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All-Flash Array Hardware AND Software Matters

HDS Flash Update Briefing Note IT professionals typically purchase all-flash arrays (AFA) to solve storage performance problems in their database, virtual desktop, virtual server and HPC environments. They are the performance sledgehammer that makes I/O concerns a thing of the

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Briefing Note: How to Tackle Big Data and the Internet of Things

IT companies around the world are looking at analytics as the holy grail for improving a host of business processes, such as cost reduction, manufacturing efficiency, predictive maintenance, design optimization, etc. And those in large, capital-intensive industries are particularly interested,

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Hadoop and OpenStack for Enterprise Big Data – Moving from Erector Set to Ready To Go

Big Data Analytics is more than just an interesting IT initiative, these infrastructures are starting to re-shape how businesses develop new products, respond to customer needs and achieve new levels of efficiency. The problem is that most Hadoop environments, the

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Storage News and Analysis 2-28 – Podcast

Storage Switzerland has been all over North America to get news for this week’s news and analysis podcast. Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Eric Slack and Lead Analyst George Crump have unpacked from their travels and joins us on the Storage

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Briefing Note: Hitachi upgrades HCP Anywhere, adds new Object Storage Node

The new paradigm for employee computing is mobility; the right data at the right time in the right place. Users have made this clear with a willingness to set up their own cloud-based file sharing services, even at work. Companies

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A Big Data Center without White Boxes – Storage in the Large Financial Enterprise

Google, FaceBook and many of the largest web-scale companies have made the use of commodity, ‘white box’ storage systems seem like the standard practice for large enterprises. Not so. Storage Switzerland recently spoke with a global financial institution about how

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Business Outcome Driven Storage

The new mantra for IT is to focus the technology and services their data centers provide on business outcomes. That concept seems more easily applied to front-line and customer-facing applications, like customer relationship management, decision support and Web servers that

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Ten IT Trends for 2015 from HDS and StorageSwiss

In a recent webinar Storage Switzerland  Founder, George Crump, and HDS CTO, Hu Yoshida, discussed 10 IT Trends for 2015. A theme of this list was the importance of “business-defined IT” and the specific technologies that are coming to support

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Analyst Opinion: Analyzing the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant for storage. While I don’t always agree with their positioning, it is a reasoned analysis and I’m sure they can defend the various positioning of vendors they are tracking. It also gives other analyst

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Is Commodity Storage Hardware really less expensive?

In his recent blog, Hitachi Data Systems’ CTO, Hu Yoshida, discusses the top 10 business trends that will impact IT in 2015. Number four on his list is “Software Defined Everything”. One of the theoretical selling points of software defined

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