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Why Business-Defined IT may well Define IT in 2015

One of the IT trends that we see coming in 2015 is something called “Business-Defined IT”. This is essentially a focus for IT on collaborating with internal business entities and providing business services rather than just building and running infrastructure.

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Webinar – Top 10 Business Trends driving IT in 2015

New year “top business trends” analyses make for interesting reading, but they’re more than that. They often end up framing the objectives that IT strives to reach in the coming year, so understanding these trends and how IT should respond

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Designing Highly Scalable Storage for Dense Virtual Machine Environments

We will discuss the testing methodology and scalability results for 4 & 8 node clustered Hitachi NAS Platform 4000 systems yielding 15,000 VMs in real-world enterprise environments. The test establishes linear performance scalability as nodes are added to the cluster,

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Storage Short: How Dense can a VM Environment get?

VM density is something companies are striving for as they work to lower the TCO of their virtualized environments. The question is, how dense can you get; how many VMs can your successfully run on each host? In this Storage

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Why a 15,000 VM NAS Test is important to all Users

In a recent test run by HDS and audited by Storage Switzerland, an enterprise NAS system was able to successfully support 15,000 VMs. This is certainly an impressive number, and a performance spec that some larger enterprises may actually need.

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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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