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Flash-based storage systems continue to make inroads into the enterprise. Initially those inroads started as flash systems targeted at improving database response time. Then it spread to virtual workloads to alleviate the IO blender. Now, flash storage is on the

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Heterogeneous Storage Analytics Difficult to Gather

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Knowledge is power. But knowledge in a heterogeneous storage environment can be difficult to come by. Modern data centers often have a mix of software-defined storage, traditional proprietary storage, all-flash or hybrid storage arrays, and even cloud storage – all

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NAS vs. Object: Protecting High File Count Systems


The modern data center today is faced with storing, managing and protecting an ever-increasing torrent of data, most of which needs to be stored for indefinite periods of time due to various government rules, regulations and laws. File counts have

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vSphere tackles the Hyperconverged Infrastructure World: VMware VSAN 6.2


VMware is releasing VSAN 6.2, the third major release of VSAN since its introduction in August of 2014. (Like other VMware companion products, the release number is tied to the vSphere release number it is associated with.) This release gives

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Is VDI making you throw out your Storage?

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) projects bring many benefits to the data center. The operational gains alone justify VDI. The challenge is getting users to embrace it so that IT can experience those operational gains. User adoption often comes down to

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NAS vs. Object: Data Archive – Long Term Data Efficiency

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Most of the time when unstructured data is created there is never a need to access it again. But it is still necessary to store it just in case you need it. When the “just in case” scenario occurs, you

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