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Look Before You Leap into DRaaS – Scale Computing Briefing Note

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solves a lot of problems for IT professionals trying to prepare their organizations to survive a disaster. At the same time, though, it also creates new challenges that need to be resolved prior to

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Software Defined Storage vs. Hyperconvergence

Hyperconvergence makes a lot of sense for many organizations. Hyperconvergence lets data centers leverage the excess compute in their virtual infrastructure to run the hyperconverged solution. The goal is to create a simpler architecture that converges compute, storage and networking.

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Modern Storage Infrastructures Need Software Defined Networks – Big Switch Briefing Note

Data center modernization creates agility so IT can rapidly respond to the needs of the business. Of the aspects of the data center being modernized, the network infrastructure tends to be the last to change and it inhibits the proliferation

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How To Get More Performance From Today’s Flash? – Smart IOPS Briefing Note

In recent years, most of the advances in flash performance are the result of better engineering more so than faster flash NAND. For example, NVMe makes the interface between the CPU and flash storage more efficient. NVMe over Fabrics makes

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Data Center Modernization Needs Modernized Servers

Cisco UCS M5 Today’s data center is made up of hypervisors that control and provision compute resources and software that defines and allocates storage capacity. The software defined data center still needs an engine – and that engine is the

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SlideShare: Hyperconvergence is Broken, Learn How to Fix it!

While hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) offer rapid startup they lock organizations into a specific set of vendor compute, storage, networking and hypervisor configurations. And, as the infrastructure scales it becomes increasingly difficult to deliver workload specific levels of performance and data

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Overcoming the Storage Challenges of Hyperscale Data Centers – Excelero Briefing Note

A hyperscale data center may have hundreds of instances of multiple applications. At any point in time one of these instances may peak and demand a much higher than normal amount of CPU and storage IO, starving other instances and

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