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Can HyperConvergence Work at the Edge? – StorMagic Briefing Note

Edge computing, remote offices, branch offices (ROBO), small data centers, and IoT use cases are on the rise. Most research predicts that the amount of data stored outside the data center will be 40X more than what is stored inside

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How to Protect Mission Critical Applications

While they should only represent a small percentage of your environment, mission critical applications need the most attention when designing a protection process for them. Most of these applications can only be down for a few minutes and can only

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Overcoming the Storage Challenges of Hyperscale Data Centers – Excelero Briefing Note

A hyperscale data center may have hundreds of instances of multiple applications. At any point in time one of these instances may peak and demand a much higher than normal amount of CPU and storage IO, starving other instances and

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Is SDS Ready for You? – DataCore Briefing Note

Software Defined Storage (SDS) has not taken the data center by storm like many experts predicted. Sales of turnkey hardware and software solutions still dominate the storage purchases for most data centers. The problem is that most SDS solutions have

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Briefing Note: NetApp upgrades EF Arrays to address Performance First Workloads

Flash storage is being used in three areas of the data center infrastructure. First, flash and all-flash arrays are seeing adoption in both server and desktop computing environments, as well as mid-range database applications. Second, for databases that demand extremely

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Who needs Cloud Storage – Violin delivers pay as you grow Flash

One of the challenges that every IT planner is trying to figure out is what size, both in terms of capacity and performance, storage system they should invest in. They need to make sure that the storage system will not

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What Is RAID – Part 1

This article on RAID – Part 1, is one of an ongoing series of articles in the Storage Switzerland “What Is” series. These articles provide a refresher on key fundamentals of various storage technologies, for those who are new to,

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