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The Always-On Data Fabric – ioFABRIC FMS Briefing Note

While most software defined storage (SDS) solutions offer a degree of data services consolidation within a single data center, they don’t extend that consolidation of services across locations and into the cloud. Each location is discrete and needs separate management.

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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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Coraid – A Storage Company Without an Exit Strategy

For most storage startups, it is all about the “exit strategy” – also known as the liquidity event. That is the moment where years and sometimes decades of non-profitability is made up for by either being bought or going public.

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Adding Object Storage Capabilities To NAS – iXsystems Briefing Note

Object storage is rising in popularity in data centers of all sizes. While many object storage vendors try to position it to be a replacement for NAS, doing so requires the vendor to provide some form of emulation so the

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Making Storage Class Memory DIMMs a Reality – Netlist Briefing Note

Storage Class Memory is a technology that places memory and storage on what looks like a standard DIMM board. The DIMM is installed in the memory channel similar to a DRAM DIMM. Supporting storage in the memory channel is challenging

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Flash Portfolio’s Matter – Seagate Flash Memory Summit Briefing Note

Flash storage is evolving on three vectors. Performance continues to be the key vector. Most data centers buy flash because of its performance attributes; high IOPS and low latency. The second vector is density. Flash has the ability to provide

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What’s Next in All-Flash?

All-Flash Arrays, once thought of as the storage system for certain high performance use cases, are now the mainstream primary storage system. The best proof point of all-flash dominance comes from vendors that sell hard disk, hybrid (flash and hard

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Move Compute Closer to Storage – NGD Systems Briefing Note

Modern applications like big data analytics, facial recognition, IoT and video streaming, as well as next generation applications like artificial intelligence and machine learning, place unique demands on both the compute and storage infrastructures. Most of the modern and next

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Moving Beyond The Flash Status Quo – E8 Storage Briefing Note

There are an increasing number of environments where the flash status quo will not deliver enough performance to meet the demands of the organization. IT planners at these data centers need to deliver unprecedented levels of application response time by

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How To Get More Performance From Today’s Flash? – Smart IOPS Briefing Note

In recent years, most of the advances in flash performance are the result of better engineering more so than faster flash NAND. For example, NVMe makes the interface between the CPU and flash storage more efficient. NVMe over Fabrics makes

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