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What are Workloads and why you should care

Data Centers are under increasing pressure to build infrastructures that are responsive to the application workloads of the organization. Understanding what a workload is and what its characteristics are is critical to creating a responsive infrastructure that can satisfy the

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Briefing Note: Performance Testing gets closer to the Real World

When IT professionals look to solve a storage performance or capacity problem the number of options available to them can almost be overwhelming. Trying to select the right solution to their particular problem seems almost impossible. They simply don’t have

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How FireHost Architects for Storage Performance

FireHost is a leading secure managed cloud provider helping companies protect data and meet compliance requirements, typically for PCI and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPA) driven businesses. In this video we talk with FireHost Vice President of Technology Todd

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The Value of an Independent Storage Performance Testing Platform

The more virtual machines per host, or users per application, the more cost effective an environment becomes. And the more environments that can be supported by a single storage system the more cost effective the storage infrastructure becomes. But increased

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What is the total cost of Storage testing?

Welcome to the new world of storage technology evaluation. IT planners are being overwhelmed with new storage solutions to help them solve old problems. Most of these solutions leverage flash memory to help them address challenges like randomized I/O, scale

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You can do better than ioMeter and Vdbench

Storage professionals need a way to test and validate that new or proposed storage architectures will perform well in their application environments. Common storage testing “solutions” like ioMeter and Vdbench, however, aren’t going to cut it. While these tools enable

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Load DynamiX Grabs EMC Connect Award

One of the final highlights here at EMC World 2014 was the announcing of the inaugural winners of the EMC “Connect” award. The EMC Technology Connect program consists of 3rd party solution offerings that have been certified by EMC to

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How IT Can Remain Relevant In A Cloud World

How will cloud computing alter the role of today’s IT professional? Will IT as we know it disappear altogether or will IT pros remain in high demand with increased cloud adoption? To be sure, cloud computing is fundamentally changing how

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The Facts of Flash – Podcast

There are a lot of questions about Flash. Do I need it? Where should I put it? How do I use it? How much should I get? Load DynamiX VP of Marketing Len Rosenthal joins George and me on the

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ChalkTalk Video – Perfecting The Flash SSD Evaluation Process

Making storage decisions today is harder than ever. Between traditional storage suppliers and new vendors, there are a seemingly endless range of storage offerings on the market. From conventional SAN and NAS systems to all flash and hybrid arrays, to

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