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How to Properly Deploy Flash: Webinar Preview – Podcast

Flash is more than just fast storage. Intel’s Andrew Flint and Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Colm Keegan join us on The Storage Podcast to talk about how flash can fit into the data center if used correctly in the right

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The Facts of Flash – Podcast

There are a lot of questions about Flash. Do I need it? Where should I put it? How do I use it? How much should I get? Load DynamiX VP of Marketing Len Rosenthal joins George and me on the

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Come to the Data Storage Innovation Conference – Podcast

Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump and I talk to David Dale, the Chairman of the Board for the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) about the upcoming Data Storage Innovation Conference (DSI), to be held April 22 to 24 in Santa

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Meet Storage Swiss Senior Analyst Eric Slack – Podcast

In today’s Podcast, we talk to Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Eric Slack on his background and expertise in the storage industry. You can easily subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes.

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Meet Founder and Lead Analyst George Crump – Podcast

I’m starting a series of podcasts with our analysts so you can know the people behind Storage Swiss. We’re starting with Founder and Lead Analyst George Crump. Subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes:

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Video – What Type of Caching is Best?

We examine that question in this video. Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump talks to SanDisk Engineering Fellow Serge Shats about the different types of caching, the potential risks involved and how to reduce those risks. For more information see

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MLC vs. SLC – Podcast

Does the difference between MLC vs SLC matter anymore? Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Eric Slack and I about his latest article on MLC and SLC and how manufacturers are working to make MLC more acceptable in the Enterprise. To read

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Software Defined Storage – Podcast

Hyper-converged storage is true Software-defined Storage (SDS), since by migrating storage intelligence to the hypervisor it’s completely hardware agnostic. But there’s still room for improvement. In this podcast, we look at how SDS is evolving and how it can continue

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The 10 Year All-Flash Array – Will Your All-Flash Array Wear Out?

An All-Flash Array is a performance sledgehammer. It shatters the performance problems that most data centers face and will likely continue to do so for years. Unlike traditional hard disk systems, most data centers that purchase an All-Flash Array won’t

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Software Defined Networking For Better Scale-out Storage

Leveraging Software Defined Networking For Better Scale-out Storage

Intelligently placing data within a storage system is not necessarily a new concept, but leveraging software defined networking to make decisions about data while it’s still in transit is. When software defined networking and software defined storage are combined they can overcome some of the challenges that high performance scale-out storage systems encounter. As a result these new, software defined, scale-out systems provide highly flexible, highly reliable and highly cost effective storage systems that can support a wide variety of workloads.

Learn:

– The challenges when Scale-out architectures
– How flash exposes even more challenges
– How Software Defined Networking can lead to better scale-out storage

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