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Realizing the Full Potential of NVMe – E8 Storage Briefing Note

When flash storage first came to market it exposed the weakness in storage designs, hidden by the latency of hard disk media. Now, NVMe promises to expose weaknesses in the designs of the first generation of all-flash arrays. One of

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NAS vs. The Unstructured Data Vault

There are two primary use cases for NAS. The first demands high performance when using NAS as primary storage to host application data and virtual machines. Modern NAS systems address this use case. The second, and more common, use is

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A 3 Step Cloud Storage Strategy

The desired final step of a cloud strategy is to use the services available in the cloud to the fullest extent possible. The problem is for most organizations the first step, leveraging the cloud for backup or archive, which typically

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What’s Next in Enterprise Backup Appliances? INFINIDAT Backup Appliance Briefing Note

Backup Appliances come in two forms. Integrated appliances that have the backup software pre-installed on them and appliances that act as stand-alone systems so they can accept input from a variety of backup sources. The second type is probably more

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Webinar: Solving the NAS to Object Storage Challenge

The ideal first step for enterprise adoption of object storage is the replacement of NAS and file servers. Object storage is suitable for unstructured data storage; it supports almost limitless capacity and file counts, it can better protect and maintain

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What is Cloud Adjacent Storage? – INFINIDAT Briefing Note

Cloud adjacent storage is storage positioned within close proximity to a data center owned by a cloud provider. It enables compute the cloud provider hosts to have high performance, low latent access to data across traditional storage protocols. The challenge

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Making the NAS to Object Storage Conversion Work – Cloudian HyperFile Briefing Note

Network Attached Storage (NAS) and file servers have long outlived their usefulness. They’re expensive and don’t scale easily, making them a poor fit for many use cases. Nonetheless, they’ve enjoyed a virtual monopoly in unstructured data storage. When 100TB was

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