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Is Your Storage Ready for the Data-Driven Economy? – SwiftStack Briefing Note

Organizations need to re-think their storage architectures for the data-driven economy. How an organization captures, stores, and analyzes data, can dictate how successful it might be in this new economic model where data drives organizations. The data-driven economy is not

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Storage News and Insight for the week of 3-28 – Podcast

George Crump and Eric Slack join me on this week’s News and Insights podcast from Storage Switzerland. Links to items we discussed in this week’s news and insights podcast: Hedvig brings software defined storage into focus OCZ Intrepid 3700 2

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Can All-Flash Eliminate IT Silos?

In a recent customer profile “All-Flash in Real Life: CMA – XtremIO Database Consolidation Case Study” Storage Switzerland did an extensive interview with CMA, a leading healthcare application service provider for Medicaid payments, systems processing, and data analytics. During that

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All-Flash in Real Life: CMA – XtremIO Database Consolidation Case Study

Executive Summary When it comes to business transformation, numbers matter. For CMA, a leading healthcare application service provider for Medicaid payments systems processing and data analytics, the integration of EMC XtremIO led to a transformation of their workloads, their infrastructure,

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A Hybrid NAS for Unstructured Data

There is a small percentage of unstructured data that needs high performance, potentially even flash based storage but there is a much larger percentage that requires cost effective capacity. Premium NAS systems meet the performance demand of the first type, but there is room for improvement for the second type where cost efficient storage is so important. In this article George Crump, Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst discusses the need for a new type of Hybrid NAS, one that integrates disk and tape, instead of disk and flash.

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Affordable Storage doesn’t have to mean Commodity Storage

The cloud is disrupting the storage market and not just by offering ‘cold storage’ for tier-3 data. Cloud-scale, ‘commodity’ infrastructures have made companies reconsider how much they need to pay for their tier-1 storage as well. Other companies are building

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Four NEW requirements for backup – Podcast

Storage Switzerland and Drobo held a webinar on Wednesday, July 11th on four new requirements for backup. Joe Disher from Drobo and George Crump from Storage Switzerland join me to talk about the webinar. Click here to view the webinar on

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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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Need Consulting? We can help. – Podcast

Who better to help you with your storage issues than to get input from the folks who you listen to here! Lead Analyst George Crump talks about the consulting service we provide at Storage Switzerland. Subscribe to our podcasts at

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