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Do NAS Systems Need More Than NFS & SMB?

Many years ago when the NAS market was born, it was very simple to distinguish between NAS systems and SAN systems. SAN systems ran on Fibre Channel and NAS systems ran on Ethernet. SAN systems used block protocols like SCSI

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What Happened to the All-Flash Data Center?

About the same time all-flash arrays appeared on the market, pundits started to predict the coming all-flash data center. In the all-flash data center, IT would finally find storage nirvana. There will be no performance issues, the days of tuning

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Live Webinar: Where is the All-Flash Data Center?

Find it With Multi-tiered Flash! The all-flash data center was to solve all our problems. We’ve had all-flash arrays for ½ a decade. Where are the all-flash data centers? The problem is that performance and cost have been opposing forces

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iXsystems’ New TrueNAS X10 and FreeNAS v11.0 Briefing Note

The software defined data center does not mean data centers are free from vendor lock-in. It just means vendors moved the lock from hardware to software. While the software may (not always) provide the organization the ability to mix and

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What Storage Product Should You Use in the Cisco UCS Storage Server?

Customers of Cisco’s UCS 3260 Storage Server can run any software defined storage product that is available as a software-only product. The question is how does one pick amongst the many that are available? Understanding the performance and functionality needs

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Is it Time to Reboot Primary Storage?

Primary storage has remained the same for quite some time. It comes in two primary forms: block or file, also known as SAN or NAS. Yes, each of these two forms can be filled with a mix of ingredients, including

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SlideShare: Modern Storage Infrastructures for Modernized Data Centers

Organizations are modernizing their data centers by implementing technologies like OpenStack, Docker, Splunk, Spark and Hadoop. The “default” storage infrastructures for these technologies were originally designed to use direct attached hard disk drives to make access local and reduce costs.

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