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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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The State of Storage Architectures

Storage architectures evolved from the legacy scale-up architectures to scale-out architectures. Scale-out architectures evolved into hyperconverged architectures. The data center is also evolving, of course, but at an even faster pace. The problem is all this storage evolution has not

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NAS 2.0 Needs To Manage Capacity Differently

Being able to store terabytes or even petabytes of data is table stakes. It’s how data is managed that determines how effective a data driven organization will be in delivering value and controlling costs.The problem is most file systems and

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Scale out NAS Needs a New Kind of Performance

Scale out NAS has proven the old adage that in IT we never solve any problems; we just move them around. Scale out systems were built for a lot of reasons, and one of the chief reasons was performance; a

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How Do Disk Backup Appliances Scale?

Eventually most organizations will run out of backup storage, so understanding how backup storage scales is critical to creating a long term data protection strategy. It is not as simple as just converting to a scale-out architecture because deduplication adds

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How to Get More from All-Flash Using Software Defined Storage

Flash often makes the hardware selection less important, but makes the software selection very important. The right software can not only ensure optimal flash performance, but also extend flash implementation beyond the typical high-transaction database use cases and into modern

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