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The Anatomy of a Consolidated Storage System

It has long been a goal of IT professionals to consolidate the storage infrastructure to a single storage system that would meet both the performance and long-term capacity needs of the data center. This goal however has proven to be

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Meet The Software Defined CEO – PernixData’s Poojan Kumar on MeetTheCEO

Poojan Kumar, the CEO of PernixData, joins us in this week’s MeetTheCEO. PernixData optimizes storage for virtualized environments by decoupling strategic storage performance and management functions from the underlying storage hardware. Poojan talks to us about his company and how he

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Briefing Note: Netlist Readies PCIe Based High Performance NVRAM

The ever-increasing density of virtual infrastructures, and the need to scale databases larger than ever, is creating an ongoing need for faster storage. And while flash has become the “go to” performance option, there are environments that still need more.

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Briefing Note: PernixData FVP Software Pools Flash & RAM to Accelerate VMs, Complement SAN/NAS

Virtualization pushes traditional storage architectures to their performance limits, prompting companies to look at server-dedicated solutions, typically PCIe and SSD flash, to solve their performance problems. The challenge with server dedicated solutions, since they’re limited to the storage devices that

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Zetta No-Appliance Cloud Backup now supports Full Image Backup

Zetta has been offering a different kind of cloud-based backup since their inception five years ago. Their “direct-to-cloud” backup solution doesn’t use any hardware on-site, just their software which runs on application servers and file servers in the data center.

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Is Atlantis USX the future of Software Defined Storage?

Software Defined Storage (SDS) has certainly caught the attention of IT planners looking to reduce the cost of storage by liberating them from traditional storage hardware lock-in. As SDS evolves the promise of lower storage CAPEX, increased deployment and architecture

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Decision Criteria for Purchasing Storage Acceleration Software

Virtualization creates a variety of unique factors that cause storage bottlenecks. An increase in application density, coupled with high volumes of randomized read and write requests, for example, place an increased burden on shared storage resources that ultimately has an

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The Evolution Of Software Defined Storage

Most legacy storage systems consist of a storage device that has three basic parts: the shelves that hold the storage, the CPUs that provide the array with storage services and the network interfaces that allow the storage system to be

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Rack Density – The Key to Maximum Virtualization ROI

Data center floor space is an increasing concern for IT managers. Once the walls of the data center have been reached, the only options are to either decrease the amount of devices in the current data center or to build

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