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Gen 6 Fibre Channel will work with what you have – Podcast

It won’t be long until Gen 6 Fibre Channel will be available for your data center. George Crump and I talk to the FCIA’s Scott Shimomura about Gen 6 and how it can scale with what you already have.  

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Video – How to Stop Performance Sprawl

In our recent webinar, How to Stop Hardware Sprawl, we found that users are having a lot of problems handling performance. And performance is generating much of the hardware sprawl problem. Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump addresses Performance Sprawl

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Object Storage 101

Strictly speaking, object storage refers to a system where data is stored in discrete buckets or “objects”, in contrast to the directories and subdirectories of a traditional file system. It can be implemented in any storage architecture, but is usually

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WD’s New SMB Backup Appliances Leverage Arkeia Software

At the beginning of this year, WD acquired Arkeia, a company with a long history in the primary backup software market. Arkeia was known in the industry as a technology leader in deduplication, with technology they acquired from Kadena Systems

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Posted in Briefing Note

Multi-Tenant Primary Cloud Storage For Legacy Applications

Maybe someday every application will run in a cloud-ready, NOSQL environment from the start. But for now there are millions of legacy applications that businesses would like to move to the cloud. The problem is that the basic storage services

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Global Data Access With A Global NAS – Panzura Amazon re:Invent Briefing Note

One of the challenges facing global companies is gaining access to the same data at the same time so that projects can be collaborated on in real-time. These organizations need local high performance access to data but need to make

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Scale-Out NAS or Object Storage?

Unstructured data is becoming a big headache for many organizations. By some estimates, this type of data (user files, emails, PDFs, images, videos, etc.) now accounts for up to 90% of all new data growth. While most of this information quickly

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Stopping Storage System Sprawl

Unstructured data can come from a variety of sources including traditional office productivity files, rich media or data generated by sensors and cameras. It can also come from semi-structured environments like Exchange and SharePoint. Even though each of these examples

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Next Generation Scale-Out NAS

The use cases for Network Attached Storage (NAS) have changed dramatically in the 20 years since the first NAS appeared. NAS hardware architectures have also changed. So have the capacities and performance levels that NAS systems are asked to support.

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What Does It Mean When A Startup Changes CEOs?

In almost every instance the first CEO of a storage startup is the guy with the brilliant idea. When a start up changes CEOs it generally means one of two things; either the company is in trouble or things are

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