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Is the Data Center Ready for Flash Archives? – Nimbus Data Briefing Note

Archiving, as a concept, looks great on paper. It alleviates primary storage capacity, simplifies data protection and lowers overall storage cost. The problem is when it is necessary to search for and retrieve data in that archive, or worst case

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When Will The Storage Performance Bubble Burst – Cisco Briefing Note

Many data centers are experiencing a performance bubble. They have more than they need. The move from high latency hard disk systems to almost zero latent flash arrays delivers dramatic performance in every case. But this bubble will burst and

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The State of Storage Architectures

Storage architectures evolved from the legacy scale-up architectures to scale-out architectures. Scale-out architectures evolved into hyperconverged architectures. The data center is also evolving, of course, but at an even faster pace. The problem is all this storage evolution has not

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StorageShort: Can You Convert from Fibre Channel to iSCSI or NFS?

When it comes time for a storage refresh, one of the first decisions an organization needs to make is whether it will stick with its legacy storage network or go another way. For most organizations this means deciding if they

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Flash can’t Flatten Storage

At the FujiFilm Global IT Executive Summit there was a lot of discussion about data management and making sure the right data is on the right storage tier at the right time. Data management has been a core IT function

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StorageShort: Flash and Big Data?

To keep costs down, hard disk drive was the storage of choice for the data that drives a big data analytics project inside the server that is doing the processing. Internal storage keeps costs down and reduces network latency but

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MeetTheCEO: Spectra Logic’s CEO Nathan Thompson

Spectra Logic’s Nathan Thompson is our guest on this MeetTheCEO podcast with Storage Swiss’ George Crump and Charlie Hodges. The team discusses Nathan’s new book “Society’s Genome: Genetic Diversity’s Role in Digital Preservation” and how enterprises can overcome the challenge

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