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Making HPC Available to the Masses – Dell Technologies HPC Briefing Note

With businesses beginning to rely on analytics, machine and deep learning (ML and DL), and artificial intelligence (AI) to run daily processes and generate competitive advantage, high-performance computing (HPC) is becoming more applicable outside of its traditional niche use cases,

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The ROI of Extreme Performance

In our recent webinar, “Flash Storage – Deciding Between High Performance and EXTREME Performance”, Storage Switzerland and Violin Systems discussed the use cases that demand extreme performance over high performance. Extreme performance is for applications that can benefit from consistent

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Does the Storage Media Matter Anymore?

It used to be that the storage media was the determining factor of an application’s performance. However, with non-volatile memory express (NVMe) solid-state drives (SSDs) now having reached price parity with Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs, the potential to achieve hundreds

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Lightboard Video: Does the SSD Architecture Really Matter?

It is easy to get caught up in the maximum performance potential of solid-state drives (SSDs), especially as we move into the era of non-volatile memory express (NVMe) access protocols. However, in reality, applications and service level agreements (SLAs) cannot

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Infinidat Introduces Elastic Data Fabric

More Efficient NVMe-oF at Enterprise Scale For large enterprises, data stores continue to grow into the petabytes (PB), and increasingly need to operate across on-premises infrastructure and cloud services in order to balance cost, control and performance needs. Meanwhile, the

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Is Object Storage Really the Future of Unstructured Data Storage?

Simply put, unstructured data is breaking traditional network-attached storage (NAS) architectures. The scale-up nature of traditional NAS solutions renders the storage controller a bottleneck in being able to handle the intensive metadata operations that are associated with unstructured files, forcing

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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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Understanding the Value of Cloud Based Services

File serving is evolving to file collaboration and the cloud is an ideal destination for this evolved use case. The file system, the software behind the file server, needs to change to keep up with this evolved use case. Simply

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Simplifying the Path to Open-Source Storage – SUSE Version 6 Briefing Note

Software-defined storage (SDS) is growing in popularity as a path to achieving a public cloud-like experience on-premises. Among the key objectives in moving to SDS is cutting the costs and improving the flexibility of the storage infrastructure. Ceph is a

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Democratizing NVMe and Public Cloud Replication – IBM Storage Briefing Note

Businesses large and small are looking to tap the performance acceleration of flash storage to be able to compete more effectively. The problem is that these solutions frequently come with a premium price tag  – especially as non-volatile memory express

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