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Deep Dive XtremIO X2 – Dell EMC World 2017

The press releases are out there but they only cover the XtremIO announcement at a high level. It’s time for a deeper dive. At Dell EMC World, Storage Switzerland spent quality time on the XtremIO X2 update. It promises increased

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How to Tame Data and Storage Sprawl with a Cross-Cloud Data Fabric

Over the last decade, the modern data center has evolved into a complex, virtualized environment that hosts many different types of applications ranging from legacy applications to new next-gen applications, while also struggling to securely store, manage, and monetize the

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Solving the Problem that SDS Does not

FormationOne Briefing Note Most data centers are not really out of capacity, they are just out of capacity that they can get to in any meaningful way. Confused? Let me explain. The problem is the capacity is spread across potentially

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Raising the Bar on Hyperconvergence, Storage and QoS

Pivot3 Briefing Note IT professionals have a lot of choices to make when they design their next generation infrastructure. They have to choose between a hyperconverged offering that consolidates compute, storage and networking into a single tier or a more

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Software Defined Data Center for Enterprises

HTBase Briefing Note The term Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) has been around for a few years now. But pinning down exactly what the term means can be a challenge as each vendor seems to have their own definition of

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The Need for Storage Fragmentation

Here is the goal: Having a data center that consolidates all data onto a single storage system from one vendor. The hope is that by consolidating to a single system, the organization will reduce management headaches that IT administrators face

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Challenges of Using The Cloud for Primary Data and How to Fix Them

Storing primary data in the cloud flies in the face of logic. Data is typically stored where the user would create it and there is one reason for that: physics. There was a time, of course, when storage and compute

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