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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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Enterprises, You Want Object Storage But Not For Objects

The industry has been espousing the merits of object storage for years now and cloud providers have been quick to adopt the technology. The enterprise, on the other hand, is more cautious, partly because the object storage alternative, Network Attached

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Solving NAS Migration Pain – Komprise 2.7 Briefing Note

Every few years an organization needs to purchase a new network attached storage (NAS) system. The old system either has reached its capacity limits or no longer meets the performance expectations of new users and applications. The options for a

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Creating a Cloud Extension Instead of a Cloud Migration Strategy – Nexenta Briefing Note

As data centers consider the role cloud compute and storage will have in their organization’s IT strategy, they look for solutions to extend what they already have, not solutions that require them to start over in the cloud. One of

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Protecting The Data-Driven Organization – Imanis Data Briefing Note

Most organizations make decisions based on data. In recent years, the amount of data that these organizations can access to help make those decisions has exploded. More data, though, won’t help unless the organization can analyze that data. It became

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How To Bring Tape Back to the Mid-Market Data Center – Spectra Logic Briefing Note

Tape is not dead. It has three valuable use cases. First, it is still a great backup of last resort. The copy of data an organization can count on when everything else has failed. Second, it is ideal for organizations

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SlideShare: Cloud Storage vs. On-Premises Storage

Enterprise IT managers know the pain of explosive growth in unstructured data. Managing that data requires an “all hands-on deck” strategy. It is imperative that IT tame this data beast by using every tool at its disposal, including the cloud.

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