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Storage Lessons that IT can learn from Media and Entertainment

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The demands of the modern Media and Entertainment (M&E) organization is pushing storage infrastructure to the breaking point. M&E generates more data, requires faster processing, faster delivery of that data and has, by far, the most justifiable means for retaining

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StorageShort: The Problem With Splunk Storage Management

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Of all the new applications on the market today, Splunk does make one of the best attempts to manage storage. It uses a bucket metaphor to make sure data is in the most performance and cost appropriate storage type. When

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The Storage Challenges to IT Agility

The Storage Challenges to IT Agility

IT is under pressure to move to a self-service environment, where users and applications “order up” IT on an “as needed” basis. Behind the scenes the IT infrastructure is supposed to respond and adapt to those orders as they come

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Splunk Storage Basics

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Splunk is software for searching, monitoring and analyzing machine-generated data. While there is a lot of talk about “big data initiatives”, this is the big data that organizations have right now. Use cases include predictive analytics for IT operations, security

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Filling the Linux Data Reduction Gap – Permabit Briefing Note

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Most data centers consider data reduction a “must have” feature for storage. The data reduction software should be able to deliver its capabilities without compromising performance. While many storage systems and a few operating systems now include data reduction as

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Why Data Management is Cool Again

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In the early data center, IT managed data because it HAD to. The cost of online storage was too expensive to hold all the data needing processing. But over time storage became less expensive and storage system vendors created architectures

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Should M&E use Object Storage or Amazon S3/Glacier?

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IT professionals in the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry have to deal with explosive data growth and record setting retention strategies. But even if you’re not in M&E, your industry could face similar challenges in the next few years. To

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