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Analyst Blog: Should Enterprises replace NAS with Object Storage?

Network Attached Storage (NAS) has served the enterprise data center for well over two decades. Originally designed for storing user home directories, these systems have evolved to handle a wide variety of data sets including databases and virtual machine images.

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Designing Highly Scalable Storage for Dense Virtual Machine Environments

We will discuss the testing methodology and scalability results for 4 & 8 node clustered Hitachi NAS Platform 4000 systems yielding 15,000 VMs in real-world enterprise environments. The test establishes linear performance scalability as nodes are added to the cluster,

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Storage Short: How Dense can a VM Environment get?

VM density is something companies are striving for as they work to lower the TCO of their virtualized environments. The question is, how dense can you get; how many VMs can your successfully run on each host? In this Storage

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Why a 15,000 VM NAS Test is important to all Users

In a recent test run by HDS and audited by Storage Switzerland, an enterprise NAS system was able to successfully support 15,000 VMs. This is certainly an impressive number, and a performance spec that some larger enterprises may actually need.

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Storage Short: How to support 15,000 VMs on a NAS

Running a high-density virtualization environment on a NAS box is something many companies assume won’t work. But we wanted to try. In this lab test run by HDS and audited by Storage Switzerland, an 8-node Hitachi HNAS system reached over

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Can NAS handle a dense VM Environment?

Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems have traditionally been used for the storing of unstructured data. As these systems have increased in performance and capabilities they are being used more and more for non-traditional NAS workloads, like databases and virtualization. While

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