Product Briefings

A Collective Hive for HCI – Maxta MxIQ Briefing Note - Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI) simplifies many things for busy IT professionals. As their environment grows, HCI automatically scales with it, adding performance and capacity with each additional node. However, an area where HCI falls short, along with many other storage systems,
Creating a Data Center Compatible Cloud – Elastifile Briefing Note - Organizations spend months creating a “cloud strategy,” and then spend many more months attempting to execute that strategy, sometimes to successful completion but many times the project is abandoned. There are a multitude of problems when transitioning applications to the
Starting Small with Object Storage – Caringo Briefing Note - Organizations of all sizes are dealing with explosive growth in unstructured data. Whether the organization is large or small, they need to store and manage their unstructured data sets cost-effectively. They need an object storage system and software that turns
Using Machine Learning to Eliminate Data Center War Rooms – Virtual Instruments Briefing Note - According to Dimensional Research, over 60% of enterprises experience two or more significant application performance issues per month. In the modern data center, most users equate poor performance the same as application downtime. Performance issues, though, are usually much harder
Understanding the AWS Data Protection Market – Cloud Daddy Briefing Note - Organizations should keep a backup of applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Unlike on-premises applications where the primary concern is disaster recovery, the primary motivation for protecting cloud-native applications is recovery from cyber-attacks, rogue users or application faults. Each
Enabling a Multi-Cloud Reality – Scality Zenko Briefing Note - Most organizations today, whether they realize it or not, are already multi-cloud. They may be using one cloud to host cloud-native applications, another cloud to store backups of on-premises data, and using software as a service (SaaS) offerings, which may
Modernizing NAS Instead of Replacing It – Qumulo Briefing Note - Organizations are almost universally struggling with storing and managing their unstructured data. From a storage system perspective, vendors offer legacy NAS systems, object storage systems and cloud storage services, all trying to convince IT professionals that they are the best
Making NoSQL Protection Operations Driven – Imanis Data Briefing Note - It seems like backup vendors forgot about protecting NoSQL environments. Environments like Cassandra, MongoDB, Hortonworks, Couchbase, and Hadoop all need point-in-time protection. One reason for the lack of data protection solutions for these environments is that there is an assumption
Making Storage for AI and DL Turnkey – DDN – NVIDIA Briefing Note - When an organization moves Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) projects from the test and design phase to production, the responsibility for maintaining that project often lands in IT’s lap. IT then has to put together an architecture that
Bringing Tier 0 in From the Lunatic Fringe – Violin Systems Briefing Note - In most data centers, Tier 1 production storage has evolved from high-end hard disk-based systems to hybrid systems supported by flash to all-flash arrays. These Tier 1 systems are also typically well equipped with enterprise features like snapshots, replication and

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