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The Problem with Protecting the Distributed Enterprise with Traditional Backup Applications

More and more, data is being generated and processed outside of the traditional data center, for instance across a growing number of remote and branch offices as well as mobile devices and edge sites hosting Internet of Things (IoT) sensors.

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Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2.0 for Storage-Intensive Workloads?

The volume and business significance of storage-intensive workloads (e.g. high-volume analytics) is rapidly growing. As a result, cumbersome and expensive legacy storage infrastructures are weighing heavily not only on business’ bottom lines, but also on their ability to compete effectively.

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SlideShare: How Hyper-Converged 2.0 Can Bring Tier 1 Applications into Your HCI

Hyperconverged Infrastructure is supposed to simplify the data center by creating an environment that automatically scales as new applications and workloads are added to it. The problem is that the current generation of HCI solutions can only address specific use

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Do Deduplication and Compression Impact All-Flash Performance?

For most IT shops, flash storage has become an established component of the storage architecture. The conversation has become less about whether or not the performance acceleration that flash technologies provide is needed; it has become more about which workloads

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Does Your Application Really Need NVMe Performance?

Most businesses’ workload ecosystems are in a state of transition. There is plenty of buzz about modern workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high-velocity analytics and NoSQL databases as new tools to drive competitive advantage. The reality,

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Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Edge Environments?

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) continues to quickly gain market traction, primarily on the promise of simplifying management and cutting infrastructure costs. With maturity come greater demands, in the HCI case most notably around performance and capacity. IT organizations have begun looking

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HCI 2 Stays Simple

One of the promised benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is simplicity coming from the convergence of computing, networking, and storage into a single tier and from the ease of scale by “just adding a node.” Half of the promise is

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HCI 2.0 Delivers Enterprise Class Performance

One of the initial appeals of hyper-converged infrastructure is its use of commodity hardware which in theory lowers costs. The reality is that most commodity hardware isn’t able to fully utilize high-performance CPUs, internal connectivity and high-performance NVMe media, which

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Webinar: Myth Busting – The Four NVMe Myths

NVMe enables storage system vendors to once again raise expectations on the performance capabilities of all-flash arrays. NVMe provides a higher command count, greater queue depth and leverages the PCIe interface to deliver a significant increase in IOPS potential with

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What is HCI 2.0

On paper, hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI) look like the perfect solution to most organizations’ IT woes. While the first generation of HCI solved organization’s point problems like virtual desktops and Tier 2 virtual workloads, they lacked the power and efficiencies required

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