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The value of Global Primary Storage Deduplication

Standard deduplication is the elimination of redundant data on a single storage system. Whether that system is used for backup or primary data, the goal is to put as much data as possible on a single storage system so that

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Briefing Note: VI’s VirtualWisdom4 shows you how to Manage your Open Systems Performance

Virtual Instruments provides active system monitoring and management solutions that generate a significant amount of data to improve SAN efficiency and performance. But users need more than an abundance of information to effectively manage their environments. In fact, this profusion

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A Big Data Center without White Boxes – Storage in the Large Financial Enterprise

Google, FaceBook and many of the largest web-scale companies have made the use of commodity, ‘white box’ storage systems seem like the standard practice for large enterprises. Not so. Storage Switzerland recently spoke with a global financial institution about how

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Briefing Note: DataGravity – Intelligent Primary Storage

There is no question that data centers need to provide faster access to ever increasing volumes of data, and do so at increasingly lower price points. To accomplish this storage vendors are focused on integrating flash based storage as well

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The difference between Retroactive Deduplication and Software Defined Storage

Short of buying a new storage system with storage efficiency (deduplication and compression) built in, it is difficult to add the technology to an existing storage array. Today there are two ways to accomplish this. First, you can wait for

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The Top 5 StorageSwiss Articles for 2014

This is it, the final entry of the year for Storage Switzerland and where we announce the top 5 articles for 2014. But before we do, we want to wish all our readers a safe New Year’s Eve and a

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Virtualization made simple with Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Across many data center environments, business data and new applications are rapidly proliferating. In large part, server virtualization has contributed to this growth since it removes many of the logistical barriers for bringing new business systems online. And while there

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Software Defined Storage – Are we there yet?

Despite the hype and the promises, most data centers are still “hardware defined”. Are we getting closer to the software defined data center through the use of software defined storage technologies? Or is traditional shared storage that tightly integrates hardware

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What to look for in an All-Flash System

Initially, IT organizations often deploy an all-flash storage system to solve a performance problem for a specific application workload. Then, unfortunately, they become a victim of their own success. Often the initial experience with flash is so good that the

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