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Heterogeneous Storage Analytics Difficult to Gather

Knowledge is power. But knowledge in a heterogeneous storage environment can be difficult to come by. Modern data centers often have a mix of software-defined storage, traditional proprietary storage, all-flash or hybrid storage arrays, and even cloud storage – all

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ChalkTalk Video: Software Defined Storage has to do More

The first phase of software defined storage (SDS) is bringing many benefits to the data center. Its abstraction of storage software from the storage hardware enables organizations to manage all their storage assets from a single view, along with a

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Hyper-Converged Architecture vs. Software Defined Storage

Hyper-Converged Architectures (HCA) and Software Defined Storage (SDS) are two of the most talked about trends in the data center, and both are gaining traction. For IT planners sifting through the deluge of vendor claims about these two technologies to

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Refreshing to an All-Flash Array

Every few years the time comes to update and refresh a data centers storage infrastructure. As part of this process many are considering all-flash arrays (AFAs). Vendors have flooded the market with AFA products, and for the IT professional sorting

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Unifying Data Protection with Software-Defined Storage

One of the promises of software-defined storage (SDS) is the unification of storage services and the management of those services. The result should be a reduction in the cost to provision and manage storage resources. But some SDS solutions can

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Managing Storage Sprawl, Instead of Consolidating it

At Storage Switzerland we write a lot about storage consolidation. While consolidation can simplify management the initial requirement of refreshing and potentially replacing legacy storage is a show stopper for many data centers. SDS provides a viable alternative if it can be used on existing storage assets so that the management and operation of those devices can be consolidated. In this article we discuss how SDS can provide simplification while being more cost-effective.

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ChalkTalk Video – What is Software Defined Storage?

In this ChalkTalk Video Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump and FalconStor VP of Corporate Marketing Tim Sheets explain what Software Defined Storage (SDS) is, what to look for in a SDS solution and how to determine if SDS makes

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Storage News and Insights Feb. 21 – Podcast

From Software Defined Storage news to insights on file, sync and share, George Crump and I talk about it in this week’s update on the Storage Podcast. Links to blogs to give you more detail on the topics we talked

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The Three Problems with Software Defined Storage

Software defined storage (SDS) promises to reduce storage capital and operational costs by abstracting data services from the storage hardware. To deliver on these promises, SDS typically enables the use of commodity storage which should lower storage acquisition costs. It

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Briefing Note: Software Defined Storage grows up with FalconStor FreeStor

Software Defined Storage (SDS) is still in its infancy. While there are exceptions, like Atlantis Computing, Nexenta and DataCore, vendors in the space are for the most part startups looking to get their first hundred or so customers. FalconStor’s new

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