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The State of Fibre Channel

Potentially the only technology pronounced dead more often than Fibre Channel is tape, yet both are alive and well. In 2018, the Fibre Channel (FC) market saw a return to growth. According to Dell’Oro Group, FC SAN port shipments were

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Has NVMe Really Reached Price Parity with SAS?

Several NVMe flash vendors are claiming that NVMe Flash has reached price parity with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) based flash. The claim is true or pretty close to true in most situations. Vendors are selling their NVMe flash drives for

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A Consolidation-Driven Approach to Storage Modernization – INFINIDAT Briefing Note

Enterprises’ storage capacity requirements continue to grow, with many approaching petabyte (PB) scale. At the same time, a greater diversity of workloads is being served, creating the need for multiple storage protocols to address a range of performance, retention and

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Does NVMe Flash Have to Mean Featureless Flash?

The primary goal of the NVMe standard is to reduce latency. It accomplishes this by leveraging the PCIe interface and increasing both command counts and queue depth. NVMe Flash Systems however, are more than just the flash media. Vendors create

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SlideShare: Why Cloud Migrations Fail – Learn the Keys to Cloud Success

Many cloud migration and cloud first strategies fail to live up to expectations. The problem is organizations spend too much time on micro issues like product selection and not enough time on big picture items like the cloud strategy’s foundation.

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Public Clouds Provide Storage Tiers – Why Doesn’t Storage Software Support it?

Public cloud providers all have at least three tiers of storage to offer their customers. They often offer a high-performance tier for cloud native applications, a tier designed for active but not as performance sensitive, unstructured data sets and a

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A Step-by-Step Path to Full Cloud Utilization

The Use Cases for a Cloud Data Fabric The cloud data fabric (CDF) allows organizations without a cloud pedigree to take full advantage of cloud storage and compute resources. The CDF also enables the organization to move to the cloud

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Using the Cloud Data Fabric for Migrating Applications to the Cloud

A key component of most organization’s cloud strategy is migrating applications to a cloud provider to reduce dependence on on-premises infrastructure. The organization may want to host the application entirely in the cloud, use the cloud as a failover point

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Will the Operating System Kill SDS? – LINBIT Briefing Note

Software defined storage (SDS) continues to struggle for relevance in a crowded storage marketplace. While a few products are gaining a following, many more have either failed or been sold to other vendors. Additionally, now operating systems also pose a

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Using the Cloud Data Fabric for Data Protection

Most organizations use data protection as their first step into the cloud. Unfortunately, that first step, like many first steps, often results in a stumble. If organizations don’t create a cloud data fabric first, they often use an extension to

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