StorageShort: How to Overcome the Fear of File Deletion - The statistic that 85% of data in most data centers has not been accessed in the last year is often cited, and for the most part it is very accurate. Organizations create more data than ever and retain that information
StorageShort: Why Does The Data Center Need NVMe Over Fabrics? - The NVMe protocol allows servers or storage systems to communicate to flash storage with more optimally. This PCIe-based architecture enables larger command sets and IO queue depths resulting in lower latency and greater performance. It is a wholesale replacement for
StorageShort: Disaster Recovery – Secondary Site vs. Public Cloud - During a disaster everyone needs a place to go, including an organization’s applications and data. Ideally that “place” is prepared. For decades the only real decision for IT was just how prepared would the DR site be? Options ranged from
Minor Disasters Need Major Attention - The scope of a disaster is based on its sphere of influence. A major disaster impacts a wide region and causes hundreds of businesses to go into disaster recovery mode. A minor disaster impacts only a single organization and often
Hyperconverged Solutions Need Long Term Flexibility - There is only one constant in the data center – change. Change, at least in the data center, is good. Done right, it delivers more performance in less space while reducing costs. But some hyperconverged solutions are resistant to change,
StorageShort: Hybrid VMware’s Data Two Copy Problem - Hybrid VMware should allow an organization to run a virtual machine either on-premises or in the cloud. And that transfer between operating locations should be able to occur at a moment’s notice. The problem is, as we discuss in our
StorageShort: Active Archives Need Rapid Recalls - The problem with the term “data archiving” is it implies a method to store data that hasn’t been accessed in a while and likely will never be accessed again. The of goal of archiving is to reduce costs by moving
StorageShort: The High Density Flash Performance Problem - Thanks to the ever increasing density of flash, petabytes of flash storage in a few rack units is now reality. Imagine fitting all of the data center capacity needs in a space smaller than half a rack. The problem, though,
StorageShort: Designing a Multiple Location NAS - In an effort to find talent many organizations have multiple locations so employees don’t have to move across the country or suffer through multiple hour commutes. Technology is the key enabler to having a number of locations but there is
StorageShort: Overcoming Cloud’s Data Gravity Problem - Access to almost limitless, on-demand compute and storage means public cloud providers like Amazon, Google and Azure should be a factor in the strategy of almost any sized enterprise. Most experts recommend a hybrid approach, but the problem is data

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