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Should Object Storage Systems use a Filesystem? – DDN WOS Briefing Note

Object storage systems store objects and file systems store files. While an object and a file are typically the same thing, how they are stored is not the same; it is the difference between an object storage system and a

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StorageShort: The Problems with IOPS Testing

When IT professionals begin investigating all-flash arrays they are often drawn to the IOPS benchmark that almost every vendor uses to boast about system performance. The reality is that IOPS, while it may have some value, should be just one

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SlideShare: Getting Beyond Flash 101 – Flash 102 Selecting the Right Flash Array

IT professionals are convinced: Flash is the key to solving their storage performance challenges. The next step is selecting what flash makes the most sense for their organization’s specific needs. Do they need maxed-out flash performance for a highly transactional

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Moving Beyond the Flash Storage Basics

Most vendors, when they talk to a IT professional about flash storage, still focus on two factors. First, it is fast and second, it is now affordable. Here is a heads up to flash to the vendor community…IT gets it.

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Understanding Flash Performance

Most IT professionals are fully aware that if they have a storage performance problem that a flash based storage system is the answer for them. Flash, to some extent, makes performance a commodity. Almost any flash system can deliver more

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Webinar: Getting Beyond Flash 101 – Flash 102 Selecting the Right Flash Array

IT professionals are convinced: Flash is the key to solving their storage performance challenges. The next step is selecting what flash makes the most sense for their organization’s specific needs. Do they need maxed-out flash performance for a highly transactional

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SlideShare: Five Reasons the Enterprise Needs HPC Technology

Up until the past year or two, High-Performance Compute (HPC) environments and the enterprise data center have been separate domains. But now the data intensive demands of analytics, migrations to cloud infrastructures and ever growing numbers of users looking to

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Portfolio Analysis: DDN Delivers a Powerful Portfolio for the Data Intensive Enterprise

General Motors and General Electric, both in business for over a century, now employ more IT professionals than most IT vendors. Both companies have described themselves as software firms. At the heart of any IT company is data and most

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The Modern Data Center is an HPC Environment

In the last few months, I’ve heard several Fortune 100 company CEOs claim that they are software companies first, manufacturers of products second. These CEOs are not from high-tech startups, instead most of them are makers of everyday items like

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Can HPC Storage Solve Enterprise Data Management Issues?

High-Performance Compute (HPC) and the storage infrastructure that supports it has long been considered a realm unto itself. Enterprise IT would have nothing to do with it. However, in the past decade, massive I/O bottlenecks have emerged throughout IT infrastructure

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