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Can Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solve Storage Sprawl?

Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI) move software-defined storage (SDS) – described in the last blog – into the hypervisor cluster. The SDS component either runs as a virtual machine or as part of the hypervisor kernel itself. The SDS solution typically leverages

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SlideShare: Overcoming the Storage Roadblock to Data Center Modernization

Organizations have tried a variety of solutions to regain control of their data storage infrastructure. They’ve invested in monolithic storage systems, software defined storage (SDS) and hyper-converged systems. While each approach may have brought some value, each failed in its

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Making NoSQL Protection Operations Driven – Imanis Data Briefing Note

It seems like backup vendors forgot about protecting NoSQL environments. Environments like Cassandra, MongoDB, Hortonworks, Couchbase, and Hadoop all need point-in-time protection. One reason for the lack of data protection solutions for these environments is that there is an assumption

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Making Storage for AI and DL Turnkey – DDN – NVIDIA Briefing Note

When an organization moves Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) projects from the test and design phase to production, the responsibility for maintaining that project often lands in IT’s lap. IT then has to put together an architecture that

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Achieving Cloud Efficiency Without Cloud Scale

Our last blog, “Are Cloud Providers Really Efficient“, discussed how cloud providers, from a resources perspective, aren’t really any more efficient than the typical data center. The provider’s use of automation and their scale is what separates them from the

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Designing Storage for the Software Defined Data Center

The goal of a Software Defined Data Center initiative is to enable the organization to increase an organization’s flexibility by programmatically configuring and reconfiguring their environment with a series of software commands instead of interacting with hardware. The SDDC leverages

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Storage vs. The Software Defined Data Center

The goal of a software defined data center (SDDC) is to enable an organization to leverage standard hardware to reduce costs and leverage intelligent software to increase flexibility by dynamically defining the data center as the needs of the application

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