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What Can Storage Learn From Server Consolidation?

Storage consolidation projects are permanently on the IT project whiteboard. The process typically starts after IT realizes that their data center is overrun by multiple storage systems from multiple vendors. Storage Switzerland finds that most data centers have 5-6 different

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Storage Programmability: The Key to the Software-defined Data Center

The terms “software-defined data center” (SDDC) and “software-defined storage” (SDS) are commonly thrown around, typically being associated with the abstraction of core infrastructure functionality into a common software plane that can then be deployed on low-cost, commodity hardware. This definition

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Why is Traditional Storage Consolidation Failing

The most common method for consolidating storage is for the organization to purchase a single storage system, hardware, and software, and move all workloads to the new system. The organization is in effect creating a storage mainframe. The challenges with

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Does Your Application Really Need NVMe Performance?

Most businesses’ workload ecosystems are in a state of transition. There is plenty of buzz about modern workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high-velocity analytics and NoSQL databases as new tools to drive competitive advantage. The reality,

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Fifteen Minute Friday: Will the Software Defined Data Center Ever Happen?

Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) leverage intelligent software to manage commodity hardware to create a flexible data center that meets performance and capacity requirements while simplifying operations and reducing overall data center costs. While the vision of SDDC sounds ideal

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Live Webinar: Designing a Storage Consolidation Strategy for Today, the Future and the Cloud

Most storage consolidation strategies fail because they attempt to consolidate to a single piece of storage hardware. To successfully consolidate storage, IT professionals need to look at consolidation strategies that worked. Server consolidation was VMware’s first use case. It was

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Potential NVMe Pitfalls and What to Look For in 2019

As 2019 approaches, the storage industry is buzzing about non-volatile memory express (NVMe). This new protocol and interface for flash storage stands to bring substantial value to a range of applications and workloads. NVMe is emerging as a key tool

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SlideShare: What’s Your 2019 NVMe Strategy?

The flash optimized NVMe protocol has been on the market for over a year and the technology is available in several forms. NVMe, both storage and networking (NVMe over Fabrics) is more expensive than the typical SAS based solution and

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How Holistic Can a Backup Solution Become?

In a recent webinar, “Holistic Disaster Recovery; from Data Center to Endpoint”, Storage Switzerland discussed the concept of end-to-end (or holistic) disaster recovery. One of the questions asked was “How holistic can a backup solution become?” Which, considering that most

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eBook: If You Can’t Consolidate Storage Manage It

According to several surveys, most data centers have at least six storage systems, and multiple vendors are supplying those systems. If consolidating storage systems is on your IT whiteboard this year, then our new eBook, “Overcoming the Problems with Storage

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