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Bringing Copy Data Management to Pure Storage

Catalogic Briefing Note The goal of a copy data management (CDM) solution is to limit the number of secondary copies of data by combining advanced snapshots and replication with orchestration to automate how secondary copies of data are presented to

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Storage News and Insights — October 8

George Crump, Joseph Ortiz and Charlie Hodges talk about the latest news out of the storage industry this week. We have some thoughts about Cleversafe’s acquisition by IBM and Pure Storage’s IPO. Show Notes Too much of a Good Thing?

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June 5 Storage News and Insights

George Crump and Charlie Hodges talk about Open Source: What it is and how it will change the storage landscape. Then we hit on Pure Storage and its announcement of the M Series, it makes the All-Flash Array that is

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Briefing Note: The All-Flash Array is Software AND Hardware

Pure Storage Announces M Series One of the questions facing all-flash array vendors as they come to market is do they take a software first or hardware first strategy when it comes to system development? The advantage of the software

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Three new considerations for Scale-Out and Scale-Up All-Flash Architectures

A couple of years ago Storage Switzerland wrote an article “Scale Out or Scale Up? – 6 Key Considerations for the Flash Array Buyer”. The points made in that article are still relevant, but vendors in both architecture camps have

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Five Reasons to run MS-SQL on All-Flash

Applications are often the key service that data centers provide to their organizations. The speed at which these applications can respond to the user’s requests is often THE measurement of how IT is perceived by the organization. As a result

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What are IOPS and should you care?

When evaluating a new storage system, especially an all-flash array, the number of IOPS (Inputs/Outputs per Second) that the storage system can sustain is often used to differentiate one storage system from another. But is this really a standard that

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Briefing Note: Pure Storage announces an All-Flash Converged Infrastructure

We covered Hardware Convergence in a recent column, “What are Converged Infrastructures?”. Hardware Converged Infrastructures (HCI) are architectures based on independent name brand components that are pre-integrated and optimized to work together. Pure Storage has just announced a new converged

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Pure Storage enhances Forever Flash

In early 2014, Pure Storage backed up its belief that flash storage was more than reliable enough for the enterprise by creating its “Forever Flash” program. The goal of the program was to end the longstanding practice of maintenance extortion

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