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Are You Planning For Storage Performance?

How to be intelligent about flash storage deployments Storage performance has become a “hot button” issue in the server virtualization era. While there is a need for high performance storage, such as flash and hybrid storage solutions, there is a

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The Democratization of FCoE

Let’s face it, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) has not been the roaring success that vendors hoped it would be. Why? Probably the number one reason is that it was too expensive. Users expected FCoE to be cheaper, much cheaper,

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VM-Aware Storage Improves Virtualization ROI

Traditional storage was not designed to manage the high volume of I/O workloads characteristic of today’s multi-tenant VMware virtual machine (VM) environments. Consequently, many organizations fall into the trap of over provisioning storage infrastructure to help ensure good virtual application

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Dot Hill Delivers Storage for the Real World Data Center

From high density virtualization to software-defined infrastructures, changes in technology are coming fast. And keeping up with these changes is pushing IT staffs in the real world data center to the breaking point. This means detailed storage design and planning

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SNIA Addressing Needs for Solid State Storage Education

At Storage Networking World (SNW) this year in Long Beach, CA, Storage Switzerland caught up with Storage Networking Industry Assn (SNIA) officers Wayne Adams and Molly Rector, to talk about what the organization has been doing recently and where things

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Part II – Selecting The Right Storage Architecture Design

Re-Thinking The Storage Architecture for Flash When re-thinking the storage architecture in the data center, the choice typically comes down to a few factors. The first is how much budget is there available? You can only buy the performance you

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Backing Up Distributed Data

The modern data center is no longer confined to four walls. Instead, data is highly distributed across remote branch offices, end-user laptops and even on devices like smartphones and tablets. The data protection process and the hardware and software that

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Can Tape Save Cloud Storage?

“Cloud Storage” – the term invokes a vision of an infinitely scalable disk storage system assembled from commodity hardware that can provide near-instant access to the data it stores. There are two problems with this concept of cloud storage ‘nirvana’.

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The Million IOPS Data Center

Storage Switzerland recently completed a lab audit of a test performed by Brocade, Emulex and Violin Memory that achieved over two million IOPS. The report is available now and you can get a copy of it by attending our webinar,

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Atlantis Raises the Software-defined Storage Bar

As Storage Switzerland covered in a recent briefing note “Solving the VDI Storage Contradiction“ Atlantis ILIO is a software solution that addresses the often conflicting requirements facing many companies with their VDI deployments: providing adequate performance for virtual desktops and

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