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Creating a Data Center Compatible Cloud – Elastifile Briefing Note

Organizations spend months creating a “cloud strategy,” and then spend many more months attempting to execute that strategy, sometimes to successful completion but many times the project is abandoned. There are a multitude of problems when transitioning applications to the

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Solving the Hybrid-Cloud Data Management Problem – Elastifile Briefing Note

Executive leadership wants IT to move the organization to the cloud but does not realize that from a data management perspective, the cloud is akin to the wild, Wild West. To move applications requires refactoring them, and meeting the performance

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Optimizing Amazon EBS with S3

Primary storage vendors have been slow to integrate the public cloud into their solutions. Most pretend the public cloud doesn’t exist and even the vendors that do provide some level of integration to use the cloud only as a giant

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ChalkTalk Video: Practical Strategies to a Hybrid Cloud

Almost every data center professional wants to create a hybrid cloud strategy, one that optimizes on-premises resources while leveraging the almost infinite capabilities of the cloud. The best approach is to start with what is known, on-premises storage, but move

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Solving Today’s Problems With A Cloud Future – Elastifile FMS Briefing Note

The term “cloud first” comes up often in IT circles these days. It’s a concept that calls for each new application an organization is bringing online, IT should consider the “cloud first” as a place to host that application. It

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What is the Hybrid Cloud and How to Make it Work?

The cloud moniker is used to describe virtually everything in IT today. We call that cloud washing and “hybrid cloud” is suffering the same fate. A cloud is typically a scale-out cluster of commodity servers that deliver a service (compute,

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How to Tame Data and Storage Sprawl with a Cross-Cloud Data Fabric

Over the last decade, the modern data center has evolved into a complex, virtualized environment that hosts many different types of applications ranging from legacy applications to new next-gen applications, while also struggling to securely store, manage, and monetize the

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How to use a Data Fabric to Power Your Cloud Workloads

More workloads are moving to the cloud every day, and those workloads require data. As mentioned in previous blogs, a data fabric is one way to ensure that all of your data is available everywhere you need it. It ensures

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Powering Your Legacy Apps, Containers and HPC with One Data Fabric

In a recent article, Storage Switzerland introduced the concept of a data fabric. It is essentially a storage architecture that spans a variety of locations ranging from on-premises to the cloud. The goal is to create a data flow, where

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The Advantages of a Fabric Based File System

Storage solutions that offer customers familiar, flexible interfaces (e.g.files and file attributes), while also offering advanced features like automated data movement and cloud bursting, offer a unique solution to many problems. The more seamless we can make things for the

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