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Using Software Composable Infrastructure for RackScale Application – DriveScale Briefing Note

Rackscale applications like Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra and others count on using commodity storage that is typically internally available to the node processing the data. The idea is to reduce storage costs and network complexity. The problem is these designs create

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Never Obsolete Without the Green

Recently, storage vendors started to promote a concept of evergreen storage. Essentially, the vendor will swap out the customer’s storage hardware with the latest, more capable hardware at some point in the maintenance contract. The problem is this swap-out is

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Live Webinar: All-Flash For Databases: 5 Reasons Why Current Systems Are Off Target

Database applications like Oracle and MS-SQL make up most of the active data set. Making sure these applications respond almost instantly to user requests is a critical function for IT. The problem is meeting the instant response expectation is expensive,

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ChalkTalk Video: High-Performance Storage for Machine Learning

Use cases like machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence all require massive amounts of performance. These systems use dedicated GPU accelerators for training machine learning algorithms and massive amounts of network bandwidth. These environments also push today’s all-flash systems

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ChalkTalk Video: The Top Three Storage Challenges for M&E IT

Before consumers get a chance to sit down and watch their favorite show the media and entertainment (M&E) has a sophisticated workflow that the digital product has to go through. Storing and delivering that data to consumers are the most

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The Future is High Capacity Hard Drives – Seagate Briefing Note

Flash Storage dominates the headlines. But as a storage medium its availability is, at a minimum, constrained and more than likely the industry will see a shortfall of available flash for the foreseeable future. The problem is it takes billions

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It’s Hard Out There for a Pump: The Changing Nature of Content Storage and Delivery

Content distribution and delivery systems, historically referred to as video pumps, have a much more complicated job than ever before. While technology is enabling streamlining of some operations, it is also increasing customer expectations of anytime, anywhere availability. How the

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