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Reducing the Cost of Scaling Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions start innocently enough. The organization starts with two or three nodes and initially it handles all their compute, and storage needs quite well. As the environment scales because of the growth of the initial workloads or

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Can the Cloud Cut Data Protection Costs?

Data protection, including backup and disaster recovery, has always been expensive and a hassle. In fact, it was so much of a hassle that some organizations did not protect their applications. This was because they considered that the cost and

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Paper: How to Reduce the Cost of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) promise affordability and simplicity because they are created with commodity servers which are clustered together. These servers are called nodes and the infrastructure expands by adding additional nodes to the cluster. Additional nodes though, mean making space

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What is Automatically Archiving Primary Storage?

A recent Storage Switzerland Webinar “How to Design Self-Protecting Production Storage and Gain Backup Independence” introduced the concept of self-protecting primary storage but what about self-archiving primary storage? The value of self-protecting primary storage is that it improves the quality

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Avoid Cache Misses to Accelerate Application Performance

Backup storage infrastructure is notoriously expensive and cumbersome, but data accessibility and retention is needed to address business intelligence, test and development, malware protection and data privacy regulation compliance requirements. Storage professionals should consider developing a primary storage protection that

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Hyperconverged 101 – The Importance of SDN in HCI

An often overlooked yet crucial component of an HCI environment is the network, especially as the environment scales. Each additional node consumes network ports and needs IT to logically connect it to the HCI cluster. In many HCI environments, the

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The Next Generation of HCI: Intelligent Management and Multi-Cloud Support

Dell Technologies World Hyperconverged Infrastructure Briefing Note Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is quickly spreading across core and edge data center environments. As it moves beyond the point use cases like virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) hosting, greater solution flexibility is needed because

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Why Metadata Might be Impeding Your Flash Performance

Metadata is an often overlooked but leading storage performance bottleneck. Metadata maps how files are stored on disks, and it summarizes characteristics of file attributes such as author and last date of access. As such, it is crucial to data

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SlideShare: How to Design Self-Protecting Production Storage and Gain Backup Independence

It is 2019, why are we still backing up production storage? The simple answer is that most production storage systems can provide some level of data protection but they can’t fully replace backup. It’s time to consider what backup independence means.

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Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Server Nodes

A hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is made up of servers, storage media, storage software as well as networking software and hardware. Of these components, the servers are often the most overlooked. The assumption is that a server is a server. In

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