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NAS vs. Object: Data Archive – Long Term Data Efficiency

Most of the time when unstructured data is created there is never a need to access it again. But it is still necessary to store it just in case you need it. When the “just in case” scenario occurs, you

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Virtual Instruments Extends VirtualWisdom Capabilities with 4.3 Release

Virtual Instruments VirtualWisdom 4.3 Briefing Note Today’s data center is dealing with tight budgets, demands for increased storage efficiency and of course higher application performance and availability. In the past, data centers addressed these competing interests by purchasing hardware designed

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SlideShare: Three Reasons SDS needs to go Back to School

Software Defined Storage (SDS) has fundamentally changed the way storage hardware is purchased by abstracting storage services from the physical hardware. But to reach its full potential SDS needs to go back to school. Watch this on demand webinar with

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Containers vs. Virtual Machines

Which is Right for Windows Applications? Virtualization has allowed the data center to become more responsive to the needs of the business. As it has moved into production, however, virtualization has hit several walls and the scalability of the “one

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ChalkTalk Video: Must Haves for Next Generation Software Defined Storage

Software Defined Storage (SDS) has fundamentally changed the data center and holds great promise as organizations try to meet the performance demands of applications and users while driving down storage management costs. But the current generation of SDS needs to

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Exclusive Paper: Ready for the Next Generation of Software Defined Storage?

The first generation of Software Defined Storage (SDS 1.0) was an important step forward for storage management, as it opened up choice within the data center while bringing some semblance of centralized management. SDS 2.0 takes the next step by

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Webinar: Three Reasons SDS needs to go Back to School

Software Defined Storage (SDS) has fundamentally changed the way storage hardware is purchased by abstracting storage services from the physical hardware. But to reach its full potential SDS needs to go back to school. Watch this on demand webinar with

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Software Defined Deduplication for the Cloud

Unlike cloud compute which can scale up and down on the fly, cloud storage is more permanent. While organizations that use cloud storage only pay for the exact storage they are consuming, they do also pay for that storage month

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Analyst Blog: Is that all you got? Are All-Flash Arrays a one trick pony?

In a recent blog Tom Cook, CEO of Permabit declared that all-flash array vendors, which count on deduplication as their key advantage, are going to disappoint their investors or shareholders. His confidence comes from the rapid adoption of Permabit’s deduplication

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ChalkTalk Video – Powering All-Flash with the Cloud

It has often been said that if you could afford an all-flash data center you would definitely want one. Going all-flash is not just attractive because of the gains in performance that applications will see but also because of how

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