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StorageShort: The Strength of Disk vs. Flash

It seems that some all-flash vendors are quick to write off hard disk drives (HDD) with some even pronouncing HDDs dead. But disks have a role to play in the data center and even for primary storage. HDDs still have

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Did Flash just kill Disk?

Violin Memory Systems has started a marketing campaign pronouncing the death of hard disk drives. They are quick to qualify that disk is dead in terms of primary storage. Violin even had some cool tombstones made up. I want to agree with

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EMC World 2015 – Building a Data Services Community with FAST.X

One of the challenges facing almost every IT organization is storage system sprawl, a problem that is increasing. When we visit a data center there is often a storage system for each workload; one for virtual desktops, one for virtual servers, one for

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Using the Cloud to develop an All-Flash Data Center – Podcast

Storage Switzerland is teaming with Avere Systems to talk about how you can use the cloud to develop an all-flash data center. Joining us in this podcast is Avere CEO Ron Bianchini and Storage Switzerland Founder and Lead Analyst George

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Storage News and Insight for the week of March 14

Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump and I talk about the latest developments in the storage industry and then discuss about the risks of cloud storage. SHOW LINKS: Storage Swiss Briefing Notes StarTech’s 4-bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Enclosure X-IO Enters March

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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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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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