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Is Your All-Flash Array Leaking?

An all-flash array is supposed to be the pinnacle of storage performance but these systems have a secret; they are leaking performance. Proof of this is simple, take the raw IOPS of the drives inside the typical all-flash array and

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For SDS on NAS, Hardware Matters – iXsystems Briefing Note

A well established concept in the Network Attached Storage (NAS) market is Software Defined Storage (SDS). SDS is tailor-made for NAS, as a file system is, after all, a software construct and it should run on any hardware. While SDS

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Making the Composable Data Center a Reality – Liqid Briefing Note

For the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) to deliver its full potential it is necessary to bring together resources like CPUs, GPUs, storage and network into a dynamic pool from which applications or services pull those resources as needed. Then

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SDS – The Next Generation

Software Defined Storage (SDS) was supposed to revolutionize storage, freeing IT from the chains of vendor lock-in, allowing them to build more cost effective scalable architectures. The first generation of SDS solutions, for the most part emulated the dedicated storage

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Why Can’t SDS Be More Like VMware?

VMware fundamentally changed server deployment. Prior to VMware the best practice was “one-server, one-app” which, as Intel processors continued to increase in power, led to a massive waste of compute resources. VMware allowed applications to be safely stacked on those

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Live Webinar: SDS is Broken – And How to Fix it

Software Defined Storage (SDS) was supposed to take the data center by storm, sweeping IT professionals off their feet on the way to storage management bliss. But, most SDS projects are never actually started or abandoned long before they reach

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Paper: 3 Steps To Ending The Primary Storage Nightmare

The next step in all-flash performance is NVMe. Systems equipped with NVMe support promise to increase performance and lower latency. But, IT professionals want to know if their data centers can take advantage of NVMe and how they should plan

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