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Can Current Storage Infrastructure Meet the AI at Scale Demand?

In our last blog we covered the challenges that AI at scale creates for storage infrastructures. To support the coming wave of AI applications, storage infrastructures need to deliver a tremendous amount of storage capacity with the ability to retain

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Lightboard Video: The Art of Big and Fast Data

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) projects can all have varying types of data associated with them. Some projects consist of a relatively small number of huge files, and others have an incredibly high number of

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Virtual Instruments Briefing Note – Virtana Announcement

The data center, in most cases, is a mixture of legacy and modern applications that exist, both on-premises and in the cloud. To provide organizations with a competitive advantage, IT needs to use and manage these resources efficiently. IT professionals

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Understanding the Challenges That AI at Scale Creates

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in its infancy and the requirements it places on the storage architectures that support these workloads are not widely understood. As a result, an organization starting an AI initiative can initially get away with using an

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SlideShare: Five Reasons Modern Data Centers Need Tape

To some, tape storage may seem like an outdated technology in the era of NAS and object-based storage. But— here’s a surprise – tape today is more relevant than ever. Even the most modern data centers can benefit from its

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How to Make HCI Work Like the Cloud

Increasingly, organizations are looking to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to simplify their on-premises architectures to make them more cloud-like. Obvious considerations for IT professionals looking to move to HCI are Cisco HyperFlex, Dell EMC, Nutanix, and VMware HCI. This writeup is

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Is Your Storage Architecture Ready for the Coming AI Wave?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad term that can apply to various computing tasks, including machine learning, deep learning, and big data analytics. Many AI projects are in a proof of concept stage, but CIOs and IT Managers need to

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Integrating On-Premises SDN with Cloud VPC

One of the best examples of software defined networking (SDN) in action is in the cloud. When organizations use compute and storage resources from Amazon, Google and Microsoft clouds they don’t get to go into those data centers and configure

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Skip the Disk – Send Backups Straight to Tape

All restores are not created equal, even during a disaster. The reality is that IT should not recover most mission critical systems from a backup of any kind (flash, disk or tape). Instead, IT should recover these critical systems from

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The Ultimate Tape Advantage – Cold Offsite Storage

One of the biggest advantages to integrating tape media into the backup infrastructure is the door it opens for the organization to leverage cold offsite storage. As we’ve discussed throughout this series most data occupying capacity on a disk backup

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