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A new kind of company – SanDisk and Fusion-io

The news this week that SanDisk is buying Fusion-io for over $1 Billion dollars is something to pay attention to. If the acquisition goes through, SanDisk becomes a formidable competitor to a wide variety of companies in the storage and

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VDI Storage Should Do More than Just VDI

What do companies expect from a VDI project? In the long run they expect more flexible device deployment, lower desktop support costs, and better protection from device and data loss. But short term, a VDI deployment can’t make things worse

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Avoid the Waste of a VDI-Only Storage Solution – Podcast

Storage Switzerland hosted a Webinar with Fusion-io recently on VDI in the Data Center. George Crump and I discuss challenges that VDI places on storage that are covered in the webinar. To watch the on-demand Webinar, please click below:  

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ChalkTalk Video – Does VDI Need Dedicated Storage?

Webinar: “Avoid the Waste of a VDI-only Storage Solution” – Available on Demand – includes exclusive VDI vs. Storage White Paper – WATCH NOW In this chalk talk video George Crump from Storage Switzerland discusses the trend towards using dedicated

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What is the Right VDI Storage Solution? – IT should expect more

From a storage perspective, VDI is tough duty. The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure sees I/O patterns that are highly random and highly concentrated, which can bring a storage system to its knees. But there’s a risk here too, that infrastructure must

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Avoid the Waste of a VDI-only Storage Solution

Register for the Live webinar event, “Avoid the Waste of a VDI-only Storage Solution” Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) places unique performance demands on storage. During the course of the day the I/O traffic changes from heavy read, to heavy write

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Overcoming The Risk of Mixing Storage Workloads

Silos of storage within the storage environment are increasing at an alarming rate with each being dedicated to a specific task or workload. Why? The answer is simple: risk mitigation. The data center can’t afford to have applications experience unpredicted

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How SMBs can Meet Enterprise Performance Expectations

Small to medium sized businesses aren’t in the enterprise category but their users certainly have enterprise expectations. Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump calls it the “Facebook-ing of IT”, in reference to the always-on, always-available services that big cloud and social

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Fusion-io adds VDI Software and Hybrid Storage Solution

Companies are putting flash into application servers to accelerate performance hungry use cases like web scale and big social media environments. Now, users in the more traditional enterprise space are looking to server-side flash as well, to address their performance

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