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What Can Storage Learn From Server Consolidation?

Storage consolidation projects are permanently on the IT project whiteboard. The process typically starts after IT realizes that their data center is overrun by multiple storage systems from multiple vendors. Storage Switzerland finds that most data centers have 5-6 different

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Why is Traditional Storage Consolidation Failing

The most common method for consolidating storage is for the organization to purchase a single storage system, hardware, and software, and move all workloads to the new system. The organization is in effect creating a storage mainframe. The challenges with

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Using Software-defined Networking to Scale the IT Team

IT infrastructure must become easier to manage, to free up the time that IT managers are spending on cumbersome day-to-day management tasks that add little strategic value. To meet this need, automation and software-driven abstraction are becoming baked into modern

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Avoiding Vendor Lock-in to Maximize the Value of SDN

Proprietary network architectures and Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) brought to the table functionality that was foundational in enabling the development of the Internet. However, for a number of reasons, a more open and standards-driven approach to networking is necessary

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How Data Centers Can Implement Open Networking Now

The use of Open Networking promises operational value, data center flexibility and a reduction in the cost of network infrastructure. Next Generation SDN (Software Defined Networking) promises automation, increased agility and a reduction in operational costs of data center networking

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What’s Hot in Storage in 2019 – Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) leverages virtualization to converge three common data center tiers; computing, networking, and storage, into a single tier. It promises to simplify operation and ease expansion while also lowering material costs. A key component is the storage software

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SlideShare: The Software Matters in Open Networking

Achieving the Benefits of Open Networking in the Data Center Open networking offers the ability to break free of vendor lock-in and achieve white box economics. SDN promises automation, reduced OpEx and increased agility. However, the open networking and SDN landscape can

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NEW! Exclusive Insight on Storage, SDN, SDS, and The Cloud

Subscribers to Storage Switzerland’s Newsletter now have access to our exclusive analysis of recent news and trends within the storage software-defined data center as well as the cloud. The report is sent out (almost) daily to subscribers and provides analysis

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What is Intent Based Networking?

Intent-Based Networking moves organizations from reactive networking where everything that happens on a network is in response to something, to proactive networking where everything that happens on a network is to deliver the business goal or the intent. Intent-based networking

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Why SDN Should be Part of Your Cloud Strategy

Organizations are incorporating public cloud resources into their deployment strategies. The organization may have a cloud-first initiative, or it may use the cloud as determined by the workload but the reality is that an overwhelming number of organizations deploy in

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