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Does NVMe Flash Mean the End of SAS Flash?

Before NVMe, most flash systems were either serial attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) based. In all-flash arrays, SAS was the preferred protocol because of its higher bandwidth and ability to support multi-port connections. NVMe is the

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Can Software Defined Networking Bring Scale to HCI? – Big Switch HCI Briefing Note

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of those technologies that look great on the whiteboard. The idea of collapsing the compute, storage and networking tiers into one, and creating an infrastructure that automatically scales as each node is added to the

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Storage for Deep Learning

Deep Learning is a machine learning method that uses algorithms to determine a predictable behavior by analyzing seemingly disparate types of data. Use cases include fraud prevention, image classification, speech recognition, and countless others. To deliver a frictionless interaction with

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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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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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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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Will There Be Another Great Storage System Company?

For a new storage company to stand above the rest it has to, within its category, provide better performance, better cost or simplify management. Over the past two and a half decades we’ve seen many companies deliver these requirements. Is

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What to expect from your VMware Storage

VMware changed the data center so much that it is hard to imagine a world without virtualization. One challenge for VMware customers (still) – as well as customers of other hypervisors – is storage technology hasn’t always kept pace with

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Flash As Memory Instead of Storage

Diablo Technologies Memory1 Briefing Note Flash is typically thought of as a fast alternative to storage, the ultimate hard drive upgrade. But it is memory, so there is no reason IT can’t use it as an alternative to DRAM. The

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