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The 5 Steps to Intelligent Data Management

Organizations are creating and capturing more data than ever. Creating and capturing data though is just the starting point. Organizations need to leverage that data to drive better outcomes. Most organizations use brute force to manage this data, which is

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ChalkTalk Video: Provisioning Storage Network at Flash Speeds

All-Flash Arrays solve many performance problems that virtual environments face and mitigates the storage I/O blender. The problem is that after these arrays are implemented the time to provision networking resources to the array can take weeks. During operation, provisioning

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The Problems with VVOLS

For simplicity, most storage administrators create a finite number of LUNs for their VMware Infrastructure and assign as many virtual machine (VM) datastores to each LUN as possible. Management is simplified thanks to a limited number of LUNs but it

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Briefing Note: Violin Memory ushers in the Flash Storage Platform

Even though memory has always played a role in the storage infrastructure, the introduction of flash based storage has lead to rapid advancements in the evolution of storage. Today flash use has evolved from simply augmenting disk-based primary storage (hybrid

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Briefing Note: Platform9 brings Amazon Class Automation to Traditional Data Centers

For many data centers the most appealing part of the public cloud is the automated provisioning. Users or application owners simply define the type and amount of compute and storage they need and the public cloud automatically provisions the exact

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Is Storage Management Overload making IT less relevant?

IT administrator “overload” is becoming the new norm for many organizations. Flat or declining IT budgets combined with accelerated data growth and an increasing demand for new business application services is putting many IT organizations in a quandary: How to

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What is the total cost of Storage testing?

Welcome to the new world of storage technology evaluation. IT planners are being overwhelmed with new storage solutions to help them solve old problems. Most of these solutions leverage flash memory to help them address challenges like randomized I/O, scale

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StorPool – A Toolkit for Cloud Application Providers

StorPool is a software defined storage solution targeted at cloud application and infrastructure providers. The software runs on a cluster of commodity servers, aggregating the internal storage of those servers into a shared volume. The solution, for now, is only

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Four Requirements for adding DR-as-a-Service to VMware

For years, organizations have struggled with maintaining functional disaster recovery capabilities for their most critical business systems. The capital investment for redundant hardware, software and data center infrastructure, along with the personnel time required to ensure that business applications are

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Develop A Service Level Objective Driven Data Protection Strategy

Data protection needs to move beyond just merely backing up business data to redundant storage infrastructure. Instead, it needs 
to align with the specific service level objectives (SLOs) of the business application owner. There are tools which can help ensure that SLOs are being adhered to, however, this process will become increasingly automated as primary storage and protection storage architectures converge.

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