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Storage Podcast January 2017 – HPE buys Simplivity and What Are Containers?

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Join Storage Switzerland’s Analysts George Crump and Curtis Preston for our first live podcast of 2017. We will discuss the big news of the month: HPE buys Simplivity, update on the newest storage products and companies, AND provide a deep

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Simplifying Infrastructure Performance Management for IBM Spectrum – SVA BVQ Briefing Note


Today’s enterprise data center is a complicated virtualized storage infrastructure that has to function reliably and efficiently on a full time basis. It also has to be able to handle ever-increasing amounts of data. A key part of this infrastructure

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ChalkTalk Video: Flash for Files? – Does It Make Sense?

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All-Flash arrays were initially targeted at high-end databases that had the I/O demand to justify the investment. As the price of these systems come down, all-flash arrays are now easily justifiable as the primary storage system for virtual server and

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SlideShare: Flash Myth: Flash is for Everything vs. Flash is for One Thing

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Different workloads demand different attributes from their storage. These differences lead some to believe flash storage is only good for certain point use cases like accelerating databases. But the performance of flash systems lead others to claim a single flash

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StorageShort: Flash and Big Data?

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To keep costs down, hard disk drive was the storage of choice for the data that drives a big data analytics project inside the server that is doing the processing. Internal storage keeps costs down and reduces network latency but

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ChalkTalk Video: Strategies for Hybrid Cloud Storage

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The hybrid cloud approach is the storage option that gives customers the best cost, flexibility and scalability today, says Douglas O’Flaherty from IBM when he spoke with George Crump at VMworld 2016. One great way to manage cost is to

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Flash for Files

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Flash-based storage systems continue to make inroads into the enterprise. Initially those inroads started as flash systems targeted at improving database response time. Then it spread to virtual workloads to alleviate the IO blender. Now, flash storage is on the

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