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Next Generation Networks Are Faster

The modern data center is very demanding of its network infrastructure. Next-generation networks need to be more than fast. They also need to be smarter and provide deep insight. Speed seems like an obvious requirement, but there is more to

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Next Generation Networks Need to be More than Fast

The data center network is on the verge of one of its most dramatic upgrades in bandwidth in decades. Virtualized data centers, as well as hyperscale and rack scale environments, are driving the need for higher bandwidth networks. These environments

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Simpler is Better – Solving Rack Scale Storage Problems – DriveScale Briefing Note

The storage infrastructure for multi-rack scale applications like Hadoop Spark, Cassandra, and CouchBase, are typically built using directly attached flash-based storage instead of a shared flash array. The motivation for using direct-attached storage (DAS) is simple. Media inside a server

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Flash to Flash to Cloud – Solving the Data Protection Problem

The primary objective of a data protection strategy is to protect data frequently and consistently. The ever growing size of data, the diversity of systems that store that data and the high expectations of the creators and consumers of that

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Designing Storage for MongoDB, Spark, MySQL, and Cassandra – Pavilion Data Briefing Note

Modern applications like MongoDB, Spark, MySQL, and Cassandra are disrupting traditional storage architectures. To keep storage costs down and performance high these applications use direct attached PCIe flash storage. Many organizations are rapidly integrating NVMe. The problem is that direct-attached

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Why Data Movement Breaks Data Management and How to Fix It

The primary goal of a data management strategy is to reduce storage costs. Achieving that goal requires that at some point data will have to move from primary storage to a less expensive secondary storage. The movement of data between

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Any Cloud Strategy Requires Understanding On-Premises Workloads

Is a Cloud First Strategy Right for IT? The cloud is a resource that most data centers are trying to factor into their future IT planning. Early adopters have found though that not all their workloads work properly, or at

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