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How to Leverage AWS or Azure Object Storage For Cloud Hosted Applications

Many organizations are looking to move their applications to cloud providers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Part of the challenge is how to integrate the organization’s applications with native cloud storage protocols. Instead of re-writing existing applications from

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Modern Storage Infrastructures Need Software Defined Networks – Big Switch Briefing Note

Data center modernization creates agility so IT can rapidly respond to the needs of the business. Of the aspects of the data center being modernized, the network infrastructure tends to be the last to change and it inhibits the proliferation

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Finding Object Storage’s Missing Link

Object storage is an excellent secondary tier of storage. It can drive down the cost of storage, improve the quality of data retention and ensure that data is safe in the event of a disaster. Unlike other forms of storage,

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StorageShort: Can You Convert from Fibre Channel to iSCSI or NFS?

When it comes time for a storage refresh, one of the first decisions an organization needs to make is whether it will stick with its legacy storage network or go another way. For most organizations this means deciding if they

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How To Network All-Flash Arrays

All-Flash arrays, or almost any array that leverages flash, creates a problem for the rest of the storage infrastructure. It exposes weaknesses in storage software, internal storage system networking and external connectivity. In the past these architecture components hid behind

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The First Storage Refresh Step

The first step in the storage refresh process has nothing to do with vendors or storage systems. The first step should be to decide on the technology best suited to the workloads the storage system will host. Organizations need to

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SlideShare: Storage Refresh? 3 Capabilities Primary Storage Must Have (but probably doesn’t)

If your organization is embarking on a refresh of your primary storage system this year, this is the one webinar that you will want to attend. IT evaluators that haven’t looked at storage in a few years will be impressed

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Moving from Cloud Archive to Cloud Preservation – CloudLanes Briefing Note

The cloud is an ideal storage area for the 90 percent of an organization’s data that is not active. Moving this data to the cloud frees up on-premises storage requirements as well as data center floor space. The problem is

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StorageShort: Are All-Flash Arrays Really the same Price as Hard Disk Arrays?

A claim that many all-flash vendors are making is they reached price parity with hard disk based arrays. If that is true, then organizations would be crazy to buy any storage system with a hard disk in it. But it

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What to expect from your VMware Storage

VMware changed the data center so much that it is hard to imagine a world without virtualization. One challenge for VMware customers (still) – as well as customers of other hypervisors – is storage technology hasn’t always kept pace with

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