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Bringing the Cloud Model to On-Premises Flash Storage – StorPool Briefing Note

Legacy storage-area network (SAN) architectures are notoriously expensive and complex, leading many enterprises to consider migrating workloads off-premises. However, the public cloud model carries recurring costs that add up over time; with the growing petabytes of data that need to

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Taking Hyperconverged Infrastructure Beyond Point Application Hosting – Pivot3 Briefing Note

As we enter the next phase of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market maturity, it is important for storage managers to be discerning when it comes to infrastructure architecture as well as intelligent management capabilities. The first generation of HCI stands to

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Overcoming NFS as a Machine Learning Inhibitor – Quobyte Briefing Note

In today’s insights economy, much can be gleaned from the hyperscale cloud (Amazon, Google, Azure) providers’ ability to deliver an infrastructure that provides strong degrees of data resiliency and protection, agility, and performance – with minimal intervention from storage administrators.

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A Consolidation-Driven Approach to Storage Modernization – INFINIDAT Briefing Note

Enterprises’ storage capacity requirements continue to grow, with many approaching petabyte (PB) scale. At the same time, a greater diversity of workloads is being served, creating the need for multiple storage protocols to address a range of performance, retention and

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Can The Data Center Provide Database as a Service?

For companies considering a cloud first strategy, migrating database applications is high on the priority list. Organizations are growing tired of provisioning new servers and buying new storage systems to keep up with database application rollout. They are also tired

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What to Look For in a Modern Storage Network

Legacy storage network architectures can’t keep up with the scale and performance requirements of modern data sets and workloads such as the Internet of Things (IoT) analytics, creating the need for transformation to support new business demands. Fibre Channel is

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The Problem with Software Defining Consolidation

One of the challenges with storage sprawl is managing all the different islands of storage. Physically separate storage systems can be more difficult to manage. This is especially the case if they’re from different vendors, since each system has a

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The Problems with Big Box Storage Consolidation

Big box storage consolidation aims to eliminate all of an organization’s storage systems. A big box consolidator is a single system with both flash and hard disk drive media. These systems also leverage DRAM as an acceleration tier. A single

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Creating a Real-time Storage Network

Traditionally, systems create data, process it, and then store it for a time before accessing it again in response to a user request. Essentially, data is processed in batches. In the modern data center, the move is toward real-time analysis

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Next Generation Networks Need to be More than Fast

The data center network is on the verge of one of its most dramatic upgrades in bandwidth in decades. Virtualized data centers, as well as hyperscale and rack scale environments, are driving the need for higher bandwidth networks. These environments

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