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Weekly Storage Podcast: Docker Storage Deep Dive and Common Data Protection Mistakes

This week we are going to take a dive into a “whale” of a topic…Docker. We are also going to sit down with Storage Switzerland’s newest Analyst, Joseph Ortiz, to get his insights on the most common data protection mistakes

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Briefing Note: Solving the Inflexibility of All-Flash Arrays

Coho Data Announces All-Flash Nodes All-Flash Array’s (AFA) are a performance sledgehammer for IT Planners looking to address performance issues in their environments. These systems allow data centers to respond faster to the needs of the business and they allow

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June 12 Storage Analysis and Insight – What are VVols and how do we use them?

Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump sits down with Charlie Hodges to talk about VVols. We go in-depth on the the subject from what they are and how you can use them, to why some think they aren’t necessary. We also

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Briefing Note: Coho Data announces Site-To-Site Replication

A big challenge for a startup in the storage space is catching up to the legacy vendors in terms of features, with one of the most critical and apparently most difficult to complete being site-to-site replication. This feature allows the

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Slideshare – Stopping Storage Hardware Sprawl

Learn what storage hardware sprawl is, why it ruins IT efficiency and how to stop it in its tracks! Storage in the data center has evolved from islands of server attached storage to shared networked storage. But in both cases

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Video – How to Stop Performance Sprawl

In our recent webinar, How to Stop Hardware Sprawl, we found that users are having a lot of problems handling performance. And performance is generating much of the hardware sprawl problem. Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump addresses Performance Sprawl

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Storage Sprawl – How Flash Let Us Down

As we discussed in our last column “Why Is Storage Hardware Sprawl Worse Than Ever?”, toward the end of the last decade (2007-2010) the data center began to tap into the abundance of compute power available to it but providing

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Why Is Storage Hardware Sprawl Worse Than Ever?

Once thought eliminated through storage networking via storage consolidation, storage hardware sprawl is worse than ever. As we discussed in our  webinar, “How To Stop Storage Hardware Sprawl“, there are several reasons for this. First, there are more workload types

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On Demand Webinar – How To Stop Storage Hardware Sprawl

Storage in the data center has evolved from islands of server attached storage to shared networked storage. But in both cases storage needed to be specifically designed for the workload it was on. Even in the so-called shared storage environment,

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Software Defined Networking For Better Scale-out Storage

Leveraging Software Defined Networking For Better Scale-out Storage

Intelligently placing data within a storage system is not necessarily a new concept, but leveraging software defined networking to make decisions about data while it’s still in transit is. When software defined networking and software defined storage are combined they can overcome some of the challenges that high performance scale-out storage systems encounter. As a result these new, software defined, scale-out systems provide highly flexible, highly reliable and highly cost effective storage systems that can support a wide variety of workloads.

Learn:

– The challenges when Scale-out architectures
– How flash exposes even more challenges
– How Software Defined Networking can lead to better scale-out storage

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