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What is Data Management Sprawl?

Data Management is the art of intelligently moving data to the tier of storage that best balances the performance requirements with the cost of storing it and stage of its life cycle. In a perfect world, organizations would put all

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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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What is Scale-Out NAS 2.0

Scale-out Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are designed to address the shortcomings of scale-up solutions. Namely scale-up solutions require IT professionals to accurately predict the performance and storage capacity needs for the life of the NAS. Scale-out solutions by comparison

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SlideShare: Preserve, Distribute and Deliver – M&E’s Three Biggest Data Challenges

The world of Media and Entertainment (M&E) is constantly changing and those changes impact M&E IT. The challenges M&E IT professionals face are far greater than the obvious problem of increasing data and file size. Certainly, building storage infrastructures designed

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ChalkTalk Video: Proprietary Storage vs. Open Storage

It used to be very difficult for an organization to manage, scale and maximize the performance of its storage infrastructure. It made sense to partner with a vendor that provided a proprietary storage solution where software and hardware were tightly

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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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Storage Lessons that IT can learn from Media and Entertainment

The demands of the modern Media and Entertainment (M&E) organization is pushing storage infrastructure to the breaking point. M&E generates more data, requires faster processing, faster delivery of that data and has, by far, the most justifiable means for retaining

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