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Does Your All-Flash Array Support Hard Disk Drives?

Technically, if an All-Flash Array (AFA) supports hard disk drives, it is no longer an AFA. What if however, the system could start as an AFA and then later, to save costs, move older data to inexpensive, high capacity hard

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Object Storage Vs. The Public Cloud – Friend or Foe

In today’s webinar, “2019 Storage Strategies Series – What’s Your Plan for Object Storage?” one of the key points of discussion will be about the cloud. Most cloud providers have a tier of storage built from object storage so is

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Designing a File Storage Infrastructure – CTERA Briefing Note

The combined value of files that an organization creates and stores is higher than its most mission-critical applications. The ability to collaborate, share and retain files both within and outside the organization dictates how competitive that organization is in its

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What are the Best Use Cases for Object Storage?

As part of our “2019 Strategies Series”, Storage Switzerland is hosting a live panel discussion “What’s Your Plan for Object Storage”, to help organizations create and implement an object storage strategy. Experts from Caringo, Cloudian and Scality will join Storage

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Enterprise Class Open SDS – SUSE Enterprise Storage 5.5 Briefing Note

Software Defined Storage (SDS) promises to free organizations from storage hardware lock-in, and to some degree that is true. The problem is SDS then locks the customer into the storage software. Moving from one SDS solution to another is a

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What is Intent Based Data Management? – Hammerspace Briefing Note

Data management is moving to the top of many IT project whiteboards and the reason why is simple, organizations are drowning in unstructured data. There is too much data, too many files and organizations store it in too many locations.

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Lightboard Video: Overcoming IO Bottlenecks in HPC

Parallel file systems are a critical aspect of most Super Computing environments. One of the challenges facing parallel file systems is making sure the file system itself does not become a bottleneck. If not architected correctly, IO can overwhelm the

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The ROI of a Flash and Object Storage Architecture

The flash+object storage architecture creates a cost effective, two tier storage architecture in the data center. It enables IT to better meet performance demands of applications and the retention demands of unstructured data. Ideally the organization can reduce the size

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