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The Advantages of a Fabric Based File System

Storage solutions that offer customers familiar, flexible interfaces (e.g.files and file attributes), while also offering advanced features like automated data movement and cloud bursting, offer a unique solution to many problems. The more seamless we can make things for the

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ChalkTalk Video: Proprietary Storage vs. Open Storage

It used to be very difficult for an organization to manage, scale and maximize the performance of its storage infrastructure. It made sense to partner with a vendor that provided a proprietary storage solution where software and hardware were tightly

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SlideShare: How Viable is Google ColdLine Cloud Storage?

Google has recently announced expansion of their cloud storage service. It offers similar service levels as Amazon S-3 and Glacier, but with simplified pricing. How viable is their cloud storage product for the average customer? How do their service levels

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Do Data Centers have Boundaries Anymore? – CloudVelox Briefing Note

Sometimes you feel like a cloud. Sometimes you don’t. That’s the idea behind the boundary-less data center. Sometimes you want to run a workload in the public cloud and sometimes you want to run it on your hardware. A boundary-less

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What is a Data Fabric?

When most IT professionals hear the phrase “storage is growing”, they typically roll their eyes and assume the vendor is talking about the unprecedented growth we’ve seen in data capacity requirements over the last decade or so. But storage is

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The Challenges Facing Docker on Windows – WinDocks Briefing Note

Until containers support persistent storage that can be easily backed-up, their use will be limited to test and development. This is not to say that containers can’t bring significant value to the test and development world. It’s just that they

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Is Google Cloud easier?

Google cloud may be easier to use and understand than the 800 pound gorilla it is taking on. Amazon Web services (AWS) and Amazon’s object storage (S3) are easily the most well used cloud computing and storage platform at this

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