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The Benefits of a Cloud Integrated Hyper-converged Architecture

Hyper-converged architectures (HCA) consolidate compute, storage and networking onto a single server and then through software, aggregate these servers, creating a shared pool of resources. These resources can then be allocated to virtual machines (VMs) based on their performance and

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MeetTheCEO: Gridstore’s George Symons

In our latest Meet The CEO podcast, join George Crump as we “meet” George Symons, veteran of the Storage Industry and CEO of Gridstore. George has over 20 years of experience in IT Infrastructure and in this podcast we talk

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Briefing Note: Hyper-Converged Cloud for Hyper-V

Hyper-convergence is the consolidation of the three traditional data center tiers (compute, networking and storage) into a single converged tier. The goal of hyper-convergence is to speed time to value, allowing new infrastructure to be deployed in a fraction of

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Overcoming the challenges of Server Side Network Storage

Server side network storage (SSNS) is attracting the attention of many data center planners. It aggregates internal server storage and presents that storage as a sharable virtual volume. Virtual machines access this shared volume no matter what host they are

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Can Storage enable Hyper-V to replace VMware?

In our recent webinar “Don’t let storage eat your Hyper-V Savings” we were asked a question from the audience, “Will Hyper-V ever replace VMware as the predominant hypervisor in the data center?” This loaded question is actually very interesting. While

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Gridstore enables Windows Cloud Data Center

Enterprises are striving toward cloud like operations, often called “The Cloud Data Center”. The goal is for IT to provide the flexibility and scalability that the modern business is demanding from data center operations. The storage infrastructure has a key

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ChalkTalk Video – The Hype Around Converged Storage

The hottest trend in storage now is converged storage. In this architecture the physical servers that host virtual machines also provide a shared storage resource by abstracting and aggregating their own internal storage. Like any storage architecture this approach has

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The Problems With Server-Side Storage, Like VSAN

The Problems With Server-Side Storage Like VSAN

The expression, “everything old is new again”, certainly applies to the renewed interest in server-side storage. Due to the widespread adoption of server virtualization technology, internal server storage is once again being hailed as a simple way to bring performance

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Software-Defined Storage Optimized for Hyper-V

Hyper-V is emerging as an alternative to VMware in many environments, but those data centers choosing the Hyper-V path to virtualization nirvana must still deal with storage issues. As it does in VMware environments, Software Defined Storage holds great promise for Hyper-V administrators looking to lower storage costs while increasing storage performance. In this article George Crump, Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, covers how software defined storage can be optimized for the Hyper-V environment to insure consistent application storage performance while maintaining Hyper-V’s cost advantage.

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Is QoS Enough to Ensure Virtualized Application Performance?

An increasing number of vendors are offering quality of service (QoS) capabilities for their storage systems. But the ability for these system to assure storage performance quality to mission critical applications is suspect at best. Guaranteeing virtualized application performance requires more than QoS, it requires a scalable storage infrastructure that understands specific virtual machine performance requirements.

In this article Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst, Colm Keegan provides the details on how a storage system has to go beyond QoS to provide complete application performance.

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