – Turbonomic Briefing Note

The ultimate goal of a private cloud is to create a pool of compute, memory, networking and storage resources that allocate automatically to applications on an as needed basis. The cloud should ideally be 100% self-service and require almost no

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Enterprise File Sync and Share Comes of Age – FileCloud Briefing Note

File sync and share is one of those IT initiatives that administrators would rather avoid and there are what seems to be viable alternatives in the consumer cloud. The challenge with letting users take matters into their own hands is

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The Future is High Capacity Hard Drives – Seagate Briefing Note

Flash Storage dominates the headlines. But as a storage medium its availability is, at a minimum, constrained and more than likely the industry will see a shortfall of available flash for the foreseeable future. The problem is it takes billions

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Building Smarter, Simpler Storage Networks – Cisco Storage Networking Briefing Note

Storage architectures are becoming increasingly more complicated. There is more data coming from more applications. There are more users and developers. And there are more operational challenges as IT tries to maximize flash performance across multiple protocols. The storage network

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Real Time SAN Analytics, No TAPs – Virtual Instruments & Cisco Briefing Note

Capturing real time analytics from the storage area network is important to optimizing the network. However, the rapid adoption of flash technology makes it even more critical. The problem is capturing information in real time typically involves using TAPs. A

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Beating the VMware Tax – Maxta Briefing Note

The term VMware Tax was a derogatory description of a change in VMware licensing a few years ago that charged users based on the amount of vRAM they used. VMware, after public outcry, dropped that policy. The term is now

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