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Video: Open Hyperconvergence – Reporting to Duty!

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) integrates compute virtualization, storage, and networking to provide a cost-efficient deployment platform with a reduced footprint. HCI is increasingly popular in industries like energy, banking, telecommunications, and the public sector, for a variety of use cases including

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Lightboard Video: Managing Unstructured Data at Scale

Unstructured data as it scales from terabytes to petabytes creates a massive problem for organizations as they attempt to protect and manage that data. IT struggles with gaining visibility into the state of their unstructured data, which often requires multiple

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Lightboard Video: Overcoming IO Bottlenecks in HPC

Parallel file systems are a critical aspect of most Super Computing environments. One of the challenges facing parallel file systems is making sure the file system itself does not become a bottleneck. If not architected correctly, IO can overwhelm the

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LightBoard Video: How to Optimize Performance and Capacity at the Same Time

When vendors claim that have a solution to optimize production storage, they are typically talking about optimizing one of two areas. They either have a solution that maximizes performance through the use of flash memory, SSD drives, and a caching

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ChalkTalk Video: The SSD Matters

Consumer and Enterprise SSDs, from outward appearances, all look the same. As a result, organizations are sometimes tempted to use consumer SSDs in enterprise use cases or get the least expensive SSD possible. In this ChalkTalk Video, Storage Switzerland’s Lead

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ChalkTalk Video: Overcoming The Risk of Virtualizing Tier 1 Workloads

Organizations virtualize more than just standard applications, today businesses mandate the virtualization of mission critical applications like SAP, SAS, Oracle and MS-SQL. Placing these performance dependent applications in a virtualized environment could potentially risk inconsistent performance because they now share

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ChalkTalk Video: Key Architecture Requirements for Tackling Hadoop and NoSQL Backup and Recovery

NoSQL and Hadoop typically distribute data through the use of built-in replication technology. The replication process also provides protection from media or server failure. Many IT professionals, as a result, think that they don’t need to backup these environments. In

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ChalkTalk Video: Managing Secondary Data Globally

Secondary data continues to grow at an unprecedented pace and organizations are increasingly using that data for purposes beyond backup and archive. IT needs a way to visualize, manage and take action on their secondary data and applications. Organizations also

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ChalkTalk Video: On-Premises All-Flash as a Service

One of the advantages of the cloud is organization’s can start a new project with minimal capital outlay. The problem is that as that project matures and moves into production the cost and ability to control the cloud become issues.

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