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Video: Open Hyperconvergence – Reporting to Duty!

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) integrates compute virtualization, storage, and networking to provide a cost-efficient deployment platform with a reduced footprint. HCI is increasingly popular in industries like energy, banking, telecommunications, and the public sector, for a variety of use cases including

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SlideShare: The Software Matters in Open Networking

Achieving the Benefits of Open Networking in the Data Center Open networking offers the ability to break free of vendor lock-in and achieve white box economics. SDN promises automation, reduced OpEx and increased agility. However, the open networking and SDN landscape can

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Webinar: The Software Matters in Open Networking

Achieving the Benefits of Open Networking in the Data Center Open networking offers the ability to break free of vendor lock-in and achieve white box economics. SDN promises automation, reduced OpEx and increased agility. However, the open networking and SDN landscape can

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The Problem with One-Way Cloud Scaling – FittedCloud Briefing Note

In theory, organizations can grow and shrink their public cloud footprint on demand. But, the reality is that most don’t, they only scale one-way, up. The typical process is that IT provisions a set of resources for a given workload

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Data Center Modernization Needs Modernized Servers

Cisco UCS M5 Today’s data center is made up of hypervisors that control and provision compute resources and software that defines and allocates storage capacity. The software defined data center still needs an engine – and that engine is the

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Why Windows File Server Archive ROIs are Broken

Windows file server archiving is the process of getting all the old data off of an organization’s Windows file servers and moving them to some less expensive form of storage. The concept has been around almost since there were Windows

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Does Flash Eliminate Performance Optimization?

Flash storage is increasingly more affordable, so much so that many organizations are throwing storage infrastructure optimization out the window. Flash is making performance management and tuning a lost art form. The problem is performance management is still very necessary.

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Does All-Flash Eliminate the need for Database Tuning?

Database administrators (DBAs) spend a large portion of their day optimizing databases. Do all-flash arrays eliminate that need? While in most cases, the answer to any IT question is “it depends”, in this instance the answer is an emphatic NO!.

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Are you buying more Cloud Services than you need? – FittedCloud Briefing Note

People erroneously think that you only pay for what you use in the cloud – and that is technically true. What you might not realize is that what you pay for is what you provision and not what you actually

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Empowering the Cloud to Manage Non-Flash Data

An all-flash data center can respond instantly to user requests for information, and it requires less power and less physical floor space. The problem is moving to an all-flash storage infrastructure is expensive. However, it can be an affordable reality

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