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Enterprises, You Want Object Storage But Not For Objects

The industry has been espousing the merits of object storage for years now and cloud providers have been quick to adopt the technology. The enterprise, on the other hand, is more cautious, partly because the object storage alternative, Network Attached

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NVMe Details & Capabilities

The next step in all-flash performance is NVMe. Systems equipped with NVMe support promise to increase performance and lower latency. But, IT professionals want to know if their data centers can take advantage of NVMe and how they should plan

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Creating a Cloud Extension Instead of a Cloud Migration Strategy – Nexenta Briefing Note

As data centers consider the role cloud compute and storage will have in their organization’s IT strategy, they look for solutions to extend what they already have, not solutions that require them to start over in the cloud. One of

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Creating a Tape Exit Strategy – BridgeSTOR Briefing Note

While one can argue the pros and cons of a tape exit decision, no one can argue the fact that organizations are making that decision every day. If an organization decides to eliminate tape from its data protection strategy it

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What is End to End NVMe?

NVMe is a storage protocol designed specifically for flash-based storage. It is PCIe-based and provides more commands per IO queue and more IO queues. The NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-F) extension gives IP and Fibre Channel (FC) networks the ability to

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Primary Storage Should Secure Itself – RackTop Systems Briefing Note

News of another data breach is becoming all too common of an occurrence. The cost to the organization is not just its reputation but increasingly results in punitive fines. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set a new

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Creating a Storage Performance Validation Practice – Virtual Instruments Briefing Note

Storage architects have the responsibility to place workloads properly on the right storage tier. Workload placement requires a careful balance between the correct level of performance and the right price. The problem is these architects do not have the tools

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