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How to Make HCI Work Like the Cloud

Increasingly, organizations are looking to hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to simplify their on-premises architectures to make them more cloud-like. Obvious considerations for IT professionals looking to move to HCI are Cisco HyperFlex, Dell EMC, Nutanix, and VMware HCI. This writeup is

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How Does Your 2020 DR Plan Need to Change?

With each passing year, disaster recovery changes. Most of the time, those changes relate to faster and faster recoveries, as well as protection from net threats like ransomware. In 2020 the pressure to recover even faster remains critical, but there

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Overcoming HCI Transition Problems

As they consider a potential transition to a hyperconverged architecture (HCI), organizations need to decide how to migrate data to the HCI platform. They also need to decide what to do with their legacy storage infrastructure that still will be

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Integrating On-Premises SDN with Cloud VPC

One of the best examples of software defined networking (SDN) in action is in the cloud. When organizations use compute and storage resources from Amazon, Google and Microsoft clouds they don’t get to go into those data centers and configure

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Automating Hybrid Cloud

Creating a hybrid cloud is much harder than organizations expect. Cloud infrastructures run different hypervisors than on-premises, which means it’s necessary to transform the workloads before they can run in the cloud, and then transform them back if the organization

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Key Management – The Dirty Secret of HCI Encryption

Edge data centers can be remote retail locations or offices, oil rigs, temporary command centers and even mobile data centers in the back of a van. Finding a solution that provides the performance edge data centers need at a price

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Lightboard Video: Fulfilling The SDS Promise

Central to the promise of software-defined storage (SDS) is the core tenet that organizations have a single interface to manage all of their diverse storage resources. Unlike most SDS solutions, which fail to fulfill this core principle, DataCore Software is

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Lightboard Video: How to Move to HCI while retaining the best of SANs

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors claim the elimination of Storage Area Networks (SANs) as one of their key advantages. Yet they fail to consider the investments made in those SANs-simply expecting you to disregard those valuable assets and start from scratch.

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Democratizing In-Memory Computing

The speed and low latency of dynamic access memory (DRAM) are why so many organizations are looking at developing new applications to take advantage of the in-memory computing concept. The problem is that rewriting and migrating to a new application

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Unlocking Software Defined Storage

Software-defined storage (SDS) is a concept that sometimes benefits vendors more so than it benefits customers. Most SDS vendors are shifting from a model that was software only to one that includes hardware. SDS is still advantageous to these vendors

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