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Why Data Movement Breaks Data Management and How to Fix It

The primary goal of a data management strategy is to reduce storage costs. Achieving that goal requires that at some point data will have to move from primary storage to a less expensive secondary storage. The movement of data between

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Any Cloud Strategy Requires Understanding On-Premises Workloads

Is a Cloud First Strategy Right for IT? The cloud is a resource that most data centers are trying to factor into their future IT planning. Early adopters have found though that not all their workloads work properly, or at

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The Data Management Imperative vs. IT Reality

Data management is hard, and with the massive growth of data this task is becoming even more difficult. But, data growth is also making data management an imperative. Organizations need to figure out a way to better manage their data

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What is the Value of Hybrid Flash in an All-Flash Era?

When flash storage first became viable for the enterprise, it was also very expensive. Early devices where low in capacity as well. Hybrid systems overcame these two shortcomings by mixing hard disk and flash technologies. These systems added the capability

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Understanding All-Flash Costs – X-IO Briefing Note

All-flash arrays are quickly becoming the production storage system of choice. Organizations like that all-flash arrays eliminate the need to constantly fine tune the environment to wring out that last little bit of performance. The problem is that flash arrays

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What is IO Acceleration? – JetStream Software Briefing Note

Flash’s first deployment in the data center was often as a cache implementation. A cache is a staging area that holds a small amount of the most recently accessed data. Caching software enables active data to be accessed from flash

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Paper: 3 Steps To Ending The Primary Storage Nightmare

The next step in all-flash performance is NVMe. Systems equipped with NVMe support promise to increase performance and lower latency. But, IT professionals want to know if their data centers can take advantage of NVMe and how they should plan

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