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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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5 Critical Enterprise Cloud Backup Capabilities – Requirement 3: Flexible Recovery

On-premises backup infrastructure is expensive and cumbersome to manage. At the same time, many enterprises are rapidly running out of available data center floorspace. As discussed on a recent Storage Switzerland webinar with Carbonite, cloud storage services offer a path

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A No Compromise Approach to Software Defined Storage – DataCore Software Briefing Note

Software Defined Storage (SDS) was supposed to displace legacy hardware storage solutions that locked customers into a particular vendor. Years after its introduction SDS continues to struggle to gain critical mass within data centers. Today most data centers, especially at

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5 Critical Enterprise Cloud Backup Capabilities – Requirement 2: Complete Platform Coverage

The agility and utility-based cost structure of the cloud makes it an appealing backup target that can help storage managers to keep pace with today’s modern insights and privacy-driven world. However, many cloud backup solutions fall short when it comes

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Bringing the Cloud Model to On-Premises Flash Storage – StorPool Briefing Note

Legacy storage-area network (SAN) architectures are notoriously expensive and complex, leading many enterprises to consider migrating workloads off-premises. However, the public cloud model carries recurring costs that add up over time; with the growing petabytes of data that need to

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Moving on From Mozy Endpoint

Protecting laptops, tablets, and smartphones (endpoints) are more critical than ever. Users use endpoints of all types to create data essential to the organization, but the user may never store that data on a corporate (and protected) fileserver. One of

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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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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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How to Make Storage Consolidation Work in the Modern Data Center

Most data centers give up on their storage consolidation projects. The storage mainframe approach described in blog 2 is too costly and too restrictive, and the traditional software-defined storage approach described in blog 3 doesn’t support broad enough use cases.

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