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Virtualizing Mission Critical Applications Exposes New Storage Bottlenecks

IT administrators have reached a level of confidence with VMware and other hypervisors that make them more comfortable with virtualizing mission-critical workloads, like Oracle, SAS, and SAP. The goal is to gain the flexibility of a virtual compute infrastructure to

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ChalkTalk Video: Overcoming The Risk of Virtualizing Tier 1 Workloads

Organizations virtualize more than just standard applications, today businesses mandate the virtualization of mission critical applications like SAP, SAS, Oracle and MS-SQL. Placing these performance dependent applications in a virtualized environment could potentially risk inconsistent performance because they now share

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Creating a Real-time Storage Network

Traditionally, systems create data, process it, and then store it for a time before accessing it again in response to a user request. Essentially, data is processed in batches. In the modern data center, the move is toward real-time analysis

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How the Cognitive Era Impacts Storage – Vexata Briefing Note

Many enterprises have started or are well down the path of exploring the opportunities presented by artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning. The result of all of these initiatives is the cognitive era where systems almost appear to think

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Dramatic Improvements in Analytics Performance by Using Computational Storage – NGD System Briefing Note

The first step in providing an answer to any question is to narrow down the choices. Analytics applications, both modern and legacy, are no different. In response to a query, they must scan massive amounts of data to select the

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Next Generation Networks Need to be More than Fast

The data center network is on the verge of one of its most dramatic upgrades in bandwidth in decades. Virtualized data centers, as well as hyperscale and rack scale environments, are driving the need for higher bandwidth networks. These environments

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Simpler is Better – Solving Rack Scale Storage Problems – DriveScale Briefing Note

The storage infrastructure for multi-rack scale applications like Hadoop Spark, Cassandra, and CouchBase, are typically built using directly attached flash-based storage instead of a shared flash array. The motivation for using direct-attached storage (DAS) is simple. Media inside a server

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