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Why is Software Defined Storage Failing to Consolidate Storage?

After enterprises decide not to use the storage mainframe described in our last blog they often next investigate software-defined storage (SDS) as a means to consolidate their storage and reduce storage costs. With SDS, consolidation occurs at the storage software

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Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Part 2 – Storage Software

In the last blog Storage Switzerland discussed the heart and soul of a Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), the hypervisor. But a group of servers clustered via a hypervisor is not HCI, it is merely virtualization. For any virtualized environment to deliver

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Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Part 1 Hypervisors

It is tempting for IT professionals to take a macro-view of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and let the vendor take care of all the details. The problem is the details matter, especially in HCI. The key HCI components for IT to

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Why Controllerless Software-defined Networking for the Distributed Cloud?

Enterprises will continue to shift away from centralized data centers, in lieu of smaller edge locations that provide the latency, bandwidth, autonomy and privacy required by future forward workloads such as virtual reality (VR) and Internet of Things (IoT) driven

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Lightboard Video: Why The Edge is Demanding Next Generation Network Fabrics

Edge Computing, often referred to as Distributed Cloud, is becoming a requirement for a set of new application use cases revolving around IoT, AI/ML and other new technologies requiring ultra low latency, data thinning to reduce bandwidth costs, autonomy, and

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Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2.0 for the Hybrid Cloud?

Most enterprises have experienced early value and success with deploying hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for virtualized workloads. In fact, it is the ability to streamline the path to the on-premises private cloud through abstracting the storage controller into the hypervisor and

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Why SDN and Intent-based Networking for Edge Computing?

For many enterprises, the traditional, centralized data center is steadily becoming a part of the past. Compute power and storage capacity are increasingly distributed to the network edge, to facilitate faster, more secure, and more cost-effective analysis of the growing

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How to Create a Storage Consolidation Solution That Lasts

Consolidating storage into a single, or even a few storage systems is a big project. Once the project is complete, IT’s job is not over. The next job for IT is to make sure storage remains consolidated. Temptations to allow

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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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