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The DSI: A Resource For All End Users – Podcast

The Data Storage Innovation Conference is coming up from April 22 through 24 in Santa Clara. To help explain why it would be a good idea for all end users to go to the conference, George Crump and I talk

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Need Consulting? We can help. – Podcast

Who better to help you with your storage issues than to get input from the folks who you listen to here! Lead Analyst George Crump talks about the consulting service we provide at Storage Switzerland. Subscribe to our podcasts at

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Podcast – How Will You Stop Storage Hardware Sprawl

In this podcast we discuss 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.

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On-Demand Panel Discussion – Storage Predictions and Planning 2014

2014 will be a year unlike any other for IT Planners. The pressure to meet the performance demands of an increasingly dense virtual infrastructure and even more transaction-heavy databases is higher than ever. Add to that the out-of-control growth of

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Seagate Delivers a Cloud-Ready Hard Drive

Content, especially large data objects like videos and pictures, is the storage ‘elephant in the room’ for cloud providers. It’s big and can be overwhelming for their traditional storage infrastructures. But it’s also manageable with the right strategy and the

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Overcoming The Challenges To All-Flash Arrays

All-Flash arrays are storage systems that are 100% solid state and give a complete set of robust features like snapshots and replication, similar to traditional hard-drive based storage systems. While their performance enhancing potential is very appealing, All-Flash arrays have

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What Are IOPS? and why should you care?

In a recent article, “What is I/O and why should you care”, we discussed what input and output (I/O) operations are and how a storage system’s ability to support these I/Os is a finite resource, one that’s arguably as important

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Tier-1 Storage vs. Tier-2 Storage

It used to be that mid-range data centers could buy a storage system designed for that market and never worry about growing beyond that system’s capacity and performance capabilities. Now however, thanks to server virtualization, “big data” and cloud initiatives,

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What is Cloud Storage?

The IT industry (manufacturers) sometimes gets ahead of itself. Time and again it’s guilty of introducing a technology, generating an enormous amount of discussion, and then moving on before the real implementors, IT professionals, get a chance to really understand

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