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Real-time Hybrid Arrays – The Next Generation of Cost-Effective High Performance

Product Analysis of AssuredSAN 4000 with RealStor The world has changed for IT. Social media, the internet of things, the proliferation of mobile devices, etc, are creating the challenge of real-time computing. Processing power has become plentiful and virtualization has

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Storage for the Real-Time Data Center

Organizations are expected to respond in real time to the needs of their customers. “Real Time”, however, is much more than just reacting faster to queries, it means tailoring the customer’s interaction with the organization so that they are presented

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Briefing Note: The Ultra48 AssuredSAN, Dot Hill’s new High-Density Hybrid Array

Long-time storage systems OEM, Dot Hill, recently announced the Ultra48 AssuredSAN, a high-density, 48-drive, hybrid disk array that runs their RealStor 2.0 software. The Ultra48 is designed with three drawers of 16 x 2.5” drives that can be configured in

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Affordable Storage doesn’t have to mean Commodity Storage

The cloud is disrupting the storage market and not just by offering ‘cold storage’ for tier-3 data. Cloud-scale, ‘commodity’ infrastructures have made companies reconsider how much they need to pay for their tier-1 storage as well. Other companies are building

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The Modern HPC Storage Architecture

High Performance Computing (HPC) is a unique environment that places special demands on the storage infrastructure. These environments typically have dozens, if not hundreds, of compute nodes, each generating a unique sequential workflow that randomizes when it hits the shared

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Performance, Interface Flexibility and Encryption in Mid-range Array

In a recent Storage Switzerland write up, “Is Real-time Tiering the Next Big Thing in Storage?”, we explored Dot Hill’s AssuredSAN Pro 5000 disk array systems and their interesting data tiering technology. Dot Hill is a disk array manufacturer that’s

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Dot Hill Delivers Storage for the Real World Data Center

From high density virtualization to software-defined infrastructures, changes in technology are coming fast. And keeping up with these changes is pushing IT staffs in the real world data center to the breaking point. This means detailed storage design and planning

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Is Real-time Tiering the Next Big Thing in Storage?

Dot Hill is a storage array manufacturer that’s built a name for itself primarily in the OEM world. They’ve been manufacturing mid-range storage arrays for over 25 years, currently supporting HP, Lenovo, Stratus, Quantum and a number of other vendors,

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Dot Hill Briefing Note

Dot Hill has a rich history as an OEM supplier that built mid-range storage solutions for various manufacturers in the industry. They are now moving into a new era by providing unified storage solutions. These are either a turnkey storage

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