Product Briefings

The New Requirements of Mainstream HPC Storage – Panasas ActiveStor Briefing Note - High-Performance Computing (HPC) is going mainstream. Commercial organizations, with increasing frequency, are creating HPC architectures. These organizations have large amounts of unstructured data that they need rapid sequential access to for analysis. Also, many organizations require “Big Manufacturing” which is
How to Prevent Data Leaks in a Collaborative World – MyWorkDrive Version 5 Briefing Note - Collaboration and Data Leak Prevention (DLP) seem to be at odds with each other. Collaboration requires sharing data and it seems like copying that data to a sharing service is the only viable alternative. The only way IT can protect
Delivering Storage for Web-Scale IT in the Enterprise – Excelero Briefing Note - A web-scale data center needs to scale to support thousands if not millions of users. Web-scale application use cases range from traditional transactional IT to modern data analytics and machine learning workloads. It also includes new advanced video applications and
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

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