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StorageShort: The Impact of NAS Sprawl


Network Attached Storage (NAS) are ideal for storing unstructured data, especially user home directories. But these systems tend to fill up and organizations end up buying additional units, in some cases dozens, which leads to NAS Sprawl. The situation is

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ChalkTalk Video: Flash for Files? – Does It Make Sense?

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All-Flash arrays were initially targeted at high-end databases that had the I/O demand to justify the investment. As the price of these systems come down, all-flash arrays are now easily justifiable as the primary storage system for virtual server and

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Putting the Data Monetization Architecture to Work

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People who spend money on things instead of just talking about them are said to be putting their money where their mouth is. Data monetization extracts money from where your customers’ mouths are. That is, it allows you to learn

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SlideShare: Flash Myth: Flash is for Everything vs. Flash is for One Thing

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Different workloads demand different attributes from their storage. These differences lead some to believe flash storage is only good for certain point use cases like accelerating databases. But the performance of flash systems lead others to claim a single flash

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StorageShort: Flash and Big Data?

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To keep costs down, hard disk drive was the storage of choice for the data that drives a big data analytics project inside the server that is doing the processing. Internal storage keeps costs down and reduces network latency but

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Designing a Cost-Effective Data Monetization System

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Three keys to a good data monetization system are collecting the right data, identifying and executing monetization against that data, and storing the data in a cost-effective way. It should go without saying that a data monetization system needs data,

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What is Data Monetization?

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Data monetization is generating revenue using data previously created for another purpose. There are a number of ways to extract information and trends from that old data. Those trends that the company did not notice before give an organization fresh

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