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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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Come See Us at The Data Storage Innovation Conference – Podcast

Join Storage Switzerland at the Data Storage Innovation Conference from April 22 through 24. The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has a new event designed for end users that features certifications, vendor presentations, hands on labs and the opportunity to

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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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See you at the SNIA Conference – Video

Join Storage Switzerland at the Data Storage Innovation Conferance in April. The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) has a new event designed for end users that features certifications, vendor presentations, hands on labs and the opportunity to watch a Storage

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Video – How to Stop Performance Sprawl

In our recent webinar, How to Stop Hardware Sprawl, we found that users are having a lot of problems handling performance. And performance is generating much of the hardware sprawl problem. Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump addresses Performance Sprawl

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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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Scale Out or Scale Up? 6 Key Considerations for the Flash Array Buyer

In theory, scale up storage appeals because the data center can start small and add capacity and performance as needed. Do these theoretical advantages apply to the use cases in which All-Flash storage is most commonly deployed; databases and virtualization?

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EMC’s VNX Swiss Army Knife Gets Sharper

Next up at Storage Switzerland’s EMC Briefing Day was the Midrange part of EMC’s Enterprise & Midrange Storage Division, also known as the VNX family; and of course we are going to talk about the VNX2. The EMC VNX2 is

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EMC Briefing Day – EMC Converges The Infrastructure With ScaleIO

Yesterday, Storage Switzerland was at EMC for a day full of briefings from various groups within EMC. First up on the agenda within the Emerging Technology Division was ScaleIO, a company that EMC acquired earlier this year. ScaleIO allows EMC

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Identifying Tape As Production Workloads

I recently attended the Fujifilm annual Global IT Summit in Houston featuring CIO and IT executives from around the world. At the summit the subject of using tape in production came up. While we spend most of the time using

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