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EMC World 2015 – OpenStack For Traditional Data Centers

One of the questions that we are getting more often than ever from IT professionals is “does it make sense for my organization to start to consider OpenStack?”. OpenStack is an open source effort that attempts to offer an Amazon

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EMC World 2015 – Faster Flash for Analytics Workloads – EMC’s DSSD

We speak to many customers who have all-flash based storage solutions to cut the time it takes for specific processes to complete. In many, many cases the reductions were dramatic, often going from multiple hours to dozens of minutes. Users

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EMC World 2015 – Open Sourcing SDS

Software defined storage (SDS) is the abstraction of storage services and control from the underlying storage hardware. One of its promises is the elimination of vendor lock-in. But, as we have criticized in the past, this freedom comes at a

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EMC World 2015 – Plotting a Path to the Hybrid Cloud

As we enter the hybrid cloud era one of the biggest challenges facing customers is how to get there. The most common approach is to use the cloud as secondary storage. Typically the cloud is either a primary backup repository or a

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EMC World 2015 – From PBBA to Protection Storage

While the basic backup process will probably always be the foundational component of data protection, IT professionals are demanding more from the data protection process, functions like replication, archive, snapshot management and application availability. Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBA) need

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EMC World Podcast – Day 1 Wrap

George Crump joins me on the podcast from EMC World in Las Vegas. In this episode we wrap up George’s coverage of day 1. Listen as we discuss not only the news, but how that news will impact IT professionals

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EMC World 2015 – Building a Data Services Community with FAST.X

One of the challenges facing almost every IT organization is storage system sprawl, a problem that is increasing. When we visit a data center there is often a storage system for each workload; one for virtual desktops, one for virtual servers, one for

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EMC World 2015 – XtremIO Achieves Data Center Scale

The most common question that we are asked by IT planners considering an all-flash array is “can the data center really become all-flash?”. The answer is yes but that requires that the all-flash array achieve data center scale. This means

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EMC World 2015 – Simplifying HyperConvergence – VxRack

EMC was one of the first companies to roll out a converged infrastructure when they created VCE, a turnkey solution that combined VMware, CISCO server/networking technology and EMC storage called “vBlock”. VCE and others like it significantly reduced the time it took

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