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Sharable DAS and Cluster in a Box – Big Solutions for Small Companies

At LSI’s Accelerating Innovation Summit last week in San Jose the CEO’s keynote began with a somewhat futuristic video showing several scenarios that could have been episodes of the current “Person of Interest” television show. People were connected to big

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VM-Aware Storage Improves Virtualization ROI

Traditional storage was not designed to manage the high volume of I/O workloads characteristic of today’s multi-tenant VMware virtual machine (VM) environments. Consequently, many organizations fall into the trap of over provisioning storage infrastructure to help ensure good virtual application

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Maximizing Value in VMware Caching

Maximizing the value of a VMware caching solution involves more than developing algorithms to determine the hottest data and figuring out ways to keep that data in the cache. It also means getting the most out of that expensive flash

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The Million IOPS Data Center

Storage Switzerland recently completed a lab audit of a test performed by Brocade, Emulex and Violin Memory that achieved over two million IOPS. The report is available now and you can get a copy of it by attending our webinar,

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The Benefits of Software-defined Server-side Storage

Hyperscale Data Centers, Managed Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers and large Enterprises all face a similar challenge; how to cost effectively scale their cloud/virtual infrastructures so that maximum return on investment can be achieved. The answer is to build scale-out

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The Role Of Enterprise Backup In The Modern Data Center

Data has changed. There is more of it, it’s larger and is no longer all located on a single storage device in the middle of the data center. As a result backup, an already challenging process, is now reaching the

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Server Side VMware Caching Gets Smarter

Increasing virtual machine (VM) density is critical for organizations looking to continue to reap the ROI benefits of virtualization; the more VMs per server the more cost effective the virtualization project becomes. There is one primary roadblock to increased VM

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Cloud Backup Requires Intelligent Recovery

Using the cloud as a destination for backups has evolved from a consumer solution into a viable option for many small businesses and larger enterprises. Today production applications and even entire virtualized environments are leveraging the cloud to augment their

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Is DR Assurance Missing from VMware Backup?

A lot has been going on with PHD Virtual, a company that, despite having dramatic success, may not be well known in the virtualization backup space. To begin with, they just announced their 12th consecutive record quarter and a 40%

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PHD Virtual Enables Low Cost, Multi-hypervisor Backups

Whether you’re just wrapping up your initial virtual server rollout or looking to shore up the data protection process, selecting the right backup solution for virtual environments can be a challenge. To address this, most IT managers have given up

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