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StorageShort: Developing a Storage Consolidation Strategy that Lasts

At some point every IT team ventures out on a mission to consolidate its storage assets. Over the years the organization probably has created a collection of systems that do a variety of tasks ranging from systems for high-performance storage

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Reshaping the Storage Technology Landscape – Kaminario Briefing Note

The storage industry isn’t changing; it is reshaping. What is the difference? If the industry were changing, it would be its choice to change, driven by internal motivations. Instead, outside influences are reshaping the industry. What are the primary drivers

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Never Obsolete Without the Green

Recently, storage vendors started to promote a concept of evergreen storage. Essentially, the vendor will swap out the customer’s storage hardware with the latest, more capable hardware at some point in the maintenance contract. The problem is this swap-out is

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StorageShort: What are the Use Cases for Composable Storage?

A composable storage system can be virtually subdivided into independent arrays that provide more specific control over the allocation of performance and capacity. As opposed to quality of service (QoS), which tries to make sure certain applications get the performance

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Ceph: Roll Your Own or Turnkey?

Ceph offers an open source storage alternative to those who need object, block, and file services. Initially developed at UC Santa Cruz and funded by a number of government agencies, Ceph has grown into a very interesting solution for a

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