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Storage Short: How to support 15,000 VMs on a NAS

Running a high-density virtualization environment on a NAS box is something many companies assume won’t work. But we wanted to try. In this lab test run by HDS and audited by Storage Switzerland, an 8-node Hitachi HNAS system reached over

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Can NAS handle a dense VM Environment?

Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems have traditionally been used for the storing of unstructured data. As these systems have increased in performance and capabilities they are being used more and more for non-traditional NAS workloads, like databases and virtualization. While

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HDS addresses the Mobility Challenge – for Users and IT

The watchword in IT and in storage, according to HDS, is “mobility”, as mobile users and mobile devices continue to impact every aspect of data storage, now and in the near future. At the Next-Gen Storage Summit, we spoke with

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Can NAS Scale to meet I/O demand?

Maximizing VM density is the goal as business grows and enterprise IT organizations scale their infrastructures to keep up – without breaking the bank. Dense VM environments are a more efficient use of IT resources, but they’re also more of

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Webinar & Lab Review: Enterprise NAS for Highly Dense VM Environments

Can NAS Scale to Meet the I/O Demand? Can Network Attached Storage (NAS) deliver the performance that a highly dense virtual infrastructure demands? Do you want a better answer than: “We think so”? In this webinar we prove that NAS

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StorageSwiss Take on the HDS Acquisition of Sepaton

Yesterday, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced they had acquired Massachusetts-based Sepaton, an established manufacturer of purpose built backup appliances (PBBAs) that use advanced de-duplication to shorten backup times and minimize backup appliance “sprawl”. The company will become a wholly-owned subsidiary

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The Internet of things that matter

At the Hitachi Data Systems analysts meeting in Colorado, the company discussed some important changes in the organization and an interesting initiative they’re calling “Social Innovation”. It’s a unique approach to what’s essentially a big data problem (and opportunity). This

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The Evolution of HPC Storage Architectures in Commercial Environments

High Performance Computing (HPC) environments have unique characteristics and some unique challenges that make them different from ‘traditional’ IT environments. HPC usually means big analytics projects that involve lots of data, high speed processing and frequently a compute infrastructure that’s

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