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Does Your All-Flash Array Support Hard Disk Drives?

Technically, if an All-Flash Array (AFA) supports hard disk drives, it is no longer an AFA. What if however, the system could start as an AFA and then later, to save costs, move older data to inexpensive, high capacity hard

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The State of Enterprise Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is typically known for its seemingly infinite capacity and low upfront costs. It also is operationally more economical since the organization does not need to house all the gear in its data center. The outsourcing of the hardware

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Does Your All-Flash Software Provide Data Protection?

Most primary storage systems and software provide some form of data protection. That protection comes in the form of protection from media failure (typically RAID), snapshots and clones. All-Flash Arrays (AFA) seem to provide a better than average level of

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The ROI of a Flash and Object Storage Architecture

The flash+object storage architecture creates a cost effective, two tier storage architecture in the data center. It enables IT to better meet performance demands of applications and the retention demands of unstructured data. Ideally the organization can reduce the size

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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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SlideShare: How to Design a 92TB, 500K IOPS AFA for less than $95,000!

All-Flash Arrays are the model of inefficiency and as flash media increases in density and performance, the cost of this inefficiency becomes more obvious. Enterprise solid-state drives (SSD) deliver 70,000 IOPS per drive but most AFAs need 24 drives or

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Navigating the Performance Marketing Hype for True Flash Value

For years, the storage industry has hailed the advent of the all-flash data center. With growing pressure from lines of business to obtain more sophisticated and real-time analytics for competitive advantage, with declining price points and increasing density of solid-state

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Is All-Flash Deduplication a Must Have?

In the early days of All-Flash Arrays (AFA) deduplication was a key catalyst for adoption. Server and Desktop virtualization environments benefited greatly from the technology because of the similarity between virtual machine images. The environments also didn’t have the same

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LightBoard Video: How to Optimize Performance and Capacity at the Same Time

When vendors claim that have a solution to optimize production storage, they are typically talking about optimizing one of two areas. They either have a solution that maximizes performance through the use of flash memory, SSD drives, and a caching

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