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Breaking Down Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra Silos – DriveScale Briefing Note

The storage architecture of most next generation applications, like Hadoop, Spark and Cassandra, leverage local, direct attached storage to avoid excessive storage traffic on the network and keep costs down. While this architecture does accomplish its goals, it also re-creates

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Coraid – A Storage Company Without an Exit Strategy

For most storage startups, it is all about the “exit strategy” – also known as the liquidity event. That is the moment where years and sometimes decades of non-profitability is made up for by either being bought or going public.

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What is Open Converged Infrastructure?

Converged infrastructure (CI) and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) are common terms, but open converged infrastructure (OCI) is new. What is it and how is it different from the other architectures? This article will start with an examination of the similarities and

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SlideShare: Is Your Storage Ready for Disaster?

The recovery expectations of users and organizations is changing and their tolerance for downtime is lower than ever. IT professionals can no longer rely on the traditional backup and recovery process to meet these new requirements. Primary storage needs to

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ChalkTalk Video: Primary Storage Should Protect Itself

Storage that protects itself aids in the data protection and disaster recovery processes without compromising traditional primary storage performance and features. It does this through a combination of its own capabilities (snapshots, basic replication as well as multi-site and synchronous

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Are People Abandoning Backup for DR?

More and more customers are demanding storage that integrates data protection. This was incredibly evident in a recent poll during one of our live webinars. Backup is moving to the front of the bus! During our recent webinar, “Is Your

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DR Ready Storage should be a Scalpel or a Saw?

A real disaster is the ultimate test of potentially years worth of planning. Disasters are unnerving because the IT professionals executing the recovery processes have the eyes of the entire organization and its customers on them. IT, which normally operates

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