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SlideShare: The Bifurcation of the Flash Market

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The flash market started out monolithically. Flash was a single media type (high performance, high endurance SLC flash). Flash systems also had a single purpose of accelerating the response time of high-end databases. But now there are several flash options.

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SlideShare: End NAS Sprawl – Gain Control Over Unstructured Data

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The storing and managing of unstructured data is a problem facing traditional enterprises, high performance compute environments, and specific vertical industries like media and entertainment, artificial intelligence, medical research and energy. At the center of these efforts is some type

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SlideShare: Sizing Up Object Storage for the Enterprise

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Object Storage promises many things – unlimited scalability, both in terms of capacity and file count, low cost but highly redundant capacity and excellent connectivity to legacy NAS. But, despite these promises object storage has not caught on in the

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Storage Lessons that IT can learn from Media and Entertainment

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The demands of the modern Media and Entertainment (M&E) organization is pushing storage infrastructure to the breaking point. M&E generates more data, requires faster processing, faster delivery of that data and has, by far, the most justifiable means for retaining

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StorageShort: The Problem With Splunk Storage Management

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Of all the new applications on the market today, Splunk does make one of the best attempts to manage storage. It uses a bucket metaphor to make sure data is in the most performance and cost appropriate storage type. When

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The Role of Snapshots in a Backup System

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Snapshots are moving to the forefront of many data centers when it comes to data protection. Therefore, it’s important to have a solid understanding of how they work and what to use them for. It’s also very important to understand

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StorageShort: The Impact of NAS Sprawl

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Network Attached Storage (NAS) are ideal for storing unstructured data, especially user home directories. But these systems tend to fill up and organizations end up buying additional units, in some cases dozens, which leads to NAS Sprawl. The situation is

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