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Is Your Storage Ready for the Data-Driven Economy? – SwiftStack Briefing Note

Organizations need to re-think their storage architectures for the data-driven economy. How an organization captures, stores, and analyzes data, can dictate how successful it might be in this new economic model where data drives organizations. The data-driven economy is not

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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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Is it Time to Rethink NAS for Unstructured Data?

Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems were once the primary storage destination for all unstructured data but with file-counts soaring past one billion and with machines replacing users as the primary creators of data, the industry is seemingly moving past NAS

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What is a Second-Generation Cloud Strategy?

Adoption of cloud services is following a trend similar to on-premises data center infrastructure. Many data centers begin using a single infrastructure vendor, compromising flexibility for the assumed simplicity of a single solution. As data centers evolve, they gravitate toward

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19 Minute Webinar: Making Multi-Cloud Work

Multi-Cloud seems to be the next big thing in the public cloud. With multi-cloud, an organization can move applications between cloud providers to take advantage of better pricing or better technology. While it is relatively easy to migrate an application

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SlideShare: Implementing and Leveraging Multi-cloud and Second Generation Cloud Strategies

Many businesses are eager to initiate a cloud migration strategy and take advantage of the economic benefits that clouds offer. However, concerns regarding vendor lock-in, proprietary technology, and hidden costs have served as a deterrent for a large number of

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Overcoming the Data Problem with Multi-Cloud

Multi-Cloud is a hot topic right now in IT circles. Instead of being locked into a single cloud, organizations can shift workloads between clouds as needed. Multi-cloud enables them to receive the best pricing possible on cloud services and resources.

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Top Four Data Analytics Challenges – Challenge 2: Technical Expertise

The new era of data analytics has opened up a new opportunity for storage professionals to become strategic partners and advisers to line of business stakeholders. The problem is that completing analytics queries is taking far too long – frequently

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Is Best of Breed the Next Generation of Cloud?

The cloud provider landscape is dominated by a few large mega-cloud providers that attempt to provide a wide range of applications, services, compute, and storage to their customers. However, a new wave of cloud providers is emerging that focus on

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