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Lightboard Video: Solving for Flash Read Latency Outliers

The advent of disaggregated and distributed cloud-based applications along with inconsistent read latencies inherent in solid-state drive (SSD) storage media, create a new application performance bottleneck. George Crump, Lead Analyst for Storage Switzerland, recently spoke with Joe Dedrick, Vice President

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Lightboard Video: Accelerating AI by Solving the Storage Challenge

Artificial Intelligence workloads push current IT architectures to their extremes. For the first time both computing horsepower and All-Flash Storage I/O can be overwhelmed by AI demands. GPUs from companies like Nvidia have largely solved the computing problem but the

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Lightboard Video: Creating a Universal Infrastructure to Manage High Availability

Applications have seen explosive growth in the enterprise. Where just a few years ago there were three or four mission critical applications now there could be dozens. The organization is also more dependent on these applications than it has ever

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Lightboard Video: What is the Next Generation of NAS?

Unstructured data continues to grow unabated and traditional network attached storage (NAS) systems simply can’t keep pace. These systems are often cloud ignorant, can’t deal with the growing population of small file workloads and provide almost no insight into the

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Lightboard Video: Addressing Data Protection Sprawl with Containers

Enterprises are dealing with the sprawl of data protection services, which adds cost in the form of redundant and underutilized infrastructure as well as management complexity. George Crump, Lead Analyst for Storage Switzerland, and Roger Stein, solutions marketing manager for

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Lightboard Video: Three Reasons for Mozy Customers to Use Carbonite Server

Organizations that are using Mozy to backup their servers need to transition to Carbonite Server. In doing so, these customers will pick up three key features that bring enterprise-class data protection capabilities to the organization. In this Lightboard Video, George

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Lightboard Video: Elastifile: A Cloud-Native Approach to Managed File Storage Services

Many enterprises are turning to the public cloud to improve the agility, the ease of use and management, and the cost efficiency of their file storage services. However, not all clouds and service experiences were created equal. Dr. Allon Cohen,

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Lightboard Video: Overcoming the Challenges of Deploying NVMe Flash at Scale

The main advantages of NVMe flash drives are the low latency and high performance per drive. Those advantages are also the biggest challenges: each drive can generate hundreds of thousands of IOPS but if those drives are installed in a

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The Role of Tape Storage in a Tiered Backup Strategy

The rise of big data, business analytics and stricter compliance regulations necessitate that enterprises retain far more data than ever before. Against this backdrop, disk and cloud-based backup implementations are scaling quickly. In fact, many enterprises are dealing with secondary

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Video: Reintroducing Tape to Disaster Recovery

Previously, Storage Switzerland blogged about the merits of employing a tape storage hierarchy to cut backup storage costs. Tape media can furthermore add value as a tier in the broader disaster recovery strategy, as well. As Lead Analyst George Crump

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