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Flash Arrays need high performance compression

Startups like Nimble, Pure Storage, SolidFire and Tegile are starting to take business away from the traditional tier 1 storage vendors. Their key differentiator, and often the winning point, has been their ability to efficiently use flash storage. Making flash

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Primary Storage Deduplication is Here

In our recent webinar, “The Truth About All-Flash Deduplication”, which is now available for on-demand viewing, we asked attendees where are they applying deduplication technology to improve storage efficiency. It was little surprise that backup storage, at 36% of the

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CEO Interview – The Truth All-Flash Deduplication

Deduplication is the key to all flash adoption but as Storage Switzerland pointed out in its recent article “What to Look For in All-Flash Deduplication” each vendor’s implementation is different and IT Planners should not consider all deduplication to be

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What To Look For In All-Flash Deduplication

Many All-Flash Storage Array vendors are counting on deduplication to bring the cost per GB of their systems more in line with traditional hard disk based storage systems. However IT planners need to be careful not to assume that all

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All-Flash Storage Efficiency Is About More Than Deduplication

George Crump, Lead Analyst – Storage Switzerland All-Flash Storage Arrays have quickly become the go to option to solve storage performance challenges. Thanks to data efficiency technologies that reduce the effective cost per gigabyte (GB), the appeal of All-Flash Arrays

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Is Software The Key To The Flash War?

Interest in All-Flash storage systems is on the rise from the investment community and it is certainly attracting the interest of IT planners looking to create more scalable database environments and more densely populated virtual infrastructures. All-Flash systems enable scale,

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Permabit Albireo VDO Test Drive

Permabit was making a strong presence at the Flash Memory Summit and based on their meeting schedule Flash vendors are listening. From what we have learned in our testing of the Albireo VDO solution there should be a long line

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Permabit’s Albireo – From Dedupe to Software-Defined Storage

Permabit recently announced the latest additions to their Albireo Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) deduplication and thin provisioning software for Linux-based storage systems. Permabit added turnkey software applications for compression and replication. With these additions, Permabit enables storage OEMs to level

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