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Lightboard Video: Why is NOW the Time for SDS?

As a term, software-defined storage (SDS) has been around for over a decade. The concept of abstracting storage software from the storage hardware is even older, predating Y2K. Despite its time on the market and many apparent advantages, SDS adoption

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Understanding the IO Needs of Edge Computing

Edge computing architectures typically consists of an array of IoT sensors that are collecting data in realtime which then send data to an edge data center for additional processing. Eventually, much of the collected data ends up in a public

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Lightboard Video: SSDs Are Critical for Edge Computing Success

The escalating use of IoT devices, as well as the need for Cloud providers and Content Delivery Network providers to get closer to where their customers are, is driving edge computing. The goal of edge computing is to reduce latency

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What is the State of Software Defined Storage?

Software Defined Storage (SDS) abstracts the storage software from the storage hardware. It sounds great on paper and looks great on the whiteboard but in execution it fails to impress. Storage Switzerland finds that the large majority of customers still

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Flash Memory Summit 2019 – Day 3 Wrap Up

The third and final day of the Flash Memory Summit was as busy as the previous two. Most conferences fizzle out the last day; FMS day 3 was still abuzz with interesting sessions and quality briefings. Briefing 1 – Fibre

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For All-Flash Performance, Hardware vs. Media

In recent years the industry has seen the evolution of flash media from Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) based interconnects to Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) based interconnects. And now, PCIe interconnect is standardized around

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Axellio’s FabricXpress All-NVMe Server for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

A Validated Hybrid Strategy for the Most Demanding Environments The hybrid cloud is the nirvana that most enterprises are chasing. The problem is that most enterprises have not been able to standardize their infrastructure for centralized management. In a previous

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How Do I Prepare for PCIe Gen 4?

2019 will be the year that new CPUs and motherboards supporting the fourth generation of the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) interface (PCIe 4.0) will come to market – meaning that new storage systems using the interface are also on

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Understanding the Azure Hybrid Cloud On-Ramp

Most organizations approach the cloud without a formal strategy. They pick a pain point, like backup and disaster recovery, as a starting point with the hope of adding more services as they become more cloud savvy. What often happens, however,

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Is Your Application Performance Too Slow? Consider Computational Storage

The modern workload set has fundamentally changed the nature of and also how we handle data sets. Previously, critical business applications were typically driven by the processing of large, monolithic databases that were comprised of large files. Today, more and

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