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Why Has SDN Adoption Been So Slow? – Pluribus Networks Briefing Note

The move to commodity hardware changed the way data centers scale compute and storage resources. The network, for the most part, is being left out of the movement. Once an organization makes a network vendor selection, it has very few

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The Hidden Cost of Hardware Hyperconvergence

Hardware hyperconvergence is supposed to make the life of the IT professional easier by bundling compute, networking, hypervisor and storage software into a single bundle. To a large extent hardware hyperconvergence lives up to the hype, at least initially. But

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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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Real-time Storage Requires Real-time Analysis

All-Flash arrays enable applications to deliver real-time, instantaneous results to the applications using them. But to make sure those applications are getting the full benefit of the all-flash array requires an infrastructure that is also performing optimally. Real-time analysis is

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ChalkTalk Video: Managing The All-Flash Infrastructure for Optimal Performance

When All-Flash Array vendors report performance benchmarks, they typically generate them in a perfect lab environment. The problem is the real data center adds a lot more variables. There are often multiple storage systems, that connect to a switch infrastructure,

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Does All-Flash Really Eliminate VMware Performance Tuning?

VMware, as it became the standard in the data center, created a huge storage problem, often called the IO blender. Fortunately, as the IO blender problem was about to reach its peak, hybrid and all-flash arrays came to market reducing

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Distributed Storage Goes Mainstream

Distributed storage offers more capability than traditional scale-out solutions. They scale further, are more granular and have a better multi-site/multi-cloud model. But distributed systems are typically viewed as the storage system for the next generation data center, and while they

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