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The Advantages of a Fabric Based File System

Storage solutions that offer customers familiar, flexible interfaces (e.g.files and file attributes), while also offering advanced features like automated data movement and cloud bursting, offer a unique solution to many problems. The more seamless we can make things for the

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Cloud Compute Needs Enterprise Storage – Nimble Briefing Note

Cloud providers like Amazon, Google and Azure all provide both compute and storage services. Compute is used to host applications and storage is used to store data. The cloud is tailor made for providing compute because applications that are multi-threaded

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What is a Data Fabric?

When most IT professionals hear the phrase “storage is growing”, they typically roll their eyes and assume the vendor is talking about the unprecedented growth we’ve seen in data capacity requirements over the last decade or so. But storage is

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Sometimes Cloud Bursting is Bad – Permabit Briefing Note

IT professionals use the phrase “cloud bursting” to describe a process where they move compute and storage to the cloud when the local data center runs out of those resources. But there is another type of bursting that happens to

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Using Object Storage to Reverse Cloud Storage

A top priority for IT professionals in 2016 is deciding on a cloud storage strategy. Of the available options, most consider using the public cloud for secondary storage purposes, like backup and archiving, to be the most obvious path to

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How Traditional Data Centers should use the Cloud

Cloud computing and cloud storage certainly get a lot of headlines but how many IT departments are actually using the cloud in any serious, strategic manner. While most surveys of actual cloud usage are quite high per organization, these surveys

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