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Virtual Instruments Briefing Note – Virtana Announcement

The data center, in most cases, is a mixture of legacy and modern applications that exist, both on-premises and in the cloud. To provide organizations with a competitive advantage, IT needs to use and manage these resources efficiently. IT professionals

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Understanding the Challenges That AI at Scale Creates

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is in its infancy and the requirements it places on the storage architectures that support these workloads are not widely understood. As a result, an organization starting an AI initiative can initially get away with using an

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Disaster Recovery Workshop: Dealing with New Requirements, Expectations, and Threats

Disaster Recovery (DR) is changing, and DR plans need to change with it. Legislative bodies want companies to not only prove their ability to recover from a disaster, but they have specific guidelines as to how long that effort can

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Is Your Storage Architecture Ready for the Coming AI Wave?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a broad term that can apply to various computing tasks, including machine learning, deep learning, and big data analytics. Many AI projects are in a proof of concept stage, but CIOs and IT Managers need to

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Protecting the Other Door – Application Vulnerabilities

Ransomware gets a lot of attention from IT professionals and data protection vendors alike. Ransomware however, is only one door that bad actors can use to compromise the data center. Another door is application or operating system vulnerability. While several

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Is it Time to Rethink NAS for Unstructured Data?

Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems were once the primary storage destination for all unstructured data but with file-counts soaring past one billion and with machines replacing users as the primary creators of data, the industry is seemingly moving past NAS

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Developing an NVMe over Fibre Channel Strategy

Most All-Flash Arrays (AFA) are setup as block devices connected via a Fibre Channel (FC) Storage Area Network (SAN). The deterministic nature of FC and its inherent low latency are an ideal match for AFAs. As data centers begin to

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Flash Memory Summit 2019 Day 2 – Western Digital

Our second day at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2019 was another jam-packed day. Western Digital’s activities before and at the event are so extensive that we’ve broken them out into a full detailed briefing note on their IntelliFlash products and

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