Product Briefings

Consolidating Applications and Environments – Red Hat CEPH Storage 3 Briefing Note - Data Modernization is a lot like transitioning from being a child to being an adult. The in-between stage, known as the teenage years, can be a bit messy. Instead of going from young to old, data center modernization is transitioning
Dealing with the Polarization of Unstructured Data - Quantum Xcellis Scale-out NAS Briefing Note Unstructured data is polarizing. On one end, a large portion of unstructured data needs almost no performance, it just needs to be retained in case it is needed in the future. On the other
Predicting WAN Performance – Disaster Recovery’s Missing Link – Apposite Briefing Note - Most storage systems today have the ability to replicate data to another storage system at another site. If the storage system doesn’t have that capability, then there are plenty of third-party software solutions that perform the function. Even if the
No Room in the Data Center – Secondary Storage Needs Cloud Integration – Cohesity Briefing Note - Most data growth in the enterprise is happening because of secondary storage use cases like backup, archive, and data re-use for test/dev or analytics (also known as copy data). In most cases, the capacity of secondary data is 10 to
What is Cloud Adjacent Storage? – INFINIDAT Briefing Note - Cloud adjacent storage is storage positioned within close proximity to a data center owned by a cloud provider. It enables compute the cloud provider hosts to have high performance, low latent access to data across traditional storage protocols. The challenge
Protecting MongoDB, Cassandra, Hadoop – Datos IO Briefing Note - Data center modernization usually includes the organization moving to modern cloud applications like MongoDB, Cassandra and Hadoop. Like most new initiatives a forgotten element is data protection. These environments are particularly challenging to protect because they are designed to run
Using Software Composable Infrastructure for RackScale Application – DriveScale Briefing Note - Rackscale applications like Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra and others count on using commodity storage that is typically internally available to the node processing the data. The idea is to reduce storage costs and network complexity. The problem is these designs create
Ready for an All-Flash Comeback – Violin Systems Briefing Note - Violin Systems was one of the first storage vendors to bring an all-flash storage system to market. While the company had early success in the market, a combination of fierce competition and poor management decisions lead to the company filing
Hyperconverged for the Enterprise and the Cloud – Datrium Amazon Product Briefing - Converging compute, storage and networking into a single tier sounds good at first but as the architecture scales and tries to extend into the cloud, problems arise. Most hyperconverged infrastructures are “over-converged.” In most cases, the lowest common denominator is
Making the NAS to Object Storage Conversion Work – Cloudian HyperFile Briefing Note - Network Attached Storage (NAS) and file servers have long outlived their usefulness. They’re expensive and don’t scale easily, making them a poor fit for many use cases. Nonetheless, they’ve enjoyed a virtual monopoly in unstructured data storage. When 100TB was

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