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The Security Advantage of Cloud Bursting

The result of a poll in our latest webinar, “How to Quickly Shift Big Data Processing to the Cloud“, indicates security remains a concern of organizations looking at leveraging the cloud. In the poll, 46% of respondents chose security as

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Is Now The Time for Software Defined Storage – SUSE Briefing Note

Storage remains the thorn in the side of IT as it attempts to meet the expectations of the organization. According to a study commissioned by SUSE, 70% of IT departments say their current storage strategies are not keeping up with

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StorageShort: Overcoming Cloud’s Data Gravity Problem

Access to almost limitless, on-demand compute and storage means public cloud providers like Amazon, Google and Azure should be a factor in the strategy of almost any sized enterprise. Most experts recommend a hybrid approach, but the problem is data

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Scale out NAS Needs a New Kind of Performance

Scale out NAS has proven the old adage that in IT we never solve any problems; we just move them around. Scale out systems were built for a lot of reasons, and one of the chief reasons was performance; a

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How To Create an Always Predictable Data Center

The modern data center must not only be predictable for normal production operations but also in failed state situations. An “Always Predictable” storage architecture is key to enabling IT to meet the various service levels the organization requires. The Predictable

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Is There Value in Converged Data Protection?

The idea of a single platform offering computing, network, and storage services with integrated data protection sounds almost utopian. What could be better than all aspects of computing already built into the system that you buy? Systems integrating functions like

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Big Data for Small Enterprises

Big Data is not just for big enterprises. Small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) can reap the same rewards. But SMEs can’t build a Big Data infrastructure like larger enterprises. The good news it they don’t have to, they can leverage

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