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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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ChalkTalk Video – The right way to the SMB Cloud

The storage cloud is very appealing to small companies for several reasons. It’s easy to get started – simply install a piece of software on the user’s computer and you’re ready to go – and thanks to the practice of

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Keys to Successful Hybrid Cloud Strategies – Podcast

Avere System’s Mark Eastman and Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Colm Keegan talk with us about Five Keys to a Successful Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy. Watch our webinar “Five Keys to a Successful Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy” and get an exclusive

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The New Storage Center for SMBs – Podcast

Small to medium-sized businesses have special needs for their data centers. I recently sat down with Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Eric Slack and WD Senior Product Line Manager Paul Chen to talk about how SMBs can use the cloud. Click

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The New SMB Data Center – Podcast

Paul Chen from WD, Eric Slack from Storage Switzerland and I sat down recently to talk about the changing face of IT in small and medium sized businesses. There are a lot of changes taking place as you’ll hear in

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A New Take on SMB’s and the Data Center – Podcast

I just caught up with Eric Slack from Storage Switzerland on a webinar Storage Switzerland is doing with WD on May 21. It will cover SMB’s and the need to update or even build a data center. To register for

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ChalkTalk Video – The Hype Around Converged Storage

The hottest trend in storage now is converged storage. In this architecture the physical servers that host virtual machines also provide a shared storage resource by abstracting and aggregating their own internal storage. Like any storage architecture this approach has

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The Next Generation Data Center – Podcast

Changes are coming to the Data Center. It will be highly virtualized with extremely high virtual machine densities. It will thrive on flexibility, cost and efficiency. To talk about The Next Generation Data Center is Jay Prassl from SolidFire and Storage Switzerland

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ChalkTalk – Edge Filer Powered Hybrid Cloud Storage

To learn about how Edge Filers can help you drive down storage costs while enhancing application performance, watch this chalk talk video between George Crump from Storage Switzerland and Ron Bianchini from Avere. The cloud service provider “storage wars” are creating

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The Active Archive Alliance Saving You From Unstructured Data Deluge – Podcast

Storage Switzerland Founder and Lead Analyst George Crump and I sit down with Floyd Christofferson, Chairman of the Board for the Active Archive Alliance. Floyd talks about the value of the Alliance and how its work can help the IT

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