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eBook: If You Can’t Consolidate Storage Manage It

According to several surveys, most data centers have at least six storage systems, and multiple vendors are supplying those systems. If consolidating storage systems is on your IT whiteboard this year, then our new eBook, “Overcoming the Problems with Storage

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Friday Flash Webinar: Talking Storage Consolidation vs. Storage Sprawl with SolarWinds

Join Storage Switzerland and SolarWinds for our Friday Flash webinar. In 15 minutes our panel of experts provide you the information you need so you can better deal with storage sprawl in your data center. Storage Switzerland finds that most

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White Paper: Storage Diversity vs. Storage Consolidation

The advantages of storage consolidation, better utilization lowered operational costs, seem like compelling reasons for IT to consolidate all their storage systems down to a single system. Why then is the data center becoming more and more storage diversified? There

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SlideShare: Three Steps to Multi-Vendor Storage Excellence

Most data centers have given up on the idea of a single storage system for all the organization’s workloads. Organizations have decided to buy storage systems that solve a specific problem. The multi-vendor storage environment does have some advantages. Individual

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Why Multi-Vendor Storage Happens and How to Manage It

When core IT receives a new workload, application owners tell IT what storage resources the workload needs as it enters production and what the expected resources are when it matures. Core IT then has to look at its available storage

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Webinar: Three Steps to Multi-Vendor Storage Excellence

Most data centers have given up on the idea of a single storage system for all the organization’s workloads. Organizations have decided to buy storage systems that solve a specific problem. The multi-vendor storage environment does have some advantages. Individual

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Dealing with the Storage Challenges Containers Create – Storidge Briefing Note

Containers have improved an organization’s ability to rapidly develop, test and deliver applications. In many cases however, storage is a boat anchor slowing the whole process down. As enterprises increase their use of container technology and begin using the technology

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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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