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Are We Using Windows File Servers for the Wrong Reason?

Windows file servers are primarily used to store unstructured data. The type of unstructured data varies from user-created documents to machine-generated audio and video. They even store analytics data machines and other servers generate. While the type of data a

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How To Survive 2017’s Flash Drought

“IT we have a problem, we are out of flash.” On several occasions flash NAND manufacturers are telling Storage Switzerland they are nearly sold-out of flash for the rest of the year. A lack of supply means flash storage prices

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Do Cloud Caching Appliances need Backup?

One way organizations can quickly leverage the cloud is through the use of a caching appliance or gateway. These solutions cache data locally so when users access active data they don’t deal with internet latency. When data is created or

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Webinar: Making Your Way Through The Storage Virtualization Maze

Shared storage has new life thanks to virtualization. Features like virtual machine migration essentially requires a shared storage array to work. Shared storage, however, also brings a fair amount of complexity and the dreaded I/O blender. Suddenly storage arrays are

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Primary Storage’s Missing Cloud Link

Panzura Delivers Panzura Inside As the time comes to upgrade the storage infrastructure, organizations typically consider two options; an all-flash array or a hyperconverged architecture. While both designs solve many of the challenges data centers face, both are missing a

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Remote IT is Moving to the Top of the IT Whiteboard

Riverbed Briefing Note Most of the focus in the enterprise is on the data center, but in reality most of the action is in the remote office/branch office (ROBO). ROBO is the new normal for most organizations. It allows them

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Accelerating Reads and Writes with PernixData

Everyone acknowledges that flash storage is faster than spinning disk, and most acknowledge that the closer to the CPU this storage is, the more it accelerates I/O performance. In addition, everyone agrees that the only thing currently faster than flash

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